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October 6, 2020
by Joyology

The Basics on CBD and How it Will Make You Feel

CBD is a chemical compound you may have been hearing a lot about these days, and you may have some questions regarding its use and effects. While some draw comparisons between CBD and THC the two chemical compounds have profound differences. CBD is extracted from the hemp plant and is used in a plethora of applications. Knowing more about its characteristics and effects will help you be more confident in trying out products for yourself.

CBD stands for Cannabidiol and is an extract of the hemp plant. It is one of about 100 unique compounds found in the plant, known as cannabinoids. These compounds are known to promote health and keep the body resilient to changes by binding to the cell receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system. Dubbed the body’s “master control” the endocannabinoid system regulates the basis functions like memory appetite, mood, and sleep. Through these functions it keeps the body’s balance or homeostasis in check. Another way CBD works in the body is by preventing the breaking down of a neurotransmitter called anandamide. This neurotransmitter is made more accessible meaning when CBD is in the user’s system. CBD does not make you high it helps your body to experience a natural high.   

This natural high produced by CBD makes the user to feel calmer and more relaxed. The effects vary depending on the type of product, the dosage, and the individual user. When it comes to a CBD oil type an important distinction to make up front is the spectrum type. Broad spectrum oil is made from an extraction process that filters out all traces of THC. Unlike full spectrum which can contain some THC resulting in a more intoxicated feeling and a less natural one. Also, consider looking at CBD isolate, which comes in a solid of powder form. This is purest form of CBD and does not contain THC and can be more potent than oils.

On an individual level CBD effects vary on many factors, including, but not limited to weight, diet, genetics, and medical conditions. Consult your local professional before trying something new. Enjoy what you discover and get high on life.

Sources:

CBD Won’t Make You High, but it Could Make You Happy.
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