What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (or CBD) is one of at least 113 cannabinoids identified in cannabis. CBD does not have intoxicating effects like those caused by tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD oil is derived from an organic substance formed in the plant’s secretions. Both marijuana and hemp are forms of cannabis. However, cannabis does not mean marijuana. Cannabis is the genus name and general umbrella term, under which all forms of marijuana and hemp fall.
Why the sudden burst of CBD products?
Until recently, THC was the most well-known and studied cannabinoid due to its abundance in marijuana. However, as the second most prevalent cannabinoid in marijuana and the top non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in hemp, CBD has been gaining momentum in the scientific community and media.
Is CBD Safe?
CBD has been shown to be safe and well tolerated, even at high dosages and with prolonged use. Unlike THC, CBD will not affect certain physiological processes such as: heart rate, body temperature, or blood pressure. Because CBD is non-psychotropic and does not produce a “high”, there is no potential for abuse. If you are concerned about how CBD products will affect you, please consult your doctor before use.
What is CBD Used For?
CBD is an anti-inflammatory, neuroprotectant, analgesic, antidepressant and antioxidant.
As a result it can be beneficial for a wide variety of health conditions such as:
- Mental health issues including:
- Atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease
- Chronic pain
- Cancer/tumor growth
- Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Nausea and vomiting
- Multiple Sclerosis
- and many more!