All about CBD
Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is a natural, non-psychoactive concentrate extracted from hemp. Used on its own as a dietary supplement or infused into a wide variety of products, CBD is packed with vitamins to offer a wide range of natural therapeutic benefits.
What are the health benefits of CBD?
In addition to positively affecting the endocannabinoid system, CBD has been the focus of more than 25,000 published studies about cannabinoids in relation to various medical indications including anxiety, epilepsy, inflammation, depression, sleep, chronic pain and many more.
What are the effects of CBD?
CBD interacts with the body through the endogenous cannabinoid system (ECS) or endocannabinoid system. First discovered in the late 1980’s, the endocannabinoid system regulates the body’s homeostasis, or general state of balance, impacting such functions as mood, sleep, appetite, hormone regulation, and pain and immune response. Like an acrobat on a highwire, as the environment around us impacts our normal balance, the endocannabinoid system “corrects” by mediating our body’s reaction to keep us level.
What is the endocannabinoid system?
Found in all mammals, the endocannabinoid system is made up of millions of cannabinoid receptor sites located throughout the central nervous system (CB1 receptors) and immune system (CB2 receptors). The CB1 and CB2 receptors act in neural communication, however, the endocannabinoid system does not simply rely on plant-based cannabinoids or phytocannabinoids. The human body is capable of making its own cannabinoids. Similar in function to CBD, Anandamide and 2-AG are the body’s own endocannabinoids created to control communication between cells and mediating your body’s functions.
It’s clear that the endocannabinoid system is one of the most important regulatory systems in the human body, but most people do very little to support the health of this system because cannabinoids have not been part of the average diet.
Is it safe to take CBD?
Yes, CBD is considered to be safe and non-toxic for humans to take, even at high amounts. A research paper titled Safety and side effects of cannabidiol explored this subject.
Thankfully, CBD is harmless to use by all the members of your family because it is non-psychoactive and has minimal side effects. Additionally, we take a number of important steps during our manufacturing process to ensure that the CBD products you and your family have come to trust are always the safest and most reliable they can be.
Does CBD make me high?
No, CBD does not elicit a high feeling. The naturally low-THC plant, a non-psychoactive of cannabis, grown in many countries around the world and imported into the United States for use in textiles, building materials, and of course nutritional supplements and foods.
There are thousands of unique varieties of hemp. The cultivars used for CBD oil contain significantly higher concentrations of CBD than others. Using these uniquely potent plants, it is possible to extract cannabis oil that contains a significant levels of cannabidiol, as well as essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other non-psychoactive cannabinoids.
This high-CBD hemp oil is imported to the US like any other commercial hemp product and can be sold and delivered to all 50 states.
CBD is also significantly different than the hemp seeds or organic hemp oil you commonly find in grocery stores. Derived only from hemp seeds, hemp seed oil is a great nutritional supplement, containing many vitamins and minerals and other healthy constituents, but it does not contain cannabidiol.
In the past decade or more, there have been over 23,000 of studies published in peer reviewed medical journals detailing the effects of cannabis, cannabis oil, and cannabinoids on the body.
Now that families, legislators, scientists, and more are becoming aware of the potential of cannabidiol, CBD presents a game changing solution in the supplement marketplace, providing all the benefits CBD, without the high of marijuana, that thousands of people already count on every day.
Does CBD have side effects?
First and foremost, CBD will not cause you to experience a euphoric effect, or “high.” CBD oil is completely non-psychoactive. This means that, as opposed to THC, it not will adversely affect your sensory awareness, perception, consciousness, reaction time or behavior.
What are the differences of CBD and THC?
Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the two most prominent cannabinoids found in Cannabis, the plant genus that includes both hemp and marijuana. While there are over 100 different cannabinoids so far identified in cannabis by scientists, CBD and THC are by far the most extensively studied and best understood.
One of the key differences between CBD and THC is whether the cannabinoid will cause a euphoric effect, or “high,” when consumed. THC does, and CBD does not have the “high” effect when consumed.
CBD and THC both interact with the body through the endocannabinoid system, a vital signaling system responsible for regulating a wide array of functions, some of which include:
Is CBD legal?
Yes, CBD derived from hemp plants is legal in all 50 states. However, growing hemp for commercial purposes in the United States is prohibited and even with the passing of the 2014 Farm Bill, it’s still illegal to grow hemp for commercial purposes, with approved reasons for growing hemp resigned to pilot programs for research needs. Although hemp crops have been planted in states like Kentucky, West Virginia, and Minnesota for the first time in half a century, American hemp cultivation has a long way to go to reach current domestic demand.
It is for this reason that all the finished hemp goods that you see for sale in America, from food products to clothing to building materials, are part of an imported hemp industry that has surpassed $500 million annually. The size of this import industry is one of the major catalysts for hemp legalization in the U.S. As a renewable source of a range of products, hemp provides an exciting new step in American agriculture.
Therefore, the hemp used to create the high CBD products available in America is cultivated in various countries around the world. That we use for our CBD oil products is cultivated on farms in Europe. Not just any hemp crop will do either — specific cultivars of the hemp plant are required to yield an extract high enough in CBD.