Basics On Getting Started With CBD
How does CBD work?
We are learning more about CBD every day. What we’ve learned so far from research is that our bodies have something called an Endocannabinoid System, which consists of receptors located on cells all throughout the body. Compounds like CBD interact with these receptors for potential anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, anti-nausea and many other effects still being studied. You can learn more about how CBD works in the body by reading our post: How Does CBD Work In Your Body? The US National Library of Medicine is a great place to learn more: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed
How is CBD isolated from the cannabis plant?
While there are a variety of ways to extract pure CBD isolate, the recommended method is CO2 extraction because it leaves practically no traces of chemical contaminants in the final product. CBD can also be extracted by infusing the ground-up plant material in olive oil or another vegetable-based oil.
How is CBD added to beauty products?
CBD is gaining popularity as a luxury beauty ingredient. After extraction, it is blended with a carrier oil, which is then added to lotions, creams, and cosmetics.
What is industrial hemp?
Industrial hemp is the plant which has traditionally been used to produce hemp rope, seed oil, clothing, and other products. It is now used to make CBD extract. The law requires industrial hemp to contain less than 0.3% THC.
What is the difference between whole plant hemp and CBD isolate?
CBD isolate is the purest form of cannabidiol. It is refined to remove additional cannabinoids, terpenes, and other hemp plant components until the final product is around 99% cannabidiol. In contrast, whole plant hemp retains all properties of the hemp plant, including CBD, other cannabinoids, terpenes, fatty acids, minerals, and phytonutrients. It’s much closer to that plant growing in the ground.
What is the difference between isolate and full-spectrum CBD?
CBD isolate is what its name suggests: pure, isolated CBD. Full-spectrum CBD products use the entire plant, so they contain a full range of cannabinoids. You can read more in our post on the differences between isolate and full-spectrum CBD.
What is the endocannabinoid system?
This is part of the body’s nervous system and there are studies that explain it more in detail. It’s best to do your own research (we can point you in the right direction if you ask us) as we are not doctors and the information about the endocannabinoid system is ever evolving.
Where are the CB1 receptors located?
CB1 receptors, which are essential for healthy brain function are located primarily in the central nervous system. Depending on location, they can moderate your motor function, mood, memory, and pain perception.
Where are the CB2 receptors located?
CB2 receptors are located mainly in your immune system. They help control inflammation and your response to pathogens, and play a role when you use CBD products to cope with asthma, allergies, autoimmune disorders, and other conditions brought on by an overactive immune system.
What is a phytocannabinoid?
“Phyto” means plant, and phytocannabinoids are cannabinoids, or compounds, that occur naturally in plants like hemp. While many plants produce them, cannabis plants produce especially large quantities, with CBD being the most plentiful.
What are terpenes?
Terpenes are the aromatic oils that provide the flavor and scent of the cannabis plant. Over 100 different terpenes have been identified, and every strain has its own unique type and composition.
What is the entourage effect?
The entourage effect is an interactive synergy between cannabis compounds. It results when the various hemp plant components interact with your body to heighten the therapeutic effects of CBD oil.
What is the difference between CBD and THC?
Chemically they are both cannabinoid compounds, which makes their molecule look similar but they are very different. There are over 85 known cannabinoids; THC and CBD are the two most common, and therefore the most studied. THC is a psychoactive compound, whereas CBD is non-psychoactive.
Is CBD oil addictive?
Is CBD the only cannabinoid in the hemp plant?
No, the hemp plant contains multiple cannabinoids, but CBD has been the focus of the most research due to its higher concentration in the plant and known wellness benefits