Benefits & Use
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of cannabis, a plant with a rich history as a medicine going back thousands of years. Today the therapeutic properties of CBD are being tested and confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world. A safe, non-addictive substance, CBD is one of more than a hundred “phytocannabinoids,” which are unique to cannabis and endow the plant with its robust therapeutic profile.
CBD is closely related to another important medicinally active phytocannabinoid: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound that causes the high that cannabis is famous for. These are the two components of cannabis that have been most studied by scientists.
Both CBD and THC have significant therapeutic attributes. But unlike THC, CBD does not make a person feel “stoned” or intoxicated. That’s because CBD and THC act in different ways on different receptors in the brain and body.
CBD can actually lessen or neutralize the psychoactive effects of THC, depending on how much of each compound is consumed. Many people want the health benefits of cannabis without the high – or with less of a high.
The fact that CBD is therapeutically potent as well as non-intoxicating, and easy to take as a CBD oil, makes it an appealing treatment option for those who are cautious about trying cannabis for the first time.
How Does CBD Work?
CBD and THC interact with our bodies in a variety of ways. One of the main ways they impact us is by mimicking and augmenting the effects of the compounds in our bodies called “endogenous cannabinoids” - so named because of their similarity to the compounds found in the cannabis plant. These “endocannabinoids” are part of a regulatory system called the “endocannabinoid system”.
The discovery of the endocannabinoid system has significantly advanced our understanding of health and disease. It has major implications for nearly every area of medical science and helps to explain how and why CBD and THC are such versatile compounds – and why cannabis is such a widely consumed mood-altering plant, despite its illegal status.
Possible Health benefits
Can relieve pain
As the endocannabinoid system is centrally involved in the processing of pain Signals in our bodies, it is also most oftenly used to treat imminent and chronic pain. It can also be used along of an Opioid Treatment, often lessening the amount of Opioids needed.
Could relief anxiety and stress
Cannabidiol is said to have antipsychotic properties. For some people it might be an alternative to certain antidepressants and their Variety of undesired side effects.
Could Benefit cardiovascular Health
As stress and high blood pressure are linked to a Variety of Health conditions, CBD also seems promising in augmenting heart Health. CBD lowers blood pressure and combats inflammation which is often associated with heart disease.
May reduce acne
The anti-inflammatory properties have shown to be a promising factor in Treatment of acne. However, as in many other Health related Domains, more Research on the efficacy of CBD has to be done.
Studies with mice have shown CBD to be a significant factor of prevention for Diabetes. However, human Research waits to be done.
CBD´s activation of the endocannabinoid system is a systematic and efficient way to reduce inflammations throughout the body. From a Health perspective this seems very interesting as inflammations are present in a wide range of Health conditions.
Might have neuroprotective properties
CBD has shown to be protective for the neurological system Overall. In animal models Cannabinoids had effects which encouraged the growth of new Neurons. Furthermore, CBD seems beneficial in Alzheimers Treatment.
Can alleviate cancer-related Symptoms
In studies using animals, CBD was a significant factor in cancer Risk reduction and reduction of acute cancer. Further human Research awaits to be done.
The consumption of CBD can lower blood pressure, thus clients with a generally lower blood pressure are advised to consume lower dosages. Possible side effects can be Nausea or fatigue. Generally, CBD is considered to be safe, although it might interact with certain medications.
How to use CBD
CBD can be used in many different ways.
Get more information on the Green calyx products.
One of the easiest and quickest way to consume concentrated CBD would be the oral consumption. Here, drops of CBD oil are preferably placed under the tongue.
Another widely known form of CBD consumption would be inhalation through a vaporizer. Here, Tea, Wax and Hash products are available.
It is also possible to fill CBD oil into Gelatine capsules for quicker oral consumption. Dosages can be individually prepared in Advance.