CBD (or Cannabidiol) is another cannabinoid derived from the remarkable Cannabis plant that we all know and love. Some of you might be wondering, “What exactly is it, and what does it do?” Well, we’ll get to that! But first, let’s take a step back and delve into some essential information about our bodies.
As humans, we possess something called an Endocannabinoid system, a biological system that plays a vital role in regulating and balancing key bodily functions. Within the Endocannabinoid system (ECS), there are neurotransmitters known as Endocannabinoids, which can be categorized into two groups: CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are primarily located in the brain and spinal cord, while CB2 receptors are distributed throughout the rest of the body. These receptors are the points of interaction for cannabis compounds when we consume them, and CBD binds to both CB1 and CB2 receptors, whereas THC specifically binds to the CB1 receptors in the brain.
BENEFITS OF CBD
Now, let’s dive into the fascinating world of CBD and explore what it does and why incorporating it into your daily routine can be beneficial! CBD is known to address a wide range of health issues, including chronic pain, anxiety, inflammation, sleep troubles, and epilepsy. Unlike THC, ingesting CBD does not produce a psychoactive or “high” effect. However, many individuals report experiencing feelings of relaxation and tranquility after consuming CBD. Have you ever felt like you needed more and more of a substance to achieve the desired relief? CBD can also help with that by resetting the CB1 and CB2 receptors, reducing your tolerance. Say goodbye to tolerance breaks!
Excited to try CBD? You can find various CBD products like topicals, edibles and tinctures right at JAR. At JAR, we have a deep appreciation for CBD products and offer several Maine brands to give our patients options. Let me share a few of my personal favorites.
While I’m not a frequent user of topicals, I absolutely adore the 1:1 THC and CBD Canna Salve from Seed and Sound Co. This salve contains 500mg of THC and 500mg of CBD, along with other natural herbs that aid in pain reduction. The combination of these cannabinoids works wonders in alleviating my pain, and I can’t sing its praises enough!
Another exceptional CBD product I’d like to recommend is the 6:1 CBD:CBDA tincture from the Healer brand. The founder of Healer, Dr. Sulak, has expertly formulated this tincture with a 6:1 ratio of CBD to CBDa, a perfect combination for tackling joint pain and inflammation after long days of hiking or walks with my pups. What’s more, this product is incredibly convenient for on-the-go dosing and offers fast-acting relief.
Now, for my all-time favorite product that includes CBD: the one and only Clementine Kush strain. Where do I even begin? The citrusy terpenes make for a delightful taste experience! This sativa-dominant strain has THC, but also boasts a high CBD percentage (around 2.5%), making it an excellent choice for daytime use. It makes me feel clear-headed and motivated to conquer my day. Just like the other CBD products I mentioned, Clementine Kush effectively eases my daily aches and pains while lifting my mood. It’s unquestionably my top choice!
If you have any questions about CBD or other cannabinoids, don’t hesitate to visit Jar and chat with your budtender. We love discussing all things cannabis!