CBD - short for Cannabidiol is produced by the cannabis plant family and is one of over 100 cannabinoid compounds and molecules found in the Hemp and Marijuana plant. The only difference between the two is the THC levels. Hemp is grown with less than 0.3% THC levels, whereas with the Marijuana plant, the THC levels are much higher.
Nearly all CBD is extracted from the Hemp plant – through various different methods - and because of the low THC levels it is completely non-psychoactive. This means you can enjoy the natural benefits of this remarkable plant, without the negative side effects of ‘getting high’ from the THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) - the only psychoactive and illegal compound found in the plant.
Because of this, CBD is becoming a very popular option for maintaining general health and well-being and is reputed to have various benefits that are otherwise associated with cannabis, such as, anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiolytic which, in turn, provides natural stress, anxiety and pain relief.
Cannabis – banned since the early 1900’s has recently become a hot topic of research and discussion. America and Canada have taken the lead in medical research and after stripping down, separating, isolating and examining the Hemp and Marijuana plants in detail, it turns out this plants beauty is not only skin deep..
CBD works by interacting with receptors found in the nervous system and throughout our body. It responds to our own naturally produced cannabinoid compounds, tapping into and complimenting how we function physiologically and biologically. Specifically, CBD acts on, and in tandem with the body’s own ‘Endocannabinoid System’.