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.
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.