What is CBD?
CBD is a molecule known as a cannabinoid. Cannabinoids are compounds that naturally occur in the human body and in plants such as hemp and marijuana. Cannabinoids bind to receptors in the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), a biological system in our bodies with receptors throughout our nervous systems. The ECS helps regulate homeostasis, or the natural “balance” in our bodies. When this balance is off, we may experience disturbances in sleep, appetite, pain sensation, mood, memory, and many other functions. CBD can help restore this balance.
What Does CBD Do?
CBD is used for anxiety, arthritis, pain, insomnia, and many other disorders. It is anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, and has been studied in pediatric seizure disorders.
We Now Offer a Professional Line of CBD Products!
With all of the emerging information about the benefits of CBD on numerous medical conditions, CBD is becoming increasingly popular, and products with unknown purity and quality are being sold everywhere from spas to gas stations. We have learned about and personally seen the benefits of CBD, and for this reason, we wanted to begin offering a high-quality, effective line of CBD products to our patients.
We now carry full-spectrum CBD products from Ananda Professional here at Letourneau’s Compounding Pharmacy in Andover, MA. These products are made from the hemp plant. Hemp has a higher level of CBD and much lower levels of THC (0.3% or less) compared to marijuana plants which have higher levels of THC and lower levels of CBD.
We carry CBD in oral oil drops, oral capsules, and a topical salve. We also offer an oral oil drop for pets.