Important Things You Need to Know About CBD

A checklist by Paula Bell, last updated October 13, 2017.

A lot of confusion is still going around about the Cannabis plant. This is mainly because not so many people know the difference between the safe CBD or cannabidiol and the psychoactive compound THC or tetrahydrocannabinol. The following are what you need to know about CBD.

Fact 1: CBD is one of the sixty important cannabinoids found in the Cannabis Sativa plant.

CBD and THC are the most critical compounds. That is why they are the most studied by many scientists and researchers among the cannabinoids. A lot of tests have been done to check the credibility of the two to benefit the health of people.

Fact 2: CBD is not a psychoactive substance that makes a user high unlike the other compound, THC. THC acts on CB1 (cannabinoid receptor 1) which affects the central nervous system in a certain way. These receptors are what control the pain and give the user the 'high' feeling. CBD, on the other hand, does not work on the receptors the same way. In fact, it affects CB2 receptors more. CB2 receptors are found in the immune system.

Fact 3: Related to 'Fact 2'

Studies have shown that the right ratio of THC and CBD together can give even more benefits. Each cannabinoid enhances the other's positive qualities and reduces or totally eliminates the negative ones. This is called the 'entourage effect'. The psychoactive effect of THC disappears when combined with CBD.

Fact 4: Many tests would confirm that cannabidiol reduces anxiety and depression.

Different strains and dosage of cannabidiol are tested and results came out that some of the strains, with the right dosage, ratio and amount, can give a calming effect to people who suffer from anxiety disorders, including social anxiety syndrome.

Fact 5: CBD can help treat epileptic disorders.

Following the inspiring story of Charlotte Figi, a big pharmaceutical company has trying out CBD medication in chosen subjects and got outstanding results. Now, some doctors and hospitals use certain drugs and dietary supplements containing the compound to help treat Dravet and Lennox-Gaustat syndromes.

Fact 6: THC affects regions in the brain that is related to schizophrenia.

Since CBD counters the effects of THC, it is said to be able to treat the disease as well. CBD also has an anti-inflammatory property that could help in curing some psychotic disorders, too because psychosis is said to be caused by inflammation in the brain.

Fact 7: CBD can be smoked or vaped, it can come in capsules, it can be added to food by using the oil extract, it can be sprayed, and it can also be used as a cream.

Fact 8: Different strains of CBD can cure different medical or health conditions.

Charlotte's Web, one of the most famous strains, is used for treating epilepsy in children. Other well-known strains include Katelyn Faith, Harlequin, Critical Mass, ACDC and Cannatonic. Fact 9: Medical marijuana is still not legal in some States. Despite the herb's numerous health advantages, more studies and tests are still recommended to prove its worth. Get more details here at this site

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