What is CBD?

One of the most common compounds in the cannabis plant is CBD, also known as cannabidiol. It is a non-psychoactive component of the plant that contains over 113 cannabinoids. The flowers of the cannabis plant produce a sticky resin that’s filled with various other chemicals. THC, on the other hand, is the psychoactive component of the plant.

Therefore, no matter the intake, you won’t feel the characteristic “high” from marijuana with CBD. Also, it is categorized as a nutritional supplement in the U.S. — giving the public open access to CBD supplements.

How Does CBD Work?

How Does CBD Work? The natural compounds found in CBD have a chemical structure similar to human cannabinoids. When they interact with your body's endocannabinoid receptors, they activate them and have an effect on your body.

The endocannabinoid system is a complex network of receptors and neurotransmitters spread throughout the entire body. Most of these receptors are found in the brain, central nervous system, and immune system. From your skin to the digestive tract, almost every organ in your body comes with cannabinoid receptors.

What’s the Difference Between Hemp and Marijuana?

CBD oil is often used for health and wellness, but it can be confusing to know the difference between hemp and marijuana. Both species of Cannabis sativa are the same plant, but there is one key difference — their chemical makeup. Hemp has less than 0.3% THC by dried weight, while marijuana has more than this amount. Because of this, hemp is classified as non-psychoactive while marijuana is psychoactive. Because of its lack of psychoactive effects, hemp can be used for many purposes, such as supplements like CBD oil and food products like seeds or oils that are safe to consume in high amounts.


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