CBD


Definition - What does CBD mean?

CBD, also called cannabidiol, is a subclass of natural cannabinoids. CBD oil is a common medicinal form that derives from two strains of the cannabis plant known as hemp and marijuana, with each extract containing diverse potency levels based on the interplay of another cannabinoid called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

WorkplaceTesting explains CBD

The brain and central nervous system is the locus for the endocannabinoid system (ECS), an intracellular structure that helps sustain a variety of physiological aspects including appetite, mood, and biorhythms. Multiple case studies suggest that CBD can serve as a vehicle for treating persistent spells of anxiety, pain, or insomnia, but further testing is necessary to isolate the different cannabinoids and their catalytic effects. As the hemp or marijuana plant is the source for CBD extracts, concurrent THC levels can determine its sale across statewide jurisdictions where marijuana use is either legalized or restricted.

In the workplace, employers often combat liabilities as individuals suffering from sleep disorders are likely to experience mental and physical deficits such as erratic mood swings and motor coordination difficulties, thus compromising job performance. Additionally, sleep disorders can have comorbid implications in which diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and obesity can lead to marked absenteeism, decreased productivity, and costly healthcare expenditures. In many cases, chronic stress is a leading factor that directly interferes with circadian rhythm cycles with mounting data heralding CBD variants as a practical alternative.

Although CBD is a cannabinoid with an elusive biochemical makeup, medical experts continue to advance control group findings to determine its overall efficacy in alleviating sleep disturbances alongside other health conditions. The coordination of a physician and sleep technician is a beneficial liaison before implementing CBD treatment, which must align with state law.

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