Hemp-derived CBD (Cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that naturally occurs in the hemp plant. It was discovered in 1940 and is currently being studied to understand it’s potential health benefits.
CBD is part of a whole family of over 120 different beneficial plant molecules called cannabinoids that exist in a huge variety of different species of plants. The human body also has an entirely new, recently discovered “system” called the “Endocannabinoid System” that regulates a range of functions and processes in the body including sleep, mood, appetite, memory, and fertility. It was discovered in the early 1990’s by researchers studying the effects of THC, and has led to incredible medical breakthroughs in medical research.