We're Breaking Down the Top CBD Oil Benefits, ICYWW

If you're anything like I am, you've been thinking, What is this CBD oil everyone is talking about, and what does it do? Well, in case you don't have the time to research CBD oil benefits, we're doing it for you. So here we go: CBD is actually cannabidiol, which is one of the 100-plus chemical compounds that's found in the cannabis (aka marijuana) plant. However, when CBD is alone—it's usually diluted with a carrier oil—and not mixed with tetrahydrocannabinol, you'll get the pain-relieving aspects without the high.

Although you may have seen a surge in the popularity of CBD oil lately, it's only legal in states where medicinal and/or recreational marijuana is legal. That said, things may change soon. "The medical world is realizing that its list of medical benefits continues to grow," says Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS. So far, it's been getting props for helping to treat chronic pain and anxiety, but its health uses extend way beyond that. Keep reading to learn about the benefits of CBD and how this so-called cure-all might just work for you.