The Tea on CBD: What's the Big Deal?
The Tea on CBD
Everything that you wanted to know about CBD, including what it is and where it comes from!
It seems that everywhere you look these days, someone is talking about CBD, but what is it, and where does it come from? That’s why we’re here, to dish out the tea on CBD. I’ll try and cut through some of the boring stuff about the natural compound and get straight into what everyone wants to know, what it does, where it comes from, and why it’s so popular!
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over one hundred cannabinoids found in both hemp and marijuana plants. CBD, unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), won’t give you that ‘euphoric high’ that you’d experience if you smoked marijuana. CBD has no psychotropic properties, and at most, you’ll feel a little relaxed after using CBD.
One of CBD’s biggest advantages is its versatility. There are a variety of different ways that you can easily incorporate CBD into your daily health and wellness routine, including CBD oils and tinctures, creams, and lotions, vape liquids, edibles, and capsules. It doesn’t matter what delivery method you prefer. There is going to be one to suit your lifestyle.
Where does CBD come from?
As we mentioned above, CBD is a cannabinoid or phytocannabinoid found in both hemp and marijuana plants. However, almost all CBD products you purchase use CBD that’s been sourced from hemp plants because hemp plants are naturally high in CBD and low in THC. This means that it’s easy to produce CBD products that contain less than 0.3% THC, the legal amount mandated by the federal government in the United States.
CBD is a phytocannabinoid, which means it’s a cannabinoid that comes from plants. There are hundreds of different phytocannabinoids that are found in thousands of different plants. Inside our body is something known as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Scientists believe that the ECS is responsible for maintaining homeostasis inside the central nervous and immune systems.
Everyone, regardless of whether they have tried it, has an ECS. Even cats, dogs, and various other mammals have an ECS. The ECS comprises a series of receptors, the CB1 and CB2 receptors, that are linked together. That’s why CBD is so versatile. It can interact with the receptors in the ECS throughout the body.
What does CBD do?
There has been a lot of research into CBD and its properties. Over the last two decades, scientists worldwide have been investigating this natural compound intensively to unlock all its secrets.
Currently, there are studies that have identified that CBD has a lot of potential as a natural anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory. We still have a lot to learn before we can make any definitive claims about CBD, but so far, the research into this natural compound looks very promising.
The Tea on CBD – Conclusion
As you can see, once you take five minutes to learn a little bit about CBD, it’s not so scary or intimidating! Many people around the world are turning to CBD because it’s 100% natural. If you have any questions about CBD, don’t hesitate to ask!