CBD – WHAT IS IT?
What is CBD?
CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a single cannabinoid found in cannabis plants. Naturally, the marijuana plant contains 105 cannabinoids currently identified that can be individually extracted, each having their own unique effects, whether they be psychoactive, medicinal or both. At infinite CBD, we use the non-psychoactive component of the cannabis plant (cannabidiol – CBD) to bring our customers the potential benefits of cannabis without recognizable traces of THC or the “high” that follows.
How Does CBD Work in the Human Body?
Medical News Today has the perfect breakdown to show how CBD works in the human body. The popularity and focus on the cannabis industry has reached an all-time high in recent years. Specifically, CBD has been put into the spotlight, offering a new resolution for those regularly turning to narcotics for assistance. As the reputation of CBD grows, as do the questions surrounding it.
Many of our customers ask how CBD works in the human body and we would love to clear this up.
While some may think that CBD is a foreign chemical to the human body, science tells us otherwise. Our bodies are already creating cannabinoids of their own, meaning that our systems are built to process these compounds naturally.
The system within us that is built to break down cannabinoids are referred to as our Cannabinoid Receptors. More specifically, these are broken down into two different groups, C1 and C2.
- C1 Receptors
- These are personal to us, affecting our mood, appetite, thoughts and other active brain function. Our C1 receptors support the attributes of ourselves that others notice.
- C2 Receptors
- Our “behind the scenes” receptors. C2 manages our inflammation and pain, working through our immune system.
C1 and C2 receptors are the two vessels that can absorb cannabinoids into the body. Interestingly enough, the presence of CBD elicits a minor response from the receptors, leading to the mild, non psychoactive effects that customers love returning to.
Moreover, this would explain why CBD has a reputation for fixing totally unrelated issues, such as anxiety and allergies. Each receptor contributes to totally different spots in the body while simultaneously absorbing.
Are There Negative Effects?
Like most things, it depends on your body and system specifically. While there is no documented case of CBD overdose (or any other cannabinoid for that matter), we still recommended that CBD customers start small and work their way up to a desired dosage.
At Infinite CBD, we use other binding agents to supplement our pure CBD. Our most used is coconut oil, which does have some reports of nausea when used heavily. Fortunately, our pure CBD ensures that there are no psychoactive effects, meaning that the chances of you having the feeling of overconsumption is very unlikely.
Can Pets Consume CBD Products?
How CBD works in the human body is not so different from how our pets process this cannabinoid. What is dramatically different, however, is the amount of cannabinoid receptors that animals have. Most pets will have more receptors than their owner, meaning that their doses should be much smaller. More receptors can also mean that they are more susceptible to having complications when ingesting CBD.
When determining whether or not your pet should be on a CBD regime, consult your veterinarian. Always look into products ingredients before sharing them with your pet, as there is a never-ending list of consumables that can dramatically hurt them. Essential oils are a huge red flag and should be researched before being administered. Luckily, CBD itself is usable by humans and animals alike.
Absorption for different species is something to consider when buying CBD treats for your furry friend or personal use. While it is alright for you and your pet to share similar CBD products, know that there are entirely different systems at place. Just as you would with yourself, start your pet off with small doses and work up the dosage as needed.