Beginner’s Guide to CBD

CBD has become a popular alternative therapy for a range of conditions over the past few years. It’s commonly extracted and processed into oils, gummies, topicals, and other products that have no doubt sparked your curiosity. And with curiosity comes a load of questions. 

This guide is here to lend a hand and provide answers to consumers’ most common questions about CBD, starting with the most basic so you never feel lost. 

WHAT IS CBD?

CBD is a therapeutic, naturally occuring compound produced by cannabis, a plant with a rich history as a medicine going back thousands of years.

Today the therapeutic properties of CBD are being tested and confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world. A safe, non-addictive substanceCBD is one of more than a hundred “phytocannabinoids,” which are unique to cannabis and endow the plant with its robust therapeutic profile.

Interestingly, CBD also affects activity beyond the endocannabinoid system and can also interact with  opioid, dopamine, and serotonin receptors. The ability of CBD to interact with so many different systems throughout the body suggests it has the potential to open new frontiers in psychiatry and medicine.

HOW DOES CBD WORK?

CBD works by interacting with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a complex signaling system that ensures our bodies maintain homeostasis. 

The endocannabinoid system plays a crucial role in regulating a broad range of physiological processes that affect our everyday experience – our mood, our energy level, our intestinal fortitude, immune activity, blood pressure, bone density, glucose metabolism, how we experience pain, stress, hunger, and more.

Put another way, the endocannabinoid system keeps us in balance by directing the communication traffic in our bodies. Cannabinoids such as CBD interact with this system, mimicking natural compounds (called endocannabinoids) produced by the body.

WHAT DOES CBD OIL DO?

CBD oil has been touted as a curative for the sick and a preventive for the healthy, an all-purpose palliative for people of all ages, and even pets!

CBD is a compound with diverse medical potential, so it’s no surprise that it’s become a trendy “cure-all” in the wellness space of late. 

In the human body, CBD influences cannabinoid receptor activity and encourages production of the body’s natural endocannabinoids. Interestingly, CBD also affects activity beyond the endocannabinoid system and can also interact with  opioid, dopamine, and serotonin receptors. The ability of CBD to interact with so many different systems throughout the body suggests it has the potential to open new frontiers in psychiatry and medicine.

BENEFITS OF CBD

The therapeutic benefits of the non-intoxicating CBD compound include to managing anxiety, stress, pain, and many other symptoms throughout the body.

A quick Google search for CBD will hit you with a wave of websites touting various uses, health benefits, and cures. 

The benefits of CBD have been shown to extend through a whole gamut of medical conditions, most often pain and inflammation. People also commonly use it for anxiety and as a sleep aid. Other common uses include arthritis, depression and other mental health causes (i.e. PTSD, ADHD), migraines and headaches, and digestive issues. 

HOW SHOULD YOU TAKE CBD?

CBD comes in many different forms- so you should take CBD however it's easiest for you to fit it into your lifestyle!

Some delivery methods are more suited to different conditions, so it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with every available option.

While there is no ideal, one-size-fits-all dose with CBD, the good news is CBD is safe at any dose, and PRōZE products are formulated with a guaranteed, third-party tested moderate, effective, and ideal dose of CBD for all users.