What is CBD
CBD is a molecule found in cannabis and has become an increasingly popular ingredient in therapeutic oils and alternative medicines. CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a trending ingredient in the natural products industry and is the focus of a new area of cannabis research. CBD is one of many cannabinoids, or molecules produced uniquely by the cannabis family. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, the primary psychoactive element in marijuana), CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it doesn't have a strong effect on cognitive brain activity and doesn't cause the 'high' associated with marijuana. Every variety of the cannabis family produces cannabinoids, including hemp. While CBD and THC are the most well-known cannabinoids, there are many different types, and only recently have significant resources been poured into their study. CBD has been found to have therapeutic effects (without the side effects of THC), such as:
- Anti inflammatory effect
- Positive effect on neurological diseases such as Alzheimer or epilepsy
- Improve the condition of diabetic or people suffering from obesity
- Improve the condition of people suffering from neuropsychiatric illness
- And probably more to be discovered soon as the therapeutic tests of CBD are just starting!