Cannabidiol, better known as CBD
Cannabidiol, or CBD is a popular natural remedy used to aid many conditions. This chemical is just one of over a hundred compounds found in the hemp plant.
CBD is extracted from the flowers of hemp plants. Unlike Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in marijuana, it does not produce any intoxication.
Although it is an ancient remedy, dating back to 2900 B.C., this powerful compound has gained substantial momentum over recent years due to increasing studies on its unique properties.
What makes CBD so special?
Interestingly, the human body contains a set of receptors called the edocannabinoid system, which helps to regulate sleep, appetite, pain, and immune response.
Specifically, the body produces endocannabinoids, which are a type of neurotransmitter that bind to cannabinoid receptors in the nervous system.
It’s as if the human body was made to pair up perfectly with cannabidiol.