Cannabis has always been perceived as a contemptuous drug even though it bears numerous health benefits. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the 60 active cannabinoids identified in both cannabis and industrial hemp. When hearing about cannabidiol, people are often overwhelmed with questions and uncertainty about what exactly CBD is and how it may benefit them.
Due to the presence of CBD in Cannabis, it has been cultivated for thousands of years and used for various medicinal, psychoactive, and physical properties or merely for recreational purposes. In the ancient times, CBD was used to tackle anxiety and reducing severe migraines. Even though CBD was first discovered in 1940 by Dr. Roger Adams and his team at the University of Illinois, its structure didn’t attain clarification until 1963 after much research.
For a long time, medical professionals and the general public overlooked CBD because psychoactive cannabis took all the attention. Nowadays, CBD has caught some notice due to its various medical traits but is still tagged as illegal in most countries because it is found in the toxic drug Cannabis. Nevertheless, you can still find CBD at various medical stores and hospitals. In the US, CBD is viewed quite differently. Patients pursuing CBD treatments do not require a prescription to acquire CBD hemp oil. They incorporate CBD in their diet as a needful dietary supplement.
CBD does not have psychoactive effects unlike its counterpart THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, which causes a ‘high’. Thus, it’s minimal side effects make it secure to use. According to a paper by NIDA, CBD acts to reduce the intoxicating effects of THC, such as memory impairment and paranoia. Though CBD helps induce sleep, some studies suggest that when given together with THC, this molecule appeared to counteract some of the residual sedative activities of THC. Contrary to THC, CBD oil does not cause variations in heart rate, blood pressure or body temperature.
Examine the infographic to get a better understanding of CBD’s health potential.
Article by Marcia Hines
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