What is CBD and how does CBD work?

Cannabidiol is a natural and effective remedy that possesses a vast amount of useful properties. It's commonly used to reduce muscle soreness, regulate sleep or help to cope with anxiety. CBD consumption won't cause a 'high' effect, severe side effects or addiction. What are the top 8 misconceptions about CBD?

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Without a doubt, CBD became the most prominent and commonly discussed treatment, which caused a big hype around its potential. Most articles on the Internet, as well as media, claim about CBD potential to treat every disease and diverse medical conditions, which is far from reality. Although CBD is universally used as specific therapy, there is still a lot of misleading information and false statements when it comes to CBD. This article will draw attention to popular myths about CBD that need to be dispelled.

 

However, if you are new to this CBD thematic, let's explore what CBD is and is it beneficial?

 

What Is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a botanical compound that comes from the cannabis plant. CBD belongs to the unique family of more than 100 components called cannabinoids. However, CBD is the most active and useful ingredient that attracts customers' attention through its variety of health benefits and healing properties.

 

CBD is a prominent option for people that need a clear-headed remedy to help reduce symptoms of different disorders. It can be useful for most mental and physical imbalances, including the following problems:

 

   Cannabidiol can facilitate joint, arthritis and muscle pain, relieve migraines, headaches and different chronic aches. Also, it can help to heal injuries, wounds, and sores;

    CBD may be used to alleviate symptoms of various anxiety disorders, depression, mood changes and PTSD. Also, regular use of CBD promotes calmer mindset, restful sleep, regulation of insomnia and hypersomnia;

● CBD might boost better memory and focus, increase productivity and stamina, treat acne and other dermatologic or skin issues;

  Cannabidiol can be helpful in relieving pain for patients with cancer, epilepsy, diabetes, or Parkinson's disease. Furthermore, CBD may help to deal with different forms of addiction: cocaine, opioid and psychostimulant.

 

CBD market offers various CBD infused products with different strengths and product types. It comes in traditional forms such as oils, capsules, or lotions and more surprising ones like bath bombs, chocolates, and patches.

 

How Does It Work?

Cannabidiol interacts with the body's endocannabinoid system (ECS). ECS is a complex cell-signalling system consisting of cannabis-like molecules known as endocannabinoids, which naturally occur in the organism. Endocannabinoids act like neurotransmitters by transiting messages through the body to maintain homeostasis. Cannabinoids influence the endocannabinoid system through the two primary receptors: CB1 and CB2.

 

CB1 receptors are mainly found in the brain and responsible for main body functions such as cognition, memory, motor skills, and pain. Also, these receptors are abundant in the peripheral nervous system, liver, thyroid, uterus and much more.

 

CBD is known to attach to CB2 receptors, which are widespread in the immune and gastrointestinal systems, including the brain and nervous system. However, many scientists are convinced that CBD doesn't attach directly to receptors. Instead, CBD triggers the production of the body's own cannabinoids, which can help to reduce anxiety, pain, and excess inflammation.

 

Now when you know how CBD functions, it's time to debunk the popular myths that arise when it comes to CBD infused products.

 

Read about the Top 8 Misconceptions about CBD 

 

References:

1. https://greenvalleynation.com/cbd-info/myths-about-cbd/

2. https://www.cnet.com/news/what-is-cbd/

3. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317221#what_is_cbd_oil

4. https://www.cbdsloth.com/advice/general-advice/15-common-myths-about-cbd-oil/

5. https://www.cbdsloth.com/advice/general-advice/15-common-myths-about-cbd-oil/

6. https://noblehemp.com/2020/01/15/busting-common-cbd-myths/

7. https://cbdlifeuk.com/is-cbd-addictive/

 

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