What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is just one of the 113 identified cannabinoids (cannabis compounds) naturally found in the Cannabis Sativa L. plant. In contrast to the more commonly known cannabinoid THC it has no pyschotropic properties, is completely legal and can have a multitude of benefits.
Specifically, CBD acts on the Endocannabinoid System, a recently discovered biochemical communication system in the human body that plays an important role in regulating our physiology, mood and everyday experience.
WHAT DOES THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM DO?
The Endocannabinoid System plays a crucial role in regulating a broad range of physiological processes that affect our everyday experience, our mood, our energy levels, our intestinal fortitude, immune activity, blood pressure, bone density, glucose metabolism, how we experience pain, stress, hunger, and more.
What happens if the Endocannabinoid System doesn’t function properly? In one word – disease. By modulating the Endocannabinoid System and enhancing Endocannabinoid tone, CBD can slow or in some cases stop disease progression.
HOW TO TAKE CBD:
Sublingually(under the tongue): CBD is absorbed into the bloodstream through tissues under the tongue, often the most popular way to consume CBD due to the high absorption rates.
Ingestion: CBD is swallowed or infused into food. Ingestion offers lower absorption rates ( than the sublingual way) but can be a good way to introduce CBD into your routine.
Topically: CBD is applied directly onto the skin and absorbed locally. Topical application can be a useful way to target specific areas.
- Some reported side effects of cannabidiol include dry mouth, low blood pressure, light headedness, and drowsiness.
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Cannabidiol is POSSIBLY UNSAFE to use if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Cannabidiol products can be contaminated with other ingredients that may be harmful to the fetus or infant. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
- Please consult your healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product.
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