What is CBD?
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the flower of cannabis, a plant with a history as a medicine going back decades. CBD is now being tested and confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world as safe, non-addictive substance, CBD is one of more than a hundred “phytocannabinoids,” that are unique to the cannabis therapeutic profile.
CBD as a Molecule
CBD’s potential as a treatment for a range of conditions, including (but not limited to):
Autoimmune diseases (inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis)
Neurological conditions (Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Huntington’s chorea, stroke, traumatic brain injury)
Metabolic syndrome (diabetes, obesity)
Neuropsychiatric illness (autism, ADHD, PTSD, alcoholism)
Gut disorders (colitis, Crohn’s)
Cardiovascular dysfunction (atherosclerosis, arrhythmia)
Skin disease (acne, dermatitis, psoriasis)
HOW DOES CBD WORK?
CBD interacts with our bodies in a variety of ways. One of the main ways is by augmenting the effects of the compounds in our bodies called “endogenous cannabinoids” - so named because of their similarity to compounds found in the cannabis plant. These “endocannabinoids” are part of what scientists refer to as the “endocannabinoid system.”