By: Quadratum Hemp
With media and journalists reporting on the cannabis plant more often, it is a question that we all want answered, why should we use CBD(in scientific terms, cannabidiol)? The main concern is to whether or not the medical uses are safe. The video we have provided above gives a short, yet detailed background on how hemp (derived from the cannabis sativa plant) and CBD reacts within our body and if it is indeed safe to consume.
To answer a question that most people wonder, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the psychoactive compound derived from marijuana and CBD is the non-psychoactive compound which is known for providing medical relief. Although in the either the sativa or indica cannabis plants, THC can be found in both. We can now extract the THC compound which isolates CBD, therefore CBD can be given on its own to ensure that no intoxication can occur and is relatively safe to give to children and even pets.
As the video explains in detail, we have cannabinoid receptors throughout our entire bodies. These cannabinoids make up most of our endocannabinoid system (ECS) and is known for keeping our bodies fit and healthy. The argument is, that people with an ECS imbalance may benefit from cannabinoid supplements such as CBD. Those suffering with chronic illnesses like cancer to name but a few.
Due to ongoing research, CBD is said to help many different types of illnesses and diseases. It has a naturally incurring anti-inflammatory which can aid those with inflammatory issues, skin issues, asthma and acne among others. Along with this, a study documented to help smokers, asked certain participants to use an inhaler that contained CBD. The people who used the inhalers saw a 40% reduction in smoking.
In hindsight, it is always crucial to discuss your options with your doctor if you are considering to take any CBD products. Research is still ongoing and so we cannot give concrete determinations.