Cannabidiol 101

What is Cannabidiol?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound found in cannabis (legally found in hemp below .3%THC) that has significant medical benefits, but does not have the psychoactive effects,and can actually counteract the effects of THC. The fact that
CBD-rich cannabis is non-psychoactive or less psychoactive than THC-dominant strains makes it an appealing option for patients looking for relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, spasms, and other conditions without disconcerting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria.

CBD has demonstrable neuro-protective and neurogenic effects, and its anti-cancer properties are currently being investigated at several academic research centers in the U.Ss and elsewhere. Further evidence suggests that CBD is safe even at high dose


What Can Cannabidiol Help Treat?

Scientific and clinical research underscores CBD's potential as a treatment for a wide range of conditions*, including:

  • Arthritis*

  • Diabetes*

  • MS*

  • Chronic pain*

  • Insomnia*

  • Schizophrenia*

  • PTSD*

  • Depression*

  • Migraines*

  • Epilepsy*


How Does CBD work with my body?

Scientists are regularly learning more about cannabidiol (CBD) and how it interacts with receptors throughout the body to elicit balancing and healing effects. Studies suggest that CBD may be able to minimize and even eliminate seizure activity, reduce anxiety and depression, manage pain, fight some cancers, and provide anti-inflammatory and
neuro-protective effects that could potentially be beneficial for conditions like Alzheimer's disease and arthritis. For CBD to have influence over our systems, the natural non-psychoactive compound first needs to first be absorbed.


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When we talk about the absorption of CBD, we're referring to its transfer from the site of administration to the bloodstream, where it can then be transported throughout the body to interact with or influence cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2, and non-cannabinoid receptors like serotonin receptor 5-HT1A and vanilloid receptor TRPV-1.

How CBD is absorbed depends on the route of administration, or how itʼs consumed. Whether CBD oil is ingested, situated under the tongue, inhaled, or applied topically plays an important role in the uptake, distribution, and elimination of the compound. It can therefore influence how effective cannabinoid treatments will be at eliciting their natural balancing effects.


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Christie Craig