What is CBD: CBD (Cannabidiol) a cannabinoid from both legal Hemp and Medical Marijuana (We address the legal Hemp form here) is a analog to the endocannabinoids in the human body that are used for a host of different processes. They are involved in everything from relaxation, immune, sleep, to hunger/appetite. If you have been living under a rock or at least out of range of a internet service provider you likely have heard about someone taking or selling these products in one for or another.
CBD works with the Endocannabinoid system in the brain/body, in particular two receptors known as CB1 and CB2. Most of the CB1 receptors are present in the brain while most of the CB2 are present in the brain and nervous tissues (CB1 does have some representation there as well). They have a host of different effects, but for the case of CBD from Legal Hemp we will focus on things like Sleep, PTSD, and Inflammation/Pain over the course of a few articles.
CBD has been touted as a cure-all and magic panacea for everything from cancer to PTSD, but so far the research has been slightly thin, and most of the information based on assumption and or anecdotal experience from users. It seems safe and effective for healthy individuals, but may pose a risk for tose on medication or who have liver/kidney issues.
The definite benefits seem to be that CBD (there are many other cannabinoids in a whole hemp extract as well) in isolate form may improve deep sleep, reduce pain, and may assist with mood/anxiety. Everyone metabolizes things different so effective dose can change from person to person. It’s a little bit of trial and error, and also consultation with your physician if trying to treat, cure, or prevent an illness.
The forms CBD comes in vary from dosed food products, vaporizers, softgels to liquid drops, and the industry is currently unregulated by the FDA so finding a high quality, 3rd party tested product is essential. There will be companies out there trying to stiff you with underdosing and or inferior product.
We see this a lot in the vaporization world where some products may contain added ingredients that either reduce absorption of CBD or may actually negatively effect lung health in the long run (especially those who combine it with nicotine-based products.).
So, for now CBD seems to still be grey area for its definitive benefits, but it’s without a doubt a major industry with 100’s of millions of dollars in sales so far. The industry is expected to grow into the billions by 2025. That’s just for CBD never mind actual medical or recreational sales of marijuana as well which contain some ratios of CBD with currently federally illegal THC.
We will continually drop information on CBD and different products on the site so use the search function or stop by regularly for more info. Until then continue to CBD and Chill.