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CBD 101


Cannabidiol, most commonly known as CBD, has been studied the most of the 116 known cannabinoids found in industrial hemp. Being a natural compound of the plant, it can comprise up to 40% of hemp. Unlike THC, CBD is non-intoxicating, which means it will not get you high. With on-going research, the list of uses continues to grow, giving more hope to those looking to enhance their overall quality of life. Your body’s absorption of CBD from the application area into the bloodstream is known as its bioavailability. Taking CBD changes its bioavailability depending on your delivery; choosing the best method of use for your needs will help ensure that you’ll receive the most support from CBD. Many consumers are curious exactly what CBD oil is made of and how they can benefit from it. Benefits of CBD include; Maintaining healthy blood pressure, Pain management, Anxiety, sleeplessness, inhibiting cancer growth, reducing seizures. Whether it's to maintain general well-being or becoming more proactive with a daily wellness routine, there are various ways in which CBD oil is useful. Based on your needs and preferences, you can apply CBD oil and other cannabinoids through different methods. Your choice of delivery can affect how CBD works with your body; common ways of administering CBD are through ingestion, sublingual, inhalation, and topical.

See Key terms to know below:

Cannabis

The plant family cannabaceae includes what are commonly known as cannabis and hemp. Hemp has been traditionally grown for textiles, construction materials, and CBD-rich oil with low traces of THC. Cannabis is the term used to describe the flowers that contain higher amounts of THC

Terpenes

A Class of organic compounds found throughout nature. Terpenes serves a variety of roles including a plants smell and flavor, and serving as a natural pest repellant. While the terms Terpene and terpinoid are used interchangeably terpinoids differ by being oxygenated or rearranged.

Cannabinoids

These chemical compounds interact with the Endocannabinoid system as ligands, binding directly or indirectly to Endocannabinoid receptors acting like chemical messengers to turn on or off physiologic signaling in the body. Cannabinoids can be made in the lab, in the body, or in the plant. CBD is an example of a plant based cannabinoid.

Non-Psychoactive

This term applies to anything that does not affect the mind or mental processes. CBD is non-intoxicating so its often referred to as non-psychoactive.

Endocannabinoid System

A complex system in the human body discovered in the 1990’s, the Endocannabinoid system is understood to modulate all physiological processes throughout the brain and body, including the management of appetite, pain, sleep, and mood. The purpose of this system is to balance out the body, create homeostasis, the optimal state of maintaining health and natural healing. 

Entourage Effect

This concept suggests that CBD’s effectiveness is enhanced by the delivery of key components for example CBD or THC in conjunction with Terpenes and other compounds. The further you get from the full plant being extracted the less likely the full effect can be reached.

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