Here is a beginners guide to CBD (CBD 101): what it is, where it comes from and what it’s used for. CBD is quickly growing in popularity and is known for its ability to help treat common ailments and diseases. First let’s clear up the myths and learn what CBD is all about!
What is CBD?
CBD, also known as hemp, comes from the cannabis sativa plant. Do not mistake it for marijuana, which also comes from the cannabis sativa plant. Marijuana and hemp (CBD) come from different parts of the cannabis plant. While marijuana contains THC, the constituent that causes psychoactive properties (aka gets you high), CBD contains little to no THC.
There are many legal products on the market containing hemp. Industrial hemp contains less than 0.3% THC, which is naturally occurring in some cases. This minimal amount of THC does not make you “high”.
Where does CBD come from?
CBD is extracted from hemp in the form of oil. You can find CBD products such as supplements/capsules, oils, salves, gummies and in vape form. Although you can find CBD almost anywhere now, be careful about what you are purchasing. The full spectrum CBD is what you want, rather than a CBD oil containing product.
I really like CBD Pure because their products are organic, full spectrum and cold pressed. They offer oils and capsules.
What is it used for?
CBD is used by many people to treat childhood epilepsy, Tourette syndrome, relieve chronic pain, manage stress, improve sleep, lessen anxiety and more. You can enjoy the health benefits of cannabis without experiencing the psychoactive properties when using CBD products.
My husband and I use CBD for sleep and stress management and occasional pain. I also really like using the salve for topical use on common skin ailments, for headaches and muscle aches. Many people are using CBD products for pets too!
If you are a lover of CBD, what do you use it for? I would love it if you share your ideas in the comments below!