What you need to know about CBD
What is CBD?
CBD, abbreviated for Cannabidiol is the non-psychoactive (High Causing) cannabinoid found in hemp. It has been widely researched for it’s role in the many therapeutic properties it possesses. CBD is extracted from hemp plants that are naturally rich in CBD and a variety of cannabinoids. CBD, does not induce the “stoned” feeling and actually balances the psychoactivity ( High ) of THC. Because CBD-rich cannabis is non-psychoactive, it makes it an engaging alternative for people searching for alleviation from inflammation, Anxiety, Psychosis, PTSD, Seizures and a wide variety of different medical conditions subject to the functions of the Endocannabinoid system
Science of CBD / How It Works?
Your endocannabinoid system (ECS) regulates everything from relaxation, to eating, sleeping, inflammation and even cognitive function. In a nutshell, your ECS is responsible for making sure your entire body is working optimally. There are two types of cannabinoid receptors found throughout your body (CB1 and CB2), but they are most abundant in your brain and immune system. CBD is an abbreviation for cannabidiol, a prominent naturally-occurring cannabinoid component found in cannabis that comprises up to 40% of the plant and helps to regulate your ECS. CBD is by far the most studied natural cannabinoid, especially when it comes to medical uses addressing issues such as insomnia and anxiety. According to many researchers, CBD may be the single most important cannabinoid ever discovered. Cannabinoid receptors, located throughout the body are part of the endocannabinoid system, which is involved in a variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood and memory. Cannabinoid receptors are of a class of cell membrane receptors in the G protein-coupled receptor superfamily. CB1 Receptors are concentrated in the brain and the central nervous system but also sparsely populate other parts of the human body. While CB2 receptors are mostly in the peripheral organs especially cells associated with the immune system. CBD can be explained as the key that activates the CB1 and CB2 receptors, which in turn regulate cognitive and immune functions.
What To Look For When Buying CBD?
Due to the lack of regulation of CBD in the current market place, there are a ton of different entities that have taken advantage of patients by bombarding them with a variety of false information. Because we have been fortunate in discovering this amazing natural compound, it is only right we put forth the right information on its use to educate the general public and assist them in navigating the CBD market.
Here are 6 things you must look for when purchasing CBD…
1. Make sure it is Full Spectrum CBD And Not an Isolate.
2. Clear Labelling: Look for labels that show the quantity and ratio of CBD to THC per dose.
3. Lab Tested: Look for products that have been tested for consistency, and verified as solvent, pesticides, mold and other contaminants free.
4. Natural Ingredients: GMO Free
5. Extraction Method: Avoid products extracted with Butane, or toxic Solvents. Super critical C02 extraction filtered with Liquid or Flash Chromatography is the only method that is the most safe and accurate in extracting clean full spectrum CBD.
6. Food Grade Hemp: Industrial hemp is the most commonly used for CBD extraction in the current market of CBD products. However, when compared to Food Grade Hemp, it is far inferior in terms of the quantity and quality of CBD that is extracted. Industrial Hemp is far lower in CBD rich content than food grade hemp. When buying CBD, ask your local supplier whether it is derived from Food grade Hemp or Industrial hemp.