Cannabidiol (CBD) is an abundant cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Along with the more well-known THC, it makes up most of the cannabinoid content found in cannabis and does not have a psychoactive effect.
Over the last 20 years there has been an influx in studies into cannabinoids such as CBD as more stories come out regarding the positive health benefits. As CBD and cannabinoids have now undergone thousands clinical trials, it is safe to say it has been serious under utilised as a supplement and making it an illegal substance was a mistake.
What sparked a large interest in cannabinoids was the discovery of the endocannabinoid system and finding out that the human body was covered with receptors for cannabinoids. With receptors all through the body, cannabinoids such as CBD have the ability to affect us in so many different ways through many different organs. While CBD can do many things, it’s main resulting benefit is pushing your body to a healthy state of homeostasis.
Information from cbd-oil.co.nz
3 key benefits of cannabidiol
Anti-inflammatory – Inflammation is at the root of all disease. CBD oil has the ability to help control inflammation and reduce free radical damage
Pain management – largely due to it’s anti-inflammatory properties, CBD can help relieve pain for issues such as arthritis without the side effects of some pain medication.
Reduces Anxiety – With its ability to affect the brain, CBD oil can help reduce anxiety and offer a calming effect.