Dr. Kalev Freeman explains CBD’s (Cannabidiol) medical benefits in a brief introduction to this promising compound.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a primary, naturally occurring, compound in hemp. Like THC, CBD is a cannabinoid, but its effects are markedly different from THC.
CBD is completely non-psychoactive and actually blocks some of the intoxicating effects of THC. There is mounting evidence that hemp-derived extracts containing CBD provide anti-inflammatory and analgesic benefits.
Physicians are increasingly recommending CBD as a complementary and alternative therapy from relief from symptoms such as pain, inflammation, stress, and anxiety. In particular, CBD appears to provide significant benefit in patients with chronic pain.