Between personal testimonies and current research, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of the compound CBD. Many are buzzing over the potential benefits of this compound, including the scientific community. After hearing about CBD on the news or from a friend, you may be interested in learning more for yourself. Here are the basics to get you started:
CBD is a Cannabis Compound
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is an active compound found prevalently in the cannabis plant.
Cannabis is a plant category that includes hemp and marijuana, which means CBD can be derived from both hemp and marijuana. Here at Tasty Hemp Oil, we’re focused on CBD derived from hemp: an industrial plant that is non-psychoactive.
CBD is a Non-Psychoactive Cannabinoid
CBD is a cannabinoid, which is the term for a compound that interacts with our cannabinoid receptors. CBD is not the only cannabinoid found in cannabis; in fact, over 100 cannabinoids have been discovered so far. Unlike THC, which is also a cannabinoid, CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning that it will not create a high. In fact, CBD is known to cancel out the effects of THC.
CBD Interacts with the Endocannabinoid System
Interestingly enough, we also produce cannabinoids on our own, which are called endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors make up the endocannabinoid system. This system is responsible for a variety of biological functions. Most importantly, it assists in keeping our body in homeostasis.
CBD interacts with our endocannabinoid system similarly to cannabinoids we produce on our own. Preliminary research shows the potential of CBD to assist the endocannabinoid system in keeping our body in balance.
CBD is Legal in the United States
With the recent 2018 Farm Bill passing, CBD is 100% legal in all 50 states. By taking hemp (where CBD is derived from) off of the controlled substances list, farmers throughout the United States can grow the plant by following the guidelines of the Department of Agriculture.
Stay tuned for more information about CBD!