What is CBD?

By the end of this blog post you have a greater knowledge of what CBD is.

What is CBD?

CBD stands for cannabidiol and is part of the cannabinoids family. Cannabinoids are found in the buds, flours, seeds and stalks of the hemp plant, also known as the cannabis plant. CBD is a naturally occurring component of the hemp plant and can be used as an alternate remedy for various health ailments such as inflammation, pain and seizures. CBD has gained popularity in recent years and more and more people are using it over traditional pharmaceutical medicines.

The cannabis plant, once known only for its psychoactive effects, now is known to contain many healing properties. Every year, more and more research comes out on the vast and many benefits that CBD provides for human health. The great thing is that now CBD can be harvested from the cannabis plant in such a way that provides consumers with no psychoactive effects, meaning that you will not get high and still reap the benefits of CBD.

Is CBD the same as cannabis?

CBD is harvested from the cannabis plant, although it does not deliver the psychoactive effects that cannabis is known for. This is due to the fact that as well as CBD, THC is a naturally occurring component of the cannabis plant. THC is the part of the cannabis plant that gives marijuana consumers the mental ‘high’, whereas CBD on its own does not provide its users with mind altering effects. CBD comes from cannabis although is very different to its counterpart THC.

The benefits of taking CBD

Taking CBD has been shown to have many positive health effects, such as improvement in mood, better sleep at night, reduced anxiety and reduction of inflammation. Just one search in google will provide you with testimonies from people who have used CBD to combat health issues. Below are some examples of just how CBD has been shown to help with human health.

There are seven health benefits of CBD that are backed by scientific evidence. These health benefits include; pain relief, reduction in anxiety and depression, alleviation of cancer-related symptoms, possible reduction of acne, possible neuroprotective properties and benefits to heart health (Kubula, 2018).

CBD is being studied for its role in treating many health issues such as the ones mentioned above and many more. Although more research is needed, CBD is thought to provide help people with mental disorders by reducing psychotic symptoms, and CBD has also demonstrated anti-tumor effects in animals with it shown to prevent the spread of breast, prostate, brain, colon and lung cancer.

The benefits of CBD are vast, and as time goes by the amount of research on the subject is getting greater, which is likely to expose in more detail just how CBD works with our body and how we can get the most out of this amazing substance.

The risks of taking CBD

CBD has been proven to be very safe for human consumption, and although there are minimal to no risks, you should also always consult your doctor before you use CBD.

References: Health Line – CBD Oil Benefits