How much do you know about CBD? Read these quick facts below to learn more about this phytocannabinoid:
- The full name of CBD is cannabidiol.
- CBD is found in both hemp and cannabis plants.
- If you get too high, CBD may help alleviate anxiety while inducing calmness.
- CBD may work synergistically with THC and other phytocannabinoids, offering greater therapeutic value.
- CBD is non-intoxicating.
- Studies have shown that CBD may help relieve headaches. With that said, consider using CBD when you’re suffering from a hangover!
- Dogs and cats also have an endocannabinoid system, which means CBD may be administered to them. Many pet owners swear by CBD for helping to keep their pets calm during thunderstorms and comfortable near the end of life.
- A cannabis strain that’s high in CBD and low in THC is recommended for first-time cannabis users.
- When taken sublingually, CBD oil can last in your body for 6-8 hours.
- “CBD…has been shown to block an enzyme that destroys bone-building compounds in the body, reducing the risk of age-related bone disease like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis,” writes Leonard Leinow and Juliana Birnbaum in CBD: A Patient’s Guide to Medicinal Cannabis.
- Suffering from pain? Consider using CBD as studies have shown it to have anti-inflammatory effects.
- According to the authors of CBD: A Patient’s Guide to Medicinal Cannabis, “CBD products with a ratio of 20:1 or higher are recommended for endometriosis, premenstrual and menopause-related syndromes, and for relief from menstrual cramps.”
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CBD: A Patient’s Guide to Medicinal Cannabis by Leonard Leinow and Juliana Birnbaum, North Atlantic Books, 2017.