What exactly is CBD?

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of the many chemical compounds known as cannabinoids that are found in the cannabis plant. It is a naturally occurring substance that is used in a variety of products and is purported to have a wide variety of health benefits. There are many other cannabinoids within the plant that have positive effects, such as CBN, CBG and CBC, but CBD is the most abundantly available has shown to be effective.

Unlike its close relative, THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) found in marijuana, CBD is completely non-psychoactive. This allows people to benefit from the many health properties of the cannabis plant without the negative side effects of “getting high.”

Many products today are produced from industrial hemp, which contains little to no CBD. Consumers should only buy from trusted sources after doing a bit of research. Phytocannabinoid rich, or PCR hemp, is a CBD-rich strain, containing 10 times the concentration of CBD as compared to industrial hemp. At Graceleaf, we only create products using PCR hemp, which are of the highest quality. Our Broad Spectrum products, with 0.0% THC, do  not produce a high.