CBD

With so much recent media attention, more and more patients have been asking us at Remedy Pain Solutions what CBD is and if they may benefit from products containing CBD. CBD stands for “Cannabidiol,” and is one of the hundreds of compounds naturally created by the Cannabis Sativa plant. A few of the most well-known cannabis compounds are CBD, CBN, CBG, and THC, which each occur in different amounts depending on the strain of each plant.

CBD has long been known for its medicinal benefits by reducing pain, stress, inflammation, anxiety, insomnia, and many other issues troubling patients around the world. This is possible because the human body has a widespread system of receptors which bind compounds like CBD, called the endocannabinoid system. Recent evidence suggests that this endocannabinoid system could be extremely important in preventing, managing, or even treating certain chronic diseases. While offering many wonderful health benefits, CBD does not elicit the same psychoactive effect that is seen with THC, so users of CBD do not feel the euphoric “high” often associated with marijuana. Knowing that there is no psychoactive component to CBD, it can be used any time of the day without fear of cognitive impairment.

Most products that you will see on the market will mention “hemp-derived CBD.” The term “hemp” is used to describe cannabis plants containing 0.3% or less THC content, essentially making it a cousin of the marijuana plant which is bred to contain high levels of THC as well. Industrial hemp is legal to grow and cultivate for use in products including clothing, soaps, oil, nutritional products, textiles, and many others. While these cannabis plants produce extremely low levels of THC, they still produce CBD in sufficient concentrations which make them perfect for cultivation.

 

If patients are going to try CBD-containing products, our physicians at Remedy Pain Solutions recommend seeking CBD from organically grown plants in the United States to ensure quality control guidelines have been adhered to, as well as products which have been lab-tested to ensure purity and consistency. We do offer products meeting these high standards at our Marina Del Rey clinic location. If you have further questions regarding the use of CBD products, don’t hesitate to contact us at Remedy Pain Solutions to schedule a consultation today.

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