Potential Benefits Of CBD

A big congrats to you for finding this page! I assume you are in the first stages of doing your research into CBD and if it could potentially help whatever ailment you have. Before we dive into the article I wanted to give you a quick overview of who we are. ChilliwackCBD is an online store supplying CBD products to Canadians. We warehouse all our goods and we are not an MLM (multi-level-marketing) company. Everything you see on our site can be shipped that very same day. We try to bring in products that are made with quality and lab tested for accuracy and your safety.

When we talk about the potential benefits of CBD, we would always suggest you consult with your family physician before trying CBD products to make sure they are right for you. CBD has certainly been studied as you will see in the research articles below but there is no conclusive data they will always work for every ailment. CBD is something you use through trial and error and while many people do find benefits we will not make health claims saying it’s the end-all solution. There are people who take CBD without seeing any benefit, this could potentially come down to the quality of CBD or bigger yet the accurate dosing of the product they are using. Too much or too little may not give desired results.


What is CBD?

Benefits of CBD
Before we get into the potential benefits of CBD you need a basic understanding of what CBD is, to begin with. After that point then we can talk about potential CBD benefits.

CBD is a cannabinoid. You might not be as familiar with CBD as you are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which is the component in cannabis that gives you a “high”. CBD and THC are actually very closely related when you look at their molecular makeup. Both THC and CBD interact with the CB1 and CB2 receptors in your body. THC actually fits perfectly into your CB receptors while CBD does not. This Is why THC gives you a “high” and CBD does not. CBD actually lessens THC’s “high”.

thc vs cbd

How does CBD interact with your body?

Cannabis (Hemp or Marijuana) contains cannabinoids such as THC and CBD. There are at least 113 different cannabinoids isolated from cannabis that exhibit varied effects.

In order to understand how and why CBD interacts with the body you first need to know that our body has something called the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids. The best way to think of this endocannabinoid system is by thinking of your nerve system which is located all throughout your body. The endocannabinoid system is a complex cell-signaling system that was not discovered until the 1990s (that’s really not that old).

Experts are still trying to fully understand the endocannabinoid system but as far as they know it plays significant roles in regulating various functions such as sleep, mood, appetite, memory, reproduction, and fertility. Even if you do not use hemp or cannabis the endocannabinoid system still exists in your body.

Through your body, on the endocannabinoid system, you have certain receptors to which the endocannabinoid system binds to which signals the action. The two main receptors found in your body are CB1 receptors which are mostly found in the nervous system and also the CB2 receptors which are found mostly in your peripheral nervous system which includes your immune cells.

An example of how this works is the endocannabinoids might target and interact with CB1 receptors in your spinal nerve to relieve pain while others might bind to a cb2 receptor in your immune to signal that your body is experiencing inflammation. A further good read also when comparing CBD would be Isolate vs full-spectrum CBD products as that has further information regarding the benefits of CBD.


What Functions does the Endocannabinoid system affect?

endocannabinoid system

Research is still in its infancy as this system was not discovered until the early 1990s but they have linked the endocannabinoid system to the following  processes:

-Skin function
-Liver functions
-muscle formation
-bone remodeling and growth
-digestion and appetite
-learning and memory
-motor control
-cardiovascular system function

So what are the potential benefits of CBD?

Hopefully, you read most of this article from the start to understand what CBD is and how it works with your endocannabinoid system, but if you skipped this part then here are just some of the potential CBD benefits you can potentially receive. Until more long-term studies are done many of these CBD benefits come from smaller studies, short term studies and most of the craze about CBD is coming from testimonials from people trying CBD.

Benefits Of CBD

I have given examples and 1 link to studies or good articles to read on the potential CBD benefit but you should do your own research as there is a ton of great information to be found.

-Reduce blood pressure (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5470879/)
-Reduce inflammation ( https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6222489/)
-Reduce Anxiety  (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4604171/)
-Depression (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6043845/)
-Arthritis (https://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/treatments/natural/supplements-herbs/cannabidiol-oil.php)
-Psoriasis (https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320086.php)
-Promotes Sleep (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6326553/)
-Anti-Seizure (https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/treating-seizures-and-epilepsy/other-treatment-approaches/medical-marijuana-and-epilepsy)
-Acne (https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324689.php)
-Reducing Stress (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165032718303100?via%3Dihub)
-Antipsychotic (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22716160)
-IBS (https://badgut.org/information-centre/a-z-digestive-topics/medical-marijuana-and-ibd/)
-Crohn’s disease (https://www.healthline.com/health-news/cannabis-improves-symptoms-of-crohns-disease#It%E2%80%99s-not-marijuana)
-Cancer Treatment (https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/hp/cannabis-pdq)
-Antiemetic (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21175589)
-Antioxidant (https://www.royalqueenseeds.com/blog-the-antioxidant-properties-of-cbd-n1061)
-Bone Growth (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150716124359.htm)
-PTSD (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6066583/)

These are just a few examples of potential CBD of benefits. If you have an ailment I suggest you do your own research on CBD and whatever ailment you have. Google is a wealth of information. CHILLIWACKCBD should not be your main medical resource but a supplier of the products. You should always consult your doctor before trying any new product and get professional medical advice.

There is a vast selection of CBD products to choose from such as a few examples:

CBD Bath Salts
-CBD Oil Tinctures
-Nano CBD Oil Tinctures
-CBD Gummies 
-CBD Drinks
-CBD Chocolate
-CBD Vape Pens
-CBD Bath Bombs
-CBD Face Serums
-CBD Foot Cream
-CBD Balms
-CBD For Headaches
-CBD For Dogs
-CBD For Horses