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What is CBD?
CBD or Cannabidiol is a naturally occurring chemical compound
or ‘cannabinoid’ found in marijuana (cannabis) and hemp
plants. Along with CBD, the cannabis plant contains between
70-100 other cannabinoids. Most people have heard of THC
(¬9-tetrahydrocannabinol) which is the psychoactive
cannabinoid that gets people high. After THC, CBD is the second
most abundant cannabinoid and is generally considered to be
Cannabinoids function as part of the endocannabinoid
system; the body’s complex network of chemical compounds
(endocannabinoids) and receptors which are constantly working
to bring the body into homeostasis and optimum functioning.
This system regulates everything from mood,
memory, the immune system, pain signalling
and inflammatory response.
According to the National Cancer Institute, Cannabinoids may
be useful in treating the side effects of cancer treatment. Other
possible effects of cannabinoids include: anti-inflammatory activity,
blocking cell growth, preventing the growth of blood vessels that
supply tumors, antiviral activity and relieving muscle spasms
caused by multiple sclerosis. Studies suggest that CBD in particular
may benefit people with a number of conditions such as neuropathic
pain, low mood or anxiety, IBS, MS and other neurodegenerative
diseases such as alzheimer’s.
A review of the scientific literature by Bergamaschi (2011) published
in “Current Drug Safety” showed that CBD is non-toxic, does not
affect physiological parameters (heart rate, blood pressure and
body temperature), does not affect gastrointestinal transit and
does not alter psychomotor or psychological functions