Dr. Michael J Breus. Sleeping Patterns & CBD
This is a very interesting read for those curious about the benefits of CBD and our personal sleeping patterns! Thank you Dr. Michael Breus for sharing this knowledge with us all. Click the link bellow to view the full article that he has published.
CBD is not ‘weed’
But it can help improve your sleep, health, and performance
I want to jump in and address a topic that seems to be causing some confusion: if you use the supplement CBD, you are not consuming “pot.”
I’ve written before about the potential benefits of CBD for sleep and health. I don’t want to see anyone miss out on those potential benefits because of a lack of understanding about what CBD is, or isn’t. So, let’s take a closer look at CBD, or cannabidiol, and how it is different from the compound cannabis plant that delivers a “high” — THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol.
What is cannabis, exactly?
Let’s start briefly with the big picture. Cannabis is a genus of plants with several different species. The cannabis plants have been used for thousands of years in traditional medicine, for sleep difficulties as well as to treat pain, inflammation, stomach upset, and anxiety, among their many uses. Parts of the cannabis plant are also used recreationally, whether smoked, vaporized, cooked into food, or brewed in tea.
The cannabis plant has dozens of biochemically active compounds, known as cannabinoids. Cannabinoids have received a lot of scientific attention in recent decades, as scientists have worked to understand their therapeutic benefits. The first cannabinoid was identified by scientists in the mid-1960s. Since then, scientists have gone on to identify and study more than 80 individual cannabinoids, which continue to be investigated for their symptom-relieving and disease-fighting abilities.
Different cannabinoids have different effects on the body. I’m going to focus on two of the major and most well-researched cannabinoids: CBD and THC. These two cannabinoids are both found naturally in the cannabis plant, and are both made synthetically for medicinal use. Both with potential health benefits, they are very different compounds.
Let’s look at THC first.
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