CBD 101

CBD

CBD or Cannabidiol is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in marijuana or hemp. It is the second-most abundant cannabinoid in the plant. CBD affects the endocannabinoid system which is basically the bodies signalling system. This is a collection of endocannabinoids and specific receptors known as CB1 & CB2 receptors. The CB1 receptors are mainly located in the brain and deals with coordination & movement, pain, emotions & mood, thinking, appetite, and memories. The CB2 receptors are more common in the immune system, affecting inflammation & pain. Taking CBD indirectly influences the body to use more of its own naturally occurring endocannabinoids by activating the adenosine, serotonin, and vanilloid receptors. The influence that CBD has on these receptors is what allows us to feel the potential benefits. According to a report from the World Health Organization, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential and to date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.” This report also suggests evidence that CBD may be a useful treatment for a number of other medical conditions as seen below.

 

overview of cbd pharmcological effects

THC

Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is the main psychoactive compound found in marijuana. It has desirable therapeutic and medicinal attributes which have shown to be an effective drug offering relief from pain. Our extraction comes from hemp (very low THC levels) not marijuana. A full spectrum oil includes all the major cannabinoids including THC. When something called terpenes is included in the spectrum we get whats called the “entourage effect”. Basically these compounds interact synergistically to magnify the therapeutic benefits of the plant’s individual components. We currently offer only pure cannabidiol products with zero THC.