Frequently Asked Questions
What is CBD?
CBD is a cannabinoid, which is a naturally-occurring compound found in hemp (cannabis sativa) plants. Cannabinoids are the primary, chemical compounds found in hemp (cannabis sativa) plants. Although the cannabis plant has more than 100 different chemical compounds the two best known are CBD and THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol. It is being scientifically investigated for numerous reasons as it is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis. Most people have heard of a cannabinoid called THC, which is the ingredient in cannabis with the psychoactive components, commonly known as what gets users "high". Unlike THC, CBD (cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid and does not cause a "high" — and there's a growing body of evidence that it has a number of health benefits. Our productscontain ZERO THC.
CBD primarily interacts with the body’s cannabinoid system, a grouping of millions of cannabinoid receptors found throughout your body. The cannabinoid receptors are primarily clustered in the brain and central nervous system to regulate the body’s normal homeostasis, or general state of balance. This can maintain a healthy mood, sleep habit, appetite, and pain response.
How does CBD work?
The body naturally produces cannabinoids, also known as endocannabinoids. Almost every organ of your body, including your skin and digestive tract, contains cannabinoid receptors. CBD is a phytocannabinoid, or plant-based cannabinoid, that interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS has four primary purposes including neuroprotection, stress relief, immune response, and regulating the body’s general state of balance, impacting faculties such as appetite, sleep, mood, and pain. Unlike THC, CBD does not interact directly with the two classical cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2). This is why CBD does not cause any psychoactive effect. Instead, CBD inhibits the enzymes that break down endocannabinoids, leading to an increase in your body’s naturally-produced cannabinoids.
What’s the difference between CBD from hemp and CBD from marijuana?
There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to hemp oil. Of all those different cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, the two best known are CBD and THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol. Marijuana has a high concentration of THC – the chemical that makes you feel “high”. CBD hemp oil is not marijuana, and it does not have any psychoactive properties like marijuana.Hemp does not get you high, and is legal in all 50 states. Hemp has numerous cannabinoids that work with your endocannabinoid system to bring about greater overall health and vitality. Our products are made from hemp - NOT marijuana and contain ZERO THC.
How can CBD benefit my health?
The endocannabinoid system found in humans which is essential to establishing and maintaining good health. Many endocannabinoids are naturally produced by the body; endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout all body tissues. Although the endocannabinoid system performs different functions depending on which tissues or organs are in question, the overall purpose of the system remains homeostasis, or in other words, balance in the body and health. When taken into the body, hemp CBD can have many powerful effects on your health. Just as the scope of the endocannabinoid system in the body is vast and encompassing in general health, the potential benefits of hemp CBD for are immense. Benefits of CBD for your mind and body include:
Pain relief for arthritis, chronic pain and migraine
Promotes cardiovascular health
Neurological disorders including epilepsy, seizures
Cancer-related symptoms, including nausea and increasing appetite