Science behind CBD(Cannabinoids)
What are Cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are beneficial plant compounds found in the hemp and cannabis plants. Not all cannabinoids are psychoactive. CBD (Cannabidiol) is often mistaken as tetrahydrocannabinol, THC, but they are not the same. They both have medical benefits, but they work in different ways. First, CBD does not make someone feel “high” or “stoned”. In fact, a lot of CBD users say they do not particularly notice a change. They feel more calm than they were before, but it is not a drastic change like THC produces.
How many Cannabinoids are there in hemp?
There are over 120 cannabinoids in Hemp!!!
One of them is CBN. What is CBN?
CBN is short for Cannabinol. In more ways than one, CBN is something of a “sleeper” cannabinoid. Given its sedative effects and dominant presence in aged cannabis, CBN's reputation as a sleepy cannabinoid. CBN's distinct sedative quality is undoubtedly the thing that sets it apart from other cannabinoids.
Yes it's legal!
Yes Hemp contains less than 0.3 percent Delta 9 THC and according to the 2018 Farm Bill legalizing all hemp derived products containing under 0.3% THC are federally legal. That doesn't mean all hemp grown are the same, Quality still matters in medicine and skincare!!!
Science behind phytocannabinoids?
The beneficial properties that the cannabis and hemp plant are predominantly due to phytocannabinoids, a group of naturally occurring, biologically active chemical compounds. The most abundant are cannabidiol (CBD). But how can these compounds help us understand CBD as a medicine?
Science has taught us that if these plant-produced phytocannabinoids are ingested, they act on the same cannabinoid receptors as the endocannabinoids that the body makes itself. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is comprised of receptors on cells throughout the body that are bound by natural endocannabinoids, leading to biological downstream effects that may prove beneficial for certain medical conditions. Endocannabinoids can have positive effects in cardiovascular and respiratory disorders, musculoskeletal disorders and neurological disorders, specifically epilepsy (Pacheret al., 2008)