Shopping at the cannabis dispensary, I’ve noticed a rapid increase in the number of CBD related products.
Seeing the growing popularity of CBD, I got interested in how it works and its benefits. I’ve learned that CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is one of the most abundant cannabinoids provided by the cannabis plant. Medicinal patients are having success with using CBD to treat inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome, depression, epilepsy, bacterial infections and chronic pain. It is very different from tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD does not cause psychoactive effects. The dispensary offers full spectrum CBD oil that includes many different cannabinoids, including trace amounts of THC. There is not enough THC to cause a high sensation. There are broad spectrum CBD products that contain a variety of cannabinoids but no THC whatsoever. CBD isolate products contain strictly CBD. There is growing evidence that when all the compounds provided in full spectrum CBD oil work together, they provide greater benefits than CBD on its own. The rewards of cannabinoids and terpenes boosting the benefits when taken together is called the entourage effect. The human body includes an endocannabinoid system or ECS that is made up of naturally produced cannabinoids and receptors. It is a type of signaling network that is responsible for functions such as memory, mood, appetite, pain, sleep, fertility and more. When the body fails to produce the right amount of cannabinoids, there are problems. Using CBD oil can help to increase cannabinoid levels and contribute to homeostasis. I’ve started taking full-spectrum CBD oil to help with sore muscles after a workout and have seen a definite improvement.