CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound found primarily in the flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant. It’s one of many powerful cannabinoids found in hemp and is known for supporting body and mind in various ways. Before going any further, it’s important to note that while CBD comes from cannabis, it doesn’t create a high, because on its own it cannot; that’s caused by another cannabinoid, THC, which we’ll get to later.
Instead, full-spectrum CBD hemp oil is obtained from cannabis plants that produce over 400 different compounds. Some are unique to the plant while others are common in other species of plants as well. Sixty of them, however, are unique to cannabis plants. These sixty compounds are classified as cannabinoids; cannabidiol is one of them. It happens to be the second-most prevalent cannabinoid occurring in cannabis and is entirely separate from THC.
LET’S BREAK IT DOWN
HOW DOES CBD OIL WORK?
CBD and other cannabinoids fit into the receptors of the Endocannabinoid System, helping the body complete its efforts to keep us in good health by supporting many of the body’s physical processes.