What Is CBD?
So let’s start with what CBD is. CBD stands for cannabidiol and is just one of the compounds found in hemp. CBD is extracted from the hemp by a gentle CO2 method, thus giving us CBD oil! With the Farm bill that was passed in 2018, CBD became legal in 50 states as long as the content of THC is 0.3%.
So What Is THC?
THC is what gives us The entourage effect that we all know happens when you smoke Cannabis. Due to the low levels of THC in CBD oil, you obtain more benefits and psychoactive effects rather than any hallucinogenic effects.
Does CBD come THC free?
Of course it does! For those that do not want or need the benefits of the low levels of THC, there is something called an isolate which is CBD but does not contain any THC.
So What Are the Benefits to Each?
CBD is formulated to promote general wellness and help balance the body, and THC affects your brain. So for those dealing with pain, CBD without THC (CBD isolates) may be just fine but with those suffering from anxiety or depression, they may need the option of THC (full spectrum). So which is better? That is a tough question because both are very beneficial and while one may suggest full spectrum is better, others say CBD isolates for most are extremely useful.
So what are the benefits? CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system and may help to relieve pain, as it is a powerful antioxidant and neuroprotectant. It may support a positive mood and healthy response to stress, and of course the most popular, reduce anxiety.
Research and clinical studies in the past 5 years have shown phenomenal findings with cannabidiol and what it can do. Today there is still so much ongoing research and studies because we want to know how much more it can do for us.
CBD just may be that added supplement needed in your life.