At this point, you’ve at least heard of the acronym, THC, but have you heard about CBD? Just like THC, CBD is also a cannabinoid found in Cannabis. However, CBD has given researchers, scientists, and patients hope for a different way to relieve pain and stress, through a non-psychoactive form.
CBD or Cannabidiol does not produce a high or euphoric state like THC is known for. This gives it a medicinal advantage as an option with minimal to no side effects. A 2011 review published in Current Drug Safety concludes that CBD “does not interfere with several psychomotor and psychological functions.” The authors add that several studies suggest that CBD is “well tolerated and safe” even at high doses. According to a 2013 review published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, CBD is known to assist with: reduction of nausea and vomiting, seizure suppression, anti-psychotic, anti-inflammatory, fights cancer cell growth, combats anxiety and depression, amongst many others.
CBD also counteracts the negative effects of THC by reducing the paranoia and memory impairment that goes along with the euphoric sensation. CBD can leave you feeling more alert as it also counteracts the sleep-inducing effects of THC as well. In contrast with, pharmaceutical painkillers, CBD pain regimens can help reduce the stress placed on your liver and kidneys.
One of the biggest findings to come out of CBD research is its power and potential to fight cancer cells. According to the National Cancer Institute, several studies show that cannabidiol may have a protective effect against breast, colorectal and lung cancers. The potential of this finding has the ability to one day up-root the powerful pharmaceutical industry, finally giving people the safe and consistent access to medicine that produces minimal side effects. Try Kushy Punch CBD! With 15mg of CBD per gummy, let the stress get swept away.