Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of more than 120 compounds called cannabinoids and is the most prevalent cannabinoid in cannabis plants.
Many plants contain cannabinoids, but people most commonly link them to cannabis.
Unlike other cannabinoids - such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) - CBD does not produce a euphoric "high" or psychoactive effect. This is because CBD does not affect the same receptors as THC.
The human body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that receives and translates signals from cannabinoids. It produces some cannabinoids of its own, which are called endocannabinoids. The ECS helps to regulate functions such as sleep, immune-system responses, and pain.
When THC enters the body, it produces a "high" feeling by affecting the brain's endocannabinoid receptors. This activates the brain's reward system, producing pleasure chemicals such as dopamine.
CBD is an entirely different compound from THC, and its effects are very complex. It is not psychoactive, meaning it does not produce a "high" or change a person's state of mind, but it influences the body to use its own endocannabinoids more effectively.
Our CBD products and extracts are derived from hemp (not marijuana), and can also be referred to as phytocannabinoid rich hemp oil or PCR oil.