How Does CBD Work?

What Is CBD and How Does It Work?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of at least 85 known phytocannabinoids found in the hemp plant. Lately, it seems that it’s all anyone is talking about, and with good reason! This compound is completely non-psychoactive and may have tremendous potential for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and relaxing properties. Countless companies and organizations are touting CBD as a miracle drug, and it can be difficult to know what to believe.

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So How Does It Work?

While many people make use of cannabidiol to relieve pain, some are still in doubt about how it really works. Understanding CBD can help overcome the stigma that comes with it being unsafe.

Cannabinoids, or phytocannabinoids, can interact with the brain and the body through the endocannabinoid system (ECS). While THC and other cannabinoids act straightly on the cannabinoid receptors in the ECS, CBD is somewhat different. It stimulates the ECS to develop its own cannabinoids. Also, it decelerates their breakdown by preventing the FAAH enzyme, meaning the endocannabinoids can stay longer in your body.

As a result, the ECS in the body can help regulate functions such as immune system responses, sleep, and pain. When the body receives THC, it produces the feeling of being “high,” affecting the brain’s endocannabinoid receptions. It then activates the brain’s reward system and produces pleasure chemicals such as dopamine.

Although there is a need for more research to confirm some of the uses and benefits of CBD oil, the product seems to be shaping up as a potentially promising and versatile treatment for some medical conditions.

The best quality for CBD oil products is derived from a whole hemp plant extract with full spectrum cannabinoid content and other cannabinoids. It is believed that this maximizes its benefits and offers an additional wellness component.

We at Soothing Solutions are proud to offer Pharmacist Developed and Physician Recommended CBD Formulations. We also provide full-panel third-party lab testing to ensure our products are completely FREE of pesticides, microbials, and heavy metals.

Disclaimer: CBD does not get users high. Legally grown hemp contains no more than 0.3% of THC or tetrahydrocannabinol. The trace amount present in legal hemp is not enough to make the user high.