So far, over 120 cannabinoids have been identified in cannabis plants. The most well known are THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) - a psychoactive cannabinoid of the cannabis plant, and CBD (cannabidiol) - a non psychoactive cannabinoid of the cannabis plant. THC, CBD and the hundred or so other cannabinoids can benefit us in many ways.
Performance enhancement - According to U.S. News and World Report, There are many benefits to using CBD - as a recovery aid after training: anti-inflammatory, relieves pain, regulates blood sugar, reduces muscle spasms, promotes bone growth and reduces anxiety. CBD with THC in small doses of <1mg has been shown to enhance mental focus during physical training. CBD / THC can be used after training sessions to reduce pain, reduce muscle spasms, aid in sleep, promote bone growth, and is an anti-oxidant.
According to Harvard University, CBD is effective as a general anti-inflammatory and can aid in reducing inflammation of the prostate gland - use as a suppository for maximum effect.
The National Institute of Health has published studies confirming that CBD is an anti-inflammatory and an osteoblast stimulator for enhanced bone growth to combat osteoporosis. Capsules can be used as a vaginal suppository in a CBD/THC blend to reduce menstrual cramping and initiate relaxation.
(yes, this includes your dog)
CBD as a daily supplement for pain relief, an oral rinse for dental health, reduces the need for synthetic pharmaceutical drugs, improves quality of sleep and as a topical anti-anaerobic bacterial for minor burns, scrapes, acne and hemorrhoids.
The typical starting dose for Island Farms CBD as a health supplement is 8mg per day - ½ dropper (1/2ml) sublingually or one capsule taken with water in the morning before eating.