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CBD and Anxiety Relief
How CBD Works
Importance of the Entourage Effect
Concentrated Full-Spectrum CBD + Concentrated Terpenes + Minor Cannabinoids
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Popular Questions About CBD
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the 100+ cannabinoids naturally produced by both the hemp and cannabis plant (marijuana is more accurately described as cannabis). CBD is highly therapeutic, non-addictive, and non-intoxicating. Cannabinoids act on receptors found throughout the body, allowing for its therapeutic benefits.
There are two different types of cannabinoids. There are endocannabinoids, which are naturally occurring in the human body. And there are phytocannabinoids, which are produced by plants (namely, the hemp and cannabis plant). CBD, THC, CBN, CBG are all examples of phytocannabinoids (often referred to as simply cannabinoids). Cannabinoids are molecules that bind to and activate different receptors in cells.
The minuscule glands (or trichomes) of the hemp plant that excrete cannabinoids also produce terpenes, which are what give hemp and cannabis their distinct aromas. They are not exclusive to the hemp and cannabis plant, and can be found throughout nature. An example of a terpene would be linalool, which is predominantly found in lavender, and it is what gives it its floral scent.
The entourage effect is the relationship that naturally exists between cannabinoids and terpenes. It means that no one terpene or cannabinoid is as therapeutic as the sum of their parts. In other words, CBD on its own (as in isolate) is not as therapeutically effective as when combined with other cannabinoids (like THC) and terpenes. It is why we prefer full-spectrum oil for our products over an isolate.
The Endocannabinoid System is the collection of receptors that receive cannabinoids produced by both our body and by plants. The ECS receptors are responsible for biological and physiological processes such as appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory.
Everyone responds to CBD differently, so we can only offer a suggested starting dose as you establish your perfect dose. CBD is non-toxic, but does cause drowsiness if taken in large doses. Visit blog post on “How Much Should I Take?” for more details on suggested dosing.
Simply put, terpenes make CBD infinitely more effective. To learn more about the benefits of terpenes, be sure to check out our page on the importance of the Entourage Effect.
Check out our page on Comparing CBD Products to learn more about the importance of third-party testing.
CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning you cannot get stoned or high from using it. Our products have no more than the legal limit of THC (0.3%). Most cannabis strains have at least 15% THC, so comparatively, ours has 45x less THC than found in cannabis strains.