CBD oil and other CBD infused products have the potential to provide a wide array of benefits. Depending on the individual, their biology, their needs, and their usage, the effects of CBD can be quite different.
CBD stands for cannabidiol: a one of the naturally occurring cannabinoids that is found in the Hemp variety of the Cannabis plant. This is extracted from the plant, and can then be infused into various products for human use. When we use CBD products, the phytocannabinoids interact with the endocannabinoid system in the human body. This is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors. Endocannabinoids are endogenous lipid-based retrograde neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors throughout the central nervous system and the nervous system. This system plays a vital role in regulating various bodily functions, including the immune system and the brain. This means it can have an effect on our mood, our sleep, our pain sensation, our stress levels, and more. If this system does not function properly, it can lead to various health complications.
It is believed that using CBD can help to improve the function of this system by restoring balance to it, which can help to promote better health and wellbeing. One of the ways in which it can do this is by mimicking and augmenting the effects of the naturally occurring ‘endogenous cannabinoids’ in our bodies. Scientific studies suggest that using CBD can also increase the amount of these natural cannabinoids in the body by preventing them from being broken down too quickly.
It is thought that CBD can help to aid muscle health, promote pain relief, aid in relieving skin problems, promote better sleep, promote anti-anxiety effects, and perhaps even provide benefits towards those suffering with Cancer. We will go over each of these effects in more detail below.