WHAT IS CBD?
CBD HAS MULTIPLE HEALTH BENEFITS
Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive component of the cannabis plant, has generated significant interest among scientists and physicians in recent years. CBD can provide relief for pain, anxiety, inflammation, depression, and many other conditions.
THIS INFLUENCES YOUR HEALTH
THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM
The endocannabinoid system is responsible for maintaining your body in a state of optimal homeostasis. In other words, the ECS works to keep your body in a stable condition where everything is working at its best, despite what might be going on outside you. For example, your ECS aims to keep your heart rate steady and your body temperature within a set range, no matter what the temperature is outside or if you’re working out. If the outside environment forces your body to react, such as by getting hot when you’re exercising in a hot room, your ECS makes you sweat so you can cool back down. Your body is at its healthiest when it’s in a state of equilibrium, so the ECS works with the various systems in your body to maintain this equilibrium
DOES CBD GET YOU HIGH?
Unlike THC, CBD does not make a person feel “stoned” or intoxicated. CBD can actually lessen or neutralize the psychoactive effects of THC, depending on how much of each compound is consumed.
CBD & THE PSYCHEDELIC RECEPTOR
CBD and LSD bind to the same serotonin receptor, which mediates psychedelic altered states. But cannabidiol has anti-psychotic properties and doesn't cause hallucinations. Serotonin, often called ‘the neurotransmitter of happiness.’ The idea that depression is caused by a serotonin deficit.The importance of serotonin transcends happy mind states.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INDICA, SATIVA, & HYBRID?
Indica plants are typically shorter with wide leaves. Buds of an indica plant will usually be dense. Patients will typically find that indica based strains are more relaxing. An indica strain will usually be associated with more bodily sensations. Therefore these strains are often recommended for nighttime use.
Sativa plants are typically taller with long thin leaves. The bud of a sativa plant is typically less dense and somewhat feathery. Sativa products usually come with a cerebral feeling. Traditionally, sativa strains are more uplifting and euphoric and are recommended for daytime use.
A hybrid is a cannabis plant that is a crossbreed between an indica and a sativa plant. There are very few cannabis strains that are of true indica or true sativa variety. Instead most strains of cannabis are a hybrid of the two. Within this subset there can be indica dominant, and sativa dominant strains. There are also hybrid strains that are a relatively even indica/sativa split.