CBD is one among several substances called cannabis cannabinoids.
There are many different cannabinoids.
CBD is the most important cannabinoid in hemp. It has many healing properties. It seems to lower inflammation, which is the body’s response to an injury or illness. This may make it useful for treating many types of diseases.
CBD is not psychoactive.
CBD Vs. THC
It is useful to compare CBD with tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is something that many people are familiar with. THC is the most well-known and widely used of the cannabinoids. It was identified long before CBD.
CBD is a cannabinoid found in hemp and is known for its healing properties. THC is the main cannabinoid of the marijuana plant. It is a mind-altering compound.
Marijuana contains more CBD than THC. Hemp only contains 0.3 percent of THC
What Does CBD Do?
The complex and understudied nature of CBD’s effects on the body and its mechanisms are still unknown.
CBD is one of the cannabinoids chemicals.
The body also produces natural endocannabinoids. These cannabinoids interact with receptors.
Cannabinoid and ECS receptors are all part of the complex Endocannabinoid System (ECS). It regulates neurotransmitters’ release (chemicals that are used to communicate between nerve cell pairs) in the brain and other parts.
CBD can be used to treat many conditions by activating the ECS. The effects of CBD on the ECS include balancing the body’s overall physical functions (homeostasis), reducing pain and inflammation, as well as lowering the body’s reaction in case of injury or infection.
What Are The Medical Uses Of CBD?
CBD products have been used for many purposes. Some were tested and some weren’t. The treatment of two rare seizure conditions has been approved by the prescription medicine Epidiolex.
There is still much to be learned about CBD’s potential effectiveness in anxiety and chronic (long-term), painful conditions like back or insomnia.
CBD As A Treatment For Anxiety & Depression. What does The Research say?
As mentioned above, CBD has the potential for helping to manage anxiety symptoms in a variety of cases.
There is also clinical proof to suggest CBD could be used as a tool to manage panic attacks. Around five percent suffer from panic disorder (PD), making CBD’s potential anxiolytic benefits potentially widespread.
There is even medical evidence that CBD might help with obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD). This nerve disorder can be very debilitating. OCD is currently managed mainly through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and antidepressants. But, recovery rates for OCD are very low. CBD could prove to be an innovative alternative intervention.
But what does CBD mean for those suffering from anxiety? The short answer, CBD products can have a strong, reactive effect on the neurohormonal system (a molecular system that regulates many fundamental functions of the body, such as emotions). Cannabinoids may bind to receptors of the endocannabinoid and modify their functioning, which could lead to various health benefits.
Modulating activities of the endocannabinoid system turned out to hold therapeutic promises in a wide spectrum of disparate conditions and diseases such as mood and anxiety disorders, movement disorders including Parkinson’s or Huntington’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and spinal cord injuries, to cancer and atherosclerosis.
CBD may help manage stress and anxiety. However, it is not intended for treating anxiety or depression.