CBD, or Cannabidiol, was discovered in 1940 by a chemist who graduated from Harvard University, Roger Adams.
CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabis compound found in the Cannabis sativa plants (marijuana and hemp). It does not make you feel “stoned” and can actually counteract the psychoactivity of THC.
It is one of the 144 cannabinoids now known to be found in this miraculous plant and compromises upwards of 40% of the CBD dominant hemp plant’s extract.
CBD is believed to have significant medical benefits for relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures and other conditions.
The World Health Organization recently stated that CBD is safe.
According to US Government patent US6630507B1, “Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties…” “This property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of a wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.
The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia. Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention.
The human body has a vast network of receptors, called the Endocannabinoid System. The purpose of this system is to help our body stay balanced and in good overall health, even when external factors and certain lifestyle choices diminish our wellbeing. CBD and other cannabinoids fit into the receptors of the Endocannabinoid System, helping the body complete its efforts to keep us in good health by supporting many of the body’s physical processes.
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids (cannabinoids produced by the body) and the receptors they bind to, cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB1) and cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2). The endocannabinoid system has been shown to be involved in the regulation of a number of physiological and cognitive processes throughout the human body.
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