CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring compound and one of the many cannabinoids that may be extracted from the cannabis plant.
Like many, you have probably heard about CBD and seen it many times before, wondering, why is CBD so popular?
The short answer is that CBD is not psychoactive. The longer answer is one we will explore in this article.
CBD is a compound that comes from the same cannabis plant as marijuana, but with its own distinct properties and effects. At the heart of what makes marijuana products mood- and perception-altering is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
CBD and THC are two different compounds. While marijuana can have both recreational and medical applications, it is culturally and historically associated with recreational usage and sensations of euphoria, the feeling of being “high”. CBD doesn't get people high, making it more user-friendly and practical for daily use and activities that require focus and calmness.
CBD distinguishes itself in being generally well-tolerated and not intoxicating. The compound is extracted from the flowers and leaves of hemp plants that are grown specifically to have low levels of THC.
How CBD Works For Your Body
To understand the benefits of CBD, think of your human body as a finely tuned machine that performs important functions.
The machine itself has a vast system of keys and locks that all communicate with each other to operate harmoniously. In your body, that system is the endocannabinoid system: endocannabinoids are the keys and cannabinoid receptors are the locks. Unlocking the messages between cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoids enhance cell-to-cell communication in the nervous system, immune system, and hormonal system.
Research suggests that CBD inhibits the enzymatic breakdown of endocannabinoids, thus allowing for a greater presence of endocannabinoids. Click here to learn about how CBD works with your nervous system.
The Benefits of CBD
CBD is a self-care staple for busy people with demanding schedules, including athletes, entrepreneurs, executives, and parents. It is frequently employed to effectively address inflammation and facilitate muscle recovery.
As a finely tuned machine, the human body experiences wear and tear.
Some experiences in day-to-day life are more taxing or stressful than others, setting off a chain of physiological reactions. A stressful day at work triggers the release of stress hormones like cortisol, preparing the body for a "fight or flight" response. A runny nose is likely the symptom of an infection, to which the immune system responds. Training in a competitive sport stimulates muscle protein synthesis, with muscle fibers needing repair in order to grow and strengthen.
These are all examples of challenging stimuli, to which the body naturally responds with acute inflammation. While acute inflammation is essential to the body's adaptation and survival, when the inflammatory response continues to a persistent and unhealthy extent, this is known as chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is associated with various chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Alzheimer’s, and more.
Clinical trials continue to explore the mechanisms of CBD and the implications for autoimmune diseases, degenerative nerve diseases, and chronic conditions.
Furthermore, CBD can serve as a valuable resource for alleviating anxiety, fostering tranquility, and enhancing sleep quality. By modulating serotonergic transmission, CBD potentially increases the presence of anandamide, a cannabinoid, by inhibiting its reuptake and enzymatic breakdown.
Single-Origin, Certified Organic, Lab-Tested CBD
Optimal health and wellness require a dedicated focus on both your physical vitality and mental well-being. CBD, as a subtle yet impactful addition to your daily regimen, has the potential to yield significant improvements in your life.
Bottle & Stone’s full-spectrum single-origin, certified Organic and lab-tested CBD is extracted from organic hemp grown in the USA. Full-spectrum CBD contains whole-plant extracts that include a variety of beneficial compounds, including phytocannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and essential fatty acids. Extensive testing is conducted by a third-party lab to provide a complete cannabinoid profile that includes less than 0.3% THC.
At Bottle & Stone, we are committed to purity and quality with every handcrafted product. We believe in thriving naturally and achieving health and happiness on your own terms.
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