What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is a natural cannabidiol compound of the Cannabis plant, derived from an organic substance which Cannabis secretes naturally.

Cannabis, along with hemp, is related to marijuana. Cannabis is the genus from which hemp and all forms of marijuana develop. There are more than 60 cannabidiol compounds in Cannabis, and until recently, the most studied was THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol) found abundantly in marijuana and responsible for its psychoactive effect.

CBD is the second most abundant cannabidiol in Cannabis plants and has no psychoactive effects, which contributed to its legalization. CDB’s noted beneficial impact on health has resulted in significant scientific study and recent media coverage.

We derive our CBD products from hemp, not marijuana, and can also be referred to as CBD-rich hemp oil, hemp extracts, cannabis oil rich in CBD or “hemp extracts,” since typically they contain ingredients in addition to CBD.

CBD oil is not the same as hemp seed oil and organic hemp oil. These products are derived from hemp seeds, which do not contain CBD.

All our hemp crops are grown legally in the United States and subject to rigorous quality-control standards for purity and cannabidiol content.

The endocannabinoid system

Studies show the endocannabinoid system keeps a range of body systems in balance.

When you encounter a stressor in daily life, your body produces a surge of stress-related chemicals such as cortisol and adrenaline. These increase your heart rate, respiration and alertness levels to help you deal with the stressful situation. Once the tension has passed, your body begins to rebalance.

The endocannabinoid system regulates the release of neurotransmitters that return your body to homeostasis and keeps it there, awaiting the next stressor trigger.

The endocannabinoid system is made up receptors in cells of organs and tissues throughout your body, including your brain and immune cells. Cannabidiol helps your body communicate internally during the return to homeostasis, and regulate the natural processes that produce a balanced state.

Benefits of CBD

    Natural relief for chronic pain due to neuropathic (nervous system) damage. No harmful side effects.
    Help prevent the molecular damage caused by free radicals by slowing cellular oxidation.
    Helps modulate neural cell production; may aidstroke, head injury & cerebral ischemia recovery.
    Reduces anxiety, assists in restful sleep, overall mood improvement from reduced pain.
    Helps moderate inflammatory responses in autoimmune diseases such as arthritis, lupus, Crohn’s, psoriasis.
    Anti-psychotic and anti-depressive effects, antiseizure and anti-nausea properties.
    Helps inhibit spread of malignant and abnormal cell growth; aids receptivity to chemotherapy.
  • NOT A “HIGH”
    CBD Oil may not contain THC greater than .03%, the psychoactive ingredient of cannabis but not enough to give you a “high”. It is safe and legal.

CBD’s long history

The pharmaceutical industry is beginning to reposition itself regarding CBD’s homeopathic potential to improve health. Studies and research about how this natural remedy can help us with problems in our health in a effective way.

CBD is a legal, non-psychoactive product and should not be confused with THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana which produces its intoxicating effect. CBD has no psychoactive effects.

What conditions can CBD address?

The National Institute of Health says CBD can help reduce the symptoms of many conditions such as these, listed alphabetically:

  • Abuse of Substances / Withdrawal
  • Acne
  • ADHD
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Anxiety
  • Bacterial infections
  • Broken bones
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Dyskinesia
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Heart disease
  • Inflammation
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Irritation in nerves
  • Nausea
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscle pain
  • Parkinson
  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Schizophrenia