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GW Pharmaceuticals has been running clinical testing on a medication called Epidiolex, which is CBD based and used to treat seizures. In order to sell the product in the United States, the medication must be approved by the FDA. GW Pharmaceuticals expects to win approval and the FDA still refuses to attribute any benefits to CBD products.
A “superfood” is anything that is considered to be nutrient rich and especially healthy or beneficial to the consumer. Over the years, more and more foods have been distinguished in this category as their benefits are recognized. Although hemp products have been around in smaller quantities over the years, its advantages are coming to the forefront and is creating quite a buzz.
Cannabinoids are active chemical compounds that come from the cannabis plant. These compounds play an important role within one of the body’s physiological systems called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Cannabinoids act on the receptors in the ECS, alter the release of neurotransmitters in the brain and provide the necessary “fuel” for the system to run. The endocannabinoid system creates internal balance in processes like sleep, mood regulation, infection, pain and immune function.
CBD, cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid that comes from the hemp plant. The hemp plant comes from the Cannabis Sativa family, but hemp does not contain the psychoactive properties associated with marijuana plants. CBD will not get the user “high” and boasts many health benefits. CBD is legal due to its trace amount of THC (0.3% or less) and is available to those seeking health remedies without the side effects of prescription medication.