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Cannabidiol (CBD)

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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

Cannabidiol (CBD)

CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that comes from hemp and cannabis. CBD is a naturally occurring biochemical compound.

The study of cannabis has given us a new understanding of how the human body works. The endocannabinoid system (eCS) was discovered in 1992. It is only called the endocannabinoid system, literally “inner-cannabinoid”, because cannabis was the origin of its discovery. Had it been any other complex and beautiful plant which led to it’s discovery, it would be called something else.

This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

Brain Receptors

Highly specialized cells called neurons are found throughout the brain. Each neuron connects to many others through structures called synapses. These are sites where one neuron communicates to another by releasing chemical messengers known as neurotransmitters .

A neuron’s sensitivity to a specific neurotransmitter depends on whether or not it contains a receptor that “fits” the neurotransmitter, like an electrical socket fits a plug. If a neuron contains receptors that match a particular neurotransmitter, then it can respond directly to that transmitter. Otherwise, it generally cannot. All neurons contain multiple neurotransmitter receptors, allowing them to respond to some neurotransmitters but not others.

Brain receptors are not only sensitive to neurotransmitters produced naturally within the brain, like dopamine or serotonin, but also in plant-based staples like chocolate, coffee, black pepper, or CBD. So when you ingest an edible or inhale some vapor, you’re allowing compounds originally produced by a plant to enter your body, travel through your bloodstream, and enter your brain. Once they arrive, these plant-derived compounds can influence brain activity by interacting with receptors on neurons. But they don’t interact with all neurons, only neurons which possess the appropriate receptors.

At Hemp Lucid, we consider ourselves to be educators first and manufacturers of CBD second. We hope our website will become a valuable resource for people who want knowledge about the latest advances in CBD science.

CBD is Non Psychoactive

Although it is a cannabinoid, CBD does not directly interact with the two classical cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2). Instead, it affects signaling through CB1 and CB2 receptors indirectly. This partly explains why, in contrast to THC, CBD is non-psychoactive. In addition to its indirect influence on the CB1 and CB2 receptors, CBD can increase levels of the body’s own naturally-produced cannabinoids (known as endocannabinoids) by inhibiting the enzymes that break them down.