With the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, CBD is now more mainstream than ever. You can find CBD in a variety of products, from oils to skincare products, but what really is CBD and what do you need to know about it?
What is CBD?
CBD is the abbreviation for cannabidiol—a common, naturally occurring compound found in the flower of the hemp plant. It is just one of about 100 “phytocannabinoids” found in cannabis plants. These compounds are unique to the plant and offer therapeutic benefits.
While CBD is related to THC, another famous phytocannabinoid, there is one important distinction. Unlike THC, CBD is not intoxicating. Therefore, it doesn’t offer the mind-altering effects or “high” that’s often associated with cannabis. This is because CBD and THC interact with the human body differently.
For those still worried about the close association, the World Health Organization (WHO) investigated the properties of CBD in a 2018 report and found it to be safe and non-addictive. The report states:
“While the number of studies is limited, the evidence from well controlled human experimental research indicates that CBD is not associated with abuse potential.”
Now that you know what CBD is, let’s look at how it works.
How Does CBD Work?
In short, CBD resembles and, in some cases, enhances compounds already found in our bodies. These compounds are called endocannabinoids and are found in the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
The system was discovered in the early ’90s by researchers. Physicians and researchers are still learning about the ECS, but what they do know is very promising. Essentially, the ECS helps our bodies regulate important functions such as sleep, appetite, pain, inflammation, mood, stress, energy levels and immune activity. It also aids in homeostasis, or balance, of the various systems in the body. This is why people are turning to CBD as a treatment option for a variety of conditions.
Does CBD Work for Me?
At a broad level, CBD is working with the ECS to keep your body systems in balance, fighting against disruptive stressors. However, CBD interacts with each individual differently because each person’s ECS is different.
There is still much ongoing research on CBD, and people interested in it should do their own independent research. This way, each person can determine what’s right for them.
Are you Interested in CBD?
If you are ready to see what CBD can do for you, Canapa offers clean and effective CBD tinctures. We give you the flexibility to decide what’s right for your needs by offering Spettro, a full spectrum CBD tincture, and Puro, an isolate based CBD tincture.
So how much should you take? That’s a great question. Because everyone’s ECS is different, everyone experiences different effects from CBD and needs a different dosage. We encourage starting with 20mg and working your way up from there!
Additionally, Canapa provides test results for every batch, so you know exactly what you’re getting. Every bottle of Canapa tincture comes with a scannable QR code on the packaging, allowing customers to get access to batch-specific lab results. No surprises—just full transparency.