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What is CBD?

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An excerpt from CBD – Just the Facts

Where does it come from?

Cannabis is a classification of plants with various species. Hemp and Marijuana are both species of plant within the Cannabis family. Marijuana contains high amounts of THC while hemp has a low amount of THC. CBD can be derived from both the industrial hemp plant and the marijuana plant. The major difference between industrial hemp and medical marijuana is that industrial hemp is exclusively made from Cannabis sativa that was specifically bred to produce the lowest concentrations of THC possible. CBD oil is derived from the flowers of the hemp plant. The seeds of the hemp plant don’t contain CBD but it can be processed for hemp seed oil used for culinary and skin care applications.


The cannabis plant, like all plants, contains a diversity of chemicals, such as cannabinoids which are naturally occurring compounds found in the cannabis plant.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most prevalent cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, however the plant contains more than 500 components, of which 104 cannabinoids have presently been identified.

Cannabinoids are one class of diverse chemical compounds, some of the most well known being CBD (Cannabidiol) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

• CBD (cannabidiol) – one of the phytocannabinoid molecules of hemp, a non-psychotropic compound – believed to be responsible for many medicinal effects

• THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) – the psychoactive compound

Emerging Research

The body of research continues to grow on cannabis and its potential uses. Despite some drawbacks with sources, regulations and possible contaminations, there are promising findings emerging using cannabis as an alternative and adjunct therapies.

Possible areas of uses and future uses include:

Pain & Inflammation
Mental Health
Gastrointestinal Complaints
Cancer

Different products are being evaluated as to how they best address these and other issues. Some of these issues may see benefits with a combination of CBD & THC, others may see a benefit from a CBD only product. The root cause will really play an important role in choosing the best product

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CBD – Just the Facts An Evidenced-Based Approach to CBD Use. 

I wanted to write this ebook because CBD is all the rage, and just like with any new health craze there can be so much conflicting information. It can be hard to know who to trust in a sea of people trying to sell you a product, with health claims that seem like they are too good to be true.

In this ebook you can you’ll learn all about CBD – Just the Facts!

What is CBD? 

How does it work in the body? 

The difference between CBD and THC. 

What conditions it could be useful for. 

When THC, CBD, or a combination is the best approach.

And more.

This article is intended for educational purposes only. It is not meant to be used in place of medical advice. Please consult a health care professional before starting any new regiment.

Updated on May 22, 2019  |  Originally Published on Jan 1, 1970
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