CBD is short for Cannabidiol. It is a compound found in the Hemp plant. While the plant contains many such compounds, only two have been widely studied for their therapeutic effects—CBD and its sister cannabinoid, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol.) You are probably already familiar with THC, the substance responsible for the psychoactive effects of smoking or ingesting cannabis.
CBD is unique from THC in that it is non-psychoactive and will produce no euphoria, high, or discomfort. Instead, it has the remarkable potential to help with a wide range of physical and mental conditions. CBD acts as an adaptogen, working synergistically with the bodies own endocannabinoid system, to deliver relief where it is needed. Because of these factors, it has become a popular holistic remedy that is gaining the attention of scientists and researchers worldwide.