What is CBD and how does it work.
CBD stands for cannabidiol.
CBD is a compound found naturally in plants like hemp. It is non-intoxicating and not addictive. According to Harvard Health Publishing, it is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis. Better known as marijuana. CBD by itself consequently, does not create a “high”. According to a report from the World Health Organization, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependency potential. Also, there is no evidence of public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”
“Hemp” is a term used to classify varieties of Cannabis that contain 0.3% or less THC content (by dry weight).
“Marijuana” is a term used to classify varieties of Cannabis that contain more than 0.3% THC (by dry weight) and can induce psychotropic or euphoric effects on the user.
How Does It Work? What is it’s Health Benefits?
Cannabidiol works with your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). ECS helps with inflammation, appetite, energy, stress levels, and sleep schedule. All processes that are central to your well being. Moreover, a study from the European Journal of Pain, reports that application to the skin could help lower pain and inflammation due to arthritis.
Is It Safe?
Although reports show it is safe you should inform your doctor if adding it to your repertoire.
Can It Improve Your Sex Life? Infused Lubricants?
That is to say, you can now buy lubricants infused with CBD.
“Cannabidiol in the bedroom has a novelty factor, but it may actually have benefit for some women,” says Dr. Brandye Wilson-Manigat M.D., an obstetrician-gynecologist based in South Pasadena, California.
According to Dr. Brandye, while the benefits of Cannabidiol-infused lubricants are still being studied: “We do know that the relaxing and anti-anxiety inducing properties may facilitate a woman being more receptive to sexual activity,” she says. Vaginas are incredibly absorbent and lined with a mucous membrane that can act like a sponge (similar to the inside of your mouth). Therefore, it’s safe to assume that when applied genitally, the body is able to reap all those benefits of CBD. (Related: The Science-Approved Benefits of CBD)