CBD is an abbreviation for a compound called cannabidiol, a compound naturally found in the hemp plant. Along with 113 other active compounds, CBD is grouped under an umbrella term called cannabinoids. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is one of the most commonly known of these cannabinoids because it’s the psychoactive compound in marijuana that provides that high sensation. Many people confuse CBD with THC, but it’s a completely different compound with its own unique properties and benefits.
Perhaps most importantly, CBD does not produce a high or cause any psychoactive effects. Instead, CBD is a therapeutic compound that helps your body achieve a natural balance. The compound is extracted from the cannabinoids found in hemp, then turned into oil that goes into a variety of CBD products. Today you can find CBD in creams, pills, drinks, dog food, makeup…the list goes on.