At our office, we believe that given the proper nutrition, your body has the amazing capability of keeping itself healthy. We also believe that nutrition should be individualized to meet each patient's needs. For these reasons and many more we strongly recommend Standard Process whole food supplements.
To learn more about Standard Process's whole food supplements and how they can benefit you please visit Standard Process or contact our office.
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Cannabidiol is one of the most well-known, non-psychoactive cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. CBD binds to receptors in your immune system, providing a variety of medicinal benefits. It was originally patented by the United States Government in 2003 as a neuroprotectant and antioxidant.
CBD oil is obtained by extracting CBD from the hemp plant using a process in which CO2 is at a low temperature, under high pressure. By doing this, CO2 is captured in a liquid state, drawing out CBD and terpenes from the hemp plant.
What is the difference between THC and CBD?
THC and CBD are the two main cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. The main difference between the two cannabinoids is that THC is psychoactive and responsible for the “high” feeling associated with smoking marijuana, while CBD is not.
Psychoactivity occurs because THC is a CB1 receptor agonist. When THC is introduced to the body, it binds well with CB1 receptors in the brain and mimics a cannabinoid produced naturally by the body called anandamide, known as the bliss cannabinoid. Anandamide is known to increase appetite and mood and is involved in functions like memory and motivation.