What is CBD?

CBD is an abbreviation for cannabidiol, a chemical compound that occurs naturally in cannabis (marijuana) and hemp. CBD is one of over 100 cannaboids found in the cannabis plant. Since the 1940’s, researchers have been studying the effects and potential health benefits of CBD. Due to our growing knowledge of the both the safety and the benefits of CBD, it is legal in all fifty states for use in humans and animals.

CBD mainly interacts throughout the brain and body via the endocannabinoid system. This a system of receptors found in the brain, bones, gastrointestinal tract, skin, and organs of all mammals. The endocannabinoid system is the body’s master regulatory system. In other words, it communicates and interacts with virtually all other bodily systems. The goal of this communication is to keep the body in homeostasis or healthy state. Research indicates that the endocannabinoid system is a crucial component of health; in fact, it is active to some extent in all disease systems! Since CBD targets the endocannabinoid system it has potential applications for many diseases.

CBD is one of the many cannabinoids that occurs in a species of plant known as cannabis. The male cannabis plant is called hemp, and the female cannabis plant is called marijuana. Both hemp and marijuana contain cannabinoids, which are known to have many medicinal purposes. THC is a particular cannabinoid that is known to produce a “high” or a psychoactive effect. However, only marijuana has a large concentration of THC. The United States regulates the amount of THC in CBD, requiring that all manufacturers have 0 -.3%. Rescue CBD uses nanotechnology and is THC free to prevent any.

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