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Here’s the Skinny on CBD

 

So what exactly is CBD? Quite simply:

  • It’s one of the over 85 naturally occurring compounds found in the hemp plant
  • It’s found in various concentrations in different parts of the plant
  • Cannabidiol or CBD is a major component in the cannabis plant–THC is the other major one
  • CBD and THC are usually present in the highest concentrations of cannabinoids in the plant
  • CBD offers numerous medical benefits

The evidence of the medical benefits of CBD is continuing to grow—the facts cannot be ignored.

According to a 2013 review published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, studies have found CBD to possess the following medical properties:

Medical Properties of CBD Effects
Antiemetic Reduces nausea and vomiting
Anticonvulsant Suppresses seizure activity
Antipsychotic Combats psychosis disorders
Anti-inflammatory Combats inflammatory disorders
Anti-oxidant Combats neurodegenerative disorders
Anti-tumoral/Anti-cancer Combats tumor and cancer cells
Anxiolytic/Anti-depressant Combats anxiety and depression disorders

 

  • CBD has the same chemical formula as THC, but the atoms are arranged differently
  • CBD does not have a psychoactive effect on the brain while THC does
  • CBD does not make you ‘high’.
  • CBD counteracts the psychoactive effects of THC

More and more scientists, physicians and consumers are learning about the health benefits of CBD and incorporating it into a healthy lifestyle plan