What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is the second most abundant phytocannabinoid found in the cannabis or hemp plant. Until recently, Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary active cannabinoid in cannabis, has received the majority of the public’s attention because of its psychoactive properties. But unlike THC, CBD is not intoxicating - CBD does not get the user "high."
HOW DOES CBD WORK?
All of us were born with a network of cellular receptors throughout our bodies that specifically interact with chemicals produced by the cannabis or hemp plant. This invisible network is called the endo-cannabinoid system (ECS). In fact, our human bodies produce natural cannabinoids called endocannabinoids that bind to these specific cannabinoid receptors known as CB1 and CB2.
Have you ever wondered why you get that head-rush or feel that sense of bliss after a hard workout? When we exercise vigorously, the body produces Anandamide, the body’s own self-manufactured version of THC.
Whether cannabinoids come from our own bodies or we get them from botanical sources (phyto-cannabinoids) such as cannabis, cannabinoids help restore balance to the body. Cannabinoid receptors are concentrated in our brain, vital organs, connective tissues, central nervous system, and immune cells. So in essence, we are hard-wired to use cannabis and benefit from it.
CBD also interacts with the body through various other independent pathways and receptors. CBD activates serotonin receptors and TRPV ion channels. We are constantly learning new things about how CBD works in the body.
So why CBD?
The body is built to use cannabinoids! On the other hand, the body wasn’t built to process synthetic, lab-created substances. While pharmaceutical drugs may help with one condition, they often come with numerous unwanted side effects and they can create secondary disease. In a day and age where we desire instant gratification and quick results, pharmaceuticals have become our go-to for that “quick fix.” There is no doubt that pharmaceuticals have their place and can save lives, but at Sow Eden we believe in a plant-based and natural approach first. CBD can help restore balance and wellness to the body. Trust in nature.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.