What is CBD?
CBD or cannabidiol is a popular natural remedy used for treating many common ailments. It is one of the many chemical compounds, known as cannabinoids, found within the Cannabis Sativa plant (which includes both hemp and marijuana plants). CBD is different than Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in the marijuana plant. However, CBD is not psychoactive, which makes it an appealing option for gaining relief without the mind-altering effects of marijuana or uncomfortable symptoms from certain pharmaceutical drugs. CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant, most commonly the hemp plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil.
What are the possible benefits of CBD?
While these statements have not been confirmed or approved by FDA-approved research, CBD is inconclusively thought to provide relief or symptom reduction for a number of ailments including:
Anxiety and Depression;
Treatment for nausea, vomiting, and pain;
Neuroprotective Properties; and
Heart and circulatory benefits.
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