CBD or Cannabidiol is an organic compound that belongs to the cannabis plant. Scientists have done extensive research on the therapeutic benefits of the cannabis plant and one cannabinoid, in particular, has taken the spotlight — Cannabidiol (CBD).
The human body already has an endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is responsible for performing various vital functions, and many studies have surfaced on how CBD plays a role in this system.
CBD has been found to improve the lives of many individuals who wanted a natural way to treat symptoms associated with a variety of health conditions, including pain and inflammation, seizures, cancer, anxiety and sleep disorders. But many of us still have questions about nature’s cure-all. What is it? And does it really work?
The History of CBD
We can’t think about CBD without correlating it with cannabis. Cannabis goes by many names that include weed, hemp or the more derogatory name, marijuana. Although some may assume these terms are given to three completely different types of plants, they are actually all the same exact plant and they all can produce CBD, depending on how it’s cultivated.
CBD has recently become popular in the pharmaceutical realm as an innovative supplement, but CBD goes back much further than we assume. This seemingly new chemical compound has been around for more than half a century.
It all started in 1940 when a Harvard graduate by the name of Roger Adams extracted CBD from the cannabis plant. At that time he wasn’t really aware of what he had accomplished until years later when Adams, along with the help of other