CBD 101

In this blog we aim to share answers to some of the questions you may have about what CBD is, its effects and some of the ways it is being used.

Firstly, what exactly is CBD?

CBD (Cannabidiol) Oil is a chemical compound that is extracted from the Cannabis Sativa L. (Hemp) plant.  CBD oil is naturally occurring and is used in oral supplement oils, edibles such as chocolates and gummies through to skin care.  It has been observed to impart a feeling of relaxation and calm as well as assist in pain relief.

Will CBD make me high?

The simple answer is NO!  CBD will not make you high.  Hemp is classified as a Cannabis varietal that has less than 0.3% THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive component of Cannabis.  If the content was higher than .3% then it would be classed as Cannabis or marijuana which has a THC level of above .3%.  So whilst the Hemp pant can produce trace elements of THC it is not enough to produce a high.

This means that taking CBD will keep you clear headed, you will not be ‘stoned’ or ‘high’ you will instead be able to enjoy the relaxing, calm and pain relieving effects of CBD with out of the somewhat undesirable side effects.

I’ve heard people mention the Endocannabinoid System.  What is it and how does CBD come into play?

Similar to our Nervous System, we have a system called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and it’s responsible for harmonizing our entire body and bringing us back into balance. Cannabidiol (CBD), the most abundant cannabinoid in hemp, nourishes the ECS so it can do its job.

Your products state they they are full spectrum, what does this mean?

Full-spectrum is an extract that is high in CBD but also contains other beneficial cannabinoids such as CBC, CBN, CBG as well as terpenes and other phytonutrients. All of these work in harmony to deliver a healing.

What is the entourage effect?

Within the hemp plant there are specific compounds to focus on, and we want to highlight two in particular: cannabinoids and terpenes. CBD, which you may have heard of, is a cannabinoid, or a specific type of compound that acts on the body’s nervous system. Terpenes, on the other hand, are organic compounds in the hemp plant that control how CBD and other cannabinoids perform or function. This interactive relationship is what the entourage effect is all about.

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