CBD has become the cool kid on the block, and it looks like she’s here to stay. So what is all the fuss about, what is CBD and does it really work?
CBD is short for Cannabidiol which is a naturally occurring chemical compound that is extracted from the plant Cannabis Sativa. CBD is a very different animal to THC one of the other chemicals in that same plant. We humans have cannabinoid receptors in our body and brain. These receptors are what THC and CBD interact with so effortlessly however, CBD and THC activate different areas and serve different purposes.
THC binds to receptors in your brain which affects memory, coordination and concentration and has the psychoactive effect that induces the “high” associated with recreational cannabis. CBD however affects receptors in your body which are responsible for regulating pain, body temperature, and inflammation.