What is CBD?

CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is one of the most studied cannabinoids, second only to THC. Being non-psychoactive, CBD provides numerous health benefit without THC's intoxicating effects. *CBD promotes restful sleep, reduces pain, supports normal neurological function, improves mood, combats stress, supports normal cartilage and joint function, relieves occasional nausea, enhances relaxation, support the immune system and more. 

Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, naturally occurs within the tiny hairlike structures known as trichomes that grow on hemp and cannabis. CBD, the first cannabinoid molecule to be discovered in 1940, since has been research for its numerous health benefits. Cannabidiol exist in two states, CBD and CBD-a. Both are being studied to discover their individual effects on the body. CBD-a, which grows directly on hemp and cannabis, shows a great potential for different types of treatments. However, its effects haven't been researched as extensively as CBD. When CBD-a is heated to 248 degrees Fahrenheit, it loses its acid chain in a process called decarboxylation (also referred to as "activation") and becomes CBD. All our products go through this process. 

CBD has been well studied and has a more pronounced effect than CBD-a due to more efficiently binding to the body's Cannabidiol receptors. An organic product, CBD is safer, natural alternative to synthetic options with little to no side effects. In hemp's multi-thousand-year history, there has never been a recorded  fatality. While CBD has been shown to be non-toxic even at extreme doses, you should consult your doctor if you have questions, concerns or experience any adverse side effects.

What is the Endocannibinoid System?

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a recently discovered group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors found throughout the body. The endocannabinoid receptors that make up the ECS are located inner Central Nervous System (CNS), Peripheral Nervous System (PNS), and Immune System. Our CNS includes our brain and spinal cord, while the PNS acts as communication network linking our CNS to the rest of our body. Our brains contain the heaviest concentration of cannabinoid receptors, but there's no shortage of them in our organs, tissues, glands and more. The saturation of ECS receptors, throughout our body is part of why CBD has so many uses and is so effective.

What is a Cannabinoid?

Cannabinoids are organic molecules naturally produced by hemp and cannabis which activate two of the body's central nervous system receptors: CB1 and CB2.* CB1 receptors are primarily located in the brain, while CB2 receptors, are spread throughout the rest of the body. Because CBD does not activate the brains's CB1 receptors, it is largely non-psychoactive. Each of the 100 plus known cannabinoids have unique receptor interactions, producing individual results. Research has also shown that cannabinoids' benefits multiply when used together (hence why we carry FULL SPECTRUM CBD), producing what is called the "entourage effect" *More information on receptor activation and their effects should be researched through reliable sources. We cannon provide health claims. 

How Much CBD Should I take?

A number of factors determine your ideal CBD Serving. This can include your weight, metabolism, and genetics, among other. Because each individual's endocannabinoid system is unique, some people may only require a small amount of CBD to receive their desired benefits, while others may require much higher servings to experience same effects. If this is your first time trying CBD, we recommend starting with as mall serving of only 10-25mg and increasing it later if desired. CBD can take time to work, so wait up to 2 hours before ingesting another serving. Some people may require up to 100-150 mg per serving or more of CBD to get the desired effect. 

Is CBD Psychoactive?

CBD does not cause the mind-altering "high" that is often sought out amongst cannabis consumers. It's another compound, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), causes the mind-altering effects. It is for this reason that CBD is not considered psychoactive and it is legal in all 50 states. However, the compound does have an effect on the brain and your mood. CBD and THC both engage the brain in different ways. THC binds directly to special locations in the cell known as cannabinoid receptors. This receptors were named after the active compounds in cannabis, called cannabinoid. Both THC and CBD are cannabinoids. THC directly engages cannabinoid receptors, causing a near immediate psychoactive high. CBD, however, engages a different location on these receptors (like a side pocket). While CBD does not produce a stand apart psychoactive experience by connecting with this location, the molecule does alter the effects of other compounds that try to link up to the same spot. 

What is the Difference Between CBD Extracts and Hemp Oil Extracts?

If you are trying CBD for the first time, you may not be sure what you should be searching for. It is very challenging for the first time buyer to sort through all the options. Many retailers sell " hemp oil," but these products should not be confused with CBD. Hemp oil or hemp seed oil is extracted by pressing the seeds of the hemp plant. While hemp oil does possess a numerous of health-related benefits, hemp seeds do not contain any cannabinoids, so products label as "hemp oil" do not provide the reported benefits of CBD, or other cannabinoid-based product. The Hemp Industries Association makes the distinction between hemp oil and CBD extracts, stating, "CBD is not a product or component of hemp seeds and labeling to that effect is misleading and motivated by the desire to take advantage of the legal gray area of CBD under federal law.