CBD is the abbreviation of Cannabidiol and just as with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), it is a cannabinoid and active ingredient of cannabis. However, the one difference between the two cannabinoids is that CBD, unlike THC, is not psychoactive and for that reason it does not provide a stoned or high feeling and is therefore safe to use. Scientific studies on the medical effects of cannabis have shown that CBD is just as valuable as THC, but then without the negative effects. Please see below to read what these positive effects are.
Connected to cannabis by nature
Humans and animals have cannabis receptors in their body cells. In humans these receptors (CB1 and CB2) are mainly concentrated in the brain and the immune system. This is our endocannabinoid system. The cannabinoid receptors are activated after CBD ingestion and they attach to the cell surface. Studies show that the introduction (through ingestion) of CBD into our endocannabinoid system results in both a healthier body and endocannabinoid system, but no addiction arises.
Most of the medical benefits cannabis has to offer are attributable to CBD. All of these characteristics mean that CBD is extremely suitable for use by adults, children and animals. For example, studies indicate that CBD can have a very strong anti-inflammatory effect. CBD may also help to stop inflammation developing in the body, which means CBD can also work preventively. The most common medical complaints positively affected by CBD are named below.