CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound found in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, another well-known cannabinoid found in marijuana that produces psychoactive effects and makes you feel “high,” CBD does not have mind-altering effects.
CBD can be extracted from hemp or marijuana plants, but most commercially available products come from hemp. This is because hemp plants contain less than 0.3% THC by dry weight and are legal under federal law.
Research has suggested that CBD may have potential health benefits such as reducing anxiety and depression, relieving pain and inflammation, improving sleep quality, and even helping with neurological disorders like epilepsy.
There are various forms of CBD products available on the market today including oils/tinctures, capsules/pills, gummies/edibles as well as topical creams and lotions to name a few. It’s important to note that while more research is needed on its long-term effects; it’s generally considered safe for consumption.
CBD offers exciting possibilities for those looking for natural alternatives to traditional medicine treatments without getting high!