What is CBD?

Historical Use of CBD

Ancient civilizations used cannabis sativa for a wide array of ailments, like malaria, rheumatic pains, constipation, and childbirth. It is believed that the Chinese emperor, Shen Nung, was the first to describe the therapeutic properties of cannabis in 2737 B.C.E.
Western medicine was introduced to the plant in 1839. It was usually available as a tincture comprised of plant extract. The late 19th and early 20th centuries were the pinnacle of use in this United States when cannabis extracts were marketed by Merck, Bristol Meyers Squibb, Pfizer (formerly Parke-Davis), and others.
Fast forward to today. Medical cannabis uses standardized dosing and takes into account each individual’s response for maximum benefit.
What is CBD


CANNABIDIOL (CBD), is derived from the HEMP plant, but is not marijuana. Unlike marijuana, there is NO euphoric high.
CBD regulates the cannabinoids that attach to certain receptors in our body, CB1 and CB2. Our bodies naturally produce these in the endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system governs all aspects of our health. Sleep, diet, stress, inflammation, immune response, and cognitive function. People and pets both benefit from the overall healthy functioning of the ECS.

What is THC?

THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol is the major psychoactive component and one of the 113 cannabinoids recognized in cannabis. This is the one component that gives the user that Euphoric feeling.
While there are many beneficial CBD products that do NOT contain THC, there are some that have small amounts (not enough to feel euphoric) that help immensely for sleep and chronic pain support. Some also require a Medical Marijuana license.
What is CBD

CBD is for pets too

Like humans, pets suffer from pain, anxiety, seizures, aggression, etc. Like humans, their bodies also contain the Endo Cannabinoid System.
When animals consume CBD, it helps by regulating all aspects of their health, including the immune system. As a natural anti-inflammatory, pet CBD can help reduce or eliminate many symptoms like chronic pain, aggression, inflammation and more.


Dr. Guillermo Gonzalez talks about CBD and some of its benefits!
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