“CBD-enriched health foods, tinctures and oils are the next revolution in food and medicine” – so says Reality Sandwich author Allan Badiner http://www.realitysandwich.com/high_health_cbd_food_supply.
CBD = Cannabidiol
There currently is an explosion of entrepreneurial activity and creativity around making up for lost time with CBD. LA-based cannabis physician Allan Frankel explains: “up until this past year it was nearly impossible to help patients using CBD. Cannabis growers were focused on the ‘stoniest’ weed’, hence CBD, which is non-psychoactive and mitigates the effect of THC, was nearly lost in this community”. Source: http://www.realitysandwich.com/high_health_cbd_food_supply .
Our experts are still in the early stages of understanding the synergistic effects of all the extracts from the hemp plant that are known today. More and more extracts are being found each year with now over 400 cannabiniods being listed http://dixiebotanicals.com/about/hemp-history/ .
The overall, combined effect of certain cannabinoids, terpenoids, flavenoids and perhaps another 200 molecules – all working together and carefully balanced (as in nature) produces what Dr Ethan Russo calls an “Entourage Effect”. More: http://cannabisclinicians.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/OS-2011-Terpenes+Minor-CBs.pdf.
Our human bodies contain a newly discovered endocannabinoid system where we are programmed to accept these extracts from the industrial hemp plant. The cannabinoids extracted from the industrial hemp plant come in various forms, the most abundant is known as cannabidiol, or CBD. Interestingly enough endocannabinoids are found in human breast milk and are vital for proper human development (source: http://www.naturalnews.com/036526_cannabinoids_breast_milk_THC.html). Plant based cannabinoids, known as phyto-cannabinoids carry virtually identical effects to our own, human cannabinoids that are produced by the human body. You can supplement your dietary needs with CBD (http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/classes/psychology/psy760/readings/Fride.pdf). http://csglobe.com/high-on-health-cannabinoids-in-the-food-supply/.
Health and Wellness
Fortunately for seekers of good health and wellness, one can now buy a hemp-based CBD series of products. Over time, as the health benefits of CBD become better understood, the huge market potential for CBD foods and supplements will be recognized.
Before long, there will be a plethora of food products natural in CBD that will essentially create a new food sector legitimately called “true health food”. These products may supplant products currently found in natural foods stores (reference: http://www.wakingtimes.com/2013/04/25/high-on-health-cbd-in-the-food-supply/).
Don’t be surprised that in a few short years one will be hearing doctors (not just cannabis physicians) advising their patients to “exercise and get your CBD daily”.