Get Educated About CBD
Everything You Need To Know About CBD, How It Works And How To Use It
The cannabis plant contains a whole host of phytochemicals. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is just one of about 113 phytocannabinoids (literally meaning cannabinoids from plants) found exclusively within the cannabis plant. Each of these cannabinoids has a unique set of properties, with CBD probably being one of the most medically beneficial.
Clinical and medical research has shown that CBD is an effective analgesic, anti-emetic, and anti-inflammatory agent. In addition, it has also been shown to effectively alleviate symptoms such as anxiety, depression and insomnia.
Scientists have found that the reason for CBD’s effectiveness is because of a biological network called the endocannabinoid system that is found within each of us. CBD has a kind of balancing effect on the nervous system, working naturally and synergistically with your body. To learn more about how CBD works with the endocannabinoid system, click here.
That is why CBD is completely non-toxic, and entirely safe to use, even on a daily basis.
Endocannabinoids are a unique set of neurotransmitters found within our body’s endocannabinoid System (ECS).
Endocannabinoids are special in that they work backwards – traveling from the receiver neuron to the sender neuron. This in effect means that endocannabinoids and the ECS mediate the effects of other neurotransmitters and neural signals, acting as a kind of dimmer switch.
In short, the ECS regulates the signals between the brain and the body, making it a highly effective system when it comes to restoring harmony and balance within the body.
Read more about the endocannabinoid system here.
The short answer is NO. CBD is completely non-psychoactive and has actually been shown to have an anti-psychoactive effect. This means that you can lead an active, healthy and productive lifestyle, getting on with what is important to you, without any weird side effects.
Like CBD, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is another cannabinoid found in cannabis. It is also the cannabinoid that is responsible for most of the psychoactive effects associated with cannabis use.
CBD products such as Geovana’s product line contains predominantly CBD and are THC free. That means that our products are safe to use at any time, without the psychoactive effect usually associated with high THC cannabis products.
The cannabis plant is made up of an entire synergistic combination of biologically and therapeutically active ingredients and compounds. One class of these compounds is called cannabinoids. CBD and THC are just two of around 113 cannabinoids found in the Cannabaceae family of plants.
The Cannabaceae family of plants are made up of two different types of species – the hemp plant and the cannabis plant. Being two different species, hemp and cannabis have different cannabinoid profiles.
Hemp contains extremely low levels of THC but high levels of CBD and other non-psychoactive cannabinoids and terpenes – all having their own set of beneficial properties. That is why the broad-spectrum hemp derived CBD oil that is used in all Geovana products is so incredibly effective in relieving a range of symptoms.
Cannabis also contain these cannabinoids but to varying degrees. The cannabinoid profile of cannabis often contains much higher quantities of psychoactive THC with lower concentrations of the non-psychoactive cannabinoids.