An overview of Cannabidiol
Cannabidiol is a chemical compound derived from cannabis. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabidiol is not psychoactive. It antagonizes the THC-targeted receptors to minimize the negative impacts of marijuana, such as anxiety and paranoia.
It is believed that cannabidiol activates serotonin receptors. It also plays a role in perception of pain, and reduction of inflammation. Cannabidiol also degrades a brain chemical responsible for mental function and mood. This minimizes the psychoactive symptoms.
Cannabidiol is now a household name, transforming from an unknown member of the cannabis community to an essential and reckoned nutritional component that could be of benefit to everyone.
Cannabidiol is found in the stalk, the seeds and the flower of the cannabis plant. It occurs in large quantities in the cannabis plant, quite unlike the hundreds of cannabinoids that exist. Because of this property, it is quite easy to get it extracted in the form of cannabis oil.
Once it is extracted, it may be processed and ultimately converted to other products such as capsules or liquids, or purified to its crystalline form.
Cannabidiol works with the endocannabinoid system. It is through this system that it exerts its effects on the human body. The endocannabinoid system is present in all mammals and is involved in the regulation of a number of body functions such as sleep, mood, and appetite, production of hormones, and regulation of immune and nervous system responses. By regulating this functions, it helps to maintain the body’s homeostasis.
Cannabidiol is non psychoactive and does not have any known significant side effects. Cannabidiol may promote and strengthen general health leading to a better overall sense of well being