Cannabidiol (CBD) gives you the healing benefits of medical marijuana without the “high.” Morton Barke, MD, of New Leaf Wellness offers a variety of CBD products to help alleviate various physical and psychological conditions. Call the office in Culver City, California, or book an appointment online to learn how these products can help you.
Cannabidiol comes from the marijuana plant but is not psychotropic in nature. Hemp and marijuana are two versions of the same plant, Cannabis sativa, but are quite different. CBD comes primarily from the hemp form of the plant.
THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive agent that gets you high from smoking or eating marijuana, is not present in any notable amount in hemp. The CBD obtained from hemp, however, does have healing properties.
Your body’s endocannabinoid system is a complex regulatory system involved in managing your health. CBD attaches to receptors in this system to help regulate memory, mood, sleep, and metabolic processes.
Unlike pharmaceutical drugs, CBD is natural and has no side effects. You won’t experience issues such as drowsiness, insomnia, sexual dysfunction, headaches, or agitation when you use CBD products.
CBD is effective in reducing the symptoms of a number of health conditions. These include:
CBD products support healthy aging, too. The neuroprotectant properties in CBD can prevent the damage to nerves that causes Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, as well as strokes.
At New Leaf Wellness, you can find a variety of brands including:
The practice also carries CBD brands for pets, such as Therapist.
Even if you have no current health complaints, CBD products can help promote wellness. They offer the following benefits:
Talk to Dr. Barke to determine how CBD products can help you.
The FDA doesn't regulate CBD products, so it can be hard to find the highest quality products. Dr. Barke researches each of the CBD options he offers so you can be sure they are safe, pure, and effective.
To learn more about CBD products and how they can help you heal and prevent disease, call the office or schedule an appointment online.