If you only know three letters associated with cannabis, they're probably T-H-C. But there's another term on the rise: CBD.
CBD, one of the more than 100 chemicals in cannabis, is emerging as a popular wellness ingredient. The plant extract, often consumed as an oil under the tongue, is now the featured ingredient in high-end products including coconut oil, body lotion, face serum, olive oil, jam, bath scrub, cold-brew coffee, sports salve, lip balm, infused water, gummy snacks and dog treats.
CBD is a non-psychoactive chemical compound – meaning it won't alter a person's mental state – that can come from two different cannabis plants: The hemp plant (with less than 0.3 percent THC present) or marijuana plant (where there's much more psychoactive THC). CBD products tend to be derived from hemp.
It’s not a stretch to say that CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the most exciting and promising compounds currently undergoing rigorous medical and scientific research. CBD has made headlines in recent years for some pretty stunning results
Still, misinformation and confusion about CBD abounds due to the relatively recent emergence and widespread awareness of this incredible compound.