CBD Cannabis Oil
CBD comes from the hemp plant, a variety of the cannabis genome. It is important to first remember that CBD is a cannabinoid contained within hemp and hemp is a strain of the cannabis family. Another member of the cannabis family is the marijuana plant. Hemp and marijuana are different varieties of the cannabis species. Hemp contains large amounts of cannabidiol or what is commonly called CBD, while marijuana is mostly made up of the cannabinoid THC depending on the strain.
CBD (Cannabidiol) is fast becoming recognized as a food supplement by providing therapeutic benefits in a variety of forms. There are two main compounds active in the cannabis plant CBD and THC. As a non-psychoactive compound, CBD acts as a natural protection to the high associated with THC. While THC produces mind-altering effects CBD does not and instead boasts a long list of health benefits for its users.
What are Cannabinoids?
There are estimated to be around 130 active cannabinoids in the hemp plant. Many are obscure and only found in trace amounts. Hemp (Cannabis Sativa L) is a variety of the cannabis sativa genome /gene. CBD or cannabidiol is one of the cannabinoids found in hemp and is by far the most prominent one. Unlike THC, CBD does not have any psychoactive elements to its compound, meaning when you take CBD you will not get a ‘high’. However, CBD works differently by having some profound effects on our body without getting that ‘high’. CBD works with our body by interacting with the endocannabinoid system and it is through this interaction that the benefits of CBD are released.