Where Does It Come From?
CBD is extracted and separated from specific varieties of cannabis (hemp). It is one of the most plentiful compounds found in cannabis, typically representing up to 30-40% of its extracts.
CBD is a compound that can be found all strains of cannabis (hemp). Most legal CBD products found in the current market will be extracts from hemp, as federal law allows for the cultivation, processing and distribution of raw hemp and hemp products.
How It Affects the Body
The body does create its own cannabinoids, called endocannabinoids, to help facilitate our body’s regulatory system. This central system helps to keep our bodies in symbiosis on a day to day basis, including: appetite, pain sensations, mood, immune system functions, and inflammation.
CBD products act as a kick starter for these cannabinoids to keep the body’s receptors working at optimum capacity and to help the functions of the body’s central regulatory system.
Does CBD Get You High?
The CBD compound found in cannabis is often gets mixed up with THC compound, which is another cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. It’s important to separate them as they have entirely different properties and benefits concerning the body’s regulatory system.
The THC compound is an intoxicating and can be an illegal substance and is primary cause for cannabis users to get “high.” The CBD compound is non-psychoactive because it does not act on the same manner as THC. Thus, it is impossible to have the same effect by smoking or ingesting CBD or CBD oil extracted from hemp plants, as they only have very minimal traces of THC (<0.3%).
Forms of CBD products
CBD products can be ingested in a variety of ways. Each form of a CBD product will have a specialized use depending on the desired effect. The following are typical forms of CBD products currently on the market today:
- Tinctures/ Oils
- Vape oils