What is CBD?
CBD is one of the many cannabinoids that are extracted out of the hemp plant. The hemp plant produces over 100 different naturally occurring chemical compounds; this includes cannabinoids and terpenes. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most common, well known, and researched natural compounds extracted from the hemp/cannabis plant. Once CBD is extracted it can be made into a multitude of different products designed to aid in its application.
What can CBD do for you?
CBD has potential health and wellness benefits due to its ability to support the body naturally and bring it back to homeostasis. It has been known to decrease common body discomfort, support sleep, boost mood, and much more. With the number of delivery methods, you can find the right product for our need.
Is CBD marijuana?
CBD is not marijuana. CBD is a compound that originates in the hemp and cannabis plants. Marijuana, on the other hand, is another name for the cannabis plant. While you can find CBD in both plants, the CBD in our products originate from the hemp plant.
Will CBD get you high?
CBD will not get you “high”. CBD is a nonpsychoactive cannabinoid, meaning it is not intoxicating. This is unlike the cannabinoid THC.
Classifications of CBD
All CBD products are not formulated the same. On our website, we aim to make this as clear as possible with the three Classifications of CBD. We strongly believe it is up to you on what type of CBD product to use. We provide this information to help you determine what classification is best to fit your needs. You can find these classification indicators on each product page.
The three classifications are defined below in more detail.
Full Spectrum products will contain more than one cannabinoid (CBD, CBG, CBN, CBDa, etc) from the hemp plant, including THC. Full Spectrum has the presence of everything the hemp plant has to offer including: cannabinoids, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, plant proteins, flavonoids, and terpenes. With the combination of all the compounds introduced into the body at once you get what is known as the ” Entourage Effect”.
Broad Spectrum products will contain more than one cannabinoid (CBD, CBG, CBN, CBDa, etc) from the hemp plant, without THC. Broad Spectrum has the presence of everything the hemp plant has to offer including: cannabinoids, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, plant proteins, flavonoids, and terpenes. With the combination of all the compounds introduced into the body at once you get what is known as the ” Entourage Effect”.
This is the purest form of cannabidiol (CBD). It has no presence of other compounds from the hemp plant, and is primarily separated through a CO2 extraction process. This extraction process separates the CBD from other cannabinoids, fatty acids, and terpenes. This 99.9% CBD isolate is then added to to create isolate products.
Entourage effect – The theory that multiple compounds found in the hemp plant work more effectively when they stay together.
How does CBD work?
The Endocannabinoid System in our bodies is comprised of receptors and messengers that regulate the way our bodies communicate with the brain. CBD works by affecting our Endocannabinoid system (ECS). Our ECS is thought to affect and regulate: mood, motor control, sleep, appetite, immune function, discomfort, pleasure, reproduction, memory, and body temperature. The ECS includes our CB1 and CB2 receptors. These receptors are believed to be some of the most widespread receptors in the entire body. This is why CBD is known for its all-encompassing health and wellness benefits.
Cb1 receptors are concentrated in the brain and central nervous system, a system in the body that maintains core functions such as motor activity, pain perception, stress response, and memory.
Cb2 receptors are distributed throughout the peripheral organs in the body serving as core components in the immune system, muscle system, and cardiovascular system.
Nano tech or nano infused CBD allows the cannabinoid to move into the blood stream much quicker than normal. Further, it also allows the CBD to become water soluble, so its base in a tincture would be water versus oil. This allows for a fully infused drink or edible and raises the bioavailablity from 20-50% up to 90%.
CBD DELIVERY METHODS
Perfect for on the go or easy to remember. As part of your daily routine CBD capsules are an easy way to gain from the benefits of the cannabinoid.
A CBD edible is a great alternative to those looking for longer-lasting relief but want to mask the hemp flavor. While it takes longer for CBD edibles to take effect (between 30 minutes to two hours), the result is a relief that lasts longer than other delivery methods. This means that the CBD is released slowly over long periods of time, much like when food is being digested.
CBD Tincture is the most popular and well-known form of CBD. It is also the most versatile delivery method. A common practice to consume tincture is to place a serving under your tongue for 30 – 60 seconds, then swish around to dissolve or swallow the remaining oil. This allows your glands to absorb the CBD and enter the bloodstream quicker. You can also apply the tincture topically to soothe a targeted spot on your body by either mixing it with your favorite moisturizer or massage the CBD tincture directly into the skin. Blending the oil into a health-conscious smoothie or as a dressing on your salad are also ways to ingest CBD.
CBD lotions, salves, and oils work best for targeting spots in need of attention and relief. The skin absorbs CBD so that it can interact with cannabinoid receptors nearby.