What is cbd?
CBD is extracted from high-CBD, low-THC hemp plants, Because hemp contains only trace amounts of THC, these hemp oil products are non-psychoactive.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is just one of over 85 cannabinoids presently identified in the cannabis plant and is the second most abundant cannabinoid in marijuana after THC. In hemp, however, THC is only present in trace amounts, while CBD dominates the plant’s makeup. CBD interacts with our naturally occurring systems, but is non-psychotropic, it doesn’t cause a high. This makes it a safer, less controversial alternative, while still offering significant health benefits.
Why do people take CBD?
CBD (short for Cannabidiol) is one of the most studied cannabinoids, second only to THC. Largely non-psychoactive, it provides numerous health benefits without THC’s intoxicating effects. CBD promotes restful sleep, supports normal cartilage and joint function, relieves occasional nausea, enhances relaxation, and more. We recommend consulting scientific publications, government resources, and your doctor for more information on CBD’s benefits.
Are CBD & THC the same?
No. There are over 100 known cannabinoids, each with their own effect on the body. Though THC and CBD have similar chemical composition, their atoms are arranged differently. Because of the way THC is arranged molecularly, it is the perfect compound for interaction with Cannaboid 1 (CB1) receptors. This connection is the one that provides an intoxicating effect to the brain. CBD, however, is not a good connector to CB1. Instead, CBD connects with CB2 receptor. This produces a completely different effect on the body.
Is there THC in your products?
Nope! There are no traceable amounts of THC that were detected in third party testing.
How Much CBD do I need?
CBD is rapidly gaining attention as a wellness supplement, but there is still a lot of confusion surrounding it.
A number of factors determine your ideal CBD serving. This can include your weight, metabolism, and genetics, among others. Because each individual’s endocannabinoid system is unique, some people may only require a small amount of CBD to receive their desired benefits, while others may require much higher serving to experience the same effects. If this is your first time trying CBD, we recommend starting with a small serving of only 10-25mg and increasing it later if desired. CBD can take time to work, so wait up to 2 hours before ingesting another serving. Some people may require up to 100-150mg per serving of CBD to get the desired effect.
Is CBD Psychoactive?
CBD is largely non-psychoactive, meaning it has no intoxicating effects and will not get you high. This has to do with how CBD interaction with cannabinoid receptors located throughout the body.
Like all cannabinoids and endocannabinoids, CBD works within our endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is a part of the nervous system. The endocannabinoid system is comprised of cannabinoids that the body naturally produces, called endocannabinoids, and two primary cannabinoid receptors.
The first receptor, CB1, can primarily be found throughout the central nervous system (CNS). The other primary receptor, CB2, is primarily found throughout the peripheral nervous system (PNS), with smaller quantities found throughout the immune system, the gastrointestinal system, as well as the aforementioned central nervous system.
Because CB1 receptors are located primarily in the brain, they are responsible for the intoxicating effects of cannabinoids, whereas CB2 receptors are responsible for many of cannabinoids’ other effects in the body.
Δ9-THC is psychoactive because it fully binds and activates the CB1 receptor. In addition, it fully binds and activates the CB2 receptor, leading to a number of other benefits that can be had from THC intake.
By comparison, CBD will bind to both the CB1 and CB2 receptors, but does not exhibit a strong binding affinity to them. In the case of the CB1 receptor, this leads to CBD providing some neurological benefits with no psychoactive effects.
What is CBD Made of?
Our CBD is derived from industrial hemp. It is extracted from hemp via C02. The extract then undergoes purification and distillation processes to result in a high quality, high-CBD oil free from all solvents.
Are your products tested?
Yep. The hemp used to to make the CBD in our products undergoes a rigorous testing protocol to ensure we sell the highest quality and safest products possible.
All hemp is tested for heavy metals and pesticides. Post extraction, the raw oil again tested for heavy metals and pesticides, in addition to testing for potency and residual solvents. All batches of CBD are then 3rd party tested for potency and quality analysis before we turn them into products.