CBD: That thing that everyone kiiiiinda thought was a mild form of pot for awhile, and now has become a wellness staple even your grandmother can get on board with.
A quick primer: CBD stands for cannabidiol, a compound found naturally in hemp plants and distinct from THC (which is what creates the psychoactive effect). Cannabinoids work with a series of receptors in your body that perform jobs like regulating your anti-inflammatory response, immune system, appetite, mood, anxiety levels, sleep schedule, and so on. Unlike THC, CBD won’t get you “high” in the sense of being intoxicated – but countless studies have shown that it promotes a sense of peace and well-being akin to what you experience when, say, you’re singing along to your favorite song on the radio.
A natural high. Doesn’t that sound lovely?
And the best part about the fact that CBD has become so popular? You can get it in a bazillion different forms, from bath salts to gummy bears. We rounded up some of our favorite CBD-inclusive products…and, ok, a few THC-related ones, too.
Hey, I live in California.