CBD: What is it and how can it help me?

Recently we have seen an explosion of CBD. Not only in the realm of health and wellness but commonly in recipes at restaurants, your favorite coffee spot, in self-care products and much more. Now that CBD is popping up everywhere, what exactly is it?

CBD is a cannabinoid compound found in both hemp and marijuana, part of the cannabis plant family. The difference between the two is the amount of THC in each, associated with effects and experiences of smoking or ingesting weed. The concentration of THC depends on the compound makeup of the plant that the oil is actually derived from. Most CBD products are relatively low in THC, zero to small amounts, seeing as they are typically derived from hemp plants with low levels of THC rather than marijuana plants, high in THC.

No CBD oil will not get you high. However, there is an outstanding amount of research proving the benefits of CBD intake. CBD has been known to help fight inflammation and chronic pain, anxiety, depression, restless sleep, and nausea. The natural anti-inflammatory effects of CBD prove to be a positive health benefit for those with chronic issues linked to many people in our society. These chronic issues include heart disease, digestive issues, hormonal problems, and diabetes just to name a few.