Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the cannabis plant. It is one of over 100 cannabinoids that have been identified in cannabis, and it is the second most abundant cannabinoid after tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). However, unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive, meaning it does not produce the \”high\” typically associated with cannabis use.
CBD interacts with the body\’s endocannabinoid system, which is involved in regulating a wide range of physiological processes, including mood, appetite, pain sensation, and immune function. CBD binds to receptors in the endocannabinoid system, and also interacts with other receptors in the body, including serotonin and TRPV1 receptors.
Research has suggested that CBD may have a wide range of potential therapeutic uses, including:
Reducing anxiety and depression
Relieving pain and inflammation
Reducing seizures in some forms of epilepsy
Helping to treat addiction and substance abuse disorders
Reducing the symptoms of neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson\’s disease
It\’s worth noting that while there is growing evidence to support many of these potential therapeutic uses, more research is needed to fully understand the effects of CBD and how it interacts with the body.