What is CBD?


What Exactly is CBD?


CBD is everywhere right now. If you are confused about what it is, you're not alone.

Let us help you understand what it is and what it is used for.

In your body is something called the endocannabinoid system. You might not have heard about it, but it's there. And it's important.

According to "The Endocannabinoid System, Our Universal Regulator", the endocannabinoid system (ECS) is how we stay in homeostasis. The authors say:

 

"It is present nearly everywhere in the human body and functions by maintaining the homeostasis of the human body (Alger, 2013). This is achieved through a negative feedback loop which works by the activation of a postsynaptic neuron synthesizing and releasing the endocannabinoids as they target various cannabinoid (CB) receptors. "

Everyone has an ECS in their bodies. This is not something is present only if you have a cannabidiol like CBD or THC in your system. However, the compounds in a cannbidiol can help the ECS to do its job a bit better.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the component of cannabis that gets you "high", interacts with the ECS by binding to two important receptors called CB1 and CB2. This can help some people with pain relief. Other people experience paranoia and anxiety.

CBD works a little differently. In fact, experts aren't completely sure how it works with the ECS, but they do know it doesn't bind to CB1 or CB2 receptors like THC does. They believe it may prevent endocannabinoids from breaking down, which can increase their effect on your body. Or maybe there's a receptor that hasn't been discovered yet, as others believe.

Researchers are interested in CBD because it’s possible it offers health benefits without the psychoactive drawbacks of THC. A few of the better-studied conditions CBD seems to improve include schizophrenia, epilepsy, and certain forms of cancer. According to Harvard Health Publishing, there is strong scientific evidence for CBD’s effectiveness in treating two childhood epilepsy syndromes of which neither typically respond to anti-seizure medications. They include Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS).  There’s also hope that CBD could help with chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia and mental conditions like anxiety and depression.

Doctors are not yet able to confirm the safe, beneficial dosages for each application of CBD due to limited research. Be sure to always consult a healthcare provider before starting a CBD regimen to determine if it interacts with any other medications you are being prescribed.

 

CBD is available in different forms from Ozark Authentic, including oils, capsules, and creams. The ideal dosages vary depending on both its form and usage, so it’s important to check the labeling of your products before application. Ozark Authentic is located in Arkansas, where it is legal to buy and use CBD products.

CBD is available in different forms from Ozark Authentic, including oils, capsules, and creams. The ideal dosages vary depending on both its form and usage, so it’s important to check the labeling of your products before application. Ozark Authentic is located in Arkansas, where it is legal to buy and use CBD products.