FAQ’s About Hemp Market Watch
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the 100+ cannabinoids naturally produced by both the hemp and marijuana plant. 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 the hemp and marijuana 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.
Full-spectrum oil is the closest to whole plant medicine. It includes all of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids naturally found in the hemp plant. Broad-spectrum oil is similar to full-spectrum oil, except that is does not include the cannabinoid, THC. Isolate is the isolated molecule of CBD. Isolate is not an oil, but a fine, white powder, comprised of 99% CBD, 0% THC.
The minuscule glands (or trichomes) of the hemp plant that excrete cannabinoids also produce terpenes, which are what give hemp and marijuana their distinct aromas. They are not exclusive to cannabis plants, 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 our page on “Establishing Your Dosage” for more details on suggested dosing.
Check out our Key Ingredients to learn more about terpenes, as well as our other active ingredients.
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 marijuana strains have at least 15% THC, so comparatively, ours has 45x less THC than found in marijuana.