What is CBD and What You Need to Know?
Many rumors and different information are flying around out there surrounding Hemp and CBD products. Sometimes the two words are interchanged as if they were the same product but were here to give you some facts about CBD and how it works so we can squash those rumors and give you the info you need for happy daze ahead!
Let’s start with: What is CBD?
CBD is actually one of the many cannabinoids or compounds found within Hemp. The most commonly known one is Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. This compound is the most prominently known because of its psychological effects on the body when heat is applied to break down the compound and then consumed by the human body.
CBD is an entirely different compound and produces no psychoactive effects when used. But it’s been shown to have many beneficial effects like reduced inflammation, among many others like sleep, pain, anxiety and more. It even has a specific oil compound approved by the FDA for the treatment of seizures. However, other forms have yet to be approved by the FDA, so always remember to consult with your doctor before making any medical decisions.
Where does CBD come from?
Did you know cannabis plants are referred to as two different plants by experts based on how much THC (Delta-9) they contain?
Now there are multiple varieties of cannabis plants that have been developed, but the difference between the two that you need to know is Hemp and marijuana (Cannabis). Hemp is the plant that CBD is harvested from because Hemp typically contains low amounts of THC and is legal in the US under the Farm Bill so long as they contain less than 0.3% of THC. But in order to be confident in the legality of any product, make sure to check with your state and local laws to be safe as they vary from area to area.
How does CBD work?
Cannabinoids affect the body by interacting with the cannabinoid receptors. These receptors make up part of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) which plays a role in our nervous system and many of the immune responses in our bodies.
Our bodies produce two receptors, CB1 and CB2. CB1 is affected by THC and affects coordination, movement, pain receptors, memory, mood, and appetite, whereas CB2 is more common in the immune system and affects inflammation and pain.
And while THC or Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol attaches to the CB1 receptors, CBD stimulates the receptors so the body can produce its own cannabinoids.
What are its uses?
These are some things CBD has been found to potentially help with:
- Chronic Pain
- Sleep Disorders
- Joint Pain
- And so many others
But no such claims have been verified by the FDA as of yet. And as such, it is always best to consult with a healthcare professional before making any medical decisions.
So if you’re interested in trying CBD products to help with any condition you may be suffering from, we hope you’ll consider some of our products!
And remember, as much as we love our products…
Our products have not been evaluated by the FDA to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any illnesses or diseases. All products are compliant with the 2018 US Farm Bill and contain under 0.3% THC.
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