What is CBD Anyway?
Cannabidiol is a phytocannabinoid discovered in 1940. It is one of some 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. This is full spectrum hemp. As of 2018, preliminary clinical research on cannabidiol included studies of anxiety, cognition, movement disorders, and pain. There are dozens of phytocannabinoids which appear to have healing properties. Federal regulations restrict the dry matter of the hemp plants to less than 0.3% THC, unlike marijuana that has significant higher quantities.
Not only do the cannabinoids have potential health benefits. It also has compounds called terpenes, which give the plant its distinctive smell, phenolic compounds, which scavenge for free radicals and contribute to the hemps antioxidant capacity. The plant also, includes omega 3, omega 6 and omega 9, vitamin E to name a few. Cannabinoids have been most studied and are the most recognized hemp biological’s, the other components have also been associated with many potential health promoting properties.