What Is CBD?
CBD (cannabidiol) is an active compound found in cannabis plants. It’s thought to have many medical benefits without the euphoric effects of marijuana (Cannabis sativa).
Cannabis sativa is a plant that has over 80 active agents called cannabinoids. THC is the more psychoactive of the two main cannabinoids found in the plant, and it's the one that causes the “high” associated with marijuana. CBD is the other main compound.
CBD concentrates take advantage of the beneficial effects of CBD without the risks associated with THC. It's usually derived from industrial hemp- a form of cannabis that has very low levels of THC.
What Does CBD Do?
The effects seem to be widespread. CBD cell receptors are found in our skin, digestive tract, our muscles, and more.
Prescribers in our area have been using CBD for muscle spasms, pain, anxiety, to control seizures, and as an adjunct to cancer management.
Does CBD Really Work?
The director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Nora Volkow, stated that the data we have on CBD is promising for epilepsy, inflammation, pain, mental health, and more.
But there’s something you should know before you buy a CBD product.
Your CBD Is Lying To You!
Most CBD supplements are poorly made and contain chemical contaminants, adulterants, heavy metals, and other harmful components!
Their labels are also (intentionally) misleading. It's difficult to know how much CBD you're actually getting. We tell you what to look out for in this popular article about CBD.