So, just what is CBD, you ask? Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a cannabis compound purported to offer a host of worthwhile medical benefits. CBD is just one of 85 active cannabinoids in the plant, but it constitutes about 40 percent of the overall plant extract. It is popular with those that do not want the psychoactive response, or the feeling of getting high, normally associated with THC. In fact, CBD may actually inhibit the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC.
Ironically, for decades, growers bred cannabis to produce less CBD and more THC. Now that there is a new appreciation for the benefits of CBD, growers are developing more strains rich in this compound. Cannabis strains with relatively more CBD may help to treat a variety of medical symptoms, including but not limited to:
- Chronic pain
- Muscle Spasms
As a result, clinical studies and scientific research highlight CBD’s ability to treat, at least to a degree, certain neurological disorders, MS, Epilepsy, Diabetes, Arthritis and alcohol abuse. For example, Canada approved CBD to treat Multiple Sclerosis back in 2005.
CBD is also a potential treatment for PTSD and Schizophrenia. Researchers have also explored CBD’s impact on certain antibiotic-resistant infections, as well as its antioxidant qualities. Furthermore, CBD is a possible proactive treatment that benefits the neurological system.
There are many products on the market today that are high in CBD and low in THC, so they offer the health benefits without getting high so they can be perfect for daytime use.