CBD, you’ve probably heard about it once or twice, but what is it exactly?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compound found in the cannabis sativa plant. There are more than 113 cannabinoids identified, and its discovery dates back to 1940, when scientists first discovered it!
Due to its cannabis origins, CBD has also been subjected to a lot of misconceptions over the years. Most people are unaware of CBD’s benefits. Because of this, we strive to provide accurate information about CBD to our Eggs Canna customers. Listed below, we have put together a list of things you should know about CBD!
1. CBD is NOT Psychoactive in Nature
The compound in cannabis responsible for causing high or psychoactive effects in the body is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD, on the other hand, negates the psychoactive effects of THC due to its balancing power. Therefore, it is important for you to understand that the cannabis plant is not muddled only with the brain-altering compounds. Compounds like CBD actually have a positive effect on the body.
2. Consumption Methods Vary
It is a common notion that cannabis and CBD can only be consumed through smoking. But this notion does not hold true as there are multiple ways to consume CBD. The most popular method of consumption is CBD oil, which is followed by CBD pills. Other means of getting access to CBD include capsules, topical creams, and sprays. You can find all of these products at Eggs Canna.
3. Our bodies Produce Cannabinoids
CBD contains phytocannabinoids, or cannabinoids produced by plants. Our bodies produce their own cannabinoids from these molecules by interacting with our endocannabinoid system (ECS).
CB1 and CB2 receptors in the brain are directly responsible for interacting with cannabinoids. By consuming CBD, it promotes homeostasis and activates these receptors.
4. Animals Can Use CBD
We have noted earlier that the ECS in our bodies helps us produce our own endocannabinoids so that they can interact with CBD. However, humans aren’t the only creatures with such systems. It turns out that most of our favorite pets (dogs, cats, horses, etc) have ECSs that process CBD in a similar way to ours. It turns out that all mammals have an ECS.
Nowadays, pet owners are giving CBD in various forms to their pets such as capsules or treats infused with CBD to treat a wide range of ailments.