Cannabidiol is a popular natural remedy used for many common ailments. Better known as CBD, it is one of the 104 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis or hemp plant. The effects of CBD are 100% therapeutic in nature – it produces no psychoactive or intoxicating effects whatsoever. So it doesn’t get you high. This quality makes CBD an appealing option for those who are looking for relief from pain and other symptoms without the mind-altering effects of marijuana or certain pharmaceutical drugs.
CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil like MCT, coconut or hemp seed oil. It’s gaining momentum in the health and wellness world, with some scientific studies confirming it may help treat a variety of ailments like chronic pain, stress, arthritis, inflammation, depression, anxiety, and insomnia. But that’s not it, CBD has become a great solution to treat US Veterans with PTSD.
According to a report from the World Health Organization, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential … to date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”