What is Cannabidiol?
Cannabidiol or CBD is a non intoxicating aspect of a cannabis plant. To begin, CBD provides patients with amazing therapeutic effects. Preclinical research shows that CBD contains strong anti-inflammatories, anti-oxidant, anti-psychotic, anti-tumoral, and anti-depressant qualities.
Hemp vs. Marijuana Plant
Both hemp and marijuana are cannabis plants and contain the same cannabinoid properties.
Not only is hemp physically different from a marijuana plant but, the levels of cannabinoids differ as well.
Contains high levels of CBD and low levels of THC
Contains high levels of THC and various levels of CBD
The major difference that sets hemp CBD aside from CBD derived from a marijuana plant is the person taking it won’t feel “high”. CBD acts on different pathways than THC does causing the effects to differ from one another. CBD operates through multiple receptor-independent channels.
The benefits of CBD have shown positive effects like; digestive aid, anxiety relief, cancer spread and many more. The National Cancer Institute says that CBDs bind to cannabinoid receptors in the body. When attached to these receptors, the CBD stimulate one’s appetite.
In a study of 24 people with anxiety disorder, half were given 600 mg of CBD and the other half was the control group who took a placebo. A competition of a public speaking test was done while their blood pressure, heart rate and other stress tests measured. The results show that the group who took the CBD had reduced anxiety, cognitive impairment and discomfort in speech performance.
CBD has test results of reducing the size of cancer one has. This can be a patient rubbing CBD on their skin to treat and reduce spots of skin cancer. In a 2011 study on breast cancer and CBD, the results suggested that CBD targeted breast cancer cells cohesively with minimizing damage breast to the tissue.