One of Natures Most Amazing Compounds - Best if its Organic!
An Introduction to Cannabidiol (CBD)
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.