CBD: A Very Basic Primer

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a phytocannabinoid, one of more than 100 cannabinoids found in hemp and cannabis plants. Discovered in 1940 and proven to be non-psychoactive (meaning it does not have psychotropic effects when used- no high, buzz, or anything mind-altering) nearly 20 years later, CBD is non-psychoactive but does interact with the endocannabinoid system, a network of neurotransmitters that has roles in many biological aspects of the human body, including the endocrine system, hormal balance and the central nervous system.

The endocannabinoid system has it’s own endogenous cannabinoids- substances very, very similar to those found in cannabis, but produced entirely by the body- including anandarine, a chemical essential to many biological functions. There are CB subtype receptors to bring endogenous cannabinoids into use, and enzymes that help excrete them once they’ve performed their task.

Why Take CBD, If It’s Already In Our Brain?

By introducing exogenous (external) CBD into the human body, the endocannabinoid system puts it to use in a myriad of ways: it can reduce inflammation, relieve pain, mitigate anxiety, and even help prevent seizures and severe CNS symptoms from illnesses such as Parkinson’s. And it does so without the side effect of a high- making it quite a miraculous supplement for many of those who suffer from such maladies.

The long and short of it is that CBD can deliver many of the benefits provided by synthetic painkillers and mind-altering drugs, but without having any impact on cognitive function. It’s a natural remedy for an ever-growing list of problems, and it does it’s work without making the patient high in any way.

All this, in a natural extract from a plant. No additives, no synthetic ingredients, no highly-processed components- just simple healing from a humble, yet endlessly powerful, plant.

It’s touted as a miracle drug, and rightfully so- the promise and potential the CBD holds is being researched and growing every day. Elite Care Professionals is proud to offer WeHeartCBD products, and invite you to come check out our wide selection of oils, gummies, tinctures and more today!

Modern medicine can do amazing things, but all too often patients are unaware of the incredibly powerful healing potential found inside their very own bodies. Rather, they opt for quick fixes, cookie-cutter treatments and painkillers rather than access and utilize the simple, yet profoundly effective, natural processes that a chiropractor can help their patients tap into.

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