What is CBD? - Learn the Basic Facts
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol is a popular natural remedy used for many common ailments. The product is extracted from the hemp plant. Better known as CBD, Cannabidiol is just one of the 104 compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis or Marijuana plant, Cannabis Sativa.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis and causes the sensation of getting “high” or “stoned”, which is often associated with Marijuana. However, unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive. This means that CBD will not provide any of the known alterations to the cognitive perception that THC will. The absence of THC makes CBD an appealing option for those who are looking for a natural organic supplement, without the mind-altering effects of Marijuana, or certain pharmaceutical drugs. In simple terms, it is not to be considered a stimulant, nor a suppressant, as the chemical pathways in our bodies do not interpret the compound in this manner.
CBD also benefits from having zero documented evidence during clinical research to indicate any addiction pathway activity is formed by users, which contributes further to the wider benefits of this organic plant product.
CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant, then diluting it with an organic carrier oil, such as coconut or hemp seed oil. To consider CBD products as truly organic, one must consider the source of the original cannabis plant, the process of extraction and the method in which the product is packaged, preserved and homogenised with carrier products.
CBD’s popularity is exponentially increasing in the health and wellbeing world, with some scientific studies confirming it may help treat a variety of ailments, such as chronic pain and anxiety. Although research continues in a scientific setting, millions of everyday people find a range of benefits from the use of CBD infused products. You can read some valuable research data published on Forbes, here.
The most valuable thread of information we can offer you at the beginning of your journey into CBD discovery is largely structured around time, more specifically the amount of time that hemp and cannabis have been utilised by civilisations across the globe as a lifestyle partner. The earliest recorded usage of cannabis and hemp organic materials is circa 10,000 years ago, in an area that developed later to be Taiwan. Humans have harnessed plant matter since the dawn of time, this is merely the next re-assertion of an ancient route to a more natural and ecologically harmonious lifestyle.
CBD is an organic compound that is extracted directly from a naturally occurring plant. Nature fortifies this plant at a cellular level with compounds that are known, by anecdotal case studies, to provide a range of lifestyle benefits. To coin a phrase that will serve you well during your early journey with CBD products, ‘if it grows in the ground, it can be considered sound’.
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