What is CBD?
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of over 100 cannabinoids that are found in cannabis plants.
CBD does not get a person "high", unlike another compound from the marijuana plant, known as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This allows users of CBD to experience some of the same potential benefits as THC, but without the high.
What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?
The human body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that uses cannabinoids for many important functions. Our bodies actually produce some cannabinoids of their own, which are called endocannabinoids. The ECS helps to regulate functions such as:
sleep, memory, appetite, energy, inflammation, motor control, mood, body temperature, immune-system response, and pain.
We still have a lot to learn about ECS function, but research shows that the ECS regulates these functions via cannabinoid receptors found in different areas of the body. Currently, there are two types of cannabinoid receptors that have been identified:
-CB1 receptors which are located in the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system)
-CB2 receptors which are in the nerves of the extremities (peripheral nervous system), digestive system, and certain cells in the immune system
What Are Some Potential Benefits of CBD?
There are many completed and ongoing clinical trials suggesting CBD may benefit certain diseases and conditions. Some of these may include:
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Parkinson's' Disease
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease