Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of 113 identified “phytocannabinoids” found in hemp and cannabis plants, CBD is majorly obtained from hemp while delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the major active ingredient in cannabis. Both CBD and THC have therapeutic attributes, each of them acting on different receptors in the body and in the brain.
While THC is a cannabinoid that produces the “high” effect, CBD has less than 0.03% of THC and does not produce “high". CBD is non-intoxicant and non-addictive, and it is recently becoming more popular and commonly used in the treatment of many conditions due to its therapeutic and medicinal attributes.
CBD has shown effectiveness in relief of anxiety, sleep disorders, inflammation, and chronic pain. Scientific research and reports from physicians and their patients who used CBD obtained positive results from the treatment of diseases, among them are autoimmune diseases (inflammation, arthritis), neurological conditions (Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis), autism, diabetes and obesity, neuropsychiatric illness (autism, ADHD, PTSD, alcoholism), skin diseases (acne, dermatitis, psoriasis).
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a group of cannabinoid receptors located throughout the brain, central and peripheral nervous systems, and various systems throughout the body. The ECS consists of neuromodulatory lipids and its respective receptors.
There are 2 main types of receptors in the ECS: CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are primarily located in the central nervous system and brains of mammals. CB2 receptors are generally found in the peripheral nervous system.
The role of the ECS is to fire off neurons to the respective bodily systems, triggering a set of events to pass along the message and to carry out a variety of cellular responses needed for homeostasis and healthy functioning.
CBD has been regulated under the Cannabis Act since October 2018; it falls under the same regulations that apply to cannabis. The consumption and sale of Cannabidiol (CBD) are legal in Canada and you do not need a prescription to buy it.
This answer varies from person to person. Most of our customers start with a lower dosage (half dropper) and increase to a full dropper as needed. We recommend taking the CBD oil on consecutive days without interruption, making notes on your experiences throughout the process, and gradually increasing the dosage until you find the ideal amount for your metabolism. See our CBD Dosage Guide page for more information and recommendations: Click Here.
It is always recommended to talk to your physician about treatments and prescriptions, do not replace medications for CBD without consulting your physician first.
CBD is not a see-all, end-all, cure-all type of product - meaning you can't just take CBD whenever you feel the need to expect all your problems to vanish. Consistency is key and it is through this consistency that you will truly know if it helps or not.
CBD, in its pure state, appears to be safe and well-tolerated by animals, according to a 2017 World Health Organization report. However, always talk to your vet before administering CBD to your pet.
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