What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural compound found in the flower of a cannabis plant.

What is CBD?

Known for its medicinal use, CBD has grown in popularity and is becoming increasingly accepted as a beneficial healthcare alternative to relieve pain, anxiety, and aid in digestion. Because CBD is derived from the hemp and cannabis plants, many people believe that it has the same intoxicating effect as marijuana.

However, CBD is extracted from a certain type of cannabis plant, the hemp plant, which contains less than 0.3 percent of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Unlike THC, CBD does not have the properties needed for a psychoactive effect.

CBD has been known to help with a wide variety of ailments and issues including epilepsy, fatigue and soreness, anxiety, tension, and much more.



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How Does CBD Work?

Our bodies have an endocannabinoid system with multiple receptors. This system plays a role in most bodily functions including anxiety, stress, pain, mobility, and muscle health. CBD has been found to stimulate the endocannabinoid system which can relieve the symptoms of a wide range of illnesses. This stimulation also helps to create a homeostasis effect within our bodies.

CBD oil has been infused in a myriad of products from tinctures, salves, gummies, and gel capsules to topical oils and cosmetics. For the most beneficial results, it’s a good idea to consider the type of product you’d like the best and start with a low dosage in order to gauge what will work best for you.

Where can I buy CBD?

Since the farm bill of 2018 passed in December, 2018, which made industrial hemp fully legal in the United States, CBD extraction has increased significantly. You can find CBD almost anywhere right now, but beware because CBD is not yet federally regulated and there have been numerous studies posted this year that show more than 50% of all of the CBD products available have either contained low to no CBD, or have had additives, high THC (making it illegal), or toxic heavy metals and pesticides.

Is CBD Safe?

If you are buying any CBD products from CBD Universe than you can guarantee that they are safe, and exactly as advertised. CBD Universe is the #1 producer and distributor of cannabinoid materials in the world, rated as the most trusted source of these materials. If you are purchasing CBD products outside of the CBD Universe network than you will want to confirm the source of the plant material that went into your products, review full panel testing from an independent party, and do your homework on the company you’re purchasing from to make sure that they are duly incorporated and are a real business!

Are there other CBD’s?

CBD is one of approximately 113 cannabinoids that have been identified in industrial hemp plants. Other cannabinoids and terpenes include:

  • Myrecene
  • Caryophyllene
  • Linalool
  • Pinene
  • Humelene
  • Limonene
  • Ocimene
  • Terpinolene

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Is there a benefit to other cannabinoids besides CBD?

Yes, search the entourage effect, which is a proposed mechanism by which cannabis compounds act synergistically to modulate the overall effects of a hemp plant. Since each cannabinoid is known to interact differently with your endocannabinoid system, you are able to gain additional effects be using broad-spectrum products.

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