7 Facts about CBD that you probably didn’t know

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7 Facts about CBD that you probably didn’t know

7 Facts about CBD that you probably didn’t know

With the continued rise in CBD’s popularity, we explore some lesser known facts about the popular compound.

  • CBD OIL IS OLD

The use of CBD as a medicine can be traced back thousands of years.  Everybody from the Ancient Greek’s to the Ancient Roman’s were experimenting with the use of the cannabis plant as a form of medication.*

  • CBD INTERACTS NATURALLY WITH SEVERAL SYSTEMS IN YOUR BODY

We already know that CBD interacts with our body’s endocannabinoid system, but recent research suggests that it can also engage with other systems in our body.  CBD has been found to interact with our vanilloid, adenosine and serotonin receptors, potentially increasing its effectiveness.*

  • CBD REDUCES THE EFFECTS OF THC

THC is the psychoactive component found in marijuana.  It has been known to cause anxiety and even paranoia.  CBD reduces THC’s effect on the body and actually counteracts it.  It is for this reason that CBD is increasingly being prescribed for the treatment of anxiety, depression and other similar disorders.*

  • QUEEN VICTORIA USED CBD

You read that right.  In the 19th century, Queen Victoria’s personal physician prescribed her CBD rich cannabis for the treatment of menstrual cramps.  Reports show that Queen Victoria received substantial relief by using the medication.*

  • EVEN PETS CAN REAP THE BENEFITS OF CBD

CBD is not only safe for your pet to consume, it can be highly beneficial for them too.  Veterinarians are increasingly seeing positive results when using CBD as a treatment for a variety of illnesses and ailments in animals.  Luckily for you, cbdstore.co.za has already written an article on CBD for your pets

  • CBD COULD PROVE VITAL IN TREATING ADDICTION

Studies have shown that CBD can reduce both cravings as well as anxiety in relation to drug addiction.  CBD is thought to modify the way that damaged brain cells communicate with each other, and doctors all over the world are extremely hopeful that CBD could soon be used to treat drug and other types of addiction.*

  • IT’S NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO OVERDOSE ON CBD

Because CBD is non-toxic, it is virtually impossible to overdose on the compound.  Consuming overly large doses of CBD could cause drowsiness and potentially even nausea, but this is in extreme cases of overdosing.  Check out our article on how much CBD you should take.

 

*Disclaimer:

Always consult your physician or veterinarian when adding to you or your pet’s diet. Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease, and no claims regarding such are made. Products have not been evaluated for the MCC or the FDA.

Do not exceed more than 20mg of CBD(Cannabidiol) in your daily dose as per South African government regulations. Regulation amending s22(A)2 of the Medicine and Related Substance Act, 1965 (Act no.101 of 1965) Published 23 May 2019

It is especially important for those who are pregnant, nursing, chronically ill, elderly or under the age of 18 to discuss the use of these products with a physician prior to consuming. You must be 18 years or older to visit this website and/or purchase any CBD products.

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references:

*https://www.recoveryanswers.org/research-post/cbd-effect-drug-craving-anxiety-heroin-use/

*https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190930131115.htm

*https://www.projectcbd.org/history-cbd

*https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6065210/