CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the active compounds in cannabis plants. However, CBD doesn’t contain THC, the active compound that makes someone feel high.

The medical industry is beginning to understand the benefits of the product. Clinical research has proven its benefits for anxiety and depression, movement disorders and pain. But until recently, there hasn’t been any recommended usage or guidelines for CBD products, and there’s a lot of misleading information out there.

“The need for us to embrace CBD is important,” says Lou Sagar, chief executive officer, the Alchemist’s Kitchen. In the video above, Sagar breaks down CBD, how cannabidiols work and affect the body, and why he thinks CBD is on-trend right now.

Sagar also warns us to temper our expectations. “Don’t expect a miracle for any plant remedy, or any pharmaceutical remedy.”