Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably heard of CBD by now. The cannabinoid is taking the world by storm, finding its way into everything from protein powder to coffee beans– but not for the reasons you might think. You see, while CBD’s cousin, THC, is best known for its recreational properties, CBD has no psychoactive properties, so it doesn’t get you high.

What’s it good for you ask? Well, if you’ve ever found yourself wishing you could get all the benefits of smoking weed while still keeping a clear head, look no further than CBD. Without mind-altering properties, CBD lets all the health-boosting elements of cannabis take front and center.

Whether you’re looking for relief from every day stress or a chronic condition, CBD may be able to help—and CBD tinctures are a great place to start. In this guide we’ll cover everything you need to know.

What is CBD?

CBD (short for cannabidiol) is a cannabis-derived compound, known as a cannabinoid, that can be extracted from both hemp and marijuana. You’re more likely to find hemp-derived CBD on the market than marijuana-derived CBD, for legal reasons. Regardless of what type of cannabis is used, however, the CBD is the same. That said, many CBD products contain other cannabinoids, including THC, and the type (and amount) of other cannabinoids can vary widely.

Most CBD products fall into two categories: full spectrum and isolate. Full spectrum CBD products contain all the cannabinoids and terpenes that are extracted along with CBD, which can include trace amounts of THC. By law, the THC content must be below 0.3 percent. But don’t worry it isn’t enough to get you high.

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