CBD is everywhere now, on the news, social media, major shopping outlets, which is a good indication that it is here to say. Thanks to its vast therapeutic potential, it has been successfully utilized in the treatment and prevention of several diseases, with a great probability of discovering more as scientific and clinical data unfolds.
Apart from the most common CBD sales pitches and commercials you see, just how much do you know about CBD? This article will give you insights into ten little known facts about CBD oil.
- CBD can be derived from other plants
- You don’t need to be sick to benefit from CBD
- CBD belongs to a class of phytochemicals
- Cannabis growers can breed high-CBD plants
- CBD quality is not affected by the source
- CBD oil can counter the side effects of THC
- CBD can manage cannabinoid deficiency
- Benefits of CBD can be maximized with other phytochemicals
- Your pet can also benefit from CBD
- You can fly along with your CBD product
1. CBD can be derived from other plants
Cannabidiol is a secondary metabolite secreted in plants and has been shown to elicit a wide range of health benefits by interacting with CB1 and CB2 receptors of the endocannabinoids system (ECS). Contrary to popular belief system, CBD is not only limited to the cannabis plant as it can also be derived from yeast. Data gathered from research has also shown that plants like coneflower, electric daisy, cocoa, black pepper, flaxseed, kava, and liverwort can produce secondary metabolites capable of interacting with the endocannabinoid system in the same way as CBD.
2. You don’t need to be sick to benefit from CBD
Consider CBD as a supplement that can be used even by the healthiest person on earth. More often than not, a lot of people tend to turn to CBD when they are battling with one ailment or the other. CBD's interaction with the ECS system can boost your immune system, improve your brain function, and support the generation of new brain cells. It has also been shown to improve sleep and relaxation and can help your ECS system to run smoothly. The ECS is the largest-regulatory system of the body, and since phytocannabinoids can interact with their (ECS) receptors, it is one of the best ways to maintain optimal health. CBD oil can also serve as a natural source of vitamins (B complex, C, E), proteins, minerals, calcium, magnesium, fatty acids and other dietary nutrients which keeps the body working round the clock. A daily dose of CBD will ensure your body gets the best care and support you could ever imagine.
3. CBD belongs to a class of phytochemicals
Although CBD has been shown as a wonder drug or substance, it will interest you to note that it is only one of the over 100 phytocannabinoids (plant-based cannabinoids) derived from plants. Some other members of the cannabinoid family include cannabichromene (CBC), cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), cannabidivarin (CBDV), cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN), delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ8-THC), tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) and tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV).
4. Cannabis growers can breed high-CBD plants
Not all cannabis plant contains the same amount of CBD. There are variations based on the strain of cannabis plant involved. To boost the production of these CBD, farmers can crossbreed these plants for better yield and performance. Smoking CBD flower can be one of the most effective ways to consume CBD.
5. CBD quality is not affected by the source
Data gathered from the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines has affirmed that CBD is CBD. Apart from the variations in the concentration of CBD in the cannabis plant, when isolated down, CBD is CBD regardless of the source. CBD from cannabis is the same as CBD from hemp or yeast.
6. CBD oil can counter the side effects of THC
THC is highly psychoactive due to the nature of its reaction with the ECS system. These effects may vary from paranoia to memory impairment and anxiety when over consumed. The use of CBD oil in conjunction with consuming THC can help counter these effects and make the experience far more manageable.
7. CBD can manage cannabinoid deficiency
Clinical endocannabinoid deficiency (CECD) is largely believed to cause several disease conditions like migraines, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and depression. Since CBD can interact with ECS receptors, it can complement the activities of endocannabinoids, thus managing CECD.
8. Benefits of CBD can be maximized with other phytochemicals
Although this may need further proof from scientific data, most researchers believe CBD can interact with THC, alkaloids, essential oils, and terpenes to elicit the entourage effect. It is believed that these plant compounds could act in synergy to boost the activity of CBD by increasing its bioavailability, and half-life.
9. Your pet can also benefit from CBD
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10. You can fly along with your CBD product
The Transportation Security Administration has recently updated its Medical Marijuana Policy to permit fliers to come along with their FDA-approved CBD products and medications whenever they fly. This was in line with the amendments of Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 which exempted FDA-approved hemp and cannabis medications with acceptable levels of THC (less than 0.3%) from the list of substances in the Controlled Substances Act.
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