Yes, this article is written in around four hundred words. But four hundred words should be enough to define, describe, and simplify CBD as a medicinal drug, a wellness supplement, and a mood enhancer. CBD as a consumer product is available in the forms of gummies, flowers, and cbd oil.
What is CBD?
An abbreviation for cannabidiol, CBD is one of the many compounds found in the cannabis plant. Of the two classifications of cannabis, hemp has a higher concentration of the chemical cannabidiol than its cousin marijuana. And so, makers of cannabidiol use hemp as the primary source of the ingredient.
What does it do?
Unlike THC, cannabidiol is not a psychoactive substance. Yet, it still delivers most, if not more, of the same benefits that THC might provide. The list is not limited to:
- Sleep regulation.
- Mood enhancement.
- Anxiety suppression.
- and a possible aid in various medical conditions.
In simple words, CBD is a compound. It is extracted from hemp plants and used in various forms and for various reasons. From super-convenient candies to instantaneous-use flowers, it is also available as an all-around oil that can be used in an array of different ways. In its purest form, cannabidiol has proven to be a compound that doesn’t show effects of dependency or abuse with its use.
A multitasker. Really.
As an oil, or tincture, for a fancy name, cannabidiol is mixed with a carrier oil. This oil can then be used as a massage oil, a cooking oil, and a medicinal treatment. The carrier oil, in most cases, is either coconut or hemp, but it could also be any other oil.
With CBD, the fact remains that it doesn’t intoxicate; it doesn’t produce that “high” associated with marijuana. But it still delivers the same benefits. In fact, while THC remains somewhere between being legal and illegal, the sale and use of cannabidiol is legal in most states. The only restriction imposed is on the percentage content of tetrahydrocannabinol present in it, which shouldn’t be over the range of 0.3%.
As with anything that alters the mind and body, it is best to talk to a practising doctor before using cannabidiol in any shape or form. Candy can look innocent enough, but if it doesn’t work in tandem with other parts of the body, it can become a huge problem. Here, establishing a middle ground is the way to go.