Learn About CBD

What is CBD?


CBD stands for Cannabidiol which is one of over 100 Cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. CBD can contribute to the relief of anxiety, sleep deprivation, inflammation, and balance the overall homeostasis of the body through the Endocannabinoid system.




How does CBD work in the body?


All cannabinoids, including CBD, produce effects in the body by attaching to certain receptors. The human body produces certain cannabinoids on its own. It also has two receptors for cannabinoids, called the CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors.




What are CB1 and CB2 receptors?


CB1 receptors are present throughout the body, but are mainly found in the brain and spinal cord. The CB1 receptors in the brain deal with coordination and movement, pain, emotions, and mood, thinking, appetite, and memories, and other functions. THC attaches to these receptors. CB2 receptors are more common in the immune system, gastrointestinal system, peripheral nervous system, and the central nervous system. They affect inflammation and pain.




What is a Cannabinoid?


A cannabinoid is a compound that interacts directly with our body's Endocannabinoid System.




What is the Endocannabinoid System?


The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a network of receptors that interact with cannabinoids to maintain vital functions throughout the body. The ECS helps to regulate appetite, digestion, immune function, inflammation, mood, sleep, reproduction/fertility, motor control, temperature regulation, memory, pain, and more.

The overall function of the ECS is a vital component in maintaining the body's homeostasis, which is the ideal balance between interdependent elements in the body.




Does CBD show up on a drug test?


According to Quest Diagnostics Director of Science and Technology, Barry Sample, CBD likely won’t show up on a drug test: “If the product contains only CBD and has had the THC removed, then an individual being tested would not be expected to test positive for marijuana or marijuana metabolite.” In other words, marijuana drug tests screen for THC, not CBD.

While certain products utilize CBD Isolate (0% THC), Full Spectrum products may contain the federal legal limit of .3% or less THC. Although highly unlikely, may show up on a drug dest depending on the method of testing as well as your individual metabolic breakdown.




What is Isolate CBD?


Isolate CBD is 99.9% pure CBD. Isolate products are stripped of all the plant matter except the CBD. During the CBD isolate extraction process, everything contained in the plant matter is removed, including any traces of THC, terpenes, waxes, oils, chlorophyll and more. With an Isolate CBD, you will not benefit from the Entourage Effect.




What is Full Spectrum CBD?


Full Spectrum CBD contains all the natural components in hemp, like terpenes, flavonoids, fatty acids, and other cannabinoids in addition to CBD, including a trace amount (0.3%) of THC that is found in hemp. All of these components have a therapeutic value of their own and work together to help create the Entourage Effect.




What is Broad Spectrum CBD?


Broad Spectrum CBD is a Full Spectrum CBD with the THC completely removed during extraction. Broad Spectrum contains cannabinoids, flavonoids, and fatty acids found in hemp without any chance of THC being ingested. This form of CBD also contains the necessary componets used to create the Entourage Effect.




What is the Entourage Effect?


The Entourage Effect is the beneficial effect of ingesting multiple components of the cannabis plant together instead of ingesting one component at a time. When multiple components of the cannabis or hemp plants act on CB1 and CB2 receptors, stronger effects are produced.




Does CBD get you "high"?


Absolutely not. CBD is completely non-psychoactive, and will deliver the healing properties of the cannabis marijuana plant without getting you "high".




Is CBD legal?


Products containing CBD are federally legal as long as the product contains less than .3% THC.




Can you overdose on CBD?


Cannabidiol and other cannabinoids are known to be non-toxic, with no known fatal overdose levels ever reported. The Department of Health and Human Services states, ‘no signs of toxicity or serious side effects have been observed following chronic administration of cannabidiol to healthy volunteers.




Is CBD addictive?


CBD is not addictive which adds to the unlikelihood of overdose.





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