What is CBD?

Cannabidiol oil (CBD) is an oil made from cannabidiol, one of the active chemical compounds found within cannabis, which reacts with the cannabinoid receptors in the brain and effects the release of neurotransmitters. CBD doesn’t have the intoxicating effect on the brain that tetrahydrocannabinol does (THC) but it may have the effect of treating epilepsy and inhibiting anxiety and disordered thinking.

Though CBD is a non-psychoactive substance, it is claimed that the compound has a therapeutic effect for a variety of health problems. CBD is probably most commonly consumed in the form of an oil, though it can also be consumed in a vape pen or even through food injected with CBD like gummy candies.

- Science Trends