5 Important Things That You Need To Know About Cannabidiol

1. What is cannabidiol?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a major component of cannabis and is a compound that belongs to a class of molecules known as cannabinoids.

Another compound found in cannabis in high concentrations is tetrahydrocannibinol (THC)

By making use of selective breeding methods, cannabis growers such as CW Botanicals have managed to create strains with almost no THC levels and high CBD levels. CW Botanicals are the growers of the strain known as Charlotte’s Web.

2. Does cannabidiol make you high?

Marijuana used as a recreational drug normally has higher levels of THC.

THC is the main psychoactive component of marijuana which induces a high.

CBD on its own lacks the psychoactive effects most commonly connected to marijuana use.

CBD isn’t psychoactive because it doesn’t act on the same pathways in the brain that THC does.

 3. What’s the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?

Industrial hemp is very fibrous, with hardly any flowering buds, while marijuana is bushier with lots of flowering buds.

Marijuana usually has a high THC content and a low CBD content. Hemp has a very high CBD content, and hemp has a low THC content.

Hemp is used for medicinal purposes, fiber, food, rope, paper, and more.

Marijuana is usually used just medicinally and recreationally.

All CW Botanicals products are derived from hemp and not marijuana.

4. What are the medical benefits of cannabidiol?

CDB has been used as for treating epilepsy as it reduces the chance as well as severity of seizures. A strain of cannabis called Charlotte’s Web has been used successfully for treating children suffering from epilepsy.

CBD also acts as a potent pain reducer and has been used for treating chronic pain associated with arthritis and multiple sclerosis.

CBD could also be a potential medicine for treating oxidative injury, nausea and vomiting, schizophrenia, dystonia and anxiety.

Cannabinoid Infographic

Cannabinoid Infographic

 5. How is cannabidiol administered medicinally?

CBD is normally sold as a dietary supplement for internal consumption.

A topical gel pen infused with Charlotte’s Web extract is also available from CW Botanicals, offering an alternative method for administering Charlotte’s Web hemp extract. The gel pen product contains fifty x 2 milligram applications that can be applied directly to the skin.

Charlotte’s Web Gel Pen

Charlotte’s Web Gel Pen

References: PMID: 22625422

CW Botanicals is the only hemp oil derived exclusively from Charlotte’s Web™. CW Botanicals is the exclusive provider of premium Charlotte’s Web™ products made from their proprietary hemp genetics, grown internationally as well as in Colorado. Their products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

This is a sponsored post written by A Health Blog on behalf of CW Botanicals. The opinions and text are all A Health Blog’s.