What is CBD at all?
CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the many compounds, along with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), that can be present in the cannabis plant. It is one of over 100 different cannabinoids found in the plant, but unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the primary psychoactive component of cannabis, cannabidiol does not produce a “high” or intoxicating effect. CBD can either be found in the marijuana plant, but typically it is extracted from the hemp plant, which is a variety of cannabis that contains low levels of THC.
Why cannabidiol became popular?
CBD has gained popularity in recent years due to its potential therapeutic benefits. Some studies have suggested that cannabidiol may have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and anxiolytic (anxiety-reducing) properties, among others. These potential benefits have led to the development of CBD-based products, such as oils, tinctures, capsules, and topical creams, which are marketed for a range of health and wellness purposes.