CBD is extracted from industrial hemp (cannabis sativa) and is one of over 112 cannabinoids that are present in the hemp plant.
Industrial hemp is completely legal to possess and use, it is not the same as marijuana, weed, or street cannabis.
The cannabinoids present in hemp are similar to those present in the human body. Our endocannabinoid systems are partly responsible for maintaining many important physiological processes in our bodies including our immune system, healing, mood, emotions, pain, cognitive processes and inflammation.
CBD and cannabis oil are currently being researched for a wide range of possible benefits, but as yet, most of the work has been focussed on laboratory and animal tests and human clinical trials are beginning for a significant number of health and wellbeing applications.
Hemp has been used by humans for over 10000 years for many applications including medicine, food, and for its oil. It is now being re-discovered and it is an exciting time for those of us who love natural approaches to old problems.
Prior to using CBD oil, it is advisable to seek advice from your GP or from a medical professional. It is always wise to make sure that hemp will not interact with any of your existing medication or affect any pre-existing medical conditions.