What is CBD?
Cannbidiol (CBD) is one of over 113 compounds found in cannabis that belong to a class of ingredients called cannabinoids. Until recently, THC was getting most of the attention because it’s the ingredient in cannabis that produces mind-altering effects in users, but CBD is also present in high concentrations – and the medical world is realizing that its list of medical benefits continues to grow.
CBD is the major non-psychoactive component of Cannabis sativa. According to a 2013 study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, CBD benefits in some experimental models as an anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antioxidant, antiemetic, anxiolytic and antipsychotic agent, and is, therefore, a potential medicine for the treatment of neuroinflammation, epilepsy, oxidative injury, vomiting and nausea, anxiety and schizophrenia.
Research is beginning to show that CBD is different than other well-studied cannabinoids. All cannabinoids act as ligands, meaning they dock onto the binding site of a protein and have the ability to modulate a receptor’s behavior. CB1 receptors are widely distributed but are particularly abundant in areas of the brain, including those concerned with movement, coordination, pain and sensory perception, emotion, memory, cognition, autonomic and endocrine functions. CB2 receptors are found mostly in the immune system, and they seem to reduce inflammation and certain kinds of pain.
CBD Oil Near Me
As a practicing Doctor of Chiropractic for 20 years, it has been always been our mission to bring non-surgical and non-pharmacological resources to our community.
While we continue to provide chiropractic and acupuncture to the Austin, Texas area we are excited to bring a pure pharmaceutical-grade CBD oil to our Cedar Park and Austin community.
With the devastating effects of the opioid crisis continuing to affect our country we feel that the addition of a pewmium high-quality oil will be an invaluable option to those seeking relief.
This is also a viable option to those patients that cannot take traditional NSAID or prescription medication.