CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of the 200 different substances (cannabinoids) that can be extracted from the cannabis plant – the other most common being THC.
THC is the cannabinoid that’s responsible for making people feel “high.” CBD, on the other hand, offers the benefits of marijuana without the stoned feeling.
All mammals have an endocannabinoid system, which has receptors on nearly all the cells in the body – which allows the CBD oil to work all throughout the body to help with a number of ailments and issues.
That said, much of the research available to support CBD is limited to animal studies and small-scale human studies. This is large because of the legislation that lumped marijuana and hemp together as illegal plants in 1970. Hemp was separated from marijuana permanently in 2018 legislation, making it much easier to study now, but from what is available, CBD oil shows great promise.
1. Calms Inflammation
Inflammation is the body’s natural response when there is harm. It can be acute, as a result of illness, infection, or injury. Oftentimes, however, it is chronic – when there is a prolonged inflammatory response in the body. When it continues it can