You have probably heard the term “CBD” quite a bit over the last few months. But what exactly is CBD? In simplest terms, it is just a type of cannabinoid. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that naturally occur in marijuana and hemp plants, among other sources. There are more than 100 known cannabinoids found in Seed banks in online stores, but CBD and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are by far the most abundant – with THC comprising up to 80% of some marijuana strains’ extractions.
What is CBD and where can you find it?
CBD (cannabidiol) is the second most common cannabinoid found in cannabis and hemp plants. While THC causes the high commonly associated with marijuana, CBD does not. It is also one of over 60 compounds, referred to as cannabinoids that are naturally present in cannabis. Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychotropic. That means that it doesn’t cause a high feeling or alter your state of mind.
CBD has been touted as many things including an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory compound, but at its core it’s a powerful anti-anxiety agent. It also has anticonvulsant, antidepressant, antispasmodic, antipsychotic, and neuroprotective properties.
There are several ways to consume CBD. You can buy whole or isolated CBD/oil in a tincture, capsule or edible form. You can also vaporize pure CBD isolate powder through a vaporizer or e-cigarette or use it topically by mixing it with lotion or oil and applying the product to the affected area. The popularity of topical CBD products is expected to increase even further as the potential health benefits continue to be confirmed by research.
Where can you find CBD?
CBD is not legal in all states, however, it is legal in all 50 states and has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a prescription medication. Additionally, CBD oil made from hemp is legal nationwide. The difference between CBD derived from hemp and that derived from marijuana comes down to what part of the plant cannabinoid profile is made it into the product you receive. Each state has different laws about cannabis products and their sellers, so make sure to check your local laws before buying CBD oil for sale online.
What are the benefits of CBD?
CBD has a broad range of benefits, but what are the best ones? In this article, we’ll go over some of the most common reasons why people use CBD products and how it can help them:
Anti-Anxiety Effects: Cannabidiol or CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that acts as an anti-anxiety agent by reducing anxiety at higher doses. Increasing evidence suggests that it helps with panic disorders. Although research hasn’t been conclusive on its efficacy for anxiety relief, most studies have shown some positive results. The high concentration of serotonin found in our brains may also be linked to CBD’s antidepressant effects.