In the last few years CBD has had a very large presence in the media. You may have seen it available to order online, to purchase at your local health market, or even at the pet store around the corner from your house. It is easy to come by, but what exactly is it? You may ask how can you use it to potentially improve your quality of life?
Cannabidiol (CBD) belongs to a large family of chemical compounds produced by the Cannabis plant as it grows known as Cannabinoids. Just like the ever-popular THC, CBD has an array of therapeutic applications. From its pain relieving properties to anxiety mitigation, CBD’s uses can be very versatile. The main difference is that CBD does not produce the psychoactive “high” effects many users are looking for from THC. Some cannabis plants may produce both CBD and THC. Lemon G is a popular strain with equal parts of both popular compounds.
When combined with THC, CBD has shown to inhibit the psychoactive effects commonly produced by the former. Strains high in CBD content are commonly recommended for users who find that increasing THC content produces added anxiety. CBD has also been used primarily for children who suffer from seizures. Studies have shown that CBD use may decrease the number of seizures per day substantially. Effects may vary and it is always recommended to consult with a physician before beginning any new regime.
Other studies have shown CBD could have the ability to fight anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, and addiction. Certainly, there is a need for more research to continue to prove the efficacy and therapeutic application of CBD.
Be on the lookout for the TerraVida Wellness CBD line of products containing mints, gummies, capsules and beyond found at the Education Center on Monday & Tuesday from 11am – 1pm and Wednesday & Thursday from 4pm – 7pm.