What is CBD?
|Where does CBD come from and will it make me high?|
CBD is extracted and separated from specific varieties of cannabis, often known as hemp. Chemically, CBD is one of 85 chemical substances known as cannabanoids, which are all found in the cannabis plant. CBD is the second most abundant compound in hemp, typically representing up to 40% of its extracts.
When talking about cannabis, there is often confusion.
Unfortunately, the most abundant constituent of cannabis is the cannabinoid knows as THC, an intoxicating and illegal substance that is responsible for causing marijuana users to get "high".
While CBD is completely separated and isolated from THC and CBD cannot get you "high", there is still a lot of stigma as many people tend to mistake CBD for THC. These fears are understandable because the terminology surrounding CBD can be very confusing.
We're here to help ease your fears about CBD. While CBD can be calming to the nervous system, it is impossible to get high by consuming CBD oil products (that contain virtually no traces of THC).
|Is CBD legal?|
Yes! CBD is legal worldwide. There is a lot of misinformation about CBD, partially because its chemical properties are poorly understood and partially because of its close resemblance to THC.
CBD is actually unrelated to the chemical chain that results in THC. They share some characteristics, but are created via different paths.
CBD is considered a legal cannabinoid and is safe to consume.
What is the role of the endocannabinoid system?
The endocannabinoid system is involved with regulating many basic functions of the human body, including:
Besides maintaining basic functions, the endocannabinoid system also acts in response to illness.
Some scientists believe the overall function of the endocannabinoid system is to regulate homeostasis.
Homeostasis is a key element in the biology of all living things. It is best described as the ability to maintain stable internal conditions that are necessary for survival.
Disease is largely a result of a failure in achieving homeostasis. Thus, the endocannabinoid system’s role in maintaining homeostasis makes it a unique and promising target in medicine.