HOW CBD WORKS
WHAT ARE CANNABINOIDS
Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are only two of 100+ phytochemical compounds in the Cannabis Sativa plant called Cannabinoids. There are 483 phytochemicals identified in the plant called Terpenes (compounds that give fruits, flowers and herbs their aroma, flavour and other special properties). A special sub-class of Terpenoids are the Cannabinoids.
HOW DOES CBD WORK
To understand how CBD works, it is important to understand how it interacts with the body. The body already produces its own cannabinoids, called endocannabinoids, that interacts with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Cannabinoids (CBD and THC) consumed from another source like cannabis, modulates the endocannabinoid system and enhances your natural endocannabinoid tone.
The endocannabinoid system plays a crucial role in regulating a broad range of physiological processes that affect our everyday experience – our mood, memory, energy level, our intestinal fortitude, immune activity, blood pressure, bone density, glucose metabolism, how we experience pain, stress, hunger, and more.
What happens if the endocannabinoid system doesn’t function properly? What are the consequences of a chronically deficient or overactive endocannabinoid system?
In a word, disease.
By modulating the endocannabinoid system and enhancing endocannabinoid tone, CBD and THC can slow – or in some cases stop – disease progression.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD AND THC
CBD works synergistically with THC and enhances THC’s painkilling impact, while modifying THC’s psycoactivity. CBD can also neutralize unfavorable effects that THC may cause such as anxiety and rapid heart beat and lessen or neutralize the intoxicating effects of THC. Both have significant therapeutic attributes and interacts to enhance each other’s therapeutic effects. They work best together.
a moderate dose of a CBD dominant products works best for anxiety, depression, spasms, and pediatric seizure disorders. For cancer, neurological disease, and many other ailments, patients may benefit from a more balanced ratio of CBD and THC.
The Biphasic Effect
Cannabis compounds have biphasic properties, which means that low and high doses of the same substance can produce opposite effects – Small doses of cannabis tend to stimulate; large doses sedate.
“Less is more” is often the case with respect to cannabis therapy.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Every individual is genetically unique, so a serving size of CBD oil will be different for each person. If this is your first time using CBD, it is best to start with a low dosage and become familiar with how your body responds before increasing your intake to the dose that works best for you
Extensive scientific research and clinical studies have shown that CBD could be therapeutic for many conditions including, but not limited to pain, cancer, anxiety, sleep disorders, alcoholism, cardiovascular disease, and antibiotic resistant infections.
// Autoimmune diseases (inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis)
// Neurological conditions (Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Huntington’s chorea, stroke, traumatic brain injury)
// Metabolic syndrome (diabetes, obesity)
// Neuropsychiatric illness (autism, ADHD, PTSD, alcoholism)
// Gut disorders (colitis, Crohn’s)
// Cardiovascular dysfunction (atherosclerosis, arrhythmia)
// Skin disease (acne, dermatitis, psoriasis)
CBD has strong anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasm, anti-convulsant, anti-psychotic, anti-tumoral, and neuroprotective properties. CBD directly activates serotonin receptors, causing an anti-depressant effect as well.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS & PRECAUTIONS
Despite numerous studies of a wide variety of CBD applications and different CBD dosages, no side effects have been reported. Talk to you health care professional before use.
Pregnant or breast-feeding – Not enough reliable information about the safety of taking CBD. Talk to you health care professional before use.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO FEEL THE EFFECTS OF CBD?
The effect of CBD when used for stress and anxiety can be felt from 10-20min to 40min for the full effect and for pain relief within 30min.
We have seen results in pets with stress and anxiety caused by fireworks/thunder storms) or separation anxiety almost immediately and when used for pain and inflammation within 20 minutes.
CBD is not a short term remedy that treats the symptom, but rather working over a period of time to alleviating the root cause of the health condition.
Because CBD does not produce an excessive release of dopamine, it does not trigger the brain to form an addiction. CBD balances the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain. If there is too much of one neurotransmitter, CBD will help to lower it, and if there isn’t enough of another, CBD will help bring it up to a healthy level. It’s also important to note that when you stop using CBD, there are no withdrawal symptoms.