Herbal medicine backed by research
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound found in hemp plants. Hemp plants are related to, but different from, marijuana.
CBD is a naturally occurring substance that is used in products like oils and edibles to impart a feeling of relaxation and calmness. Unlike its cousin, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the major active ingredient in marijuana, CBD is not psychoactive and according to the World Health Organization “there are no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential.” In other words, CBD is a safe, natural, and legal alternative herbal remedy.
Did you know that our bodies naturally create cannabinoids?
The body creates endocannabinoids to help with overall bodily stability and are naturally produced to assist with sleep, mood, appetite and fertility.
Alternatively, a phytocannabinoid is a molecule that is synthesized by plants. There are 113 known phytocannabinoids in the cannabis plant, including CBD and CBG. Phytocannabinoids are now being used to treat a number of human and animal ailments and more research is ongoing.
types of CBD products
There are 3 overall categories for purchasing CBD products:
Full Spectrum CBD
Uses the whole plant and contains trace amounts (less than 0.3%) of THC and other cannabinoids that might well enhance the overall CBD effect on the body through the “Entourage Effect”, or the collective effect of the compounds.
A THC-free alternative that contains no trace amounts of other cannabinoids for those people who prefer to avoid even the most minute traces of THC.
Broad spectrum CBD
Broad spectrum CBD is a bit of a mix between full spectrum CBD and CBD Isolate. Like full spectrum, the other compounds found within the plant are preserved in the extract; however, like CBD Isolate, THC is completely removed.