What is CBD and where does it come from?

CBD stands for Cannabidiol and it is one of the two most well-known active compounds found in hemp and cannabis, the other of course being THC. The CBD oil which is used to make our products comes from hemp, which under the Federal 2018 Farm Bill must be under .3% THC. Hemp is now federally legal in all 50 states and is the most common source for CBD products currently. Cannabidiol is generally considered non-psychoactive; however, it has been shown to reduce anxiety and stress in some users without the high and other negative side effects that come with using THC.

What benefits may I experience from products containing CBD?

Cannabidiol generally expresses different affects for different people but some of the most common are:

Anxiety relief

– Multiple studies have found CBD to reduce stress, improve symptoms for PTSD, and help induce sleep in cases of insomnia.

Neuroprotective

– Currently researchers are exploring the effectiveness of CBD as it pertains to neurological diseases which can cause nerves and the brain itself to deteriorate.  The receptor in play is called the CB1, which is one of the places CBD molecules attach themselves.  These researchers are conducting studies to see if they have a positive effect on preventing and treating Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and strokes.

Anti-Seizure

–  One place where CBD has been found most effective is treating and preventing seizures.  Studies on epilepsy patients are being conducted to determine how much CBD should be ordered to treat this condition as well as side effects.  One study found it was effective in reducing seizures in 36.5% of their participants.

Reduction of Inflammation/Anti-Acne

– CBD has been shown to influence your immune receptors to reduce inflammation.  One study showed the oil prevented activity in the sebaceous glands, a gland that produces sebum which hydrates the skin.  Too much of this can cause acne.

Cancer Treatment

– Research is still in its early stages, but many studies are now investigating the role of CBD in preventing cancer cell growth. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) says that CBD may help alleviate cancer symptoms and cancer treatment side effects, mainly as they apply to radiation sickness. CBD’s ability to help moderate inflammation and change how cells reproduce is why it’s being considered as a treatment for this, yet as stated these studies are still in progress.

Pain relief

– The effects of CBD on your CB1 receptor may also help you manage pain.  CBD has had success in treating some kinds of arthritis, chronic pain, muscle aches and even spinal cord injuries.  These studies are ongoing.

Is CBD safe?

CBD stands for Cannabidiol and it is one of the two most well-known active compounds found in hemp and cannabis, the other of course being THC. The CBD oil which is used to make our products comes from hemp, which under the Federal 2018 Farm Bill must be under .3% THC. All products from CBD by Design are well below this limit, see our testing results here. Hemp is now federally legal in all 50 states and is the most common source for CBD products currently. Cannabidiol is generally considered non-psychoactive; however, it has been shown to reduce anxiety and stress in some users without the high and other negative side effects that come with using THC.

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