What is CBD?
CBD or Cannabidiol is a compound found in both the cannabis plants: hemp and marijuana. It is merely one of about 140 other compounds found in cannabis, most we are just learning about (exciting!).
"All animals, including vertebrates (mammals, birds, reptiles, and fish) and invertebrates (sea urchins, leeches, mussels, nematodes, and others) have been found to have endocannabinoid systems."
-Robert J. Silver (Published through the US Gov.)
While there are many medicinal benefits, CBD does not cause any psychoactive effects. The commonly referred to "high" is from of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) another compound found in cannabis.
Benefits of CBD
Studies have found CBD to help manage chronic pain, anxiety, and depression. The benefits of CBD do not end there, it is also an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. This makes it a great topical for plantar fasciitis, arthritis and tendinitis. CBD oil is full of vitamins (including Vitamin C, B & E) and fatty acids which is also beneficial to your skin.
According to Harvard Medical School:
" Your body naturally produces cannabinoids that are involved with many bodily functions, such as appetite, pain sensation, mood, and sleep." (Harvard, 2019)