CBD FACTS (CANNABIDIOL)
CBD is the cannabis compound with the second highest concentration. The cannabis plant produces a wide range of cannabinoids. Most people have heard of THC, the cannabinoid found in cannabis that causes users to get high.
CBD (cannabidiol), unlike THC, is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that does not induce a high. CBD has antipsychotic properties. This means that CBD functions in the exact opposite way that THC does. Numerous studies indicate that CBD can help to mitigate the intoxicating effects of THC.
FACTS ABOUT CBDA (CANNABIDIOLIC ACID)
CBDa and THCa are the most common naturally occurring types of CBD and THC. THCa in its raw form is not psychoactive. To become psychoactive, it must be heated to form THC.
We at TCBD assume that CBDa-containing oils are more efficient than CBD-only oils.
GETTING BACK TO THE BASICS OF CBD
So, let us proceed at the beginning. CBD is a cannabinoid, which is a type of compound contained in cannabis sativa. In reality, the cannabis plant contains over 100 different forms of cannabinoids, the most well-known of which is THC – the part that gets you high.
However, and this is critical, CBD is not psychoactive in the sense that it does not produce a euphoric, “high” sensation.
Furthermore, the World Health Organization has recognized CBD as clean, non-toxic, with few or no side effects.
Cannabis (obtained from the marijuana plant) is still illegal in most parts of the world due to its Schedule 1 status, which argues that it has a high risk of harm and little medicinal value.
However, industrial hemp, a low-THC/high-CBD cannabis sativa type, is legal. As a result, hemp is the source of the majority of CBD oils on the market.
HOW DOES CBD WORK?
Scientists thought CBD had little or no impact on the body when it was discovered in the 1940s. Back then, the primary emphasis was on THC and its pharmacology. Fast forward to the 1990s, when a research team led by Professor Raphael Mechoulam (known as the “Grandfather of Cannabis Research”) discovered the endocannabinoid system (ECS) – and this changed everything.
The ECS is a large communication network made up of cannabis-like chemicals known as endocannabinoids and receptor sites located in all cells in our bodies. It is regarded as a homeostatic regulator, which means that its primary function is to keep our bodies and minds in harmony.
Consider it like a dimmer switch, turning up or down operation to ensure equilibrium is achieved. After all, this is the ideal setting for overall health. THC was found to activate this mechanism because it is a near-perfect match for receptors in our brain and central nervous system, as well as partly activating those in our immune system and gut.
CBD, according to scientists, has an indirect effect on the endocannabinoid system. They discovered that CBD inhibits an enzyme that degrades anandamide, a primary endocannabinoid also known as the “bliss molecule.” This means that taking CBD may enable more anandamide to remain in our bodies for longer periods of time, potentially supporting and strengthening the endocannabinoid system.
HOWEVER, CBD'S ACTIVITY DOES NOT STOP THERE.
We now know that CBD stimulates a wide range of non-endocannabinoid receptors, which may explain why CBD has such a wide range of effects. So far, researchers have discovered the CBD:
- Binds to the TRPV-1 receptor, which has been linked to pain perception, inflammation, and body temperature regulation.
- The 5-HT1A (hydroxytryptamine) serotonin receptor is directly activated, resulting in an antidepressant and antianxiety impact. This is exacerbated further by CBD’s ability to activate the Adenosine receptor.
- Activates peroxisome proliferator activated receptors, which are thought to inhibit cancer cell proliferation.
- Blocks the signaling of the orphan receptor GPR55, which may reduce bone reabsorption.
WHAT IS THE BEST CBD PRODUCT FOR ME?
Choosing a commodity is often a matter of personal preference:
- CBD oil drops are an excellent way to steadily increase and regulate dose.
- CBD capsules avoid the often overpowering hemp flavor.
- CBD Paste is less filtered, including plant parts that have been extracted, such as waxes.
- CBD suppositories have a high absorption rate and are helpful for people who have difficulty swallowing.
- CBD Chewing Gum is also available for taking CBD on the go in a discreet manner.
If you’re still having trouble navigating the world of CBD oil, why not contact one of our customer service representatives via the live chat feature on our website?
Although they cannot provide medical advice for specific health conditions, they can clarify the differences between our products and assist you in deciding which CBD oil is better for you.
Discover our guide on how to take CBD oil for more detail on how to use our CBD goods.