9 Crazy Things you didn’t know about CBD – Guaranteed

9 Crazy Things you didn’t know about CBD – Guaranteed

9 Shocking Facts about CBD

 

It is the most earth-shattering substance to hit the wellness scene, well –  ever.  Thousands of new people each day learn about the potential health benefits of CBD.

OK, we all know that it comes from hemp, it’s not psychoactive and it is being used to treat migraines, joint pain, anxiety, depression, inflammation and on and on.

But here is a list of facts that you never knew – guaranteed (there is no actual guarantee, so don’t expect any prizes).  Check it out.

 

1. They can get CBD from other plants

lichen CBD
The poetically-named liverwort

The overwhelming majority of CBD is extracted from industrial hemp. But do other plants also produce CBD? Yes. In fact a lot of plants do and some are being used commercially. Because, unlike hemp, they do not produce any THC. And they can be grown in labs in a controlled environment.

  • Liverwort – A cousin of moss
  • Lichen – A symbiotic fungus/algae plant
  • Yeast – Nature’s hardest working microscopic fungus

 

2. You can’t overdose on CBD

CBD does not affect your brain stem like alcohol or opioids.  No amount will shut down your breathing or heart rate. That’s why there have never been any reported OD’s from cannabis

Also, the amount of CBD you would have to consume to reach fatal levels of toxicity is just stupid. A 165-lb person would have to consume 19,000 mg of CBD all at once to do themselves in. 

 

3. You shouldn’t drink grapefruit juice with CBD

Your liver uses the P450 enzyme to metabolize grapefruit. That’s the same one it uses to process CBD.  If you take both at the same time, they are competing for the same enzymes. This could put a strain on your liver.

Also – if you a taking a medication, and the label says “Avoid grapefruit juice”, maybe CBD isn’t for you. Consult your doctor first.

 

4. CBD may counteract oral contraceptives

Uh, oh

This one probably got your attention!

CBD may inhibit the CYP enzymes that the body uses to break down birth control pills. Also, there is some evidence suggesting that CBD affects a woman’s estrogen receptors.  So be careful. You don’t want to hear “Did you pick a name yet?”

5. There is no CBD in hemp

CBD molecule
Here’s the little feller right here!

Technically, hemp does not produce CBD.  Rather, it contains CBDA which seems to have little or no effect on us. When hemp extract is heated (decarboxylated) it converts the  CBDA into the astounding CBD.

Knocking off that “A” makes all the difference.

 

6. One hemp plant produces 45,000 mg of CBD

Hemp Plant

Growing hemp for CBD is extremely labor intensive and tricky. However, the payoff per plant is huge.

One mature industrial hemp plant can yield  1.6 ounces of CBD isolate.

Doesn’t sound like a lot?  That’s enough to fill 225 vape cartridges (at 200 mg per)  Retail value: $6700.

 

7. The human body makes CBD (sort of)

illustration of brain and CB1 receptors

Your body makes it’s own cannabinoids.   They are very similar to ones hemp produces. In fact, so similar that your cells can’t tell the difference.

One of them is 2-Arachidonoylglycerol . Don’t feel bad if you can’t pronounce it. Nobody can, so they call it 2AG.

Anyway,  This is your body’s version of CBD.  Mother’s milk contains high amounts of it. 

8, There are two ways to correctly pronounce cannabidiol  (CBD)

a person pronouncing cannabidiol

Of coure, everyone can say CBD. That’s short for cannabidiol. And there is a raging war on how to pronounce it correctly. Well, maybe not a war but two schools of thought on how to say it.

But guess what? Both are perfectly fine.

ka-nə-bə-ˈdī-ˌȯl     cannabidiol  – emphasis on di     This way is used by good, average folks.

kə-ˈna-bə-dī -ˌōl    cannabidiol  – emphasis on nab   This pronunciation is favored by snobs and posers (kidding). 

 

9. CBD (or THC for that matter)

will not help Sponge Bob Square Pants

 

Sorry, Sponge Bob. But we branched off from you 300,000,000 years ago and developed an endocannabinoid system. You didn’t, little buddy.

Don’t waste your clams on CBD. It just won’t work. Eat some Crabby Patties instead.

Conclusion

Hemp and CBD are amazing and we are just beginning to find out all the ways they can help us. I hope this dumb list of trivia facts was interesting. But the real surprises of the power of hemp are yet to be discovered. Spread the word!

John Astrab

 

 

MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: THIS ARTICLE IS NOT INTENDED FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING MEDICAL ADVICE

Neither Hemp nor its byproducts are considered medicine. They are not intended to treat any specific ailment. We can make no claims as such.

All information, content, and material of this blog post is for informational purposes only and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider.

All healthcare decisions are yours.

 

 

 

 

http://www.journal-advocate.com/sterling-local_news/ci_31699721/hemp-can-be-lucrative-but-there-are-drawbacks

http://www.lipidhome.co.uk/lipids/simple/endocan/index.htm

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cannabidiol

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