Though most people have heard of CBD, there are many of us who don’t know much about the compound and the ways in which it works. Here are eight interesting facts worth knowing about CBD.
1. CBD Is Derived From The Hemp Plant
CBD (Cannabidiol) is the naturally occurring compound directly derived from the hemp plant – Cannabis Sativa. The cannabis sativa contains active ingredients which are called cannabinoids, with one of these being CBD.
2. There Are Different Ways CBD Can Be Taken
Though there are a variety of different ways in which CBD can be taken, a common way is via the sublingual route (applied under the tongue) as this can provide maximum absorption.
3. There Are Three Different Types Of CBD
Natural CBD comes in three different forms – CBD Isolate, Full-Spectrum CBD and Broad-Spectrum CBD. CBD Isolate is not only the purest form of them all but is also THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) free – with no detectable traces being present to the 6th decimal. Tetrahydrocannabinol is the psychoactive compound of the plant and is therefore not permitted in CBD products.
4. Pure CBD Can Exist Alongside The Other Cannabinoids Our Bodies Produce
Everybody has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) inside them, and it’s because of this that pure CBD can exist alongside the cannabinoids the body produces itself. This means that pure CBD isn’t a foreign compound within the body.
5. CBD Is Produced Using The Leaves Of The Hemp Plant
Directly derived from the hemp plant, CBD is produced using the leaves of the plant, and can sometimes also use the stalk, too.
6. CBD Could Be Beneficial In Relieving The Symptoms Of Chemotherapy
CBD can also be considered by healthcare specialists for adult patients suffering with the nausea and vomiting experienced as a result of chemotherapy.
7. CBD Will Not Make You High
Because CBD products, such as Vitabiotics CBD, are not permitted to include THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), they cannot make you high. THC is the psychoactive component of the hemp plant and can therefore affect the mind.
8. A GP Cannot Prescribe Cannabis-Based Medicine
Cannabis-based medicine cannot be prescribed by a GP and can only ever be given by a specialist doctor. There are only a small number of patients who are prescribed the drug, and it will only ever be considered by a specialist if it’s in the patients’ best interests – for instance, if other treatments have been tried and haven’t worked or if alternative drugs are not suitable for the patient.