CBD and Health

“It doesn’t get you high, but it’s causing quite a buzz among medical scientists and patients”

– Martin A. Lee, Feb 18, 2015, www.projectcbd.org

CBD is a non-psychoactive (no high and no anxiety) compound derived from the hemp plant in accordance with FDA regulations. CBD actually has a wider variety of applications and benefits than THC and some other well-known cannabinoids.

By interacting with our body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), CBD is believed to bring about healing in numerous ailments. A search of www.pubmed.gov will return over 1,300 studies on CBD and its medicinal properties.

According to a 2013 review published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, studies have found CBD to possess the following medical properties:

Medical Properties of CBD Effects
Antiemetic Reduces nausea and vomiting
Anticonvulsant Suppresses seizure activity
 Antipsychotic disorders  Combats psychosis
Anti-inflammatory disorders Combats inflammatory
Anti-oxidant Combats  neurodegenerative  disorders
Anti-tumoral/anti-cancer Combats tumor and cancer cells
Anxiolytic/Anti-depressant Combats anxiety and depression disorders

Of the 3-million-plus edible plants that grow on earth, no other single plant source can compare with the nutritional value of hempseeds.  Both the protein and essential oil contained in hempseeds are optimal and ideal ratios for human nutrition. The composition of the protein in hempseed is unique in the plant kingdom. Sixty-five percent of the protein content in hempseed is in the form of globulin edestin. This exceptionally high edestin content, along with albumin, another globular protein contained in all seeds, means that the readily available protein in hempseed contains all the essential amino acids in ideal proportions to assure your body has the necessary building blocks to create other proteins such as disease fighting-immunogloblins-antibodies whose job it is ward off infections before symptoms of sickness set in.

Due to its properties as an antioxidant and neuroprotectant, CBD looks to be a promising  and beneficial treatment for a wide variety of conditions. Visit our links page to peruse just some of the studies outlining the science and research already done on CBD.