What is CBD?
Cannabidiol or CBD is a non-psychotropic cannabinoid compound with enormous therapeutic potential. Cannabinoids are chemicals that trigger the cannabinoid (and other) receptors in the brain and body. In addition to phyto-cannabinoids produced by the plant, there are endogenous cannabinoids that occur naturally in the body, as well as synthetic cannabinoids created by pharmaceutical researchers.
CBD has strong anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasm, ant-convulsant, anti-psychotic, anti-tumoral, and neuro-protective properties. CBD directly activates serotonin receptors, causing an anti-depressant effect.
Scientific and clinical studies have shown that CBD could be therapeutic for many conditions, including chronic pain, cancer, anxiety, diabetes, epilepsy, rheumatoid arthritis, PTSD, sleep disorders, alcoholism, cardiovascular disease, antibiotic-resistant infections and neurological ailments.
Academic research centers in the United States and elsewhere are currently studying the effects of CBD on these and other health problems.