All You Need to Know About CBD
Cannabidiol, or CBD oil, is suggested to treat many ailments and illnesses, but what exactly is it?
While Cannabis sativa can yield both marijuana and hemp, but CBD comes from hemp. Currently, only products made from industrial hemp, containing less than 0.3 percent THC, are legal to sell, buy and consume in the United States.
A quick note – don’t confuse CBD, or hemp oil, with hemp seed oil. Hemp seed oil doesn’t contain cannabinoids.
CBD is said to offer health benefits, but doesn’t include the psychoactive properties of THC, so you don’t have to worry about getting “high”.
How does CBD work?
The cannabinoids in CBD work with your body’s endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system governs specific areas of your physiology, like hunger, pain, stress and pleasure.
Imagine a lock and key scenario where the cannabinoids from CBD unlock the receptors in your body to help achieve homeostasis. The benefits of pain and stress relief make CBD a potential medicine for many.
What does CBD do?
A 2015 review published in the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at 79 studies published since 1975. Researchers found CBD was most effective treating pain, muscle spasms, nausea, sleep disorders and reducing anxiety.