What is CBD?
CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a major cannabinoid which has no psychoactivity and cannot get you high. CBD interacts with the body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS) to provide homeostasis. Cannabidiol is the primary cannabinoid in our Broad Spectrum Phytocannabinoid Rich Hemp Extract. Significant research has been done to show that CBD and other cannabinoids play a major role in supporting health and wellness.
What is Hemp?
Hemp is part of the Cannabis sativa family, a cousin of marijuana. Hemp is different from marijuana because it naturally has a very low percentage (<0.3%) of THC, the only psychoactive cannabinoid, and cannot get you high. Hemp was used for thousands of years before becoming restricted in the United States in 1937. However, thanks to the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill on December 20th, hemp has again become unrestricted and we can now unlock the thousands of benefits of the plant. One of the most important benefits of Hemp is that it contains over 100 non-psychoactive cannabinoids, including CBD.
What is a Cannabinoid?
Chemical compounds secreted by hemp flowers including cannabidiol and other active compounds of cannabis. These compounds work naturally by imitating compounds found naturally in our body called endocannabinoids.
These endocannabinoid receptors activate in order to maintain, heal, and provide internal stability for many vital systems within our bodies. Although researchers have been able to identify most cannabinoids, much more research needs to be done to find out how each cannabinoid benefits us.
What is Nanoemulsification?
Nanoemulsification is an advanced process we use that breaks down our hemp extract into droplets up to 200 times smaller than standard full spectrum oils making it easier for your body to absorb. Nanoemulsification makes our Broad Spectrum CBD up to 5 times more bioavailable than standard broad spectrum CBD oils.
Discover Your Endocannabinoid System
The endocannabinoid system is a network of receptors spread across our body. These receptors control some of our most vital functions including our memory, appetite, sleep, mood, immune system, and even pain sensation. They all work together to provide a healthy and balanced body.
Learn more by seeing how each region affects your body and which receptors are being activated by taking full spectrum CBD.
One of the primary and most prevalent cannabinoids. CBD is known to help with anxiety, pain, inflammation, neurotic disorders, and more.
A molecular “building-block” for both THC and CBD. CBG has many therapeutic effects including pain, inflammation, psoriasis, antifungal properties, and even improving levels of antioxidants.
Result of THCA breaking down over time, CBN can be a potentially powerful sedative. Popular for those who suffer from insomnia, or interrupted sleep patterns.
The second most prevalent cannabinoid. CBC has been shown to block pain, inflammation, and promote anandamide release in the body.
Little research has been done on this cannabinoid but it is present in cannabis. CBDA is the acidic precursor to CBD, like CBD CBDA is a non-psychotropic compound.
Research is still heavily being done on cannabinoids, there are many minor cannabinoids that are present in cannabis and they all work together to provide health benefits to mammals.
What is the Entourage Effect?
CBD isn’t the only beneficial cannabinoid in hemp. With CBG, CBN, CBC, CBDA, and other minor cannabinoids provide a wealth of benefits. These benefits are especially powerful while working together. Researchers have found evidence of the entourage effect in a recent study. Along with cannabinoids terpenes also provide many benefits. Terpenes are another group of natural chemicals found in cannabis, many people believe specific terpenes have a wide array of diverse benefits for our bodies. Co2 extraction is the preferred method of extraction in order to preserve the wide range of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids.
Broad Spectrum vs Isolate CBD
Due to the entourage effect, Broad Spectrum cannabinoid profile products are far more beneficial than just isolate CBD. Broad Spectrum utilizes all of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids with exception to THC to provide superior health benefits that overcome the limitations of isolate CBD.
CBD vs. THC
Two acronyms you’ve probably seen, THC and CBD. These are both cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant and can have an effect on the way you feel. Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is a psychotropic cannabinoid found in high amounts in the Marijuana plant and can get you high. Cannabidiol or CBD is found in both Hemp and Marijuana, the difference is there’s higher THC content in Marijuana and a very low amount in industrial Hemp.
What’s the difference?
Though CBD and THC are very different, they do have some similarities. Both are cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, they’re part of a group of compounds labeled cannabinoids. Studies show there are more than ninety cannabinoids found in cannabis, they are mostly concentrated in the flower of the plant.
Cannabinoids interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system. While this system is still being researched heavily, it’s been discovered as a modular system within mammal’s bodies. The endocannabinoid system plays a vital role in maintaining homeostasis within the body effecting such systems as, immune system, metabolic system, cardiovascular system, and even sleep cycle. Some studies even suggest that the endocannabinoid system may even have a significant impact on mood.
One gets you high, the other doesn’t.
While CBD and THC are well-known cannabinoids, they affect your mind and body very differently. THC can get you high to an intoxicating level, while CBD cannot. To feel the effects of THC, you would have to ingest a strain of cannabis with a high enough THC content. Every strain has a different amount, therefore, it varies heavily on what strain gets you intoxicated and what strain does not. Hemp, however, has less than 0.3% THC content making it legal in every state in the US and consistently unable to get you high. Many CBD companies may leave this 0.3% of THC content in their products, Proper Hemp Co. extracts this THC out to provide CBD products to mainstream users without risk of job loss. THC does have medicinal benefits though heavily stigmatized within the US and other countries. THC has shown to improve recovery times of cancer patients, chronic injury patients, and more.
The Side Effects
Broad Spectrum CBD is not currently associated with any extreme side effects. Some people report digestive upsets or mild mood changes, however current research suggests that negative side effects from CBD are rare and that it is unlikely that you will experience any serious harm by taking this substance. CBD also does not lead to severe negative health effects, abuse, or dependence.