WHAT IS CANNABIDIOL?
CBD stands for Cannabidiol – a plant compound found abundantly in hemp plants.
For generations, hemp has been used as a botanical powerhouse in helping humans with their health. In recent years, there has been a resurgence in the use of hemp due to its natural therapeutic properties.
Cannabis Sativa is the botanical plant name for hemp, which is a member of the Cannabaceae plant family. Cannabidiol is just one of over 80 natural plant compounds found in this species of cannabis.
Cannabidiol is the main active ingredients in popular CBD products, where powerful natural extracts are extracted from hemp and are used to create oils, capsules, edibles, infused skincare and much more.
When CBD was identified in the 1940s, scientists assumed it had little or no effect on the body. The main focus back then was researching THC and its pharmacology. However, fast forward to the 1990s and a research team led by Professor Raphael Mechoulam (commonly acknowledged as the grandfather of cannabis research) discovered what has come to be known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS) – and this changed everything.
It is thought by scientists that the compound cannabidiol has the potential to help maintain balance in the body, by interacting with your internal endocannabinoid system. This system helps control bodily functions such as appetite, mood, immune response, pain, and sleep patterns.