Over the past few years, the word CBD has become one of the most prominent buzzwords in the health and wellness world. We see it everywhere: in the media, in the publications of our favourite Instagrammers, and even on the streets we walk daily, with dozens of new spaces blossoming recently in our country.
But, after all, what’s all the fuss about this word? What really are the benefits of consuming CBD oils?
CBD is the short form of Cannabidiol, one of the main organic compounds present not only in the cannabis plant, but also in the hemp leaf. These compounds are called cannabinoids, as they act directly with the endocannabinoid system, which functions as a homeostatic regulator in the human body and plays a fundamental role in virtually all physiological systems in our body.
Unlike THC, the main compound found in the same plant and responsible for the euphoric feeling so associated with cannabis consumption, CBD does not contain psychoactive properties and is associated with the therapeutic relief of a wide variety of conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain and much more.
The use of cannabis for medicinal purposes is nothing new, actually going back as far back as 2900 BC in China. However, despite the growing number of tests and studies that we have observed on the subject, any substance related to cannabis raises questions about its legality and safety.
What does CBD oil consist of?
As its name implies, CBD oil is the oil-concentrated version of this same organic compound and is the most common way to consume it. Although it can sometimes be referred to as cannabis oil, CBD is usually obtained from hemp leaf, which naturally has high levels of CBD and extremely low levels of THC.
Part of CBD’s popularity is due to the fact that it is a non-psychoactive substance, unlike its brother THC, allowing you to enjoy its benefits without the munchies. It is important to first understand the difference between CBD oil and hemp seed oil. Hemp seed oil is extracted directly from the plant’s seeds, which can be cold-pressed to create a delicious oil; there is no cannabinoid present and we can even find it in the supermarket. CBD oil, on the other hand, is extracted from the CBD flowers (from which we derive the greatest benefits) and not from the seeds.
What are the benefits of consuming CBD Oils? The consumption of CBD oil does not leave you stoned, but with a strong feeling of well-being and relaxation. Much sought after for its therapeutic effects, CBD oil is promoted as a reliever of anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress, among others. Its consumers are avid advocates of the wonders it does to health.
Written by: MYMMNEWS