What Is CBD? A Brief Overview
CBD And The Human Body How They Interact
The Spectrum A Broad Range Of Extracts
  • What Is CBD? A Brief Overview
  • CBD And The Human Body How They Interact
  • The Spectrum A Broad Range Of Extracts

What Is CBD?

A Brief Overview

The growing phenomena CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a non-intoxicating compound found in the cannabis and the hemp plant.

Hemp products (most known being the oils / tinctures) are continuing to grow in popularity as an organic and natural health supplement across the globe.

So Lets break it Down.

We typically associate cannabis with getting stoned, baked. This High can be attributed to the Molecule THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) as nice as getting 'high' may be, the cannabis plant can be used for a lot more than just that.

Cannabis produces over 100 types of potentially therapeutic compounds called cannabinoids, in fact the Hemp variety of cannabis only contains less than 0.3% THC.

We are slowly getting to know the other cannabinoids as legalisation spreads, and research continues.

CBD (cannabidiol) is the other main compound in the cannabis plant and is typically extracted from the leaves through a variety of ways.

CBD wont get you high, however 5% of subjects would report feeling altered in some way.

It is the work behind the scenes that makes CBD a great supplement to your routine.

What are The benefits Of CBD

Our bodies have a set of receptors that interacts with cannabis cannabinoids, like Hemp.

These receptors, are found throughout the body as part of the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a complex signalling system that ensures our bodies maintain homeostasis.

To put it into simpler terms, the endocannabinoid system keeps us in balance by directing the communication traffic in our bodies. Cannabinoids such as CBD interact with this system, enhancing our natural compounds / versions on cannabinoids (called endocannabinoids) produced by our body.

Hemp influences cannabinoid receptor activity and encourages production of the body’s natural endocannabinoids.

Interestingly, CBD also affects activity beyond the endocannabinoid system and can also interact with opioid, dopamine, and serotonin (happy) receptors. The ability of CBD to interact with so many different systems in our body suggests it has the potential to open new frontiers & potentially could improve everyday wellbeing.

The Cannabinoid Spectrum

There Are plenty of CBD Products on the market, however not all of them are the same, they can all differ in strengths and cannabinoid profiles, often distinguished by the 'spectrum'.

Full Spectrum

Full spectrum Hemp is an extract that contains all compounds found naturally occurring in the plant, therefore contains terpenes, essential oils as well as other cannabinoids .

The full spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes, and essential oils all work together to magnify the therapeutic benefits of each individual cannabinoid. This is commonly referred to as the “entourage effect“.

Broad spectrum

Broad spectrum is a mix between Hemp Full Spectrum and Isolate. Like Full Spectrum Hemp, broad spectrum includes the other compounds however, like Hemp Isolate, THC is completely removed.

As it contains other cannabinoids, terpenes & essential oils it can deliver the enhanced benefits of the “entourage effect,” without the risk of psychoactive effects of THC. In short broad means THC free.

CBD Isolate

Hemp isolate is the purest form of Cannabidoil, which is produced by singularly extracting that compound from its environment and isolating it from all other cannabinoids.

While it is the purest form, it is produced by removing all other compounds found in the plant including terpenes, flavonoids, plant parts, and other cannabinoids.

We hope this gave you a better understanding of the CBD Molecule, if you're looking to try a CBD supplement we recommend our 10ml CBD Hemp Oil Drops

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