How does CBD Affect the Brain?

One of the newest products to gain popularity within the field of healthcare is CBD oil. There is still much to be discovered on the many benefits that it has to offer; CBD has been used medicinally for millennia to treat symptoms such as nausea, seizures, chronic inflammation, chronic pain, depression, and much more. One question that many have since CBD is derived from a member of the Cannabis family is, how does it affect the brain? Let’s outline what CBD is and what effects it has on the brain.

What is CBD?

CBD is a chemical compound that is extracted from the hemp plant, which is a member of the Cannabis family; CBD oil is also known as a cannabinoid. The difference between the Cannabis plant and the hemp plant is that the hemp plant contains less than 0.3% THC (chemical with psychoactive properties). CBD has no psychoactive properties whatsoever therefore it is safe to be used for a variety of ailments without the “high” feeling. It also offers various neurological benefits as well.

CBD and Mood 

One of the main ways that CBD affects the brain is that it