Cannabidiol (CBD) hemp oil is extracted from industrial hemp plant, a relative of marijuana, which contains only trace amounts (- 0.3%) of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), a psychotropic compound that causes a high. CBD offers many medical benefits with minimal side effects by interacting with the Endocannabinoid System (also called the Endogenouse Cannabinoid System) in our body.
The Endogenouse Cannabinoid System (ECS)
Discovered in the 1980’s, “the ECS regulates a variety of biological processes, like relaxation, eating, sleeping, certain inflammation responses and even cognitive function. In a nutshell, your ECS is responsible for making sure your entire body is working optimally—no small task!
Endocannabinoids (and plant-based cannabinoids) link with protein molecule receptors—called cannabinoid receptors—on the surface of cells. CBD has also been shown to strengthen and improve the efficiency of mitochondria, the ‘powerhouses’ of your cells that are responsible for ensuring that your cells work the way they should…
When a person ingests Hemp CBD Oil or other cannabinoids, these cannabinoid receptors are activated (CBD appears to have a greater affinity for CB2 receptors than CB1 receptors). Research indicates that when you supplement your ECS with non-toxic, non-habit-forming cannabinoids, you may create a healthier endocannabinoid system and, almost certainly, a healthier you.” [Source: About ECS (EndoCannabinoid System) – Blue Moon Hemp]
What does this mean? By ingesting CBD, you help balance and maintain the ECS within your body. It also helps improve the body’s control centers ability to communicate with every other system.
“In the past decade, The Endocannabinoid System has been implicated in a growing number of physiological functions, both in the central and peripheral nervous systems and in peripheral organs… modulating the activity of the Endocannabinoid System turned out to hold therapeutic promise in a wide range of disparate diseases and pathological conditions…” [Source: The Endocannabinoid System as an Emerging Target of Pharmacotherapy – National Institutes of Health]
The nutritional benefits of CBD include omega fatty acids, amino acids, protein, antioxidants, “minerals like iron, zinc and copper as well as calcium, magnesium, potassium, carotene, thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin B6 and vitamin E.” [Source: What Is Hemp Good For? – Food Facts by Mercola]
The health benefits of CBD that are documented in medical journals and research publications:
- Epilepsy – some evidence that CBD works as an anticonvulsant
- Chronic pain – especially nerve pain and pain due to inflammation
- Anxiety – research show CBD reduces anxiety in humans and animals
- Depression – small doses have an “active” effect that helps with focus and activity, but large doses result in a “sedative” effect.
- Arthritis – shown to reduce joint pain both orally and as a topical
- Diabetes – early findings, show slowing down cell damage related to diabetes
- Drug Addiction, alcoholism and smoking – found to help curb the desire, especially for nicotine
Source: What Are the Actual Benefits of CBD – Ministry of Hemp
Note: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Always check with your physician before starting a new dietary supplement program.
Is CBD Legal?
Since CBD hemp oil is sold as a health dietary supplement and is not derived from marijuana, CBD is legal in almost every state in the USA and over 45 countries. Therefore, you can purchase CBD without a prescription or permit.
Seeds of Wellness now sells 100mg of CBD by Blue Moon Hemp made from organic, non-GMO and “plant only” industrial hemp from Switzerland. This 100mg CBD liquid can be put under your tongue, in other liquids and food and/or vaped in an e-cig alone or added to another e-liquid. We also have 250mg CBD Tinctures for sublingual use or to be added to a liquid by the end of the year. Stop in to learn more.