What are the benefits of CBD
CBD may be helpful for the following:
Promotes healthy sleep and soothes occasional sleeplessness
Maintains healthy joint and cartilage function
Speeds athletic recovery
May improve mood (intended only for occasional mood changes)
Reduces stress and frustration
Alleviates occasional nausea
Supports immune system health
We aim to provide you with as much information on CBD as possible. However, in accordance with US regulations, we cannot make health claims regarding our products. For further reading, we recommend consulting scientific publications, government research, and your doctor.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring chemical compound found in certain plants (cannabis, hemp, echinacea). CBD goes to work in the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a group of cannabinoid receptors which are spread throughout the human body.
When CBD connects to a receptor, it does not produce the same kind of intoxicating effect that its well known cousin, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) does. CBD is non-psychoactive, and consuming moderate amounts will not cause inebriation. CBD promotes restful sleep, supports normal cartilage and joint function, relieves occasional nausea, enhances relaxation, and more. We recommend consulting scientific publications, government resources, and your doctor for more information on CBD’s benefits.
Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, naturally occurs within the tiny hairlike structures known as trichomes that grow on hemp and cannabis. The first cannabinoid molecule to be discovered in 1940, researchers have been studying CBD’s numerous health benefits ever since. CBD has been shown to promote healthy sleep, relieve occasional joint pain, speed athletic recovery, enhance relaxation, improve mood, reduce stress and frustration, alleviate occasional nausea, and support immune system health.
Cannabidiol exists 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 treatment. However, its effects haven’t been researched as extensively as CBD. When CBD-a is heated to 248°F, 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 a 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 plan on taking more than 300mg in a 24 hour period.
What is the Endocannabinoid System?
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a recently discovered (1992) group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors found throughout the body. The endocannabinoid receptors that make up the ECS are located in our Central Nervous System (CNS), Peripheral Nervous System (PNS), and Immune System. Our CNS includes our brain and spinal cord, while the PNS acts as a 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.
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 brain’s CB1 receptors, it is largely non-psychoactive.
Each of the 100+ known cannabinoids have unique receptor interactions, producing individual results. Research has also shown that cannabinoids’ benefits multiply when used together, producing what is called the “entourage effect.”
*More information on receptor activation and their effects on the body should be researched through reliable sources. We cannot provide health claims.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.