What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the naturally occurring cannabinoids found in the Cannabis sativa plant. Unlike THC, another cannabinoid found in Cannabis, CBD is a non-intoxicating chemical compound.
Will CBD Get Me High?
No. THC gets you high; CBD does not. CBD is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid.
Is CBD Safe?
A published report from the WHO (World Health Organization) states that CBD exhibits no abuse or dependency effects and is tolerated by most individuals.
What Is the Difference Between Cannabis, Hemp and Marijuana?
Cannabis technically refers to the entire genus of flowering plants, which includes both hemp and marijuana. However, hemp and marijuana have very different chemical properties and characteristics. For example, hemp plants contain low levels of THC, less than 0.3%, but contain high levels of non-intoxicating CBD.
What Is the Difference Between Hemp Seed Oil and CBD Oil?
Due to the entourage effect, CBD oil offers a much broader range of benefits than hemp seed oil. CBD oil is extracted from the flowers, leaves, stems and stalks of hemp plants—the natural compounds work together to improve the oil’s healing properties. Since hemp seed oil only comes from the plant seed, it does not have the same end effect. In addition, CBD oil requires a certificate of analysis (COA) verifying its quality; hemp seed oil does not.
HEMP SEED OIL
Derived from hemp seeds.
Contains no CBD, THC, terpenes or other cannabinoids, just the oil from the seeds.
Primarily used for cooking and skincare.
Derived from the cannabis plant — all other compounds removed.
Contains only CBD, no additional cannabinoids.
Limited therapeutic benefits.
Derived from source plant — requires additional processing to remove THC.
Contains several compounds with no THC.
May not deliver the full entourage effect.
Derived from the whole plant.
Retains all natural compounds including CBD, vitamins, terpenes, protein and more.
Maximum therapeutic benefits, delivering the full entourage effect.
What is Full-Spectrum CBD?
The hemp plant contains several beneficial compounds: cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. Full-spectrum CBD includes small amounts of all of these compounds. This combination of naturally occurring compounds improves the therapeutic strength of CBD. Therefore, only full-spectrum CBD can provide the maximum healing benefits of the plant.
What are the benefits of CBD?
CBD is a solution for a wide variety of health issues. Most commonly, CBD is used to address anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain and inflammation.
Pain and Inflammation
CBD is a well-known anti-inflammatory agent. Many athletes opt for a CBD salt bathtub soak over pain medications after a heavy workout or an intense day. In addition, some experts consider it safer for use than the synthetic products available in the market.
Anxiety and Depression
Studies have shown that CBD may reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression in both humans and animals. Thought to affect serotonin receptors in the brain positively, CBD has exhibited benefits in regulating mood. As a result, many consider CBD as a natural antidepressant with fewer side effects than antidepressant medication.
Sleep and Insomnia
Studies suggest that CBD may aid in both falling and staying asleep. Research indicates that the cannabinoid CBD may positively interact with specific receptors that influence our sleep cycle. In addition, CBD is credited with pain relief and reducing anxiety—health issues known for affecting sleep.