CBD is one of the many chemical compounds that is found in the cannabis plant—referred to as cannabis sativa. There are two primary parts of the plant that humans use. One is THC, or Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol, and the other is CBD. Though they’re from the same plant, THC and CBD are quite different from each other.
CBD—the abbreviation for cannabidiol, a substance that's generally derived from the hemp plant—has skyrocketed in popularity over the last five years. In fact, according to research, "CBD" as a Google search term remained stable from 2004 to 2014 but has since ballooned by up to 605%.
“CBD is not an intoxicating substance, whereas THC is a psychoactive that can get you high,” explains Dr. Jas Matharu-Daley, a physician and consultant for a brand that specializes in CBD production.
She adds, “[Another difference is that] CBD is derived from hemp and has been classified as a legal substance. Hemp has <0.3% THC. Conversely, cannabis plants such as marijuana are grown to have much higher levels of THC and are still illegal according to the FDA , although individual states vary as to their use.”
“Since discovering the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the body in the 1990s, CBD has been researched more extensively. The ECS is a central regulatory system restoring normal balance and homeostasis in a range of human physiologic systems throughout the body and brain and has cannabinoid receptors and chemicals in its function,” explains Dr. Matharu-Daley.
Can Interact With Other Medications
Steven Gans, MD is board-certified in psychiatry and is an active supervisor, teacher, and mentor at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Ultimately, the primary reasons why people use CBD is because it tends to have calming, relaxing, pain-reducing effects. It has been used to alleviate joint pain and nerve pain, reduce anxiety and stress, treat insomnia, improve migraines, and address nausea.
It's Elixinol's Liposomal Hemp Oil. 5 pumps provide 5mg CBD and 16.7mg Industrial Hemp Oil (Seeds & stalk). I used 2 pumps last night, so 2mg CBD.
I would avoid the pumps and buy a quality tincture that is just extract suspended in [MCT/Olive/Hemp Seed] oil.
I've just started using a cbd oil (from hemp) and the first time I used it at the recommended dosage (5mg) I had horrible stomach pain for a few days. I waited a bit and then tried 2mg last night – really love what it does for my pain and inflammation. However, I ended up with horrific gas overnight and my stomach is uncomfortable this morning. I am sensitive to things (hence the 2mg I am trying) but has anybody else had an adjustment period when starting cbd? Thanks.
I agree with /u/HempDirect in that it is likely an intolerance to one of the other ingredients. Intestinal gas and pain is a common side effect of Stevia.
Can you list the product and ingredients you are using so we can better help you?