What Is CBD

What Is CBD? How Does It Work?

So what exactly is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is an all natural, effective remedy used for many of today’s common ailments.

Cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, is a type of cannabinoid. A cannabinoid is an active chemical compound found in Cannabis Sativa, which contains over 104 such compounds. CBD and THC (tetrahydrocannabidiol) are the two dominant cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant.

Tetrahydrocannabidiol (THC)  the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis,  is responsible for the feeling of getting “high” that is often associated with marijuana.

CBD, unlike THC, is non-psychoactive. This quality makes CBD an appealing option for those looking for relief from pain and other symptoms, without either the mind-altering effects of marijuana, or the inherent side effects of certain pharmaceutical drugs.

The makeup of different cannabis plants varies greatly by types or strain; some are higher in CBD, others in THC. The hemp plant is dominated by CBD, and contains only minute amounts of THC. All Nirvalla CBD products are derived from US-grown hemp plants, and therefore , never contain any psychoactive effect.

These cannabinoids, also known as phytocannabinoids as they are derived from plants, are able to interact with our bodies natural system, because their makeup and behavior simulates those of endocannabinoids.

Endocannabinoids are part of the endocannabinoid system (ECS), identified in 1992 while researching the effects of cannabis on the body. It was discovered then, that mammalian bodies are formed with a built-in ECS, composed of cannabinoid receptors, and neuro-modulatory lipids. Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body, from the brain and other organs, to glands and immune cells. The cannabinoids and receptors join forces to alter the release of neurotransmitters, and are ultimately focused on promoting internal balance.

The ECS system is involved in a variety of important physiological processes. These processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory. Research reported in the Scientific American, found that endocannabinoids are largely responsible for a ‘euphoria’ that increases feelings of well being and decreases the perception of pain.

The vast potential of CBD is rapidly gaining momentum in the health and wellness industry, as some scientific studies have confirmed it may help treat a wide variety of ailments, from chronic pain to anxiety.

CBD oil is derived from the hemp plant. It is made by extracting the CBD from hemp, and then diluted with a type of carrier oil. Most often the carrier oil consists of either coconut or hemp seed oil, or sometimes even a combination of the two. At Nirvalla, our CBD is extracted through a top-of-the-line CO2 process, which assures pure and effective CBD oil.

Here are a few benefits you will get when you purchase CBD products from Nirvalla in Phoenix, Arizona:

  • Relief of Pain
  • Anti-Seizure Properties
  • Relief from Anxiety and Depression
  • Neuroprotective Properties
  • Heart Health
  • Reduced Risk of Diabetes
  • Anti-Inflammatory Effects
  • Healthy Sleep
  • Healthy Weight
  • Overall Skin Health
  • Relief from Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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