CBD – 101

What is CBD and how does it work?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of cannabis, a plant with a rich history as a medicine going back thousands of years.  It is the CBD in the hemp plant that, when consumed, is responsible for all of the positive effects on the body and the mind.

M.R. Hemp products contain cannabidiol (CBD), which is the main therapeutic cannabinoid found in the hemp plant. CBD, along with numerous other cannabinoids, binds to the cannabinoid receptor sites found in the human body.  This complex, cell-signalling system, is called the endocannabinoid system (ECS).  Experts are still trying to fully understand the positive link between CBD and the ECS. But so far, they know it plays an integral role in regulating a wide range of functions and processes in the human body.  Research has linked CBD use and the ECS to the following processes:

  • mood
  • chronic pain
  • metabolism, appetite, and digestion
  • sleep
  • stress
  • inflammation and other immune system responses
  • memory and learning
  • cardiovascular system function
  • muscle formation
  • bone remodeling and growth
  • liver function
  • reproductive system function
  • skin and nerve function

These functions combined, all contribute to homeostasis, which refers to the stability of your internal environment. For example, if an outside force, such fever or pain, unbalances your body’s homeostasis, your ECS jumps in to help your body return to its optimal performance level.

Today, experts believe that maintaining homeostasis if the primary role of the ECS and subsequent use of CBD.

Many consumers of CBD use it to manage their long-term health or pain issues, while others just supplement daily with CBD to maintain and promote their general health, mood, stress, and over all well-being.

CBD is non habit-forming, and can be taken daily. It has no psychoactive properties, and will not impair users in anyway.  CBD does not make a person feel “high”.

Disclaimer:  The products and supplements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, alleviate or prevent any diseases. You should consult with your doctor or another qualified health care professional before you start taking any dietary supplements or engage in mental health programs.