CBD (cannabidiol) is one of more than 100 compounds found in the hemp plant. The phtyocannabinoid is known for supporting the body and mind in many ways. The main ways CBD supports our bodies is by creating homeostasis or balance in our bodies. CBD should not be confused with hemp seed oil, which doesn’t contain any phtyocannabinoids. CBD fits into some of our natural receptors, helping the body maintain good health. In addition, our bodies have a natural enzymes designed to remove the CBD once it has served its purpose. It’s the full loop, which we believe contributes to its amazing effects.
The wellness benefits are only starting to be understood, but we know that it has incredible antioxidant effects, which indirectly (we say indirectly because it helps your body function better but isn’t not a drug it’s a supplement or food) result in many protective benefits.
In 1999 the US Government filed a patent (6,630,507) titled “Cannabinoids and Antioxidants & Neuroprotectants”. This patent was the first research to identify the potential benefits of CBD and it’s ability to potential protect our brains from trauma.
I’m often asked, why don’t we have more clinical test data to support the potential benefits? The answer is simple: The US Government has Marijuana lists as a schedule #1 narcotic, which means that it has “Zero” medical value. Let that sink in, No value? Don’t they have a patent which says differently? When the government list something as having no medical value, you cannot get a grant (research funding) to study it and as such, the colleges were effectively blocked from doing the research, as no money would be provided to do the work.