CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a compound found in cannabis plants that is known to have quite the extensive “crowd-pleasers” list. Some of its most popular effects are anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, pain relief, appetite stimulation and seizure prevention. The CBD flower from hollyweed CBD types of effects give CBD’s popularity a bump in the market. Cannabis contains 160 different cannabinoids like THC (the one everyone wants) but only two of them are routinely used without the plant – THC and CBD.
CBD has had quite the reputation in recent years. It has been used by many patients to treat seizures, inflammation, even anxiety and last but not least its use as an “adrenaline booster”. Just recently, studies have proven these claims of CBD being an “adrenaline booster”, a stimulant. This compound is found in the trichomes of mature female cannabis flowers. The “fatter” the trichome head, the more CBD it can hold within it – this makes sense considering CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid and will not produce any “high”.
CBD is safely and easily obtained through the trichomes of female cannabis flowers.
The male plant has only traces of CBD compared to the female bud, have you ever wondered why? The reason behind it is simple, cannabinoids are produced endogenously in the flower naturally and therefore don’t need to be added artificially by a producer. This means that a male cannabis plant does not contain any cannabinoids at all and will not produce any when harvested. Why do producers want to add CBD then? For one thing it has anti-inflammatory properties that help in relieving from pain caused by different medical conditions – so this is another reason why we want to consume this cannabinoid – as a natural remedy.
In 2014, a study was published which found that CBD contains neuroprotectant properties that can reduce the damage done to your brain after a stroke. This is extremely important as it is estimated that up to 50% of all strokes victims suffer from an injury to the brain’s grey matter. The study mentions a case where a 78-year-old male suffered from a stroke and endured multiple blood transfusions and medications for two weeks, after which he was diagnosed with cerebral infarcts. The patient started taking CBD oil daily for 2 months following the 2nd week of his stroke, and after 3 months of this treatment his MRI showed no signs of lesions or further tissue loss in the patient’s brain.