There is no doubt that CBD is the hottest health product of the moment. If you live in a state where it's currently legal, you may feel like CBD has gone from kind of being sort of around to absolutely ubiquitous all at once. coffee shops sell CBD lattes, spas offer CBD facials, and beauty companies are eager to release lotions containing CBD or cannabis oil in their recipes. And everyone from your anxious coworkers to your arthritic dad wants to get their hands on some CBD fudge.

But even it has penetrated every corner of the health world (hey, vegan CBD brownies!) , many people still find CBD a bit confusing - especially when it comes to determining the correct way to use it and how to make sure that what you buy is, you know, actually legal. Below, we asked experts to answer the most pressing questions about the CBD.

What is CBD?

CBD, short for cannabinol, is a chemical from the cannabis genus Cannabis sativa, which according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine is also known as cannabis or help.

It is a naturally occurring substance that can be used in products such as oils and edible oils to give a feeling of relaxation and calm. Unlike its cousin, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the main active ingredient in cannabis, CBD is not psychoactive.

To ensure quality, it is also critical to purchase a third-party tested CBD (more on that later). Because the FDA does not regulate CBD, it is possible to buy products that contain more or less THC than advertised, or even small amounts.

What is the role of cannabis in all this?

You may have heard the terms marijuana, weed, marijuana, and marijuana, all related to CBD. There are two main varieties of botanical marijuana, hemp and cannabis. Both plants contain CBD, but the CBD content in marijuana is much higher and the THC content in marijuana is also very low (less than 0.3%) compared to cannabis.

When people talk about hemp oil, they are referring to the oil that is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant. Hemp oil contains no cannabinoids - CBD or THC. this ingredient contains healthy fats that are often found in beauty products because of its moisturizing properties.

How does CBD work?

Cannabidiol has an effect on the brain. The exact causes of these effects are not yet known. However, cannabinol appears to prevent the breakdown of a chemical in the brain that affects pain, mood and mental function. Preventing the breakdown of this chemical and increasing its levels in the blood seems to reduce the symptoms of psychosis associated with diseases such as schizophrenia. Cannabidiol may also block some of the psychoactive effects of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). In addition, cannabinol seems to reduce pain and anxiety.

What should I look for when buying CBD products?

Here are some things to keep in mind when shopping for CBD.

What does the label look like?

Has it been tested by a third party?

What is the dose?

Is it claimed that any disease can be treated?

Is there a lot number?

Is there an extra ingredient in it?

Did you buy it to make a workprint?