What Is CBD?
CBD stands for “Cannabidiol” (pronounced Cana-bih-DIE-all), and is one of 100+ natural compounds found in the cannabis plant called “cannabinoids”. Cannabinoids have been used for their medicinal qualities for ages, with CBD being the most powerful in this respect.
What’s The Difference Between CBD & THC?
While THC is the most famous of these cannabinoids for its ability to get you high, CBD is a rising star for its health benefits to aid in the holistic treatment of many conditions such as chronic pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia, nausea, inflammation, arthritis, neurological disorders and many others.
What is the Endocannabinoid System?
Interestingly, our bodies also produce cannabinoids through our Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Our ECS acts as a “control panel” for our bodies and promotes homeostasis, which is our body’s optimal state of balance between all of its systems. The ECS also regulates various vital functions such as pain sensitivity, immunity, sleep patterns, appetite, mood, focus, memory, neurological and motor functions and many more.
How Do I Take CBD?
CBD (and other phytocannabinoids) can be introduced into the body in various forms such as inhalation, by mouth or through the skin. These phytocannabinoids will interact with our internal endocannabinoid system in various ways to deliver a number of miraculous health benefits. If you’re interested in trying CBD for the first time, start with our Beginner’s Guide to CBD.