What is CBD?
CBD for those of you not familiar with the term, is the shortened name for Cannabidiol and is an often-controversial product used as a natural remedy for many ailments (some of which are listed below). CBD is one of the 104 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids and found in the cannabis or marijuana plant. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, and causes the sensation of getting “high” that’s often associated with marijuana. However, unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive (a Hallucinogen)
This quality makes CBD an appealing option for those who are looking for relief from pain and other symptoms without the mind-altering effects of marijuana or certain pharmaceutical drugs.
CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil.
It’s gaining momentum in the health and wellness world, with some scientific studies confirming it may help treat a variety of ailments like chronic pain and anxiety.