What is CBD?
CBD is a natural compound derived from the hemp plant, a cousin of the marijuana plant. CBD is one of 100 cannabinoids from the hemp plant, but it’s different from tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the compound that gives you a “high.” Any more than 0.3% of THC is considered marijuana, and any amount less than that can be used without experiencing psychoactive effects.
CBD has an effect on your endocannabinoids in your body. Endocannabinoids are neurotransmitters that connect with cannabinoid receptors in your nervous system. Plants that affect your endocannabinoids, such as CBD and THC, are called phytocannabinoids. CBD products labeled as “isolates” only contain CBD and don’t contain THC. CBD products labeled “full spectrum” contain other cannabinoids other than CBD and THC. Broad Spectrum CBD contains other cannabinoids but no active levels of THC.