What is CBD?
Cannabidiol or CBD
as it is commonly known, is one of more than 100 cannabinoids that is naturally produced in cannabis plants.
Other cannabinoids include tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), cannabinol (CBN), cannabigerol (CBG), and cannabichromene (CBC).
CBD does not have any of the psychoactive effects (i.e., “the high”) that is associated with the use of High-THC products. All our products contain less than 0.3% THC.
The endocannabinoid system (ECS)
What is it?
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex cell-signaling system identified in the early 1990s by researchers exploring THC. The ECS is functioning in your body, even if you don’t use cannabis. Our bodies naturally produce endocannabinoids.
Two main endocannabinoid receptors:
- CB1 receptors, which are mostly found in the central nervous system
- CB2 receptors, which are mostly found in your peripheral nervous system, especially immune cells.
If you imagine the body like a machine, each system works together to keep the machine moving.
Some CanaBites of Info
- “Mother” Cannabinoid à cannabis plants produce cannabigerol acid (CBGA), the precursor to the three main cannabinoid lines: tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), and cannabichromenic acid (CBCA)
- Low levels (usually less than 1%) in most cannabis strains à considered a minor cannabinoid. Plant genetics are changing resulting in express CBG at higher levels.
- CBG is non-psychoactive and has been found to act on very specific physiological systems and problems, and results for medicinal use are promising.
Isolate vs Full Spectrum vs Broad Spectrum
referring to single molecule CBD. Purified and separated from the remaining plant product.*
Contains all-natural derivates of the plant product from cannabinoids to terpenes, also rich in vitamins and minerals.
Similar to full spectrum, but the THC has been remediated through a process of chromatography or distillation.