Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. It accounts for about 40% of the plant's extract. It is non-psychoactive (does not get you high), but it does interact with the body in powerful ways.
Our products contain Full Spectrum CBD, which means that we use the whole plant during the extraction process. This maintains the other beneficial compounds of hemp and actually makes CBD more effective, through a phenomenon known as the "entourage effect".
Once extracted, CBD can be consumed in many ways; edibles, tinctures, vape, or applied as a topical product.
How does CBD interact with the body?
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
The body an amazing way of maintaining a healthy balance through its Endocannabinoid System, a network of neurotransmitters that are heavily involved with important aspects of the human body, including endocrine function, hormonal balance and the central nervous system. It maintains body temperature, regular heartbeat, and is what causes your stomach to growl when you're hungry.
CB1 Receptors are found in the brain, pituitary, thyroid, lungs, central nervous system, spinal cord, liver, reproductive system and in the prostate. CB2 Receptors are in the eyes, heart, stomach, digestive system, pancreas and bones.
When these receptors interact with cannabinoids, it's almost magical.
Working like a key in a lock, CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system in the same way the body's natural cannabinoids do. Once inside the system, they seek out areas that need attention and go to work. CBD effectively increases the volume of endocannabinoids in the system and produce more anandamide, also known as the “bliss molecule”.
Studies are showing that CBD may be effective in the treatment of pain, anxiety, depression, seizures and many other conditions. The more we study, the more we learn of additional therapeutic benefits of CBD.
People in search of relief from these conditions are increasingly turning to CBD for help.