CBD Oil | What are Cannabinoids? | What Are the Effects of Cannabinoids?

What Is CBD Oil?

Hemp extract infused oil, also known as CBD oil, contains cannabinoids which are the active constituents in hemp that act on the body's endocannabinoid system.


What Are Cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are a group of compounds found in cannabis or hemp. They act on the cannabinoid receptors in the body and effect the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system regulates many different processes throughout the body including appetite, analgesia, sleep and stress response. Two of the most well known cannabinoids are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). THC is the cannabinoid known for its psychoactive effects but it is only present in a very small amount in hemp and many times it is removed from CBD oil. Cannabidiol is present in high amounts in hemp and has been studied for its positive neuroprotective and antioxidant effects on the body. CBD oil is available in a variety of strengths depending on the amount of cannabidiol present.


What Are the Effects of Cannabinoids?

There is literature that supports a wide range of potential effects of cannabinoids including:

1.    Antiemetic - reduces nausea and vomiting
2.    Anticonvulsant - suppresses seizure activity
3.    Antipsychotic - combats psychosis disorders
4.    Anxiolytic/Anti-depressant - combats anxiety and depression
5.    Antioxidant - combats free-radical damage
6.    Anti-inflammatory - combats inflammatory disorders and potentially may help with pain

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Author
Kristen LePage

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