Before we get started on the guide here there is one thing, that is the most important thing to remember. CBD stands for Cannabidiol. CBD or Cannabidiol is just one of the Cannabinoids found in the Cannabis and other plants. Okay now that we have that little point cleared up let’s talk shop.
According to Wiki, this is the basic definition of Cannabidiol is:
Cannabidiol is a phytocannabinoid discovered in 1940. It is one of some 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants and accounts for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. In 2018, clinical research on cannabidiol included preliminary studies of anxiety, cognition, movement disorders, and pain. Wikipedia
*A phytocannabinoid is a molecule synthesized by plants.
A little more to it than that
Cannabidiol is a naturally occurring chemical found in cannabis. It is one of the most highly concentrated and studied cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. That says a lot too. Since there are more than 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant alone, including CBD, THC, and CBG.
Not a new thing
While the CBD industry may be a relatively new industry, it is NOT a new product. In fact, there has been a vast amount of research done on CBD and other Cannabinoids found in nature. Enough research has been done that recently the FDA approved the first-ever cannabis-derived medicine, Epidolex. Which is approved for the treatment of a number of seizure disorders.
Epidolex is the only product currently allowed to say it can treat or cure anything. However, this is not the first time CBD has been used for health benefits. Both in eastern and western medicines have used cannabidiol to help with issues related to anxiety, chronic pain, inflammation, digestion, fatigue, and a bunch of other issues.
If you are interested in how Cannabidiol actually works with the body CLICK HERE.
Interested in the research?
There is a TON of it available. The best place to get a huge amount of information, in one click, is our CBD research archive. Or you can check out this systematic review. It was published in The National Academies Press. It’s a HUGE review but it covers a lot of ground. If you are going to tackle this beast I have a few tips for you.
- Read the table of contents.
- Pay special attention to the blue boxes. In most cases, they contain the final conclusion on a particular comment.
- Don’t get caught up in the confusing numbers and formulas unless you like that kind of stuff. If you come to a place full of info you don’t want, skip down to the next point of interest.
- If you want to use any of their research for any reason make sure you take note of their copy write information on the first page.