If you’re learning about CBD for the first time, there are probably a ton of questions going through your head. You’ve already determined that the term “CBD” is clearly an acronym, and naturally, the next question that comes to mind is “So, what does CBD stand for?”
A Google search and a few clicks later, and here you are reading this article.
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Naturally, answering the first question “What does CBD stand for?” is right up our alley.
What Does CBD Stand For?
First off, the three letters “C”, “B”, “D” do not represent an abbreviated form of any three terms, so CBD is technically not an acronym.
“CBD” is the abbreviation for the specific cannabis-derived compound, Cannabidiol.
Occasionally, you will see people misuse the term CBD to refer more generally to cannabinoids, which would include not only Cannabidiol, but other cannabinoids like Delta-9 THC, cannabigerol, Delta-8, etc. That is not the correct definition though, and CBDs is not a plural for cannabinoids in general.
What is Cannabidiol?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many active compounds that are naturally produced in cannabis known as cannabinoids.
While there is still much to learn about these unique compounds, researchers have confirmed that cannabinoids are the source of the cannabis plant’s various medicinal and recreational properties.
Unlike some of the other cannabinoids, most notably Tetrahyrdacannbinol (THC), CBD is a non-intoxicating compound, which means that it will not induce the mind-altering effects associated with “being high.”
Essentially, CBD can deliver the natural, therapeutic properties of the cannabis plant, without the negative side effects of traditional cannabis use.
How Does CBD Work?
While it was initially believed that cannabinoids were only found in cannabis, in the middle of the 20th century, researchers discovered that cannabinoids were produced in the body of most mammals as part of the Endocannabinoid system (ECS).
The ECS is comprised of millions of endocannabinoid receptors, which are classified into two groups: CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors.
The ECS is spread throughout the body in core health systems including the digestive system, central nervous system, cardiovascular system, and immune system. By utilizing the CB1 and CB2 receptors to relay neurological signals across the body, the ECS acts as a biological communication system that helps to moderate and maintain important functions throughout the body.
Discover the Wonders of CBD
Now that we’ve discussed What CBD stands for and shared some general information about CBD, your journey into the amazing world of CBD has just begun.
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