Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a hemp-derived phytocannabinoid found in agricultural hemp. It is being
recognized for many promising, safe and beneficial effects on human and animal health in nearly every biological process and gaining recognition as a natural and safe way to address many health issues. Despite common misconceptions, hemp and marijuana come from two different varieties of Cannabis sativa. Though the industrial hemp plant does contain low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)¹, the psychedelic substance in marijuana, the levels are significantly less, such that they would not cause any reaction in humans. Agricultural hemp is one of the most commercially important plants and is used to make textiles, soaps, oils, food products, paper and sustainable fuel. It is in this plant that Cannabidiol (CBD) is in high concentration and the oil can be properly extracted to be used for health benefits. It is a legal substance in Texas with no negative effects. (Be sure to check the laws in other states and note that this article is about hemp derived CBD and NOT marijuana derived CBD).
CBD Oil has been shown to have significant health benefits through promoting homeostasis, or
balance, in the body. Benefits include:
· Reduction of inflammation and pain
· Reduction or prevention of nausea and vomiting
· Calming of the GI tract
· Reduces neural excitability, improving peripheral neuropathic pain
· Reduces anxiety
· Decreases seizure activity
· Can calm tremors
· Can elevate mood (you may find that you chuckle when you are at the right dose)
· Anti -Oxidant
· Promotes elimination of DNA-damaged cells
All our vendors use an extraction process that is solvent-free using nonchemical CO2. They use state-of-the-art, ISO certified laboratories and take steps to ensure their CBD oil is pure, potent and free of pesticides, contaminants, heavy metals, and solvents. Products can vary by taste and dose and can be delivered sublingually or through capsules.
How Does CBD Oil Work in Your Body, and How Can it Benefit You?
CBD is a type of cannabinoid, and our brains are already wired up to respond to them. There are special receptor sites to which cannabinoids bind in places like the brain, other organs, the nervous system and the immune system. When cannabinoids bind to these receptor sites, they have influence over some part of the function or activity of what this site controls.
Research has shown that the way CBD interacts with these receptor sites can have beneficial influences. In addition, it seems that adding CBD to your everyday diet can have a positive impact on general health and well-being. There are many reasons to make CBD oil part of your diet, from its richness in omega-3 to its role as a natural source of amino acids.
¹THC, the compound found in marijuana and still illegal in many places, causes psychotropic and psychotoxic effects, specifically the euphoric high for which marijuana is known. Marijuana is specifically bred to have high levels of THC in the plant (and much less CBD) and there are negative implications and recognized correlations to its use with psychological disorders.
Note: There is no evidence that the trace amounts, if any, of THC would show positive on a drug test, but there is a small theoretical risk (as with poppy seeds showing positive for morphine in urine), and therefore it would be prudent for you to discuss this with your employer. We can issue a letter stating that you have been prescribed CBD Oil as part of your medical treatment at The Woodlands Institute for Health & Wellness at your request.