CBD Oil Benefits and Uses – Understand the difference between hemp and marijuana, cannabidiol and THC.
Zativa Life grows hemp plants which produce high amounts of cannabidiol (CBD) and no trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This is necessary for health reasons and for legal reasons. The psychoactive effect – or feeling high – is the result of THC and is not experienced by those who use our CBD compounds. In fact, CBD has a reverse effect on THC and actually negates its psychoactive properties.
Keep in mind that hemp is the plant which produces the beneficial properties we use in our highly effective CBD Oil supplements.
Cannabinoids are organic chemical compounds which occur naturally in the hemp plant. There are over 130 of these chemical compounds, but most common are CBD and THC.
Almost every physiological system in the body interacts with the endocannabinoid system. We often refer to CB1 Receptors, which are in the nervous system, nerve endings and brain, and the CB2 Receptors, which are located throughout the immune system.
This extensive series of receptors was overlooked by researchers until recent years when incredible success stories began to come to light. Medical scientists began looking into “WHY” CBD is able to create a positive response in almost every part of the body. These doctors now realize that there could be a significant deficiency in cannabinoids required by the body made evident in diseases such as fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, and migraines. Further research is looking into the relationship between these compounds and epilepsy, cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.
While THC is the most common cannabinoid, it is found only in trace amounts in hemp plants. It is not a component of Zativa Life supplements.
The second most common cannabinoid is CBD. It has no psychoactive effects, and in fact, it has profound anti-psychoactive effects and calms the nervous system relieving symptoms of anxiety and depression. It may also help with a great number of other ailments discussed in great detail throughout this website.
Other common cannabinoids include CBN (cannabinol), which is created when THC is exposed to air and oxidizes, and CBG (cannabigerol), which is a building block for both THC and CBD. It is CBG which has gained popularity for its effectiveness in treating glaucoma. Doctors have found that CBN has a mild psychoactive effect, and when used in conjunction with THC, it induces sound sleep.
Safety of CBD
Generally, CBD is considered to be much safer than THC. There have been a large number of studies throughout Europe for decades testing:
- the various ways of taking CBD
- how quickly it is metabolized
- whether or not it is toxic, and
- it’s overall safety profile.
There is extensive information available on these topics; however, in order to apply to the Food & Drug Administration for approval for general use, further testing will be required.
Research Opportunities and Challenges
Recent changes in the laws governing research hemp and its component parts have enabled medical researchers to gather much more information than ever before. With companies like Zativa Life following Good Manufacturing Practices in their farms and production facilities, we now have a much higher quality CBD product line for practical evaluation.
The addition of proprietary supplements to our CBD Oil brings a much wider range of applications for the Zativa Life CBD products. Proprietary compounds such as:
- Natramune, and
enable our CBD oil to address more health challenges than ever before.
With our commitment to bring you the best CBD Oil product line possible, we would like to encourage more research in this industry to gain an even greater understanding of how and why cannabidiol creates such an all-encompassing range of benefits for those who use it. We always encourage individuals to seek the help of qualified health care practitioners in making decisions about supplements for their particular health challenges. These CBD Oil products are not approved by the FDA to treat any illness or disease, and it is not our intent to diagnose or treat any disease or illness. We hope that you will continue to follow a path of greater education in all hemp products and take control over your health. We will continue to support your health goals in every way possible.