Latin name: Cannabidiol
Also know as: CBD
Origin: The Netherlands
CBD (cannabidiol) is the second most abundant cannabinoid in cannabis, after THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Isolated CBD is typically used medicinally, not recreationally, with the four most commonly targeted conditions being pain, anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders.
It appears to impact a variety of other receptors in the body, including an important receptor involved in pain and stress response, called TRPV1. Other receptors that CBD impacts include GPR55, 5HTI-alpha, and adenosine A2A, which variously can help with inflammation, pain, anxiety, and even potentially cancer.
So as far as recommendations go, start with as low of a dose as you can. Study dosages vary widely by clinical indication, from less than 5 mg/d to well over 100 mg/d. But always talk to your doctor before taking CBD!
Cannabidiol is insoluble in water but soluble in vegetable oil. With the use of vegetable oil like Olive oil, Hemp seed oil or Sunflower seed oil you can make your own CBD Oil. To determine the percentage of your own CBD Oil you should do a weight-based calculation. As an example: dissolve 100mg (=0.1gr) of CBD in 900mg of vegetable oil will result in a 10% CBD Oil.