Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is an amazing compound derived from the hemp plant. This miracle isolate has no psychoactive effects, meaning it doesn’t get you high, but it does have many calming and mood enhancing properties. It has also been shown to reduce pain and inflammation, and topically soothes a variety of skin ailments.
How does this amazing compound work?
The human body produces compounds like those in the cannabis plant, called endocannabinoids. These molecules wake up the receptors that are most abundant within the central nervous system, but are also found in the skin, digestive tract, and reproductive organs. This network of receptors is called the endocannabinoid system and helps control everything from mood, cognition, movement, appetite, immune response, sleep, ovulation and sperm production. CBD helps the body with no toxic or adverse side effects.
CBD affects the endocannabinoid receptors, which are in both the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. Endocannabinoid receptors are very important as they function to maintain body homeostasis.
The non-psychoactive substance affects endocannabinoid neurotransmissions, which in turn up-regulate and down-regulate the neural transmissions as needed to maintain homeostasis, helping keep the body in a normal and healthy state. In fact, unlike most pharmaceuticals that only stimulate up-regulation or down-regulation, CBD is unique in that it can balance both.
Plus, since cannabidiol works toward homeostasis, it rarely produces unwanted side effects and, as a result, has given CBD a good safety record as a result. Still, the most remarkable thing about cannabidiol is the number and variety of its potential therapeutic applications.
CBD is derived from the stalks of the marijuana plant, which are THC-free, so while cannabidiol makes up 40 percent of the plant’s extract, it has none of the psychoactive effects as THC.
Although tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, and CBD are both naturally occurring components in a cannabis plant, they are different compounds. THC is the psychoactive substance that causes the feeling of being high, while CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning you’re not going to get high from using CBD-infused products.
CBD is also a rich source of fatty acids and other nutrients that benefit your skin. Many cannabidiol oils and creams also help with inflammation.
Miracle Nutritional Products has over 50 products that are infused with CBD including tincture oils, (which can come in different strengths), Chiro cream, pill capsules, and edibles in the form of lollypops and gummies. We have gone a step further by producing products for pets as well.
Unlike other anti-depressants that run the risk of causing addiction, CBD has no addictive properties and no side effects.