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CBD (cannabidiol) is a compound found in the cannabis plant. It can be used in several different ways including vaping, tinctures, capsules, and edibles.

Unlike its close relative, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD is completely non-psychoactive. This allows us to benefit from the many health properties of the cannabis plant without the negative side effects of "getting high".

Because of this, CBD became a very popular option for those seeking a natural alternative to treat conditions such as chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, PTSD, epilepsy, and other mental disorders.

At first, many were skeptical, thinking that a natural compound, let alone a cannabis compound, could effectively treat such a wide range of conditions. But as medical researchers learned more, and the stories from tens of thousands of people began to stack up, the truth was undeniable. CBD works.

For starters, CBD inherits many of the medicinal properties of cannabis such as being anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiolytic. This allows it to provide natural stress, anxiety, and pain relief.

But this alone is not what allows CBD to benefit so many conditions. What allows it to effectively treat so many conditions, and maintain health and wellness in the body, is how the cannabinoids found in CBD interact with receptors throughout our body.

In 1988, the first cannabinoid receptor was discovered in the brain of a rat. Researchers found that these receptors reacted specifically to THC, and were found primarily found in regions of the brain responsible for mental and physiological processes such as memory, high cognition, emotion, and motor coordination.

Listen to this audiobook and learn how to make your own CBD oil.

©2019 Michel Pollann, MD (P)2020 Michel Pollann, MD

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