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How does CBD work?

CBD stands for Cannabidiol, one of more than 100 cannabinoids found in cannabis sativa plants. CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system found in all mammals, helping to achieve homeostasis in humans and animals alike.

Core Roots products are derived from industrial hemp. By law, our products have .3% or less THC, trace amounts that do not produce the “high” feeling often associated with cannabis.

Our bodies have what’s called an endocannabinoid system. CBD works because of this system. The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a collection of cell receptors within the body. All mammals have this system. These receptors help regulate numerous functions such as sleep, mood, pain and inflammation, to name just a few. Like other systems within our bodies, our endocannabinoid system can become depleted and may need a supplement or a boost, just like an iron or a vitamin D deficiency.

What are the medical properties of CBD?

Research has shown that CBD may have significant medical benefits without producing any intoxicating effects (the typical “high” or “stoned” feeling). The non-intoxicating nature of hemp-derived CBD makes it an appealing option for people looking to address a wide range of conditions, or who simply use it to relax.

Many studies regarding the health benefits of both CBD and marijuana are conducted at prestigious institutions around the world. Promising studies out of countries like Canada and Israel dive extensively into both cannabis and CBD’s medical properties.

Scientific and clinical studies indicate that CBD could be effective in easing symptoms of a wide range of difficult-to-control conditions due to several well-researched properties, including:

  • Anti-inflammatory properties: CBD can help reduce inflammation in the body. Some people find relief from arthritis, IBS/IBD, and other pain and discomfort caused by inflammation, as well as inflammatory conditions such as eczema or rosacea.
  • Anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) properties: Researchers believe that CBD binds to the same receptors that activate serotonin in the brain, making it a possible remedy for those with anxiety or who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • Sleep-encouraging properties: CBD may play a role in regulating non-REM sleep duration, which leads some Core Roots CBD customers to use our products to help combat insomnia.
  • Antioxidant and neuroprotective properties: Studies have suggested that CBD could reduce damage to the body and brain. Some Core Roots customers use CBD as part of their regular health and wellness routine.