What Does CBD Do?


Cannabidiol (CBD) has taken over the wellness market. You can find a CBD product for just about everything now. But, do you know what CBD actually does or how it works in your body? Keep reading to learn more.


Does CBD Do Anything?
CBD has been touted for a variety of health issues including anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, and skin conditions. Many have found relief by using this “cure-all” and have gone to bat defending it’s healing powers.

As more claims are made, the urge for high-quality research continues. Scientists and health professionals have pressed on to continue researching the effects of CBD and the positive health benefits it can provide.

The strongest scientific evidence for CBD is its effectiveness in treating childhood epilepsy syndromes, such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Typically these syndromes don’t respond to antiseizure medications, but numerous studies have shown that CBD is able to reduce the number of seizures and in some cases stop them altogether. Recently, the FDA approved the first ever cannabis-derived medicine for these conditions  called Epidiolex, which contains CBD.

Vast amounts of research is still needed to prove the effectiveness of CBD in other cases, but the future is bright and scientists are hopeful.

How Does CBD Work?
If you didn’t already know, your body has a biological system that interacts with active chemical compounds, like CBD. It is called the endocannabinoid system (ECS).

The endocannabinoid system is made up of 3 parts:

●       Endocannabinoids

●       Receptors in the nervous system and around your body that endocannabinoids and cannabinoids bond with

●       Enzyme that help break down the endocannabinoids and cannabinoids

Endocannabinoids are molecules that bind to activate cannabinoid receptors. They are produced naturally by the cells in the human body. The two major cannabinoids are Anandamide and 2-AG. Anandamide is oftentimes referred to as, “the bliss molecule.” 2-AG was brought to light in 1994 when scientists discovered its affinity for cannabinoid receptors.

To understand how the endocannabinoid system works, you must first understand one of the most fundamental concepts in biology: homeostasis. The role of the endocannabinoid system is to maintain homeostasis or equilibrium in the body. In order for our bodies to feel their best, the biological systems found within us must regulate themselves.

For example, our bodies know when it’s hot outside to automatically start sweating to help us stay cool. This is a result of our muscles working harder to generate more heat, leading to sweat and ultimately cooling down our bodies.

The endocannabinoid system is involved in multiple physiological processes that affect mood, pain, sensation, appetite, metabolism, memory, sleep, bone development, and immune function. Cannabinoid receptors are known to be one of the most plentiful in our central nervous system!

Through receptors, ECS helps regulate functions such as:

●       Appetite

●       Digestion

●       Immune function

●       Inflammation, including neuroinflammation

●       Mood

●       Sleep

●       Reproduction/fertility

●       Motor control

●       Temperature regulation

●       Memory

●       Pain

●       Pleasure/reward

Will CBD Show on a Drug Test?
This question is very common, and understandably so. Most drug tests are testing for THC, not CBD, as CBD does not cause impaired judgement or lack of motor skills. However, THC can exist in some CBD products, and stay in your body for weeks.

If this is a concern for you, don’t worry. We always suggest doing your research before purchasing CBD from anywhere. You will want to ensure that the CBD you are buying is pure, and hemp-derived. Because of federal regulations, hemp-derived CBD contains 0.3% or less THC. In this case, THC would not show up on a drug test.

However, there are CBD products available that are marijuana-derived. If you are concerned about passing a drug test, skip the marijuana-derived CBD products, as they contain a higher dosage of THC and will likely appear on your drug test.

Be sure to pay attention to the amount of THC in your products and verify the legitimacy of the claims by looking at the Certificate of Analysis (COA). These certificates are often provided to the customer and clearly states the dosage of CBD and THC in the product.

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They got to work finding the best CBD source and ultimately decided to partner with Centuria Foods, which provides high-quality hemp-derived CBD for their products. Centuria Foods is a global leader in phytocannabinoid-rich hemp-derived CBD ingredients for use in nutritional, pharmaceutical, and wellness products. Additionally, all of their CBD is sourced from hemp that is lawfully grown and processed within the United States.

Premium Products For You
A88CBD™ has an extensive line of topical and ingestible CBD products.

A88CBD™ products are created with premium, top-tier ingredients. You’ll find that natural ingredients such as shea butter, coconut oil, and menthol are used to help soothe, refresh, and revitalize your body so that you can feel your best! Also, A88CBD™ products are Vegan, Gluten Free, and Cruelty Free so that you can feel good about what you are using. Take comfort knowing that A88CBD™ never uses artificial fragrance, instead, they use natural Lavender oil and Copaiba oil to provide a beautiful natural aroma, as well as provide additional benefits to your products. It is easier than ever to add high-quality CBD products into your wellness routine, learn more at a88cbd.com!

What Does CBD Do?
Cannabidiol (CBD) has taken over the wellness market. You can find a CBD product for just about everything now.
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