Cannabidiol or, CBD, is a naturally occurring chemical compound that comes from the Cannabis plant (Cannabis Sativa). Next to THC, it’s the most prevalent phytocannabinoid out of over 100 found within the flowers and leaves of the plant. The phytocannabinoids are what give the plant its hearty therapeutic properties.
CBD products are used to naturally treat a variety of issues among mental and physical health. It’s also used as an overall health supplement. Unlike THC however, CBD does not have psychoactive effects, meaning you can reap the positive benefits of Cannabis without getting high. This also what it makes legal in most states.
There is ongoing scientific research as well as a multitude of anecdotal accounts from users which put CBD in the spotlight as a natural and safe alternative to prescription medications. Coined the “multipurpose molecule”, CBD has gained attention for its potential to treat almost every condition from chronic pain to Epilepsy. It also has anti-cancer properties as well as neuroprotective effects.