Details About Cannabidiol

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is a new herbal supplement made from the cannabis plant. Cannabidiol was discovered in 1940 and is believed to be a natural substance found in the human brain. It is only one of about 11 identified phytocannabinoids in marijuana plants and represents approximately 40% of the marijuana plant’s total extract. The term cannabidiol refers to the component that has been isolated and tested by scientists. The results of these studies have been published in scientific journals and are being considered as scientific evidence for the effects of cannabidiol.

Cannabidiol acts on both the brain and peripheral nervous system, two areas of the body where the same phytocannabinoids exist. There are two major kinds of cannabidiol; those that have been obtained from the cannabis plant itself and those that have been manufactured synthetically. The synthetic form is believed to be more potent and therefore is more often used. Manufacturers have added phytocannabis compounds, like CBD, to other drugs including Sativex, an oral spray that is used to reduce appetite in glaucoma patients. Sativex uses the effects of phytocannabinoids by blocking the CB1 receptor on nerve cells in the brain that produce the drug. Sativex is sometimes combined with other drugs to achieve greater effect. Although Sativex is not approved by the FDA, it does not have any reported side effects and may not work for your particular condition.see post

It has been claimed that cannabidiol from cannabis plants can help treat some types of cancer. A recent study conducted by the University of Alabama found that the extract from cannabis plants that contain cannabidiol can slow the growth of prostate tumors. However, there was also no significant difference between normal controls and people who had undergone surgery to remove the prostate. Other studies have found similar results, although not always statistically significant. As with all treatments, results may vary from person to person and from case to case. In some studies, the effects of cannabidiol from cannabis have been compared with those of another phytocannabinoid called cannabinol. Although cannabinol has not been studied much in depth, there are some studies that indicate that it may be useful in reducing symptoms of glaucoma.