What is CBD?

Cannabidiol is a popular natural remedy used for many common ailments.

Better known as CBD, it is one of the 104 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis or marijuana plant, Cannabis sativa (1).

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, and causes the sensation of getting “high” that’s often associated with marijuana. However, unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive.

This quality makes CBD an appealing option for those who are looking for relief from pain and other symptoms without the mind-altering effects of marijuana or certain pharmaceutical drugs.

CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil.

Here are six health benefits of CBD oil that are backed by scientific evidence.

1. Can Relieve Pain

2. Could Reduce Anxiety and Depression

3. Can Alleviate Cancer-Related Symptoms

4. May Reduce Acne

5. Might Have Neuroprotective Properties

6. Could Benefit Heart Health

And Several Other Potential Benefits