Looking for a basic understanding of what CBD is (and isn’t)? We’ve got you covered.
CBD, short for cannabidiol (pronounced canna-bi-dial) is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. Cannabis actually contains 80+ similar compounds called cannabinoids, which include THC. The reason you get high from marijuana is due to the effects of THC—but other cannabinoids (like CBD) don’t get you high at all.
The more we learn about CBD, the more it seems poised to revolutionize medicine as we know it. Because CBD is safe and doesn’t get you high, CBD-based products aren’t restricted by the legal ban on marijuana.
Where Does CBD Come From?
Is it hemp? Marijuana? Cannabis? There’s actually no need to be confused about this. Hemp, marijuana, and cannabis are different names for the same thing! These all fall under the plant species called Cannabis Sativa L. Hemp and marijuana are simply different varieties of this plant. Both of them contain CBD.
Some people have been misled to believe that hemp plants can’t have CBD in them—this is 100% false. But it’s important to know that CBD doesn’t come from the hemp seeds that many people are familiar with—hempseed oil, which you might have seen in your local health food store, is not a source of CBD. CBD comes mainly from the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant. Today, growers are smart, and they’ve learned how to cultivate hemp that’s higher in CBD concentration.
Hemp CBD extract that’s made from a wholesomely grown, CBD-rich strain of hemp is an incredibly powerful substance with natural healing properties. And remember, CBD derived from hemp is legal, so you can get it hassle-free. That’s why at Kivitta we use only the best-quality, American-grown hemp we can find—we want to get the healing power of CBD into the hands of people who need it.
The bottom line is that whether your CBD comes from a hemp plant or a marijuana plant, it’s all CBD to your body. Finding a high-quality hemp CBD source means you’ll get a product that’s clean, safe, and 100% legal.