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cbd and the body

Between any type of physical pain or mental struggles (like built-up anxiety), CBD can actually be a way to help calm your body and make you feel better.

“CBD doesn’t actually heal you, it just helps your body know to do something to heal itself,” says Gawthrop. “So for instance, if you were dealing with chronic inflammation or chronic pain or if you’re dealing with anxiety or even if you are dealing with any other lifestyle health-focused wellness barrier, it’s going to help your body help you move through that.”

It can help with numerous physical and mental struggles.

As of now, the FDA has not approved any kind of dietary supplement for CBD. Meaning that it cannot be ingested like you could with any pill or vitamin. Gawthrop and the team at Ami Wellness make sure to follow all FDA guidelines and only provide products that are topical, meaning they are applied through the skin.

Plus, with topical use, you don’t have to worry about overdoing it, because your skin can actually handle a lot of it (it’s a big organ, after all). For those topically applying CBD for the first time, Gawhtrop says 16 milligrams per topical use is enough for you to feel an effect.

For those who aren’t familiar, CBD is a compound found within the cannabis plant. Cannabis also famously has THC, which is the compound that makes people feel high. However, a CBD oil—such as the one sold at Ami’s Wellness—does not have enough THC in it in order for one person to feel any kind of high effects. While Ami’s Wellness does focus on creating products that are full-spectrum (leaving all of the natural compounds of the cannabis plant within the oil), it does not play a main role in the oils that they sell. Simply a “friend” to the many other plants used for the different types of oils.

Early research on CBD for the treatment of insomnia suggests that it may be effective. Additional studies are needed.

The National Academies of Sciences (NAS) found significant evidence that cannabis was an effective treatment for long-term (chronic) pain. However, much of the research was done outside of the U.S. And the forms of cannabis studied in the U.S. were not the same as those commonly used.

By acting on the ECS, CBD may have many different effects on the body. Examples include: balancing the body’s overall physical functions (homeostasis), reducing pain sensation, and lessening the body’s reaction to injury or infection (inflammation).

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As stated above, CBD is in a class of chemicals called cannabinoids. Because it comes from a plant, it is called a phytocannabinoid.

CBD is not psychoactive; it does not have a mind-altering effect.

The dosing of CBD for different conditions is still being studied.

There are, in fact, dozens of cannabinoids, as well as other substances in cannabis sativa.

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Q: Does CBD cause a high?

A: CBD is an acronym for cannabidiol. It is one of many compounds called cannabinoids that are extracted from the cannabis sativa plant, also known as hemp, for their many different benefits.

A: Nope. CBD is a compound that will not make you feel high. The compound that does is called THC, and it’s a psychoactive cannabinoid (fancy name for a chemical that makes you feel intoxicated). Some cannabis plants will have a high concentration of CBD and little THC – and vice versa. But CBD products are usually THC-free, or it’s only present in trace amounts.