The Benefits of CBD : Devin Burke
Hey guys, Devin Burke here - wellness educator, health and fitness coach.
Today I'll be sharing with you what CBD is, and all the amazing benefits of using it.
CBD, also known as Cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive compound (meaning it won't make you feel high sorry guys) which is found in cannabis. It's one of over 60 different compounds present in the cannabis plant.
CBD is usually present in cannabis in high concentrations, along with THC (a compound in cannabis that is psychoactive and will make you feel high). CBD is non-psychoactive because it's lack of affinity and attraction to CB1 receptors, the receptors that cause the experience of that cerebral high.
There are two different types of cannabinoid receptors in the human body, CB1 and CB2. Both are naturally found throughout the body but are most common in the brain and the immune system. CB1 receptors (which are stimulated by THC) are responsible for regulating memory, mood, sleep, and pain. CB2 receptors on the other hand are found in the immune cells and assist regulation of the inflammation and immune systems.
Unlike marijuana, CBD is 100% legal almost everywhere in the world and offers a huge boost to personal wellbeing. CBD is completely safe and is non-addictive.
You may be wondering what is the difference between THC and CBD? Well, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the most prominent psychoactive compound in the marijuana plant. It's the compound in the marijuana plant that does make you feel high.
CBD or cannabidiol is the non-psychotic compound found in marijuana. CBD is extracted as an oil from the cannabis plant and comes in various concentrations and forms, but it is commonly consumed orally in the form of a supplement, pill or liquid tincture, vaporized, or even sprayed directly in the mouth.
The dosage of CBD differs for each person, but it's best to start small and gradually increase to experience the desired result. Generally, a standard serving is 25 milligrams of CBD taken twice per day, however it’s likely you need to experiment with a different doses to find out what works best for you. The dosage really varies per individual and depends what you're taking it for.
There's no scientific studies to date showing any negative side effects of consuming cannabidiol regularly. CBD has actually been extensively studied and proven to have only positive effects. Dr. Sanjay Gupta discussed it in his documentary ‘Weed’ as well as on CNN and in various other videos on the web.
So now you know what CBD is and the benefits of consuming it, you're probably wondering where do you get it? Well as more in more scientific studies are released on the benefits of CBD, more and more products will continue to flood the consumer market. Right now you can purchase a wide variety of CBD products online, and even in some health food stores.
As with all supplements, it is important to consider the quality, extraction, storage, and manufacturing methods before purchasing a supplement or product. Sadly, about 90% of health supplements on the market today are ineffective and a complete waste of money because they simply aren't made from quality ingredients or they have poor extraction methods making them useless and sometimes even dangerous.
Be wise and be sure to properly research the manufacturer before you buy.