There has been a lot of talk in the media recently about CBD benefits and CBD becoming an alternative to medical marijuana. People are starting to see that there are some serious health benefits to using CBD for relief of symptoms associated with chronic pain and other illnesses. However, many people still wonder what CBD is and what it does for us. So let’s take a closer look at this interesting subject matter. So, what exactly is CBD?
“CBD or Cannabidiol is a Cannabinoid that has a very low molecular weight and is not psychoactive (totally) nor does it have side effects. It is found in higher concentrations in the brain than in any other part of the body. It is believed to act as a natural sedative (reuptake inhibitor). It has been shown to reduce the symptoms of anxiety, epilepsy and glaucoma.”
So, what is CBD? According to the US National Library of Medicine:” CBD is a fatty acid that acts as a powerful inhibitor of adenosine transaminase, an enzyme that multiplies in a process called amino acid synthesis, important in the nervous system. Studies in animals and in vitro experiments suggest that CBD may have neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-cancer properties. Animal and human studies have found phytocannabinoids or CBD to have anxiolytic, anti-anxiety, sedative, anticonvulsant, and stimulant effects. Some reports indicate that CBD may have an anti-viral effect, as well.”
Now that you have heard about CBD benefits, what is CBD and how can we make sure that we are getting enough of this precious substance? There are currently three major ways to get CBD into your diet: through cannabis, through pharmaceuticals, and through CBD products. Each one has its pros and cons, but CBD by itself is considered by many to be the best choice.
Unfortunately, there are currently no known long-term clinical trials on any one of the three methods, and CBD is not yet approved by the FDA for human consumption. The bottom line is that until such time you can find a true medical benefit from CBD, you will have to resort to other means to get it.
If you choose to use hanftropfen by ingesting it directly, or if you choose to use CBD products containing extracts from the cannabis plant, you should be aware that while CBD is believed to be fairly safe, there is currently no evidence proving that it has any type of psychoactive effects. The active phytocannabinoids, which are the chemical components of the cannabis plant that produces the most powerful “high,” are believed by many to have similar psychoactive effects when smoked or ingested.
However, there is currently no scientific evidence to prove that smoking marijuana or ingesting CBD will do anything more than relieve pain and reduce nausea, so using them for that purpose is considered a recreational activity. But if you are looking for a way to relieve the symptoms of some diseases or illnesses that aren’t solved by current medicines, then CBD may be the answer.
There are two major ways CBD benefits the human body. First, CBD is believed to act on the human body like an anti-depressant, increasing the efficacy of the pharmaceutical drugs used to treat the same problems. Second, CBD is believed to act like an endocannabinoid system, which has a lot of its own benefits for the human body.