Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural compound found in the cannabis plant. Many people have misconceptions because this plant also produces THC which gives you the “stoned” or intoxicated feeling. Rest assured that CBD works in a much different way and does leave you feeling high. This part of the plant is purely used for medicinal purposes and studies have shown great success in treatment of a variety of diagnoses.
We have held webinars int the past which delve much further into detail of how this works in the body. With that being said, we will touch on the main points here and we suggest speaking to your doctor or joining one of our webinars for further information. Please speak to a qualified person and DO NOT trust what you find on the web! There are great articles and misleading articles out there and it is hard to know the difference.
CBD mimicks and augments the effects of compounds which naturally occur throughout our bodies. These compounds play a crucial role in a variety of physiological effects in our bodies which affect our everday lives such as: mood, energy, immunity, blood pressure, bone density and glucose metabolism to name just a few. Clearly these are some highly important processes. So what happens when the system which controls these processes isn’t functioning properly? To put it plainly, disease happens.
CBD helps to regulate this system and assist where it is needed. This could mean boosting your immune system, lowering blood pressure, or just calming anxiety. It will have different effects for different people because they themselves have different needs. The best part is that it has received high marks in several studies on a range of topics and it is safe to use without having to worry about it becoming habit forming. CBD has no addictive qualities.
There are two popular ways that CBD is sold. One is in a cream form and the other is in an oil form. They do have different purposes so it is important to know what you are looking to get relief from. The oil is administered under the tongue by a dropper. The oil works systemically meaning it is meant to help with pain over large areas of the body. It also has a calming effect which has helped many with a host of anxiety/panic disorders. The cream is more often used to treat acute pain and could be used for chronic pain in a smaller area of the body. For instance, if you have pain and inflammation in your knees, the cream can be directly applied to that area and will have better effects than the oil.
Lastly, CBD is 100% legal in all 50 states and many countries. That being said, please use caution when travelling as the cream and oil still fall under the maximum ounces allowed in carry-on luggage. Not all countries have the same laws concerning CBD so please check in advance to avoid any potential problems.
If you would like to learn more or if you have reservations about using this product, please contact us.
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