Unlike THC, Cannibidiol (CBD) does not have intoxicating effects, which is one of the primary reasons it has become so popular — it’s healthy without the high.
- pain / joint pain
- rheumatoid arthritis
- sleep disorders
- alcoholism / drug addiction
- cardiovascular issues
- antibiotic-resistant infections
- neurological ailments
Furthermore, unlike traditional Rx drugs prescribed to patients as well as to individuals suffering from chronic pain and depression, CBD does not produce any serious side effects. As a result, CBD is helping open new possibilities and a shift in perspective on plant-based medicine and treatment options, including opioid-use reduction.
Discovered in the 1990s, the endogenous cannabinoid system (endocannabinoid system or ECS) is essentially a bridge between our body and our mind. Our ECS consists of numerous cannabinoid receptors that are integral to the human brain and play a pivotal role in physiological processes. Our two main ECS receptors, CB1 and CB2 exist within our brain, nervous system, as well as many other peripheral organs and tissues.
The prevalence of the ECS explains why CBD and other cannabinoids have such an impact on so many different parts of our bodies.
This is why the endocannabinoid system is so integral to the nervous and immune systems.
- The quickest way to experience CBD’s effects is via inhalation, which is why vapor oils are a popular choice. The active effects of inhaled CBD will last as long as two hours.
- A more discrete option is a tincture (dropper), which allows you to put a few drops directly in your mouth, under your tongue, or in your food and drinks. Oral CBD can take longer to kick-in and lasts longer than when inhaled. Orally ingested CBD can take between 20 and 90 minutes to take effect.
- Similar to tinctures, sublingual sprays (meaning under-the-tongue) were designed to be discrete. They are also easy-to-use and ensure proper dosing.
- Edibles infused with CBD such as gummies, chocolates, mints, etc. are another fun, easy and delicious way of ingesting the cannabinoid. Just be aware of how much is in what you eat.