An Introduction to Cannabidiol (CBD). One of Natures Most Amazing Compounds

Of all the healing compounds found in the cannabis plant, the one that is making the most headlines in recent years is a phytocannabinoids (plant based cannabinoid) called Cannabidiol, this remarkable cannabinoid is commonly known by its acronym (CBD).

The first consideration of CBD is that it is free from the psychoactive properties, this means that there is no chance of getting ‘high’ or ‘stoned’. In marijuana the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) compound is the part responsible for the psychotropic effect.

Often CBD is extracted from hemp plants because by nature, hemp has much higher levels of CBD and usually minuscule amounts of THC. These two cannabinoids are part of a collection of over 100 compounds in the cannabis plant, many are currently under close examination by science to better understand their healing properties.

The second most important consideration in reviewing cannabidiol, is to understand that all human beings have an endocannabinoid system. This system is not unlike a respiratory system or nervous system and plays a very important part in maintaining health. Understanding the function of the endocannabinoid system is key to appreciating the healing aspects of marijuana and CBD.

Cannabidiol is also widely known by its acronym (CBD is a remarkable compounds which is found in the natural world and is one of the most interesting and important compounds of the cannabis/marijuana plant. Marijuana produces many different compounds, and they are called cannabinoids. there are more than 60 cannabinoids that are totally specific to the cannabis plant.

Of special interest in the marijuana plant, cannabidiol holds the key to the wide variety of medicinal and therapeutic benefits and continues to excite the medical world as it is poised to revolutionize medicine as we know it. Crucially important in understanding cannabidiol from the marijuana plant, is that is are not psycho-active and that means that people who take cannabidiol do not experience the effect of being 'high'.

Another key point is that cannabidiol is legal almost everywhere as products that contain only this cannabinoid can skirt the legal ban on marijuana. Thirdly, cannabidiol can come from hemp or marijuana plants. Cannabidiol can be consumed in multiple different ways, including by inhalation of cannabis smoke or vapor, capsules as an aerosol spray into the cheek, and by mouth including edibles and also as a topical.

Endocannabinoid System

All of the over 100 cannabinoids which are found and unique to the marijuana plant interact with the human body. Via a network of neurons called the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system runs throughout the human body and contains many receptors that bind to the cannabinoids you introduce to your bloodstream when you consume marijuana. In this educational video medical cannabis expert Dr. Dustin Sulak explains your endocannabinoid system and the role it plays in maintaining harmony and balance within your body.

CBD concentrates

CBD oil is resonating with millions of people across the world as it has great benefits no side effects and is a natural form of treatment for many conditions. CBD concentrates are the most raw form of supplements and are extracted directly from the cannabis plant and contain no additives. This creates a thick, paste-like consistency. These products are consumed sublingual (under the tongue) or alternatively are vaporized with a dabbing pen. Products include CBD shatter, CBD wax (also known as CBD dab and CBD concentrate) and CBD crystal which are renowned for their extremely powerful effects.

More and more often we hear about CBD, a molecule present in the Cannabis plant that day after day generates a growing interest from the scientific community and consumers, characterizing itself as the 'next big thing' in the world of therapeutic cannabis.

CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the more than 100 phytocannabinoids identified so far in the plant, of which the best known and most used for recreational and medical purposes are THC and CBD itself. Its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-metabolic and muscle-relaxing properties continuously feed medical-scientific research and the development of new products and new formulations.