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What is CBD?

CBD is a cannabinoid that is 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 natural compounds extracted from the plant. This extract is used for multiple potential health benefits from anti-inflammation to immune support. CBD is the second most well-known compound in the hemp plant, accounting for 40% of its make up. The most well-known cannabinoid from the hemp plant is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Unlike the Cannabinoid THC, CBD is nonpsychoactive, so it won’t create a psychoactive effect leaving the body feeling of intoxication.

All CBD products are not formulated the same. On our website, we aim to make this as clear as possible with the three Classifications/Forms of CBD. We feel strongly it is up to you the consumer what type of CBD product you decide to use and we give information to help you decide what is best for you.

 

The three classifications are defined below. A CBD isolate only has the CBD cannabinoid from the hemp plant. The other two focus comes from what is referred to as “The Entourage Effect ” meaning you are gaining all the potential benefits from the hemp plant at once.

Isolates

This is the purest and raw form of the cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD). With no other presence of any other compounds that hemp plant has present. Primarily separated out through a CO2 extraction process from other cannabinoids, fatty acids, and terpenes.  This 99.9% CBD compound is then added to all products that are labeled as an isolate. 

  

   

Full-spectrum

All the cannabinoids in the hemp plant that are present, 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

All the cannabinoids in the hemp plant that are present, 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”. 

Entourage effect – The theory that the 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, which includes our CB1 and CB2 receptors within. 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 healing powers and a multitude of potential health 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.

 

CBD DELIVERY METHODS

 

CBD Oils/Tinctures 

CBD Oil is the most popular and well-known form of CBD. CBD Oil is also the most versatile form CBD comes in. A common practice to consume the cannabinoid is to place a serving under your tongue for 30 – 60 seconds. This allows your glands to absorb and enter the bloodstream faster. You can also apply the oil topically to soothe a targeted spot on your body, by either mixing it with your favorite moisturizer or massage the CBD oil 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 Topicals

CBD Lotions and Oils work best for targeting spots in need of attention and relief from inflammation. The skin absorbs CBD so that it can interact with cannabinoid receptors nearby benefiting the skin or inflamed muscle. Rub CBD lotion directly onto the skin for pain, rashes or other irritations.

 

CBD Edibles

A CBD edible is a great alternative to those looking for longer-lasting relief but, wants to mask the CBD flavor. While it takes a while for CBD edibles to take effect (between 30 minutes to two hours), the result is a relief that lasts longer than inhalation. This means that the CBD is released slowly over long periods of time as food is digested. CBD edibles are great for a long-lasting experience that can last for as long as two or four hours, much longer than if inhaled.