Why CBD?

What is CBD?

CBD is a phytocannabinoid that can be extracted from Cannabis plants. Our CBD is derived from the hemp plant and contains no Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which means it has no psychoactive effects.

Archeological records have revealed that cannabis has been used for its medicinal or psychoactive properties for over 2700 years.

CBD is produced in two ways:

1. Cannabidiol can be found naturally in both hemp and marijuana varieties of cannabis. The main functional difference between the two is the level of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).  The Marijuana plant is grown specifically to contain significant levels of THC, while hemp contains only trace amounts.

 

Naturally grown CBD found in hemp is legal in the United States (like all other hemp imports), while CBD from the marijuana strain is federally illegal in the United States. However, state-by-state legalization is occurring.

 

2. Cannabidiol can also be produced synthetically in a laboratory. However, synthetically produced cannabidiol

is a regulated substance, and possession of it is illegal outside of a few specialized circumstances.

Benefits of CBD:

The usage of CBD for it's neuroprotective, antiepileptic, anxiolytic, antipsychotic, and anti-inflammatory properties is increasingly being studied as an alternative to traditional western medication.

CBD is non-toxic, non-psychoactive and has minimal side effects. 

How the body processes CBD

The body processes cannabinoids through the endocannabinoid system.  The endocannabinoid plays a pivotal role in human physiology and multiple disease states.

 

In response to injury, inflammation, trauma or physical or emotional stress, CBD is synthesized at the cell membrane of cells in different organ systems from arachidonic acid. CBD interplays with many cellular systems to restore homeostsasis and relieve symptoms.

 

Two CBD receptors exist: CB1 receptors populate the central nervous system and CB2 receptors populate the enteric (intestinal) nervous  system, skin, subcutaneous tissues and joints.

 

When CBD attaches these receptors, a series of events occur in the cell that reduce inflammation and block nerve pain fibers from sending signals to the brain. Topical CBD acts locally (where it is applied) and is not absorbed into the bloodstream.

Benefits of CBD:

The usage of CBD for it's neuroprotective, anti-epileptic, anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory properties is increasingly being studied as an alternative to traditional western medication including opiates. 

 

CBD is non-toxic, non-psychoactive and has minimal side effects. 

 

CBD can relieve pain by reducing inflammation, relaxing muscles and blocking nerves signaling pain.

 

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