You might have heard the term CBD mentioned in relation to mood disorders or relief for chronic pain, but what is CBD? CBD is a naturally-occurring, safe, and non-addictive substance found in cannabis that has seen a recent surge in use for its therapeutic qualities. It is often associated with having health benefits, as unlike THC, it has different effects on receptors in the body and brain.
CBD and its effect on human biology has been heavily researched and proven to treat symptoms of depression and anxiety, and provide relief for inflammation and chronic pain. Thanks to CBD and our now advanced understanding of the human brain and body, many can benefit from the way CBD interacts with already existing compounds in our bodies called “endogenous cannabinoids.” By regulating our endocannabinoid system, we prevent disease from occurring and give our body more potential to thrive in certain situations.
The most popular form of CBD comes as an oil, and is provided as a broad spectrum or full spectrum oil. Broad spectrum oil is processed to remove low levels of THC all the while retaining some cannabinoids and terpenes, while full spectrum oil is raw and unprocessed oil that include very low levels of THC. Other forms include topicals like gel and creams, as well as edibles like chocolate, tea, and gummies.
Depending on your personal preferences and needs, CBD can provide a promising way to enhance your daily life.