Cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD, is the second most prominent compound found in the cannabis plant. Many of the medical benefits of cannabis that are sometimes attributed to THC or other cannabinoids are actually due to the CBD component of the cannabis plant.
What are the benefits of CBD?
Where to start with the all-natural health benefits of CBD? Research has shown that CBD is a natural pain reliever and anti-inflammatory, helps with quitting smoking and drug withdrawals, epilepsy, researchers are studying the effects CBD has on various neuropsychiatric disorders, research has found that CBD helps combat CANCER, anxiety disorders, type one diabetes, acne, and Alzheimer’s disease. CBD's medicinal efficacy is why it has so many potential benefits.
How does CBD work?
Unlike its cannabinoid cousin, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Cannabidiol (CBD) does not produce a psychoactive effect. This is because CBD does not affect the same receptors that THC does. The human body produces certain cannabinoids on its own. It also has two receptors for cannabinoids, C1 receptors and CB2 receptors. Researchers now believe CBD seems to direct the body to use more of its own cannabinoids leading to many health benefits. A CBD rich product with little THC can convey therapeutic benefits without having a euphoric or dysphoric effect.
What is CBD Isolate?
CBD isolate is an all-natural cannabinoid supplement. The CBD compound is separated from any and all other cannabis compounds. It is a fine white powder containing 99% pure CBD. CBD isolate is cannabidol in its purest form. CBD contains no THC so products from the isolate do not get you “high.”
What is CBD Full Spectrum Distillate?
Full spectrum CBD contains every cannabididol from the cannabis plant. In full spectrum CBD oil there is nothing held back or left out. The full spectrum products may contain small trace amounts of THC this is because nothing is removed from the cannabis plant. The amount is usually less then .03% so it generally does not cause any psycho active effects.
Is CBD Marijuana?
The simple answer is no. Marijuana is a plant and CBD is a compound. CBD is the compound in marijuana that is responsible for the therapeutic/health benefits.