Many people are aware of the psychoactive qualities of cannabis, the mind-altering effects, promotion of lighter and relaxed moods and the euphoria associated with it. These are derived from the THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) compound that is found within the Cannabis Sativa plant along with approximately 80 other compounds which includes the CBD (cannabidiol) compound.
CBD, unlike the THC found in cannabis, is completely non-psychoactive and provides none of the euphoric and intoxicating qualities that THC does. Uses for CBD include anti-anxiety, anti-seizure as well as pain relief along with many known and other newly discovered uses for it.
What is CBD?
CBD is a non-psychoactive ingredient found in the Cannabis Sativa plant that promotes homeostasis and physical wellbeing by attaching itself to the receptors on your cells known as cannabinoid receptors. CBD has a similar chemical composition as endocannabinoids, a chemical that your body naturally produces, and this allows for the CBD to bind and attach to your cells.
Uses for CBD
Life for some people can be a painful journey. In particular, for those who may live with disabilities, suffer from trauma, impaired mental health and various forms of chronic pain. Thankfully the medical community at large has been discovering many new uses for CBD.
Here’s a look at five little-known uses for CBD:
1. Cancer and Tumors
Cannabiniods have influence over cancer and tumor cells by a process called apoptosis. This process inhibits the growth of cancerous cells along with the process called autophagy that serves to program the death of cancerous cells.
CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties, along with its ability to serve as an antioxidant and neuroprotective, do well to reduce the symptoms of dementia particularly in the early onset of the disease.
Cannabinoids can aid the immune system and help to prevent the onset of Type 1 diabetes.
4. Crohn’s Disease
CBD’s anti-inflammatory qualities affect your stomach and bowels, providing comfort and relief for those afflicted with Crohn’s.
Early trials have shown that CBD can help to reduce psychotic episodes and is effective when used for schizophrenia.
At MiNDFUL Dispensary, we are firm believers in the healing properties of CBD and cannabis in general and our experienced staff can help you find the products best suited to provide you the relief you need. Please contact us for more information.