Benefits of Cannabidiol (CBD)

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabis compound that has significant medical benefits, but does not make people feel “stoned” and can actually counteract the psychoactivity of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Why non-psychoactive cannabis?

The reduced psychoactivity of CBD-rich cannabis makes it an appealing treatment option for patients seeking anti-inflammatory, anti-pain, anti-anxiety, and anti-psychotic effects without disconcerting lethargy or dysphoria.

What about THC?

The Cannabis plant contains numerous molecules called cannabinoids, most well-known of which is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is responsible for the “high” recreational cannabis users seek, yet THC may be an essential component of cannabis-based medicinals in the treatment and management of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Cancer.

Can CBD and THC work together?

Because CBD is non-psychoactive, CBD-rich medicines can mitigate and reduce the negative effects of THC. CBD-rich medicinal products are therefore becoming accepted for treating children, the elderly, and those for whom the intense THC-induced “high” may be undesirable.

Who can benefit from CBD-rich medicinals?

Scientific studies underscore the potential of CBD-rich medicine as a treatment for many conditions including: chronic pain, diabetes, cancer, insomnia, anxiety, cardiovascular disease, alcoholism, PTSD, schizophrenia, antibiotic-resistant infections, Parkinson’s, rheumatoid arthritis, MS, epilepsy, and other neurological and seizure disorders. To find out if CBD-rich medicine is appropriate for you, please consult your physician or healthcare practitioner.

Cannabidiol has been shown to:

  • Inhibit cancer cell growth when injected into breast and brain tumors in combination with THC
  • Reduce or eliminate seizures and convulsions
  • Reduce vascular tension
  • Relieve anxiety
  • Be useful in the treatment of oxidation associated diseases including ischemic, age-related, and autoimmune diseases
  • Be neuro-protective, for example, limiting neurological damage following stroke and trauma
  • Be helpful in managing neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and HIV dementia
  • Lower blood sugar levels
  • Alleviate nausea
  • Be analgesic (pain-relieving), antibacterial, and antioxidant

For more information, see the Wikipedia article on Cannabidiol, which cites numerous research studies showing positive benefits of CBD.

See also: US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Oct. 7, 2003 United States Patent #6,630,507 “Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants”.

What is CO2 extraction?

CO2 extraction is one of the cleanest, greenest methods of super-concentrating cannabinoids. From Wikipedia: “The relatively low temperature of the process and the stability of CO2 also allows most compounds to be extracted with little damage or denaturing.”

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