In a nutshell, CBD is a phytocannabinoid that is in the Cannabis plant and abundant in the hemp plant which is a subspecies of the Cannabis(Sativa). CBD is one of the most abundant (40+%) therapeutic cannabinoids in the hemp plant that does not make you “high” or have the the intoxicating side effects. THC is the cannabinoid that is well known its psychoactive side effects.
CBD is the safe, non-addictive and non-psychoactive phytocannabinoid. It works with your Endocannabinoid system to help regulate your body systems to achieve homeostasis and overall well being. CBD is proven to have high levels of anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties. Medical studies have shown this powerful substance can aid in the relief of anxiety, stress, sleep issues, pain, and inflammatory disorders. Used topically it has shown to help remedy eczema, acne, psoriasis, and other skin issues.
There are 113 other cannabinoids in the hemp plant. THC is the other most popular cannabinoid known for its psychoactive effects.