Setting & Upholding The Standard In The CBD Market.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is just one of the 120 plus cannabinoids in cannabis, along with over four-hundred complex-compounds that make up the cannabis plant anatomy. CBD is a naturally occurring chemical compound in the cannabis plant, used medically for over thousands of years. CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis. Unlike CBD. the well known cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis. THC is the chemical compound in cannabis that gives you the euphoric, “High” sensation. According to a report from the World Health Organization, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is zero evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”
HEMP, MARIJUANA & CANNABIS
There is a lot of misleading information about hemp, marijuana and cannabis. The most common is saying that all three are all the same. Cannabis is the umbrella term for hemp and marijuana. Cannabis has sativa and indica as two primary classifications. Marijuana can be classified as either sativa or indica while hemp can only be classified as cannabis sativa. They are a family and are similar in many ways, but ultimately they are very different. Not only in the physical attributes but also in the usage and benefits of both plants.
HEMP VS MARIJUANA
Hemp is typically grown for agricultural and industrial purposes because it is strong in fiber for manufacturing. Marijuana is grown for medicinal, spiritual and THC content. To the untrained eye it may be difficult to see the difference between the two mature plants. When looking at the physical structure of a marijuana plant, one would see it is shorter and wider. While a hemp plant is more narrow and tall. Farmers need to give marijuana more room to grow insuring the healthiest buds possible for THC content. To be classified as hemp the cannabis plant has to be less than 0.3% THC. Higher than 0.3% THC levels of THC in the cannabis plant would classify it as marijuana. Hemp is non-psychoactive and very rich in CBD. Marijuana is psychoactive and very rich in THC. As far as usage goes, Hemp is used for CBD extracts, health foods, cosmetics, building materials, industrial oils, paper and more. Marijuana is used for THC extract and other finished marijuana products such as edibles high in THC content.
CBD & THC DISCOVERY
The Discovery of CBD was a serious game changer for the health and wellness of people. However we would not realize the major impact until many decades later. From 1940 through 1949, Dr. Roger Adams and his research team carried out 27 studies on cannabis, published in the American Journal of Chemistry. It was Adams and his team of researchers that discovered isolated and synthesised cannabinol (CBN), Cannabidiol (CBD) & Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM AND FUNCTION
Having our body’s in Homeostasis is crucial to living our best healthiest lives. The endocannabinoid system is made up of cannabinoids that are naturally created in our bodies. Endocannabinoids are not only created by our bodies but are also received from foods and different polyphenols we consume on a regular basis. We have receptors throughout our bodies called CB1 and CB2 receptors that utilize Cannabinoids. Generally, CB1 receptors are throughout the brain and immune system and many vital organs: lungs, kidneys, digestive tract, liver & eyes. While CB2 receptors are found more in the peripheral organs and certain tissues associated with the immune system: tonsils, bone marrow, thymus, spleen.
When bringing the body to a place of Homeostasis, the body will use cannabinoids to modulate signal transduction pathways to trigger CB1 and CB2 receptors. This allows the release of certain biological chemicals such as Adenosine, dopamine, serotonin and glutamate that we have naturally have in our bodies – bringing the body to a place of homeostasis.
CBD AND THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM
When CBD is digested into the body it helps the body produce and enhance the naturally occurring cannabinoids already in the body. Phytocannabinoids are cannabinoids naturally found in the cannabis plant. Endocannabinoids and phytocannabinoids are very similar in biological makeup. This is why the human body recognizes the phytocannabinoids and is able to enhance and use our naturally occurring cannabinoids and release our biological chemicals (Adenosine, Dopamine, Serotonin, Glutamate) to again bring the body to a place of natural balance.
CBD recently has exploded onto the screen as the best holistic approach to helping all sorts of health issues we face on a regular basis. CBD is known to help with the following:
- ADD and ADHD
- Antibiotic Resistance
- Digestive Issues
- Endocrine Disorders
- Epilepsy and Seizures
- Heart Disease
- Huntington’s Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Kidney Disease
- Liver Disease
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Mood Disorders
- Motion Sickness
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Chronic Pain
- Osteoporosis/Bone Health
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Prion/Mad Cow disease
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Skin Conditions
- Sleep Disorders
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Stroke and TBI
WHAT’S NEW WITH CBD
Recently, CBD seems to be on everyone’s radar. Highly acclaimed scientists, doctors and consumers are looking to CBD as a breakthrough discovery for many ailments. CBD is seemingly without a doubt the new hot topic. We see health conscious consumers, executives, celebrities, athletes, the elderly to your average joe using CBD as a daily routine. Many of which have are saying goodbye to the pharmaceutical drugs and hello to high quality CBD products. CBD products are now very easy to find due to the popularity of alternative medicine.
What makes a CBD product High Quality?
When looking for a High Quality CBD product, the consumer should be aware that CBD products are a dietary supplement, but are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is important the consumer vets out the CBD company and sees a 3rd party lab tests provided by seller. This test will show the actual amount of phytocannabinoids in the product. A Full Spectrum CBD product is hands down 1st in class when looking for a High Quality CBD product. Why? Full Spectrum CBD has over 120 plus cannabinoids along with over four-hundred complex-compounds that make up the CBD product. When taking a full spectrum CBD product the consumer gets the desired “Entourage Effect”. This is when all of the cannabis plants nutrients are working together with synergy to bring the consumer the ultimate holistic remedy.
DOSAGE : HOW MUCH TO TAKE?
As far as dosage goes, every consumer is different. Always start with a smaller dosage and work up as deemed necessary. When taking any supplement the consumer needs to consult a physician.
CBD is known to have little to no side effects. Every consumer is different and each situation is case by case. We recommend to always speak to a healthcare professional. Some known side effects may include changes in appetite, changes in mood and tiredness.
WAYS TO USE CBD
- CBD oil
- Balm / Salve
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