Let’s Learn About CBD
There are over 131+ different known cannabinoids found in cannabis. Almost as well known as THC, CBD, or Cannabidiol, helps to promote apoptosis in the body, basically, the process of a cell self-destructing. Now although that seems a little scary, it’s a VERY necessary process. When apoptosis does not occur, cells divide out of control, AKA cancer. Given that specific trait, numerous studies have shown CBD to be a powerful anti-cancer agent and has also been shown to be effective in reducing inflammation in malignant brain tumors.
CBDa, much like THCa, is only found in the “raw” form of cannabis or cannabis that has not been decarboxylated. Although there isn’t as much research on the benefits of CBDa, early studies are promising.
Although there are countless ways to consume CBD, activated, or decarboxylated, CBD is extremely popular in lotions, tinctures, and edibles.
CBD has also been shown to be beneficial in treating several other types of medical conditions as well, these are just a few of the ailments research has shown CBD to help benefit and provide relief from.
- Chronic Pain
- Anxiety & Depression
- Neuroprotective Properties
- Heart Health
- Antipsychotic Effects
- Tremors (Parkinson’s Disease, etc..)
CBDV, or Cannabidivarin, is also another variant of CBD found in cannabis. CBDV is similar to CBD, but, provides a number of pronounced and altogether different effects.
CBDV is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid (doesn’t make you feel “high”) and is generally found in indica strains of cannabis that have a lower THC content.
Since CBDV is very similar in its chemical structure and effects to CBD, research has shown this cannabinoid be very effective in treating pain, mood disorders, seizures, Chron’s Disease, HIV & AIDS, and multiple sclerosis.
More research is needed to provide us with the full benefits of CBDV, but, initial results are very promising.