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What is CBD?
Known in scientific terms as Cannabidiol, CBD is a compound which many use to treat moderate depression, reduce stress, and relieve physical pain. It has also been used to treat specific types of seizures, PTSD, and several neurological disorders. Though we do not yet know how CBD functions in the human body, virtually no negative side effects have been reported and most users do report experiencing many benefits from continued use.

  • Relieves pain & inflammation

  • Antipsychotic effects

  • Reduces anxiety

  • Helps fight cancer

  • May treat seizures & other neurological disorders

  • Lowers incidence of diabetes

  • Promotes cardiovascular health

  • Promotes sleep

  • Anti-acne

CBD stands for cannabidiol, a compound found in both marijuana and hemp plants. The marijuana plant and the hemp plant are not exactly the same. Hemp plants produce more CBD than THC, while marijuana produces more THC than CBD. Research has shown that CBD acts to reduce the psychoactive effects of THC, separating hemp further from marijuana. For a thorough explanation of the difference, of the difference between the plants, including the differences in cultivation, genetics and differing uses, you can read more on that subject at Project CBD, a non-profit educational news service that does not sell or distribute any CBD/cannabis products.

It is vital that we explain and underscore that CBD is not THC.  

CBD and THC are actually very different and affect the human body very differently. The least processed form of the cannabis plant is hemp.  The use of cannabis recreationally, to produce a “high” is what most people associate with the term cannabis. However, hemp, a cannabis plant is viable in many different industries from wellness to manufacturing. Hemp contains most of the CBD that people use medicinally.  

Here at Bloem, we use the term cannabis plant and hemp because we are focused on CBD as a tool for wellness and work to educate the community about the benefits of CBD.

Key Aspects of Cannabidiol

CBD is one of over 115+ compounds found in cannabis that belong to a class of molecules called cannabinoids.
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Known in scientific terms as Cannabidiol, CBD is a compound that many people use to treat moderate depression, reduce stress, and relieve physical pain. It has also been used to treat specific types of seizures, PTSD, and several neurological disorders. Though we do not yet know how CBD functions in the human body, virtually no negative side effects have been reported and most users do report experiencing many benefits from continued use.

There are many benefits to taking a daily serving of CBD, but the most exciting among them is that a CBD oil supplement helps augment the body’s naturally occurring endocannabinoids, increasing the body’s ability to promote homeostasis within its systems.

HOW CBD HELPS YOUR BODY

The Endocannabinoid system is made up of three main parts: cannabinoid receptors; compounds called endocannabinoids; and the enzymes that make and break down the endocannabinoids. Together, these parts form the most extensive receptor system in the human body.

CBD works with the endocannabinoid system (sometimes referred to as your “inner cannabis”).  The endocannabinoid system is activated when it detects disharmony in the body.  The body then releases endocannabinoids that bind to the receptors and act as a lock on the body’s cells.  This system of three parts (including the cannabinoid receptors) when activated, send a message to the cell telling it to change the message it is sending to the body.  

CBD helps your existing endocannabinoid system by reminding the cells to activate, respond, and work.  

For example, when the immune system is compromised (due to stress, chronic illness, sleep deprivation, or poor nutrition), the endocannabinoid system may be weary and less effective in its ability to regulate the cells in the body and return to homeostasis.  

For detail on the endocannabinoid system, we refer you to Project CBD, a non profit, educational news service that does not sell or distribute CBD or cannabis products.

Benefits of Cannabidiol

CBD has been associated with providing benefits for individuals overcoming: Depression, Epilepsy, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Diabetes, Arthritis, Drug Addiction, Alcoholism, Smoking and more issues.

Why should I use CBD?

There are many benefits to taking a daily serving of CBD, but the most exciting among them is that a CBD oil supplement helps augment the body's naturally occurring endocannabinoids, increasing the body's ability to promote homeostasis within its systems.

Epilepsy
Chronic Pain
Anxiety

Depression
Arthritis
Diabetes

Drug Addiction
Alcoholism
Smoking

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