Cannabidiol, known as CBD, is a chemical compound from the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, it doesn’t cause psychoactive effects. CBD does interact with some of the brain’s neurotransmitters, but these are the mood-regulating serotonin and dopamine. Thus, CBD may be helpful in treating anxiety and nausea. CBD hasn’t been proven to combat stress, but it also hasn’t been shown to have serious harmful side effects. Its market remains unregulated. Many users swear by CBD’s effectiveness, but it may be hard to identify which brands are reputable. The best idea is to buy from a company with a third-party certificate of approval.
- Although it is related to THC, CBD, or cannabidiol, doesn’t cause psychoactive effects.
- CBD hasn’t been researched much, and the FDA has approved only one prescription product containing it.
- Many people take CBD products for stress relief, but they are unproven and unregulated.
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