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what’s going on this is dr mike henson

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what is cbd the story behind cannabidiol

the cannabis product that gets you

well not high you’ve heard of cbd app the

cannabis product whose popularity has

reached almost craze-like proportions

cbd has come from nowhere to everywhere

in just the last few years it is perhaps

best known for its ability to reduce

anxiety and promote happiness but cbd’s

applications are seemingly endless it’s

been successfully used to help with pain

insomnia and depression there are some

reports that it helps with other medical

conditions as well because of its wide

range of uses cbd infused products are

the fastest growing segment of the

health industry

even some pets are getting in on the

action for example cbd chewables are

used to calm dogs carl’s jr the fast

food chain has created a burger served

with a cbd infused sauce

not that i endorse carl’s jr or any fast

food for that matter in new york city

cbd infused coffee was all the rage

until it became banned then there’s

medical celebrities dr oz and dr sanjay

gupta who actually advocate for cbd as

well as non-medical celebrities such as

joe rogan

morgan freeman courtney paltrow then you

got athletes such as david wells who

argue on behalf of cbd use and sports

medicine where its anti-inflammatory

power would allow players to recover

more quickly and not risk opioid

addiction there are plenty of mma

fighters who swear by it as well and

bubba watson a professional golfer said

that his decision to use cbd was quote

unquote a no-brainer the fda even joined

the bandwagon last year at least

partially approving the cbd medication

epi dialects this is despite the fact

that cannabis remains illegal in the

eyes of the federal government so cbd

use is growing by leaps and bounds with

a projected 22 billion dollar market by

the year 2022 cbd is cannabidiol which

is derived from the flower of cannabis

the only plant genus that contains a

unique class of molecular compounds

called phytocannabinoids so there’s more

than 80 phytocannabinoids that have been

identified but the two most prevalent

are tetrahydrocannabinol aka thc and

cannabidiol which is cbd thc is the

psychoactive ingredient of cannabis

meaning thc is the component that gets

you high while cbd is the quote-unquote

anti-psychoactive ingredient meaning it

doesn’t get you high there are actually

two types of cannabis plants meaning

there are two subspecies one is

marijuana which is rich in thc and thus

has been cultivated for the high

associated with its recreational use and

then there is hemp which is low in thc

hemp was historically cultivated for the

industrial uses or its tough fibers in

december of 2018 in part because a

growing body of scientific evidence

showing cbd’s therapeutic attributes the

federal government legalized hemp

although 33 states have legalized

medical marijuana including 10 states

with legal recreational use marijuana

remains prohibited at the federal level

so both hemp and marijuana contain cbd

the recent full legalization of hemp is

part of the reason why some experts

believe the cbd market will have a

societal impact as monumentous as the

tech revolution two decades ago but to

really understand what cbd is and why it

is only so recently burst into such

almost revolutionary prominence it helps

to know a little bit about the history

of cannabis and the biology of its use

cannabis is believed to have been used

medicinally recreationally and for

spiritual reasons throughout much of

humankind’s history it’s been used in

some form by societies throughout the

world the oldest known written record

regarding its use comes from almost 5

000 years ago in china ancient greeks

used it to dress wounds on horses and to

apply to human nosebleeds it was

medicinally popular among vikings and

medieval germans for relieving pain

during childbirth and for toothaches

while queen elizabeth used cannabis to

relieve her menstrual cramps but only in

recent decades have we come to

understand how and why cannabis affects

humans the plant was largely excluded

from scientific study due to its

widespread illegality until the 1960s

when an israeli chemist named rafael

machulum makulam

was able to obtain confiscated hashish

from police and study it he elucidated

the structure of thc and cbd and then in

1992 made an even more fundamental

discovery the existence of the

endocannabinoid system meaning the ecs

in the human body so the ecs is the

body’s largest system of receptors and

it’s found throughout the brain nervous

system and organs it’s been described as

the molecular bridge between the body

and the mind scientists have come to

believe the ecs is among the most

important physiological systems involved

in human health because it regulates

both mood and homeostasis keeping

internal systems balanced in the face of

external stress and inflammation he said

that by using a plant that has been

around for thousands of years we

discovered a new physiological system of

immense importance we wouldn’t have been

able to get there if we had not looked

at the plant so the implications of this

discovery including the burgeoning

applications of cbd are only beginning

to take shape and looking at the ecs

mokulum uncovered naturally occurring

neurotransmitters called

endocannabinoids that are structurally

nearly identical to the

phytocannabinoids found in cannabis thc

mimics these endocannabinoids

endocannabinoids and binds to the two

main kinds of receptors in the body cb1

and cb2 cbd doesn’t directly bind to cb1

or cb2 receptors but instead serves as a

reuptake and breakdown inhibitor

preventing the breakdown of naturally

occurring endocannabinoids in the body

this is essentially the same way that

selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

or ssris work which prevent the reuptake

and breakdown of serotonin in the brain

and if you’re not familiar with ssris

these are the medications that are

mainly used to treat anxiety and

depression think paxol zoloft etc so

cbd’s health impacts span the entire

endocannabinoid system in particular

researchers have found that cbd

increases the levels of anandamide the

endocannabinoid known as the bliss

molecule derived from the sanskrit word

ananda which means extreme happiness or

one of the highest states of being cbd

has shown to generally serve as a boon

for brain health serving as both a

neuroprotectant and enhancing

neuroplasticity it’s been shown to be

effective applied topically in reducing

inflammation and overall body pain some

early studies suggest that cbd might

help fight cancer

and has already earned a place in

overall cancer treatment for its ability

to reduce nausea and help with pain and

the benefits of cbd appear to come with

little to no side effects according to

the world health organization they said

cbd exhibits no effects indicative of

any abuse or dependence potential and to

date there’s no evidence of public

health-related problems associated with

the use of pure cbd because this is all

relatively new science studies of cbd’s

efficacy in a number of treatments are

still preliminary and its actual

marketing is often suspect many products

are being released without much

regulatory oversight and the cbd levels

and overall quality of cbd products are

not always as advertised mostly they

don’t come as advertised so some cbd

products contain unwanted thc which

means some people might test positive

for marijuana so you really have to do

your research to learn what cbd brands

you can trust besides determining the

safety and efficacy of cbd for various

medical conditions there are lots of

other questions that scientists need to

answer for example what form of cbd

should be taken what is the recommended

dosage and much more so there’s a lot

coming down the pike and if you want to

know more about cbd or if you have

questions about it put it in the

comments below and make sure to give

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