What Does CBD Stand For? (And What is it?)

With its recent rise in popularity, you might have heard about CBD products, but what does CBD stand for and how is it used? CBD stands for cannabidiol (can·na·bid·i·ol) which is naturally found in hemp plants. Understanding CBD is the key to knowing how hemp oil supplements work and why this compound has captured the attention of so many scientists.

About CBD

We now know what CBD stands for, but what exactly is it? CBD is a natural substance obtained from hemp plants that can promote wellness without any psychoactive or intoxicating effects. It is an active compound known as a cannabinoid.

Cannabinoids are the molecules which give the cannabis plant its medical and recreational properties. CBD is used more for its health purposes. The most well known cannabinoid is tetrahyrdocannabinol (THC), which is what is used for the recreational function of the cannabis plant.

CBD Product Types

There are a wide variety of CBD products on the market. At Canna Living CBD we offer CBD in the form of pure hemp oil, tincture extracts, oil concentrates, vape oils, and even oils for pets! You can also choose from many CBD infused foods such as chocolates, gum, or gummies. Hemp oil has a pretty strong and distinct taste (think earthy) so some decide to purchase capsules instead of raw forms or oils. If flavor is added to the oils however, they taste a lot better.

CBD has to be ingested; pure oils and tinctures are taken sublingually. This means you place the oil under your tongue, wait 1-2 minutes and swallow. Vape oils must be inhaled using a special vaporizer e-pen.

How Do You Use CBD Oil?

CBD can also be used topically. Skin and beauty products made from hemp are all natural and good for the skin. Many athletes enjoy using CBD salves on their joints and muscles before and after workouts to help with soothe aches and pains from rigorous exercise.

What next?

Now you know what CBD is, what’s next? Shop  on our Online store to find these great products.