So, what is CBD?
CBD (aka Cannabidiol) is a naturally occurring therapeutic compound.
More specifically, CBD is a cannabinoid. It's one of over 100 different cannabinoids that can be found in the flowers of hemp and cannabis plants.
The two most abundant cannabinoids are CBD (Cannabidol) and THC (Tetrahydracannabinol). The most notable difference is that unlike it's cousin THC, CBD is totally non-intoxicating - so it won't get you high.
CBD has been growing in popularity in recent years, as scientific research has started to focus on the many potential therapeutic benefits of this cannabinoid.
CBD can be extracted from the resin that forms inside the flower of the hemp plant. Hemp plants are strains of the cannabis plant that are high in CBD and very low in THC.
CBD works by influencing receptors across the body and brain while also enhancing your natural levels of endocannabinoids by occupying certain enzymes. This plays an active role in keeping many different physiological processes healthy and functioning, including memory, mood and the immune system.