What is CBD?
Known in scientific terms as Cannabidiol, CBD is a compound which many use to treat moderate depression, reduce stress, and relieve physical pain. It has also been used to treat specific types of seizures, PTSD, and several neurological disorders. Though we do not yet know how CBD functions in the human body, virtually no negative side effects have been reported and most users do report experiencing many benefits from continued use.
RELIEVES PAIN & INFLAMMATION
HELPS FIGHT CANCER
MAY TREAT SEIZURES & OTHER NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS
LOWERS INCIDENCE OF DIABETES
PROMOTES CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH
CBD stands for cannabidiol, a compound found in both marijuana and hemp plants. The marijuana plant and the hemp plant are not exactly the same. Hemp plants produce more CBD than THC, while marijuana produces more THC than CBD. Research has shown that CBD acts to reduce the psychoactive effects of THC, separating hemp further from marijuana. For a thorough explanation of the difference, of the difference between the plants, including the differences in cultivation, genetics and differing uses, you can read more on that subject at Project CBD, a non-profit educational news service that does not sell or distribute any CBD/cannabis products.
It is vital that we explain and underscore that CBD is not THC.
CBD and THC are actually very different and affect the human body very differently. The least processed form of the cannabis plant is hemp. The use of cannabis recreationally, to produce a “high” is what most people associate with the term cannabis. However, hemp, a cannabis plant is viable in many different industries from wellness to manufacturing. Hemp contains most of the CBD that people use medicinally.
Here at Bloem, we use the term cannabis plant and hemp because we are focused on CBD as a tool for wellness and work to educate the community about the benefits of CBD.