CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is a non-psychoactive compound of cannabis. While the cannabis plant has more than 400 chemical compounds, the best known is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which will get you high. However, CBD will not get you high, and furthermore, it has many health benefits. Our bodies positively respond to CBD, possibly because components extracted from the cannabis plant are naturally produced in the human body, including in breast milk. Incredibly, the cannabinoids in a mother’s milk are essential for the healthy growth and development of newborn babies.
However, it’s not surprising that anything that has to do with cannabis is controversial.
Many people automatically assume that since CBD is derived from cannabis, it will get a person high. For this reason, it’s been classified as a Schedule I drug for many years. Since anything made from the cannabis plant was illegal for such a long time, funding for research was not available. Only recently has the general public learned about scientific studies that reveal the cannabis plant’s many health benefits.
Health Benefits of CBD
Many people today use CBD as an herbal remedy to relieve pain and ease conditions like anxiety and PTSD. However, a growing body of research indicates that cannabidiol may be an effective treatment for even more serious health conditions as well.
There is not only scientific research showing that CBD is an effective treatment for epilepsy, but there are also hundreds of videos and testimonials online from CBD users. For example, there are a lot of videos showing parents treating their children’s epileptic seizures with CBD oil; often, an active seizure is completely stopped. In fact, British cannabis crusader Chelsea Leyland has epilepsy and is in the process of producing a documentary on the subject. Furthermore, Leyland is actively fighting for the U.K. to legalize CBD.
There are many ways to try CBD, from oils, edibles, lotions, and even dog treats. CBD is beneficial in so many ways. There are two kinds of CBD: isolate and full spectrum. Both of these can be applied or consumed in a variety of ways. Full-spectrum CBD is made from the whole plant. CBD isolate is a more pure form. It’s usually flavorless and can be added to foods and drinks.
If you’re in Austin, Texas, stop by MINERAL, Austin’s homegrown CBD company. MINERAL’s East Austin shop is a stylish and sophisticated blend of steel, glass, and cement, showcasing the company’s unique products. The shop on East 6th Street is both a CBD store and a cannabis community center; this is where customers can experience MINERAL’s unique CBD formulas. For example, MINERAL CBD SLEEP is a focused CBD formula of a specific cannabinoid and terpene blend. Likewise, ROBYN is MINERAL’s unique ingestible CBD oil, and MAISON is the company’s CBD salve for recovery.
The founders of MINERAL envision their company not only selling cannabis products, but also serving as an education project, hosting a wide range of events concerning plant-based and herbal wellness. The focus is on educating people on how their well-being can be improved through the use of plants.