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WHAT IS CBD AND WHAT TYPES OF CBD OIL ARE THERE?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 100 known naturally occurring phytocannabinoids. CBD works to supplement the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) by aiding in the production of anandamide for greater CB1 activation. Contrary to most literature, it is in fact psychotropic or psychoactive by definition but it is NOT intoxicating. CBD is extracted into oil from the aerial flower parts, stalks, and stems on the cannabis plant.
Full Spectrum, whole plant, products contain all naturally occuring compounds including THC. THese products provide the entourage effect. The Entourage Effect is the synergy of pharmacological effects that occur through the interaction of cannabinoids, terpinoids, and other compounds found in the cannabis plant.
Broad Spectrum products are typically THC free, however contain most of the other naturally occuring compounds. These also include products that were initially isolates with other compounds added back in. Isolate products are exactly that. The cannabidiol has been isolated from all other compounds to provide a pure CBD product.
There are now also terpene isolates that you can add to cbd products to enahnce and customize the pharmacological effect of your initial product.
HOW CAN YOU BENEFIT FROM CBD?
There's a lot CBD can help with. It can help with to relieve pain, reduce stress/anxiety/PTSD, alleviate cancer related symptoms, reduce acne, benefit heart health, diabetes prevention, arthritis, Parkinson's disease, anti-tumor effects, substance abuse treatment, antipsychotic effects, and may have neuroprotective properties, to name a few.
TAKING CBD FOR PAIN RELIEF:
➢ When you take CBD for pain relief the receptors we have in our body react with the CBD, and they form anti-inflammatory effects that reduce pain.
TAKING CBD FOR STRESS/ANXIETY/PTSD:
➢ When you take CBD for stress, anxiety, or PTSD it is working with your CB1 receptor affecting your serotonin levels. Low serotonin levels are common in depression and anxiety.
TAKING CBD FOR PARKINSON'S OR ARTHRITIS:
➢ CBD hemp extracts are rich in antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory effects on joints, helping to reduce the pain and inflammation.
TAKING CBD FOR DIABETES:
➢ In diabetic mice, treatment with CBD reduced the incidence of diabetes by 56% and significantly reduced inflammation.
TAKING CBD FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE:
➢ CBD has been shown to modify circuits in the brain related to drug addiction. In rats, CBD has been shown to reduce morphine dependence and heroin-seeking behavior.
HOW MUCH CBD SHOULD I TAKE?
CBD dosage is specific to each individuals needs. What may work for someone with similar symptoms, may not work for you. The rule of thumb is to start at the lowest dose and gradually work up to relief. El Anar staff are knowledgeable and focused on helping you to achieve optimum homeostasis for a better quality of life.
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