Derived from the stalk and seed of hemp plants, cannabidiol - CBD for short - is a natural botanical concentrate that is high in the compound CBD. Of the more than 85 cannabinoids so far identified in the cannabis plant, CBD is the second most common after THC. Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychotropic and therefore doesn’t cause a euphoric high.
Pure CBD hemp oil is extracted from the hemp varieties that are naturally abundant in CBD, and low in THC. A specialized extraction process is used to yield highly concentrated CBD oil or pure cannabidiol that also contains other nutritious material such as omega-3 fatty acids, terpenes, vitamins, chlorophyll, amino acids, and other phytocannabinoids like cannabichromene (CBD), cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN) and cannabidivarian (CBCV).
Pure hemp cannabidiol oil can be consumed directly as a nutritional supplement. Over the years, great advances in CBD hemp oil product development have led to what are now dozens of different types of CBD hemp oil products, including capsules, drops, and even chewing gum. Concentrated pure CBD hemp oil can also be infused into skin and body care products and used topically.
Our understanding of CBD hemp oil has expanded and we’re more aware today than ever of the cannabinoid’s potential. Studies on CBD’s natural health benefits are extensive and groundbreaking research is being done regularly.
BENEFITS OF HEMP OIL
Decades of research indicate that cannabinoids like CBD interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system, a complex system that contributes to a variety of biological processes like inflammation responses, relaxation, sleeping, and appetite. By linking with the two main types of cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2, which are found on cells throughout the body, CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system, helping it in the regulation of homeostasis — the body’s natural state of balance.
DOES HEMP CBD GET ME HIGH?
No, hemp CBD does not elicit a high feeling. The naturally low-THC hemp plant grown in many countries around the world and imported into the United States for use in textiles, building materials, and of course nutritional supplements and foods.