What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of cannabis, a plant with a history as a medicine going back thousands of years. Today, the therapeutic properties of CBD are being tested and confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world.
Both CBD and THC have significant therapeutic attributes. But unlike THC, CBD does not make a person feel "stoned" or intoxicated. That’s because CBD and THC act in different ways on different receptors in the brain and body. CBD can actually lessen or neutralize the psychoactive effects of THC, depending on how much of each compound is consumed. Many people want the health benefits of cannabis without the high.
• Chemical compound extracted from the Cannabis Sativa L. plant
• Belongs to a class of molecules called cannabinoids
• Legal dietary supplement
• Nutrient rich hemp contains excellent nutritional value and essential fatty acids
• Supports balance in the endocannabinoid system
Seed to Shelf
CBD must be extracted from hemp. CBD isolate, a crystalline powder that contains 99% pure CBD, is produced by using a more detailed extraction process of its own. Once the initial extraction takes place, concentrated CBD is still full of all the plant material contained in the hemp plant itself. Through a purification process, all plant material is filtered out of the extract. Following filtration, the extracted oil goes through what’s known as a "winterization process" that further removes any waxes or other plant materials that were still present after filtration. What you’re left with is a fine, white powder that is 99% pure CBD.
What is the Endocannabinoid System?
The endocannabinoid system is vital to helping the body keep itself in equalized. This system ensures our stomach and gastrointestinal system is thriving. While keeping inflammation down and modulates pain while helping to maintain our mood in a good place. Research suggests the cannabinoids from CBD can stop the breakdown of anandamide. When we retain more anandamide in our body, there’s more bliss.
Cannabinoids are “feel good” molecules naturally made by the body when we are feeling relaxed and secure or involved in something that makes us happy, like hugging someone we care about or sitting down to a meal we are looking forward to. Cannabinoids are also released when we sleep well and exercise. Cannabinoids bind to little docking stations in our bodies called cannabinoid receptors that help stimulate those feel-good responses.