What is CBD?

What is CBD? 2017-03-12T20:06:46+00:00

what is cbdCannabidiol (CBD) is a prominent chemical compound found in all types of cannabis plants and has been used safely for thousands of years for medical applications. However recently is gaining support by the masses, as increased research, scientific breakthroughs (i.e., the discovery of the Endocannabinoid System) and astounding evidence of significant medical benefits in virtually every system of the body is becoming clearly evident.

CBD along with THC are the most abundant of at least 85 other chemical compounds that belong to a class of molecules called cannabinoids, found in the genus of plants called Cannabis.  Although the two compounds share the same roots they do not carry the same traits and the effects on the human body are very different. Amounts of these substances vary based on type of plant cultivated, (Hemp, as opposed to the Marijuana plant, produces the most CBD.)  Of note, only some of these 85 chemical compounds cause a “high” and CBD is NOT one of them. Evidence, in fact, suggests that CBD acts to reduce the negative side effects of THC.  Current drug safety concludes that CBD does not interfere with psychomotor or psychological function and is well tolerated/safe even at higher doses. There has never been a recorded overdose, and side effects are assumed to minimal to nonexistent.

Cannabinoids are found not only in the cannabis plant, but also naturally occur within our own bodies (endogenous) as seen in breast milk, or in the case of Anandamide, which increases with exercise (ie “runners high”). Also found in other common consumables like chocolate, coffee, black pepper, Echinacea, and Hemp seeds, however, the concentration of these is not considered strong enough to achieve Medicinal benefit.

At Care By Doctors we are very selective and only consider products that are compliant with the highest industry standards.  We only carry products made with US grown industrial Hemp with a naturally occurring content of pure CBD.

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