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What is CBD?

CBD (Cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive, non-toxic cannabinoid with antioxidant properties that promote wellness and can be used in the relief of symptoms brought on by various health disorders.

What is a Cannabinoid?

A cannabinoid is a naturally occuring, active compound found in the cannabis plant. There are 60+ cannabinoids in total, the two most well-known and prominent being Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

 

 


The difference between Marijuana and Hemp

Cannabis plants are separated into two different types of crops: hemp (also referred to as industrial hemp), and marijuana. Typically, hemp plants are bred and grown for CBD - a non-psychoactive cannabinoid with non-euphoric effects. Marijuana plants, on the other hand, are grown for THC - a cannabinoid associated with its psychoactive properties.

THC levels

The levels of THC in cannabis are what legally distinguish which plants are considered industrial hemp, and which are considered marijuana. Industrial hemp plants contain only small traces of THC - .3% or less - hence, why they have no psychoactive or euphoric effects.

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Discover the Benefits of CBD

Although humans have been aware of the medical benefits of cannabis and hemp for thousands of years, we are just now beginning to understand how these cannabinoid systems work on the body on a molecular and biological level.

 
 
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CBD for Health

CBD offers an array of wellness benefits, both mentally and physiologically. It can be used in the relief of symptoms caused by various ailments, or as a therapeutic aid for individuals looking to find balance within their body and health. A non-toxic, holistic alternative to western medicine, studies have shown CBD to provide key health benefits including: anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, antidepressant, pain relief, antiemetic (anti-nausea), anti-oxidant, and more.


How it Works

An endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a collection of cell receptors with corresponding molecules (endocannabinoids) found in the human body. The system plays a vital role in maintaining our health and well-being by regulating key functions of our body, such as sleep, appetite, mood, motor control, immune function, pleasure, pain, reproduction and fertility, memory and temperature regulation.

 

 

Our body naturally produces endocannabinoids; for example, when we eat certain foods, like fatty acids. The  endocannabinoids then bind with the cannabinoid cell receptors to support bodily functions by sending messages throughout the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells.

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Human Cannabinoid Receptors

Studies in the 1980s led to the discovery of this system, and found that the molecules present in cannabis plants also have the ability to bind to human cannabinoid cell receptors. While different cannabinoids (like CBD and THC) have different effects on the body, they have the ability to aid in the endocannabinoid system, and thus support healthy bodily functions.

 

CBD oil and terpenes provide a healthy, non-psychoactive, toxin-free alternative to prescription and over-the-counter medications, which often contain harsh chemicals.


CBD for Your Pets

Just like humans, animals also have an endocannabinoid system. Their receptors, found primarily in the brain and central nervous system, help control and regulate numerous functions such as inflammation, pain, skin condition, appetite, anxiety, and neurological balance.

 

Many veterinarians have been using CBD as a holistic treatment for dogs, as well as for its general health-boosting effects. Common uses include aiding in appetite control, anxiety, pain relief, and in treating seizures and epilepsy. If you plan to use CBD as treatment for your pet, please be sure to consult with a veterinarian first.

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