CBD (also known as cannabidiol) is one of many cannabinoids that exists in nature and is completely unique to the cannabis plant. Along with THC, the cannabinoid is one of the most well-known and studied compounds, though, there’s a fundamental difference between the two: CBD mainly derives from hemp plants and is considered non-psychoactive.
Over the years, there has been a vast amount of testimonials and scientific investigation reporting the cannabinoid to possess great therapeutic potential due to its affect on our endocannabinoid system (ECS).
Full of naturally-occuring endocannabinoids (endo, meaning within), this extraordinary biological system exists in all living vertebrates and plays a crucial role in regulating many different functions in the body, including, but not limited to our moods, stress, appetite, energy levels, how we manage or experience pain, and many more.
If the ECS system fails to function properly or has deficient endocannabinoids levels, there’s great risk of becoming susceptible to a number of health difficulties. Due to its purported health benefits, CBD may provide relief from a wide variety of ailments, as it is non-addictive and doesn’t have any overdose or withdrawal potential.