CBD stands for cannabidiol, a compound found naturally in hemp plants, and it’s creating quite a buzz …..but without the high associated with its cousin THC or tetrahydrocannabinol.
Both CBD and THC are the two most dominant phytocannabinoids found in cannabis. There are more than 100 other plant cannabinoids or phytocannabinoids present. Cannabis with high levels of THC is called marijuana and cannabis with low levels is called hemp.
CBD oil is extracted from the hemp plant and interacts with our naturally occurring systems, but it doesn’t cause a high. Learn more at BioCare's Understanding CBD Video.
Unlike THC, CBD and the rest of the cannabinoids do not cause a high because it does not act on the same pathways as THC. These pathways, called CB1 receptors, are highly concentrated in the brain and are responsible for the mind-altering effects of THC. CBD binds to CB2 receptors found throughout the body.
A 2011 review published in Current Drug Safety, concludes that CBD “does not interfere with several psychomotor and psychological functions.” The authors add that several studies suggest that CBD is “well tolerated and safe” even at high doses.
CBD is a natural alternative for:
The Endocannabinoid system is known as the fourth regulatory system in the body. Although many well-trained physicians and medical professionals don’t know it exists because it wasn’t even discovered until the 1990’s. Israel Scientist, Dr. Raphael Mechoulam is now known as the “father” of cannabinoids. He states that each one of us has a unique endocannabinoid system that helps our bodies regulate appetite, sleep, pain, mood, memory, our immune system and so much more.
The ECS consists of cannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors. When cannabinoids such as CBD and THC enter the body the ECS system is activated because these molecules attach to these receptors.
There are two types of cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2. When cannabinoids bind to these receptors they cause changes in how cells function. THC primarily binds to CB1 receptors which are primarily found in the brain and are responsible for the intoxicating effects of marijuana. CBD primarily binds to CB2 receptors which are found throughout the body and are responsible for a wide range of biological functions.
CBD skincare is hitting the market with tremendous success. Why? Because CBD and the skin are a winning combination. CBD is showing promise as an anti-inflammatory molecule with antioxidant and anti-aging properties. In addition, hemp seed oil contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which provide moisture and protection from sun damage. All of these ingredients are in CBD BioSkinCare products.
The endocannabinoid system consists of many cannabinoid receptors, and a large portion of these are found in the skin. Molecules in cannabis such as CBD interact with this system to create positive effects.
BioCare's CBD Hemp Oil for pets is designed to offer many of the same medicinal benefits of medical marijuana without the intoxicating effects because they remove the THC.
Unlike many other CBD oils on the market, CBD BioCare's CBD is organically grown and distributed from a federally registered facility in the United States.
It's so exciting to know that our pets can benefit from this amazing extract too. Now more than ever pet owners are looking for natural alternatives for their pets instead of standard synthetic medications. Veterinarians are seeing the results and we believe it will change how certain conditions such as anxiety, stress, tremors and seizures are treated.