what is CBD?
By Dr. Barry Morrison
I’m sure we’ve all heard of the term CBD which is an abbreviation that stands for CANNABIDIOL. Which happens to be the most naturally occurring non-intoxicating ingredient found in cannabis. It makes up to 40% of the whole plant. Overall health of the body is supported by the use of CBD. It’s a highly studied natural Cannabis compound. According to many researchers, it may be the single most important compound ever discovered. As I’ve mentioned many times before rivaling the discovery of penicillin!
The cannabis plant is made up of more than 100 structurally related components known as Cannabinoids. In addition to that there are Terpenoids, Essential Oils, and other compounds of the original plant. These plant-derived compounds are of plant origin. One unique function is they mirror our own internally produced cannabinoids known as Endocannabinoids.
CBD Pro’s Source of CBD
Therefore, CBD is non-mind altering which is due to its lack of attraction to receptors of the brain. This is the pathway responsible for the intoxicating effect that THC possesses. Additionally, it is well known in scientific research that it is anti-mind altering.
The Endocannabinoid System
In recent decades, there have been major scientific advances that have led to the discovery of new plant derived cannabinoids and a cannabinoid receptor system. This is a system that is hardwired into the human body known as the Endocannabinoid System.
The Original Discovery of CBD
CBD was first identified back in the 1940’s and its structure wasn’t fully documented until the 1960’s by Professor Dr. Raphael Mechoulam of Israel. It’s interesting to note that as of 2020, PubMed.gov, a service of the National Institute of Health, has indexed over 7,000 studies on CBD. That alone shows how important even our federal government views CBD, not to mention the patent they have on it. That’s right, our government holds a patent on CBD! So, keep this in mind, it is a cannabinoid, a component of the Hemp plant, that is non-intoxicating. Many healthcare researchers feel it possesses a wide range of effects for a large spectrum of ailments.
So, I encourage you to look into the many benefits of CBD. You’ll understand why so many scientists, researchers, health professionals and patients alike are so excited about this simple compound called CBD!