CBD is a popular natural remedy used for many common
CBD, is one of the chemical compounds found in the
hemp plant. Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive and does not get you “high”.
This quality makes CBD an appealing option for those who are looking for relief
from pain and other symptoms without the mind-altering effects of marijuana or
certain pharmaceutical drugs. CBD
CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant. Major Fog
only uses CBD Isolate which has No THC at all. This makes Major Fog products
completely safe for those who have drug screenings. Other companies use CBD
oils that includes other cannabinoids with up to 0.3% THC. While still legal,
this can show THC on a drug test.
Benefits and Uses of CBD
CBD aides in Pain Relief, Joint Pain and Inflammation,
Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, PTSD, Nausea, Seizures and more. Studies show
CBD may be helpful with high blood pressure and Diabetes and many other
Although CBD is generally considered safe, it can
cause adverse reactions like diarrhea and fatigue in some people. CBD is also
known to interact with some medications. If you are using medications, discuss
it with your doctor to ensure your safety and avoid potentially harmful interactions.
Is CBD right for me?
If you’ve been thinking of purchasing some CBD and
you’re like most people, you’ve been doing your research and wondering if CBD
is right for you. If you’ve noticed there is an amazing amount of conflicting
or just plain confusing information out there about CBD, you’re not alone.
First of all, let’s be sure you understand the crucial difference between CBD
and other cannabis derived products. Then we’ll get a closer look at the ways
in which CBD is being used to treat various conditions, including anxiety,
depression, insomnia, joint pain, inflammation and more.
Marijuana vs. Hemp - The Crucial Difference
The cannabis plant, which has the Latin name Cannabis
sativa L. has a couple of different subtypes. One of these subtypes is the
marijuana plant, which is often referred to as simply cannabis. This cannabis
subtype contains the intoxicating compound THC or tetrahydrocannabinol (say
“TET-tra-HIGH-dro-CAN-i-buh-nahl”). THC is the compound which is responsible
for the “high” that people get when they ingest marijuana.
Another subtype of Cannabis sativa L. is the hemp
plant. Hemp has been used for many thousands of years and was one of the very
earliest plants ever grown for its use as a textile fiber. In the 1600’s,
colonists in Virginia were cultivating the hemp plant which they used to make
rope, sails for their ships and even their clothing. The hemp plant, unlike
cannabis, has been bred over centuries for its fiber content and contains a
negligible amount of THC, so little in fact, that you do not get any
intoxicating effect from ingesting it.
The two plant subtypes, both marijuana and hemp,
contain a class of chemical compounds called cannabinoids (say
“CAN-nah-buh-noids”) and there are more than a hundred of these compounds in
Cannabis sativa L. Because of its intoxicating qualities, THC is the best known
of the cannabinoids and besides its ability to induce a high, it has some
well-publicized therapeutic effects. Another of the cannabinoids is CBD (or
cannabidiol) and it also has therapeutic effects, but without the potential of
an intoxicating high. Both THC and CBD are classified as cannabinoids.
So now that you know the difference between THC that
comes from cannabis (marijuana) and CBD which is derived from hemp, you may be
wondering what exactly is a cannabinoid? These are chemical compounds that act
on receptors found in your brain as well as in your body and produce various
effects, such as the regulation of inflammation, mood, appetite and pain
In fact, your body naturally produces THC-like
compounds all on its own, called endocannabinoids, which explains the presence
of these receptors in your body. The receptors are known as CB1 and CB2. The
CB1 receptors are found throughout your body but are concentrated in the brain.
These receptors involve movement and the body’s coordination, pain perception,
appetite, memories and emotion and thinking. THC (the psychoactive compound)
attaches to these CB1 receptors.
The CB2 receptors are more commonly found in your
immune system and are involved with pain and inflammation. Scientists used to
believe that CBD attached to these CB2 receptors but now more current research
suggests that CBD does not attach to either receptor, but simply allows your
body to use more of your own naturally produced cannabinoids.
Because you have these cannabinoid receptors in place,
you can take advantage of products which contain cannabinoids and not have to
rely only on the ones your body produces. When you take a product that contains
CBD, you can get the therapeutic effects of the cannabinoids without the
intoxicating effect that comes with products that contain THC.
CBD And Its Uses
Let’s look more closely at CBD and just a few of the
ways in which this remarkable compound is being used:
CBD for Anxiety
A 2013 study in the British Journal of Clinical
Pharmacology outlined CBD’s many therapeutic effects, including its
effectiveness in treating anxiety. Plus a 2015 review article in the journal
Neurotherapeutics supported CBD’s use in the treatment of anxiety and related
disorders including panic disorder, social anxiety disorder,
obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as well as post-traumatic stress disorder
(PTSD.) This is especially interesting, as physicians will often advise
patients not to take THC, as the psychoactive compound can set off feelings of
anxiousness or even paranoia. CBD on the other hand, does not seem to have this
CBD for Insomnia
Because CBD has the ability to reduce anxiety, this
effect alone can help some people with insomnia, as anxiety is a major cause of
sleep disruption. But CBD has been shown to increase sleep and improve insomnia
in patients without anxiety. CBD is also useful in patients who suffer from
diseases involving REM sleep disorders which is common in patients with
Parkinson’s disease as well as those who suffer from PTSD.
CBD for Joint Pain and Inflammation
One of the major problems with opioid medications in
the treatment of pain, besides their addictive potential, are the unpleasant
side effects associated with these medications, such as nausea, vomiting, loss
of appetite, constipation and other distressing symptoms. A 2009 review article
in the Journal of Opioid Management concluded that the pain relieving
properties of CBD provide a welcome alternative to opioid medications. Another
2008 journal article reviewed CBD’s effectiveness in relieving chronic,
difficult to treat pain and concluded that the cannabinoids were safe,
effective and showed great promise.
CBD for Depression
In addition to its effectiveness in the treatment of
anxiety, CBD has been shown to be effective in the treatment of depression,
which often goes hand-in-hand with the anxiety disorders. CBD appears to help
with both depression and anxiety because of its effects on the brain’s
serotonin receptors, the same receptors targeted by the antidepressant drugs
manufactured by the pharmaceutical companies.
By now, you should have a good understanding of the
difference between CBD, derived from hemp, and the intoxicating, psychoactive
THC compound which comes from marijuana. You have also learned about your
body’s own naturally produced cannabinoids and how your body’s cannabinoid
receptors allow you to take advantage of CBD’s therapeutic properties over a
wide range of conditions.
CBD is a safe and effective natural product that has
tremendous potential to relieve a host of distressing symptoms as well as to
provide effective treatment for many diseases, especially when you choose a
reputable, trusted company for your supplier such as MAJOR FOG, who not only
guarantees their products come from the highest quality sources but also
provides test results showing the active amounts of naturally occurring CBD and