Cannabidiol (CBD) hemp oil is extracted from the hemp plant, a relative of marijuana. The hemp plant 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 1980s, “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 cannabidiol hemp oil (CBD) 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: “A Simple Guide to the Endocannabinoid System” – Healthline]
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. CBD also contains 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 Are the Health Benefits of Hemp? – MedicalNewToday]
The documented health benefits of cannabidiol hemp oil (CBD) 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 the 2018 Farm Bill, CBD products became legal in the USA. Therefore, you can purchase CBD without a prescription or permit.
Seeds of Wellness sells CBD by Blue Moon Hemp, 3CHI, For the People, and Zuri. Our products include full-spectrum CBD,