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Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the main cannabinoids naturally occurring in the hemp plant. It is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid in hemp/cannabis, commonly used as a dietary supplement to support overall health. No prescription is needed to purchase CBD products. U.S. Scientists, health professionals, medical patients have used CBD-rich products to treat a wide range of conditions – chronic pain, cancer, Crohn’s, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, PTSD, cardiovascular disease, anxiety, antibiotic-resistant infections, multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia, and more.
What is CBG?
CBG is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid that has been found to act on very specific physiological systems and problems, and results for medicinal use are promising such as the following: glaucoma, inflammatory bowel disease, Huntington’s disease, cancer and more.
CBD interacts with your body’s existing internal regulator, also known as your endocannabinoid system (ECS), to promote healthy homeostasis. Your body already creates endocannabinoids naturally within your cells and because of this, cannabinoids like CBD can readily bind to our existing receptors. Basically, CBD attaches itself to our cells and then regulates the signals that are sent and received.
Although they come from the same plant species, cannabis sativa, hemp is not marijuana. Both marijuana & hemp have cannabinoid molecules, but hemp has high levels of non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD) and extremely low levels of the psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and marijuana has high levels of THC and low levels of CBD.
Per federal laws, hemp must have less than 0.3% THC
NO, as CBD does not bind well to CB1 receptors found in our brain and central nervous system receptors the way THC does, it does not induce the release of serotonin and dopamine (feelings of euphoria). Instead, CBD binds more readily to CB2 receptors found in our immune cells, promoting more antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefit to the immune system.
CBD and other plant cannabinoids can potentially interact with some pharmaceuticals by inhibiting the activity of cytochrome P450, a family of liver enzymes. This key enzyme group metabolizes most of the drugs we consume, including more than 60 percent of marketed meds.
CBD interacts with other medications in your body the same way as grapefruit. If you’ve been told not to take your medication with grapefruit, this is due to the compounds in grapefruit that can interfere with the metabolism of many medications. The compounds in CBD do the same thing.
If you would like more information or would like something to take with you when you discuss with your doctor, please download our Medication Interactions booklet.
What we’ve learned from our customers and research is that everyone is different when it comes to CBD. While most people report feeling very calm, relaxed or even tired, others may not be affected in that way.
CBD may have a slight sedative effect, even in small servings. Stomach discomfort has been reported after a very large amount was taken all at once.