What is CBD? What does it do?
You hear "CBD oil" all the time. And you are going to hear it a lot more, not that it has been legalized by the 2018 US Farm Bill signed into law by the President. But...
What is CBD?
One of Hundreds of Cannabinoids found in Hemp
CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a chemical compound created, used, found naturally in the human body, that also naturally occurs in plants, most notably from several Cannabis strains. This is one of the many (over 100) chemical compounds, classified as phytocannabinoids (phyto = plant), that provides various health and medicinal benefits. THC, another cannabinoid known for the psycho-active or “high” from cannabis strain Marijuana. In Hemp, the legal Cannabis strain, cannabinoids have such a small amount of THC present that a high is not possible. In fact, CBD in Hemp inhibits the THC from causing a psycho-active high or impairment. You can see some examples of ultra-fine quality, full-spectrum, water-soluble CBD at CBDSeven.com
The Endocannabinoid System
Before we go into how CBD can do all that it can do, it is important to understand the part of the human body that CBD interacts with. This system is known as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).
The ECS resides in the mammalian central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord), and the peripheral nervous system (nerves and ganglia outside of the brain and spinal cord). It regulates various physiological and cognitive processes including appetite, pain sensation, mood, memory, fertility, pregnancy, during pre- and post-natal development, and in mediating the pharmacological effects of cannabis. It is a very large system as it interacts with every organ in the body.
The ECS is also associated with mediating physiological and cognitive effects of the voluntary physical exercise in humans and other animals. For example, it contributes to exercise-induced euphoria, other known as the runner’s high. The use of CBD not only helps a person feel a higher state of bliss, it can bring the body back into a state of balance known as Homeostasis. At CBD 7, we refer to this as being “calm and connected.”
When the ECS is working appropriately, then all systems of the human body are harmonized and are working as one unit. This is also known as homeostasis. Homeostasis alludes to stability, balance, or equilibrium within a cell or the body. It is an organism’s ability to keep a constant internal environment.
When a person experiences a fully balanced system, they may feel a sense of bliss in everything they do, even things they may not even like to do. Staying positive can come easier when everything is aligned and flowing. Both physical and emotional pain may subside and the user may fall into the present moment. Stress doesn’t seem to really affect how a person feels when they are able to maintain homeostasis. This is why CBD, while it does not make a person high, may make you feel emotionally elevated. It enhances the quality of experiencing this present life by helping your body maintain homeostasis.
Why CBD helps heal and sooth:
Being knocked out of homeostasis can be due to any sort of chemical, physiological or hormonal imbalance, and the ECS’s job is to realign those imbalances. Being out of internal balance for too long increases the chance of developing a disease or sickness. The ECS is a vital bridge between the body and brain, and cannabinoids are the messengers that keep the system running.
If you struggle with chronic health issues, whether mild or severe, CBD may just be the answer to finding relief. It serves as a powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties. So, even if you don’t suffer from chronic health issues, it can be useful to take as a dietary supplement as it can promote longevity and general wellness. It can work as a healthier alternative to painkillers like Advil or Tylenol. It also can help boost your athletic performance and post-workout recovery!
For a list of conditions that CBD can help treat, explore more in the blog at CBDSeven.com
Here is a short list to whet your appetite:
ADHD, Seizures, Anxiety, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathy, Insomnia, Stress, Poor Memory, Inflammation, Arthritis.
Here is a longer list…
ADD and ADHD
Seizures & Epilepsy
Migraines & Headaches
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Osteoporosis & Bone Health
Prion & Mad Cow Disease
Sickle Cell Anemia
Skin Conditions (Acne, Psoriasis)
Spinal Cord Injury
Stroke and TBI
And more being added
Because CBD 7 is water-soluble, it goes to work in minutes, feeding and healing your body. Now you now what CBD is. See what it can do for you…