CBD oil is what you get when the molecule CBD is extracted from the hemp plant using extraction techniques such as CO2 extraction or ethanol extraction and then put in a carrier oil. CBD
stands for Cannabidiol
. It's a nutrient (molecule) found in the hemp plant, which is known scientifically as cannabis.
For some folks, when they hear it comes from cannabis, they immediately write it off. Assuming CBD is just a code name for marijuana
or weed, but it's simply not true.
The first thing you need to understand about CBD is that it's non-psychoactive
, which means CBD won't get you high, not one bit, and there's no debate about this. The World Health Organization
, the US National Institutes of Health
and scientific data all confirm this.
You see, hemp
and marijuana may come from the same family of plants, but they are very different and there's an entirely different compound found in marijuana known as THC or tetrahydrocannabinol
, that's the compound that creates the high.
The good news is, thanks to a breakthrough in cultivation and development methods. It's now easier than ever to get the benefits of cannabis and CBD
without ever getting a THC high.
With CBD, you can get all the powerful health benefits
of this plant without feeling any of the intoxicating effects of THC, so it gives you a very different experience because it's an entirely different compound that's gaining popularity for a unique set of health goals
. Think of it like decaf coffee.