CBD or Cannabidiol is one of over 85 powerful phytocannabinoids found primarily in the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant. CBD is the second most abundant compound in the hemp plant accounting for up to 40% of it’s extracts. It is also known for it’s strong antioxidant properties being stronger than Vitamin C or Vitamin E.
There is a lot of misinformation and confusion about this new food supplement as hemp and marijuana are in the same plant family, but have very different uses. It is important to know that CBD comes from hemp, NOT marijuana and you cannot get “high” from using it.
Hemp contains less than 0.3% of THC – (tetrahydrocannabinol) which is the psychoactive compound that is found in higher quantities of marijuana. Hemp has higher amounts of CBD which is non-psychoactive and is known for assisting the human body in maintaining health and well being.