I get that you are highly interested in the topic of Cannabidiol and the products made from this compound and I also get that you have probably already done some research and some learning.
The things that you have learned so far are probably enough to make you realize how good CBD is for us. Your thirst for learning about these products is probably not quenched, though. What if I told you that you might not even be aware of all the different products that are created? You’d probably want to discover more about that.
What if I told you that I’m here to tell you a few little known facts about those products? Would you grab that opportunity to learn something new, something that might not have even crossed your mind before? You might have become a sort of expert on the topic of Cannabidiol products, but the truth is that you simply can’t know it all.
Nevertheless, I’ll try to teach you a few new things.
CBD Is A Compound In The Sea Of Compounds
Everyone knows that Cannabidiol is found in cannabis and that makes everyone immediately associate it with cannabis as a recreational drug.
If people would only know that cannabis plants are full of hundreds of compounds, they would realize that CBD is only one in the sea of others. What’s more, it is among the safe ones, i.e. among those that aren’t toxic and that can’t produce the “high” feeling.
It Is One Of The Two Main Ones
Be that as it may, let us not diminish the value of Cannabidiol by calling it simply a compound in the sea of compounds. The next thing you need to know is that it is actually one of the two main substances found in hemp and similar plants. The other main one is, unsurprisingly, THC.
Here’s a bit more about THC: https://www.livescience.com/24553-what-is-thc.html
You’ve probably heard a lot about the difference between CBD and THC, so I’m not going to dwell on that. The reason why you needed to know that Cannabidiol is one of the main compounds is not connected to psychoactive properties.
It’s connected to another fact. It’s the main substance because it is found in abundance in these plants and it is, therefore, easily extracted.
The Seed, The Stalk, The Flower
If you know anything about the anatomy of any plant out there, you’ll know that these are its three main components.
Why is that important? Let me elaborate. Cannabidiol is found in all of these components, which, once again, makes the extraction process rather simple.
This also means that you should look into the products you are buying if you are curious about which part of the plant they are actually made of.
It Doesn’t Bind, It Interacts
One of the most common misconceptions is that Cannabidiol binds to CB1 and CB2 receptors in our bodies, which exist because we have an endocannabinoid system (ECS). You probably know that already, though.
The truth is, it doesn’t bind to these receptors, it simply interacts with them in a natural way. This is one of the reasons why it won’t get you high. THC, on the other hand, binds to these and produces the “high” effect.
It Works The Other Way Around
What does this mean, exactly? Take a quick look at THC and its effects. It’s not uncommon to find people who are using cannabis as a recreational drug to become anxious, depressed, and rather stressed.
Cannabidiol actually works the other way around and, it’s commonly said that CBD can negate certain THC effects, but this is to be further researched and debated.
It Blocks The Effects Of Other Drugs
Some studies suggest that Cannabidiol can actually work towards blocking the effects of other harmful and addictive drugs.
Morphine is, of course, one of them. Its addictive nature beats all the positive effects it has on pain and it’s no wonder that this is one of the most dangerous drugs out there.
It’s been proved that CBD can actually diminish the pleasurable feelings that people get from morphine, which can significantly reduce the danger of people getting addicted to this harmful substance.