Naturally Occurring CBD
When it comes to industrial hemp, America sadly lags the rest of the industrialized world. Other than for a brief period of time during World War II, hemp has not been grown in America since the 1930’s http://www.thehia.org/facts.html .
From hemp, a naturally occurring substance known as cannabinoids can be extracted. In certain cultivars of hemp, a particularly high portion of a special cannabinoid, known as cannabidiol (CBD) can be found (http://www.druglibrary.net/schaffer/hemp/indust/PHARMAfiber.html).
This CBD is now available in select nutritional products that are available to consumers for health and wellness benefits. Cannabidiol, CBD supports the nutritional and dietary health of aging bodies (US Government Patent # 6,630,507).
“CBD-enriched health foods, tinctures and oils are the next revolution in food and medicine” – so says Reality Sandwich author Allan Badiner http://www.realitysandwich.com/high_health_cbd_food_supply.
CBD = Cannabidiol
There currently is an explosion of entrepreneurial activity and creativity around making up for lost time with CBD. LA-based cannabis physician Allan Frankel explains: “up until this past year it was nearly impossible to help patients using CBD. Cannabis growers were focused on the ‘stoniest’ weed’, hence CBD, which is non-psychoactive and mitigates the effect of THC, was nearly lost in this community”. Source: http://www.realitysandwich.com/high_health_cbd_food_supply .
Our experts are still in the early stages of understanding the synergistic effects of all the extracts from the hemp plant that are known today. More and more extracts are being found each year with now over 400 cannabiniods being listed http://dixiebotanicals.com/about/hemp-history/ .
The overall, combined effect of certain cannabinoids, terpenoids, flavenoids and perhaps another 200 molecules – all working together and carefully balanced (as in nature) produces what Dr Ethan Russo calls an “Entourage Effect”. More: http://cannabisclinicians.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/OS-2011-Terpenes+Minor-CBs.pdf.
Your CBD Body!
The ever-amazing human body… Our endo-cannabinoid systems are designed to function in response to cannabinoids and provide numerous regulatory functions, including that of nerve transmission / communication within the body http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12052038 . At any one time our bodies are processing thousands of pieces of information being transmitted along these nerve and neural channels http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/287907/information-theory/214958/Physiology. The cannabinoids that create this cellular response can be derived from internal sources or from dietary sources, including plant based phyto-cannabinoids http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/classes/psychology/psy760/readings/Fride.pdf.
If you seek health and wellness, dietary supplements with CBD / cannabidiol may be right for you