What Is CBD?
Updated: Aug 12
Cannabidiol more often known as CBD, is another cannabinoid found in cannabis. This cannabinoid unlike THC, interacts with the main CB1 and CB2 receptors indirectly producing a non-psychoactive (non-intoxicating) effect. Some studies suggest that CBD, when used in conjunction with THC, can interact with these receptors in various ways. This is often why patients report a better experience using full spectrum CBD products rather than broad spectrum or isolate based products. CBD can interact with a range of receptors within the brain and body, including in the endocannabinoid system and dopamine receptors. In recent trials and patient findings, CBD has shown the potential to help reduce the frequency of seizures in certain forms of epilepsy. Other researchers are studying cannabis to determine if cannabinoids such as CBD can help people reduce the need for opioids. Other reported uses for this cannabinoid include pain relief, anxiety relief, inflammation relief, reducing the fight or flight response, focus & clarity and more. If you are a first time patient, or are searching for a product to help reduce your pain without becoming intoxicated, start with a CBD dominant product. There are products available that are a combination of CBD and THC in a variety of ratios. These ratios include but are not limited to 10:1, 5:1, 2:1 and 1:1 products. Finding what product is right for you may take some time, but is well worth it. Cannabidiol shows promise in helping people live a healthier and less stressful life.