What is Hemp-Derived CBD Extract?

As CBD continues to grow in popularity the emergence of hemp-derived CBD has raised a lot of questions such as: What is it? Where does it come from? What kind of benefits are reported from its use? 

Hemp-derived CBD is sourced from the hemp plant, a plant mostly grown for its fiber and seeds. A hemp plant has less foliage than that of a marijuana plant, and hemp cannot contain more than 0.3 percent THC. CBD extracted from the hemp plant is legal in all 50 states, where CBD from marijuana may not be.  

Where Does CBD Come From?

CBD is a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis. Although hemp doesn’t contain THC, it’s still considered a cannabis plant. CBD is extracted from resin during the processing of the hemp plant. 

Researchers have pointed out that it doesn’t matter if CBD is extracted from hemp or marijuana, it will still be identical on a molecular level. 

Reported Benefits and Uses

Consumers have reported using CBD to treat a variety of ailments. Some individuals have reported relief from:

  • Arthritis 
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • High Blood Pressure
  • And more 

Hemp-derived CBD extract has been used in lotions, edibles, topical treatments, and vapes.

Moving Forward

It’s wise to do research before trying any CBD product. Consult with your doctor if you are on other medications before trying CBD, as it has been reported to conflict with other drugs.