What Is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of many cannabinoids produced by cannabis, second only to THC in abundance.

CBD Does Not Get You High

CBD is not psychoactive, meaning it does not create the “euphoric high” of THC. Like THC, CBD products come in all shapes and sizes. For those who prefer not to inhale anything, there are some fantastic options for edible and topical CBD. Edibles effects tend to last longer and affect the whole body, while topical ointments provide localized relief wherever they are applied.

While THC is known for producing a “high” among consumers, CBD is better known for its healing effects on the body. In fact, CBD can actually counteract the psychoactive effects of THC.

CBD may not make you feel “high,” but it can potentially provide numerous medicinal benefits.

How Can CBD Help?

Thanks in part to legalization, more and more research is being conducted on the potential medical benefits of CBD. While further study is required, the consensus thus far is that CBD could be helpful in treating those who suffer from chronic pain and inflammation, substance abuse disorders, epilepsy, cancer, anxiety, and more.

What Does The Science Say?

Scientists around the world are conducting preclinical and clinical trials with cannabis and its extracts to treat symptoms of illness and other conditions. Many researchers, including those funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), are continuing to explore the possible uses of CBD and other cannabinoids for medical treatment. Consumers are encouraged to consult with their physician to inquire about whether cannabis products may be helpful for treating their specific conditions.

Several studies have shown that the benefits of CBD include anti-proliferative and pro-apoptotic effects that work to inhibit cancer cell migration, adhesion and invasion.

Other studies have also demonstrated that CBD may have powerful anti-anxiety properties, helping consumers reduce anxiety, cognitive impairment, and even treat some symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

CBD has been shown to be particularly helpful when it comes to relieving aches and pains, leading some consumers to moderate or even taper off their use of opioid medications.

*LivWell makes no claims regarding the health or medical benefits of cannabis.