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CBD stands for cannabidiol - the second most common cannabinoid found in cannabis. THC is the other most common cannabinoid
No. CBD oil is a medicinal product. CBD oil is a liquid concentrate of CBD. Hemp oil is a food product made from pressed hemp seeds. Hemp oil is a highly nutritious food product which contains no CBD
CBD has shown to have the following effects: non psychotropic (does not cause a high), alerting in low to moderate doses, sedating in high doses, reduces pain, reduces muscle spasms, anti-inflammatory, stops nausea/vomiting, reduces anxiety/depression, counters psychotic thoughts, antioxidant and neuroprotectant
The endocannabinoid system is the collection of cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoids, and enzymes involved in the production and break down of endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are naturally occurring cannabinoids found within our body. The two most studied endocannabinoids are anandamide and 2-AG. The two most studies cannabinoid receptors are CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are located mostly in the brain and CB2 receptors are located mostly throughout the immune system.
CB1 receptors are located primarily in the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). CB2 receptors are located primarily in the immune system.
The endocannabinoid system acts a homeostasis regulator in the body. Its purpose is to maintain balance.
Cannabinoids generally work by binding to our body’s cannabinoid receptors (CB1 or CB2). Cannabinoids like CBD can work in other ways by targeting non cannabinoid receptors in the body.
Anxiety is a complex condition. For some users, CBD may cause them to experience anxiety or increase their existing anxiety. Usually this occurs with high volumes of THC, while CBD can counter the anxiety. For many users, CBD will act as a powerful anti-anxiety drug. CBD has been well studied as an anxiolytic and anti-psychotic drug. Anti-anxiety is one of the most common reasons people seek out and use CBD.