CBD is one of many compounds, known as cannabinoids, in the cannabis plant. Researchers have been looking at the possible therapeutic uses of CBD. CBD oils are oils that contain concentrations of CBD. Until recently, the best-known compound in cannabis was THC which is the most active ingredient in marijuana. Marijuana contains both THC and CBD, and these compounds have different effects. THC creates a mind-altering “high” when a person smokes it or uses it in cooking. This is because THC breaks down when we apply heat and introduce it into the body. CBD is different. Unlike THC, it is not psychoactive. This means that CBD does not change a person’s state of mind when they use it. However, CBD does appear to produce significant changes in the body, and some research suggests that it has medical benefits.
The least processed form of the cannabis plant is hemp. Hemp contains most of the CBD that people use medicinally. Hemp and marijuana come from the same plant, but the two are very different. Over the years, marijuana farmers have selectively bred their plants to contain high levels of THC and other compounds that interested them, often because the compounds produced a smell or had another effect on the plant’s flowers. However, hemp farmers have rarely modified the plant. These hemp plants are used to create CBD oil. In lay terms, CBD oil is a subset of hemp oil.
CBD works like all cannabinoids, which produce effects in the body by attaching to certain receptors. The human body produces certain cannabinoids on its own. CBD Oil can relieve pain and inflammation, may reduce anxiety, depression and alleviate cancer-related symptoms. It may also reduce acne, have neuro-protective properties and can benefit heart health. Though CBD is generally well tolerated and considered safe, it may cause adverse reactions in some people. CBD is known to interact with several medications. Before you begin using CBD, discuss it with your doctor.
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