Cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD, is a molecular compound found in the cannabis and hemp plant proven to be an effective holistic treatment for a wide range of health conditions, ailments, and diseases. CBD has been scientifically proven to modulate and repair many physiological systems in the human brain and body, through the endocannabinoid system. Found in all mammals, the endocannabinoid system is made up of several receptors that react only to cannabinoids, such as CBD and the more well-known compound, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). This is why these plant-based compounds have been known to help ease the pain of various medical conditions.
The key difference between CBD and THC is that unlike THC, CBD is 100% non-psychoactive and does not produce the adverse sensation of being “high.” CBD comes in many variations and can be taken as a general health booster or as an alternative remedy. CBD products include topical creams and ointments (beauty and medical), aromatherapy, tinctures (drops), vape oils, ingestibles (drinks and food), and many more.