As more consumers look for natural products that may have potential health benefits, more people are beginning to notice CBD. CBD, or cannabidiol, has become a trendy item for many product manufacturers. You can find CBD in pills, oils, candy, honey, and more. You can find CBD in convenience stores, health food markets, and other places. However, for all of the popularity of CBD, many people don’t know a lot about it. In this article, we’ll briefly explain what CBD is and how it works.
Many people assume that CBD is related to marijuana because of the way many CBD products are packaged. This association comes from the fact that CBD is an extract from cannabis plants. However, CBD is extracted from pharmaceutical grade hemp. Hemp is a form of cannabis, but it doesn't contain significant amounts of THC. This is why people sometimes say that CBD is like marijuana without the psychoactive properties that produce adverse effects.
Cannabis use produces effects that can be beneficial for people in certain situations. The acknowledgment of this fact is why many states now how legalized marijuana for medical use. However, some research suggests that CBD users experience many of the same effects without having to take in THC. Many (if not most) workplaces have strict rules that don’t allow employees to have THC in their system. For these people, CBD products are a THC-free alternative to get the benefits of cannabis.
Right now, research into the effects of cannabis and CBD on humans is still in the early stages. Federal laws only recently relaxed the rules to allow CBD made from pharmaceutical grade hemp to be sold to consumers. This means there haven't been a lot of extensive, long-term studies about the effects and the mechanisms at work. However, both anecdotal evidence and preliminary clinical results do shed some light on these subjects.
Inside your body, there is an endocannabinoid system of receptors that transmit signals to the brain and allows your body to adapt to the circumstances. For example, if you feel scared or anxious, this system of receptors is responsible for telling your body to start particular physiological processes as part of the "fight or flight" reflex. Similarly, these receptors are involved in telling your body when a specific part of your body could benefit from inflammation. However, our bodies can go overboard with these signals, and responses that are supposed to be helpful end up hurting us instead. It's believed that by bonding with CB1 and CB2 receptors in the body, CBD promotes homeostasis, and the body stops over responding to certain stimuli.
Many of the people who take CBD products report decreased feelings of anxiety, reduced inflammation, and other potential benefits. Some studies support these claims, but more work needs to be done before CBD can be officially used to treat any condition.
However, since CBD hasn't been shown to harm anyone, and it has potential benefits, there's no reason not to try these products to see if you experience any of the positive effects that others have. At Healthy Hemp Outlet, we have a wide selection of CBD oils and products that consumers can try. Send us a message online if you have any questions about CBD or the products in our online store.