By now, you might have heard of Cannabidiol (CBD), but found yourself wondering what exactly is cbd oil?
People often link CBD with the marijuana plant. That’s because marijuana and hemp are both derived from the same plant family: cannabis.
CBD comes the from hemp part of the plant which is tall and stalky. Hemp can be used to make textiles, rope, food, oils, and more.
Marijuana contains high amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is known for its psychoactive effects. Hemp, on the other hand, only has trace amounts of THC and won’t make you feel “high”.
CBD acts as a natural supplement for our Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Our ECS runs throughout our peripheral and central nervous system. It plays a major role in keeping our bodies balanced and working properly. Essentially it’s responsible for regulating many of our body’s physiological responses and systems, such as mood, appetite, sleep, and pain response.
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