CBD acts as a therapeutic agent in your endocannabinoid system, constantly working to get your body into a place of homeostasis. As a naturally occurring molecule in your body to begin with, the consumption of CBD provides additional regulatory molecules to help your bodies physiological systems operate more efficiently.
History of CBD:
Until the mid-1930‘s cannabis grew wild across America- making it consumed by both humans as well as animals, therefore the population constantly received residual CBD throughout their food. The endocannabinoid receptors were constantly full and people were healthy for the most part. When cannabis was outlawed in 1937 the plant was removed from the land, animals stopped eating it and humans were not receiving adequate CBD through there food causing their endocannabinoid system to be stripped. Only in the past decade have so many allergies and diseases have started to pop up in our society- many of which are linked to a low endocannabinoid level. With the re-introduction of cannabis in our country, we can fight to eliminate many of these allergies and diseases that have become normal in our society.
What are “Cannabinoids”?
Group of 112 molecules found in a cannabis plant- of which CBD and THC are most common.
What are “Terpenes”?
Terpenes are essential oils that enhance the cannabinoids within a cannabis plant and hold numerous medical benefits. Terpenoids and cannabinoids have been shown to “produce synergy with respect to treatment of pain, inflammation, depression, anxiety, addiction, epilepsy, cancer, fungal and bacterial infections.*”
*A September 2011 report by Dr. Ethan Russo in the British Journal of Pharmacology
Types of CBD
Isolate CBD Products
Isolate is the removal of all the terpenes and cannabinoids except for the CBD within the cannabis oil. Doing so is only possible through synthetic stripping, therefore causing the finished product to be considered as an inorganic synthetically compromised molecule, that classifies product as a schedule one drug.
Full Spectrum Products
Full spectrum oil is composed of all the molecules and terpenes naturally found within a cannabis plant including THC.
Full spectrum, Zero-THC Products
These products are composed of all the molecules and terpenes naturally found within a cannabis plant with the removal of the psychoactive molecule THC. Full spectrum, zero-THC can be used to support those with heart disease, liver disease, Alzheimers, cancer, AIDs, sizers, autism, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, Crohn’s, glaucoma, those suffering from withdrawals or addiction, blood sugar levels, diabetes, motion sickness or nausea, immune system support, asthma, inflammation, muscle spasm, acne, skin disorders, chronic headache or migraines, ADHD, and much more.
When the oil is extracted, the particle size of the raw oil has a size of 1-5 microns- a size at which most of the oil will just pass through our body. In order to enhance the effectiveness, the particle size of the oil needs to be in a nano-meter form which allows the oil to penetrate our bloodstream and absorb into our endocannabinoid system.
What is the difference between CBD and Marijuana and why is CBD legal?
CBD comes from any form of cannabis- the most common of which are hemp and marijuana. Where hemp is legal to grow in almost every state, marijuana is only legal in a hand-full of states. The difference is, hemp is primarily used for textiles and air purification for its fibrous texture and therefore the cannabinoid percentage within the plant is only about 5%. Where as in a marijuana plant the cannabinoid percentage is much higher averaging to about 18%. This is important when extracting the oil because the concentration of the molecules is represented by the 5% of total cannabinoids within a hemp plant and 18% in a marijuana plant. Therefore in a hemp plant, the small concentration of the different cannabinoids, you loose the majority of their benefit because they have such a small concentration vs a marijuana plant where they are present and active within the oil.