With the recent legalization of cannabis in Canada, CBD is a hot topic. The cannabinoid has gained widespread attention for its potential applications and therapeutic benefits. If you’ve ever googled CBD before, then you know there’s a lot of information out there, and it can be difficult to sort fact from fiction. To help you better understand CBD, how it works and how it might apply to your life, we’ve put together a basic guide on the topic!
CBD or cannabidiol is one of approximately 113 active chemical compounds called cannabinoids that can be found in cannabis. CBD is one of the most dominant compounds in cannabis along with its counterpart, THC or tetrahydrocannabinol. CBD is non-psychoactive, but instead offers all sorts of therapeutic benefits like pain relief.
Cannabinoids are made up of 21-carbon molecules, and they either block or stimulate endocannabinoid receptors in the body. CBD binds very weakly or not at all to these receptors, but instead interacts with them indirectly in a process called modulation. Through modulation, CBD boosts the levels of the body’s naturally-occurring cannabinoids called endocannabinoids. CBD’s therapeutic effects come from this ability to affect a wide range of receptors throughout the body.
First off, CBD has many inherent medicinal properties like being an anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiolytic agent. What this means is it provides natural pain and anxiety relief. In addition, the influx of endocannabinoids caused by CBD’s interactions with receptors throughout the body combats the effects of cortisol — in other words, stress. At the end of the day, CBD is an excellent tool to relieve tension and just relax a little.
Today, there are more CBD products on the market than ever before including:
At VanGo, we’re all for tapping into the incredible health benefits of CBD. Today, CBD products are being created that not only relieve pain and anxiety, but also combat cancer, treat seizures, reduce diabetes, improve cardiovascular health and, even, minimize acne.
We’re also excited about the possibility of CBD enhanced flavors for vaping. We’re all about providing an amazing flavor experience to our customers which we call flaving, and combining flaving with CBD seems like a natural next step.
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