Cannabidiol oil, also known as CBD or CBD oil, is a medicinal product derived from cannabis (marijuana). It is one of the 104 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis or marijuana plant, Cannabis sativa. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, and causes the sensation of getting “high” that’s often associated with marijuana.
However, unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive. This quality makes CBD an appealing option for those who are looking for relief from pain and other symptoms without the mind-altering effects of marijuana or certain pharmaceutical drugs. CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil. It’s gaining momentum in the health and wellness world.
Research have shown that CBD can help treat the following:
- Could Benefit Heart Health
- Can Relieve Pain
- Reduce Anxiety and Depression
- Can Alleviate Cancer-Related Symptoms
- May Reduce Acne