What is Cannabidiol?
Cannabidol also known as CBD
is a cannabinoid, one of 113 compounds that make up the cannabis plant. It is a major phyto-cannabinoid making up to 40% of the plant’s extract.
There are phyto-cannabinoids meaning cannabinoids that have come from the cannabis and hemp plant and endo-canabinoids meaning cannabinoids produced naturally in the body.
Unlike Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) CBD has no psychoactive effects or any noticeable side effects.
CBD is found in the stalk, flowers and seeds of the cannabis and hemp plants. Once the CBD is extracted it is sold in a variety of forms, capsules, oil, paste, isolate E-liquids and edible sweets.
CBD effects the body by interacting with the Endocannabinoid system (ECS). (Check my other blog page for a more detailed explanation of the ECS). By interacting with the ECS it keeps bodily functions regulated and working at optimal levels, contributing to good health and wellbeing.