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Everything You Need to Know About CBD, the Anti-Inflammatory Cannabinoid

mandyfroelichJun 26, 2019, 10:36:24 PM

By Mandy Froelich / My Stoned Kitchen

As marijuana is decriminalized for recreational and medicinal purposes, another component of the cannabis plant grows in popularity: CBD or cannabidiol. The non-psychoactive compound has been shown to benefit various illnesses due to its anti-inflammatory effects. Perhaps this is why by 20201, the market for CBD products is expected to grow by a whopping 700%.

In this guide, we will review everything you need to know about cannabidiol.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol comes from the marijuana (cannabis sativa) plant. It is one of several cannabinoids but differs from THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the component that gets one “high.” Regular use is associated with pain relief, reduction in anxiety and depression, healthier skin and reduced likelihood of developing diseases.

“CBD is the non-psychoactive portion of the plant, so what that means is you won’t have any effects like euphoria,” Junella Chin, DO, an osteopathic physician and a medical cannabis expert, told Health. “You won’t feel sedated or altered in any way.”

What are the benefits of CBD?

CBD is most popular for pain management. Right now, opioid addiction is a full-blown crisis in the United States. Not only are doctors over-prescribing pills, but the drugs are highly addictive.

In 2016, drug overdoses claimed the lives of nearly 64,000 Americans. Nearly two-thirds (66%) of the deaths involved a prescription or illicit opioid. CBD, on the other hand, helps people manage their pain in a safe and natural way. Most importantly, it is non-addictive and has few side effects.

CBD is also supplemented for its ability to remedy minor mental issues, such as depression and anxiety. Furthermore, the oil has been proven to be an exceptional remedy for seizures and epilepsy. There are presently over 100 peer-reviewed studies confirming the benefits of CBD.

Keep reading to learn...

* The best way to consume CBD

* Things to look for when choosing a CBD product

* Whether or not it is legal to travel with CBD

* Is it safe to pets? 

* and more...

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