What is CBD (Cannabidiol)?
“So, what is CBD (Cannabidiol), anyway?” is a question we are commonly asked.
Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is a natural substance that has recently come into the spotlight for many reasons.
It is a relatively new food supplement that is still being researched, and while the initial results are promising, there is a lot of doubt, misinformation, and sheer confusion surrounding it.
Recently, CBD has become an accepted means of relaxation, and the substance’s popularity is rising rapidly. Numerous people are reporting success in using CBD to reach a desired state of calm and relaxation.
What Are the Benefits of CBD?
Numerous people are reporting success in using CBD to reach a desired state of calm and relaxation.
Strictly as a chemical substance, CBD also has strong antioxidant properties that so far has been largely ignored by the broader food supplements industry.
As each person is different, and because CBD’s effects are still under study, we strongly encourage you to do your own research before incorporating CBD to your daily life.
Where Does CBD Come From?
CBD is extracted and separated from specific varieties of cannabis, often known as hemp. CBD is a Cannabinoid, which are all found in the cannabis plant. CBD is the most abundant compound in hemp.
However, here is where the confusion starts.
Unfortunately, the most abundant constituent of cannabis is the cannabinoid known as THC, an intoxicating and illegal substance that is responsible for causing marijuana users to get “high.”
While CBD is completely separated and isolated from THC and CBD cannot get you “high,” there is still a lot of stigma as many people tend to mistake CBD for THC. These fears, though unfounded, are understandable to an extent, especially since the terminology surrounding CBD can be very confusing.
Nonetheless, it is impossible to get “high” by using CBD products.
What Makes CBD Different
In today’s world, there are countless supplements on the market. Yet, even as a newly popularized supplement, CBD stands out as naturally calming and soothing. In addition, scientists are staying open to the possibility of wider applications of CBD soon. For many people, CBD products are becoming a relaxing addition to their daily lives. However, since each person’s needs are different, we always encourage you to do your own research to see if CBD is right for you.