CBD has become a highly sought-after compound in recent years, CBD products have been populating shelves of doctors offices, medical marijuana dispensaries and grocery stores alike.

It’s no wonder that many of us want to know what makes CBD so special?

Why has it become so Popular?, and Is it safe? Should you take it? to answer all your important questions here’s a guide to help you understand, what is CBD? 

What is the difference between CBD and THC?

CBD is short for cannabidiol, one of about 85 compounds found naturally in the plants of the cannabis family. Industrial hemp can be used in producing various paper, textiles, and biofuels. CBD is often contrasted and mistaken with THC. THC is the most psychoactive component of cannabis, which is the “high” effect that everyone is talking about. While CBD is the most non-psychoactive component of cannabis. CBD is legal and has opposite effects to THC it will actually cancel out all negative effects of THC.

CBD can improve overall wellness, helping you achieve relaxation, pain relief, and calm without the high.

How does CBD interact with our body?

CBD interacts with the body through the endocannabinoid system (ECS). First studied in the late 1980’s, the endocannabinoid system regulates the body’s homeostasis – or general state of balance – impacting functions such as mood, sleep, appetite, hormone regulation, and pain and immune response.

It’s clear that the endocannabinoid system is one of the most important regulatory systems in the human body, but most people do very little to support the health of this system. Up until the pre 1950s, hemp was being feed to our live stock and we all got CBD naturally through the food chain. After the 1950s when they made cannabis illegal it was no longer in our diet and thats how the endocannabinoid system started to have thees deficientcys 

What’s the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?

Physically industrial hemp is very fibrous, with long strong stalks, and has almost no flowering buds. Marijuana strain of Cannabis sativa will be bushier, smaller and full of flowering buds, But the chemical differences between hemp and Marijuana is Marijuana is bred to produce Higher amounts of THC (psychoactive) and lower amounts of CBD, were Hemp is bred to produce Higher amounts of CBD (non-psychoactive) and little to No THC. h

Are hemp derived cannabinoids such as CBD as good as CBD from marijuana?

The short answer is yes. Most marijuana has a very low non-psychoactive cannabinoids profile (like CBD, CBG, CBC), so most of the time hemp would be much more preferable for anything besides THC.

A specialized extraction process is used to yield highly concentrated CBD oil or pure cannabidiols that also contains other nutritious material such as omega-3 fatty acids, terpenes, vitamins, chlorophyll, amino acids, and other phytocannabinoids like CBD.