CBD (Cannabidiol) is derived from flax oil. Cannabis is cultivated primarily for psychoactive cannabinoid, a chemical compound called tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, and the drug for recreational use. Marijuana contains both THC and CBD.
Hemp contains only traces of THC, less than 0.3% compared to the sizable marijuana 5-35%. There are different types of hemp or CBD products available in the market like CBD isolate powder, hemp oil, CBD hemp salve or any other products.
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The main cannabinoid in marijuana is the CBD, but there are more than 100 other cannabinoids in hemp, as well as compounds that produce the taste and aroma of the so-called terpenes.
Evidence for Health Benefits CBD
CBD does not bind directly to our cannabinoid receptors. Nevertheless, it stimulates the activity of both CB1 and CB2 receptors without pressing directly to them.
CBD may offer options for treating various types of chronic pain: fibromyalgia, gout, HIV, multiple sclerosis, neuropathy, and rheumatoid arthritis. The study found that applying the CBD oil directly on the problem areas helps reduce pain and inflammation.
Anxiety and Depression
Clinical trials have revealed that both cannabis and CBD may be effective in reducing the various forms of anxiety, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Not only participants in the study felt better, but they are also reported to reduce cognitive decline and anxiety.