CBD or Cannabidiol is one of 113 cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant. It is classified as a Cannabis Sativa and is found in Industrial hemp and marijuana. CBD is currently sold in extracted forms and used in a variety of applications from health and beauty. Although a schedule 1 substance with “no medicinal value” the FDA recently approved GW Pharmaceutical’s CBD product Epediolex in the US, to treat 2 types of disorders is children.
CBD has been found to interact with a variety of body systems including the brains cannabinoid receptors and neurotransmitter receptors. These interactions are still uncertain until further studies have been completed. Cannabidiol has been used in Canada since 2010 with a drug called Nabbiximols treat multiple sclerosis, over active bladder, neuropathic pain. This drug is an oral spay and is standardized in composition. In 2011, Nabiximols was approved in Spain, Sweden, and the UK to treat similar conditions.
Cannabidiol is extracted out of hemp and turned into oil. Then it is further distilled or isolated to make products. It can be ingested in several ways, including inhalation through vapor and smoke and absorbed sublingually through tinctures and gummies. CBD creams and lotions are also common and are sold in all 50 states. There is also CBD for pets that can be found in a variety of applications including dog treats and sublingual tinctures. Most products are made from Cannabidiol isolate and whole plant extraction. The difference is that with isolate you have isolated the Cannabidiol by itself, where as with the whole plant oil, you keep the cannabinoids in constant interaction with each other to achieve the “entourage effect”. Both options are available in most states to meet different individual needs and concerns of the individual.
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Just as the effects of CBD are still being learned and discovered, the potential side effects are still relatively unknown but include, dizziness, diarrhea, and changes in appetite. CBD is also known to reduce the negative psychotic effects of THC. Research also indicates that Cannabidiol interacts directly with our endocannabinoid system, a vital component in the body maintaining homeostasis. This regulatory body system helps us to maintain balance in our bodies.