CBD is the abbreviated acronym for Cannabidiol. It is one of the 85+ cannabinoids found in Cannabis that make up the medicine’s active healing properties. In order to qualify as “CBD Rich”, the product must have more than 4% CBD. While much is known about THC and it psychoactive effects, Cannabidiol does not have this psychoactive component. However, it is the active component that accounts for the majority of the healing properties in Cannabis. Synergy Wellness specializes in CBD rich products. CBD Rich means there is more Cannabidiol present than THC and that the flowers test higher than 4% CBD.
Research has identified CBD as the main ingredient responsible for inhibiting the growth of cancer cells. In addition, CBD shrinks tumors and inflammation. CBD is also good for reducing pain and helps with insomnia. It has significant analgesic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties and helps in the reduction in anxiety and stress.
All strains that are CBD Rich, have a lower THC content. THC is the ingredient that makes one feel “high” or “stoned”. CBD acts to mitigate the “high” of the THC. For this reason, most recreational strains have been bred to reduce the CBD content. As science delves deeper into the therapeutic properties of cannabis, CBD is proving to be the most significant player in the art of healing. Many of our members have requested CBD rich products. In response, we have searched far and wide for the best strains.
Cannabidiol has a wide range of medicinal applications. To name a few:
- Anxiety disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Inhibiting cancer cell growth
- Multiple Sclerosis spasms
- Muscle tension
- Neurological disorders
- Pain relief
- Stress reduction (cellular level)
- Tumor shrinkage
We have been using a CBD tincture made from 100% ACDC, in an olive oil base for children with Epilepsy. The results are phenomenal, with positive seizure reduction or total control in over 90% of the children. For children, the best ratio is usually CBD:THC 24:1 to have this effect. ACDC is our equivalent to Charlotte’s Web. It has the same ratio of 24:1 and it has the same medicinal properties.
Here is a video on CBD used for epilepsy.
This is another major application of CBD that we have had much success. Our research shows that the CBD works best in the presence of some THC. The ratio of 1:1 CBD:THC gives the best result for most types of cancer. Certain types of cancer, like breast cancer, show best results with a higher CBD ratio of 4:1 CBD:THC. We have several clients that are just using our CBD rich tinctures and no other treatment (traditional or alternative) that have had a complete cure from cancer, including total tumor disappearance, documented with MRI scans.
The chart below lists which medicinal properties are attributed to CBD as well as some of the other major cannabinoids (CBN, CBC, CBG). CBDA is the acid form of the compound.
When grown and harvested, the flowers are almost all CBDA and THCA. A treatment with a medium level heat application (280 – 300 degrees Fahrenheit) converts CBDA to CBD as well as THCA to THC.
Is CBD Really Non-psychoactive?
By Jahan Marcu, Ph.D., Ali S. Matthews, And Martin A. Lee
Reprinted with Permission: PROJECTCBD.ORG
Researchers have demonstrated that CBD confers antipsychotic, anxiolytic (anxiety-reducing), and antidepressant effects. If CBD can relieve anxiety or depression or psychosis, then obviously cannabidiol is a profound mood-altering substance, even if it doesn’t deliver much by way of euphoria. Perhaps it would be better to say that CBD is “not psychoactive like THC,” rather than repeating the familiar and somewhat misleading refrain that “CBD is not psychoactive….”