Your Introduction to CBD
The rise of CBD has played a vital role in drawing attention to the numerous medical benefits that cannabis products can provide.
In the last decade or so, it has undoubtedly been significant progress concerning cannabis, as legalization continues to spread across the US on a state level with each subsequent legislative session.
As numerous shops suddenly began to pop up all over, the CBD revolution just happened seemingly overnight. Each one claiming to sell the magical substance that can cure or relieve almost anything. The new hip CBD infusion ingredient everyone is trying to sell, whether it is in lotions, lip balm, or smoothies, and so on.
With all this said, you may be a little confused as to what CBD really is and have misconceptions about what it can actually do for you.
We are here to attempt to break it all down for you below. We will go over the basics of CBD and what makes it different from traditional cannabis products, including all its multiple benefits.
What is CBD?
What is it? Cannabidiol (CBD) is a phytocannabinoid discovered in 1940. Yes, that long! It is one of 113 identified chemical compounds known as cannabinoids in the marijuana plants and accounts for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. With the other being THC — the notorious compound in cannabis products responsible for the various effects we generally associate with consumption, such as the overall psychoactive effects, euphoria, increased mental stimulation, etc.
CBD is responsible for many different effects than THC, such as calm and relaxation, providing benefits like reducing inflammation and minimizing issues with the nervous system. All of which has little to do with the mental aspects.