How does CBD work?

There is a good reason why CBD and other hemp-derived compounds assist the body so well in staying in a state of homeostasis or balance. Every human and almost all animals have an extensive system of receptors called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).

It’s primary function is to regulate a wide range of biological processes in the body, like the immune system, the nervous system, and all body organs. CBD acts on this Endocannabinoid system by activating two specific receptors -CB1 and CB2.

The CB1 receptors are predominantly found in the brain, central nervous system, connective tissues, gonads, glands, and organs. The CB2 receptors are primarily found in the immune system and peripheral organs. CBD acts on these receptors indirectly which leads to a balanced state of the entire body. Most supplements that you take target just one area of the body at a time.

CBD has an array of medical benefits, but not all have been thoroughly researched and approved to date. What recent research has shown is that using the whole hemp for CBD extraction maximizes the benefits that will be delivered throughout the body. So, when looking for a good quality CBD product it needs to state Broad Spectrum.

Overall, CBD is well tolerated and considered safe for most people because it has a calming effect. It will help you focus better, support better sleeping patterns, relieve aches and pains from joint inflammation, and relieve menopausal symptoms.

As with any change in supplementation, please contact your physician before using to ask about any interaction with medications you may be taking. It is not recommended for pregnant or nursing women.

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History of CBD

1940’s – CBD Compound Isolated
While medicinal use of the cannabis plant can be traced back to the dawn of human civilization, it was not until the 20th century that CBD began to be seriously studied. In 1940, American organic chemist Roger Adams first isolated the CBD compound from the rest of the plant. Though at the time, he had no idea what he had actually discovered.
1960’s – CBD Found to be Non-Psychoactive
Twenty years later, in 1960, Israeli chemist Raphael Mechoulam was able to both isolate and describe his findings as CBD. He was also able to discover that unlike THC, CBD was non-psychoactive.
1970’s – CBD for Medicinal Use
In the mid-1970s the endocannabinoid system began to be explored further by British medical professionals. During that time, British Pharmacopoeia developed a CBD tincture for medicinal use. However, in America, all things related to the cannabis plant remained illegal.
2003 -US Government Files Patent for CBD as a Neuroprotectant
In 2003, under U.S. Patent #6,630,507, the U.S. government officially patented CBD as a neuroprotectant, even though CBD itself was still listed as a schedule 1 narcotic.
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