Cannabinoids are active chemical compounds that come from the cannabis plant. These compounds play an important role within one of the body’s physiological systems called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Cannabinoids act on the receptors in the ECS, alter the release of neurotransmitters in the brain and provide the necessary “fuel” for the system to run. The endocannabinoid system creates internal balance in processes like sleep, mood regulation, infection, pain and immune function.
A lot of people see the steps towards the legalization of cannabis much like that of ending the prohibition of alcohol. Many people argue that cannabis is a much safer choice in comparison to cannabis and we will look at the consequences of both below. Responsible use of any substance greatly reduces the risks associated with it.
CBD works with the ECS to regulate mood and promote calmness, which reduces anxiety. This can be beneficial for pets that suffer from anxiety during thunderstorms, fireworks or with separation from its owner. Reducing anxious responses can also help dogs feel comfortable in social setting with humans or other animals. CBD has strong anti-epileptic effects and works by reducing excitable activity within the brain. Seizure frequency and severity can be reduced providing a higher quality of life to an animal.
Both hemp CBD and Cannabis CBD come from the same mother plant, Cannabis Sativa L. So, what is the difference? The mother plant is responsible for creating brother and sister plants. In this case, the brother plant is hemp and the sister plant is marijuana.
The brother hemp plant is used to create hemp CBD, which is mainly composed of CBD and less than 0.3% of THC. The brother plant does not have any buds.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is defined as “a disease in which the body’s ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin is impaired, resulting in abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates and elevate levels of glucose in the blood and urine.” Diabetes is a rampant disease in the United States according to statistics from the CDC. There are 23.1 million people diagnosed, with an estimated 7.2 million people who have the disease and remain undiagnosed. Based on these combined number, the CDC reports 30.3 million people are diabetic and that is 9.4% of the population. With prediabetes, 84.1 million adults over the age of 18 have the disease and adults 65 years or older have a whopping 23.1 million.