After hearing a lot about the many curative benefits of CBD, I was anxious to try it.
Before I walked into a dispensary and picked out a product to consume, however, I wanted to learn more about the mental and physical effects of CBD.
There is currently no evidence that CBD or cannabidiol causes any health-related problems. It is the second most abundant compound of the cannabis plant. There are an estimated 500-plus natural cannabis compounds but less than 100 have been identified. THC and CBD are the most widely known cannabinoids. They work by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoids or ECS system. The human body naturally produces compounds called endocannabinoids that are similar to cannabinoids produced by the cannabis plant. Along with these endocannabinoids, the ECS is made up of receptors and enzymes that all work together to help the body maintain homeostasis. The ECS is responsible for mood, immune system, stress, pain sleep, the neurological system and more. THC works by binding with the receptors of the ECS and producing effects, including the high sensation. Rather than binding to receptors, CBD opens up access to endocannabinoids, helping the ECS to effectively carry out its functions. CBD is frequently used to treat anxiety, inflammation, chronic pain and insomnia. After reading up on CBD, I no longer had concerns about trying it. I like that it is a natural remedy sourced from a plant that has been used as a medicinal treatment for thousands of years. With products such as CBD tinctures on the market, I can avoid the harmful side-effects of both synthetic pharmaceuticals and the carcinogens of smoking dried flower. I simply place a dose under my tongue at night before bed, and I sleep so much better.