For some, claimed as the ultimate panacea, for others, a solution that has helped them deal with a great variety of symptoms and problems, and for the U.S, it has grown enough to deserve its own national day. Still, there’s a lot of people that know anything about CBD.
First, we can start by saying that there’s a lot of controversy behind this topic since research regarding CBD is still in its early stages, and some people might point out that it’s not as useful, but those who have used it have claimed that it’s one of the best alternatives to deal with pain and inflammation. But what is CBD? How does it work? And why people take the risk of trying even when there’s much to learn about it?
Let’s start by explaining what CBD is. First, CBD comes from the word cannabidiol, and as you may have guessed already, cannabidiol is heavily related to the cannabis plant, since the benefits of medicinal cannabis and the uses of CBD are pretty similar.
Still, cannabidiol is mostly produced thanks to the hemp plant, which is a derivation of cannabis that contains much less THC. THC is the compound found in cannabis (and marijuana) that gets people high. Cannabidiol products, on the other hand much less THC, to the point of being harmless. Specifically speaking, the hemp plant and all CBD related products must contain 0.3% of THC or less to be considered safe for medical use.
Marijuana and cannabis can be used for medical, as well as CBD, but the biggest difference is that the last one won’t get you high, and some people appreciate this because they need to work or meet with people. And dealing with people or work while high is something that only pros can do without embarrassing themselves.
So cannabidiol became a more acceptable option for most people as it’s also very easily obtainable, and you can look here for more detailed information on the matter.
On that note, pet owners have also found it very useful, considering that THC is a very toxic compound for them. Why is that? It’ll be explained in the next section.
What Makes Cannabidiol so Great?
Now, there’s something science has names as the endocannabinoid system, and although there’s still much to learn about it, it has been linked to several areas of our body, not only physically, but mentally as well.
More specifically speaking, the endocannabinoid system might affect our perspective of the world as well as our five senses. Whenever we get high, our endocannabinoid systems get affected, and our senses might be affected, as well as the way we perceive external stimulation.
Still, when it comes to cannabis, depending on the type of cannabis, we might get different results when it comes to our five senses. You see, there are three types of cannabis plants: Indica, Sativa, and hybrid. Indica is used for relaxation, Sativa can get people hyped up, and hybrid has a combination of both.
But cannabidiol is different. Since cannabidiol and CBD related products don’t contain as much THC to affect the endocannabinoid system, it’s the best option for people looking for its benefits. And believe it or not, it’s the only available option for pets since their endocannabinoid system is much more potent than ours and might get intoxicated by THC.
The benefits of CBD, in case you didn’t know, are many, as mentioned in here https://www.healthline.com/program/cbd, but we are going to briefly cover some of them:
- It’s great to reduce inflammation and relieve the pain that comes from diseases and inflammatory conditions, like cancer and joint problems.
- Some people use it to deal with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and insomnia.
- It has been proven to be an incredible alternative for people suffering from seizures, and a study showed a 32% reduction of seizure attacks.
- All the benefits apply for both humans and animals, and that’s why pet owners use their pets, to help them deal with the pain of diseases, health complications, and stressful situations.
- The side-effects of CBD are still under study, but it has been proven to be much safer than other drugs aiming to deal with the same problems.