Cbd science products
In the mid-1990’s, Israeli scientist Dr. Raphael Mechoulam discovered CBD while researching THC. Known as the Godfather of CBD his findings revealed that a healthy and balanced (ECS) Endocannabinoid System was critical to maintaining homeostasis in the body and that the ECS receptors (CB1 and CB2) playing a crucial role in the immune and nervous systems, balancing and acting as a bridge between the body and the mind.
Both receptors are found throughout the cells of the body but the CB1 receptor is highly expressed in the brain, spinal-cord and nervous system. Like opiates, THC binds to the CB1 receptor shielding it from the pain signals of the neuron. Therefore, if your symptoms are neuropathic such as spasms, seizures, tremors, neuropathy or migraines to name a few, the question isn’t, do you need THC, it becomes, how much? And that varies by individual and several other factors. Products infused with pure CBD (cannabidiol) isolate, hemp seed oil and/or claim to have zero THC like broad spectrum even in very high quantities will likely provide little relief if any from neuropathic related symptoms. To be effective, those products require masking agents and/or alternative actives like camphor, lidocaine, menthol, arnica, pepper, peppermint and/or turmeric to produce results.
For example, hemp seed/hemp oil is an excellent nutrient and skin moisturizer when used topically. However, it contains less than >50ppm (parts per million) of CBD which means, without the use of masking agents and/or alternative actives the product will be of little to absolutely no benefit for pain, anxiety or inflammation.
Conclusion: If you’re paying for a product that is labeled as, Cannabis, CBD or Hemp infused then the Cannabis, CBD or Hemp should be the primary “active” ingredient in the product.