As a pioneer of cannabis in the wellness industry, our mission is to educate others about the use of cannabinoids and their therapeutic benefits. The most significant ingredient in our products is premium cannabidiol (CBD) rich in select terpenes. CBD is a natural compound that has the ability to improve physical health from the inside out. CBD works with the endocannabinoid system in our bodies, a system of receptors throughout the body, in the brain, organs and connective tissues that plays a crucial role in the immune system and nervous system and acts as a bridge between the body and the mind.
We are firm believers that CBD is more effective when harvested from the feminized female cannabis flower rather than the whole plant. Hemp seed oil actually contains very low levels of CBD. Whereas, CBD harvested from the whole plant flower includes terpenes with medicinal value, and secondary cannabinoids that create the entourage effect, addressing both our CBD1 and CBD2 receptors.
In the mid-1990’s, Israeli scientist Dr. Raphael Mechoulam discovered two main receptors, CB1 and CB2 that connect to both the endocannabinoids that our bodies produce and to plant-based cannabinoids like CBD and THC, two of the most popular natural compounds found in the cannabis plant.
Topical application of products containing full spectrum CBD work with the CB2 receptors found in the immune system as an anti-inflammatory agent to enhance muscle recovery and relieve joint pain.
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CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis (marijuana). While CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana, it is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. While CBD is a component of marijuana (one of hundreds), by itself it does not cause a "high." 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 no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD."
Side effects of CBD include nausea, fatigue and irritability. CBD can increase the level in your blood of the blood thinner coumadin, and it can raise levels of certain other medications in your blood by the exact same mechanism that grapefruit juice does. A significant safety concern with CBD is that it is primarily marketed and sold as a supplement, not a medication. Currently, the FDA does not regulate the safety and purity of dietary supplements. So, you cannot know for sure that the product you buy has active ingredients at the dose listed on the label. In addition, the product may contain other (unknown) elements. We also don’t know the most effective therapeutic dose of CBD for any particular medical condition.
Is cannabidiol legal?
CBD is readily obtainable in most parts of the United States, though its exact legal status is in flux. All 50 states have laws legalizing CBD with varying degrees of restriction, and while the federal government still considers CBD in the same class as marijuana, it doesn’t habitually enforce against it. In December 2015, the FDA eased the regulatory requirements to allow researchers to conduct CBD trials. Currently, many people obtain CBD online without a medical cannabis license. The government’s position on CBD is confusing, and depends in part on whether the CBD comes from hemp or marijuana. The legality of CBD is expected to change, as there is currently bipartisan consensus in Congress to make the hemp crop legal which would, for all intents and purposes, make CBD difficult to prohibit.
Cannabidiol (CBD) has been recently covered in the media, and you may have even seen it as an add-in booster to your post-workout smoothie or morning coffee. What exactly is CBD? Why is it suddenly so popular?
CBD may offer an option for treating different types of chronic pain. A study from the European Journal of Pain showed, using an animal model, CBD applied on the skin could help lower pain and inflammation due to arthritis. Another study demonstrated the mechanism by which CBD inhibits inflammatory and neuropathic pain, two of the most difficult types of chronic pain to treat. More study in humans is needed in this area to substantiate the claims of CBD proponents about pain control.