What is CBD?

Cannabidiol or CBD
is a non-psychotropic cannabinoid compound with enormous therapeutic potential
…CBD does not get you high.

CBD does not get you high. Cannabinoids are chemicals that trigger the cannabinoid (and other) receptors in the brain and body. In addition to phyto-cannabinoids produced by the plant, there endogenous cannabinoids that occur naturally in the body, as well as synthetic cannabinoids created by pharmaceutical researchers.

The CBD Molecule

CBD has strong anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasm, anti-convulsant and neuro-protective properties. CBD directly activates serotonin receptors, causing an anti-depressant effect, as well.

Scientific and clinical studies have shown that CBD could be therapeutic for many conditions, including chronic pain, anxiety, rheumatoid arthritis, alcoholism, antibiotic-resistant infections, and neurological ailments.

Academic research centers in the United States and elsewhere are currently studying the effects of CBD on these and other health problems.

The Properties of the CBD Molecule

Enter the miracle of the CBD molecule, the one substance in cannabis that was bred out of the plant until recent times. Research from animal studies, basic pharmacology and human studies have demonstrated the following properties of CBD:

  • anti-proliferative
  • anti-emetic (nausea & vomiting)
  • anti-inflammatory
  • antibacterial
  • anti-psoriatic
  • anti-diarrheal
  • analgesic
  • bone stimulant
  • immunosuppresive
  • anti-ischemic
  • antispasmodic
  • vasorelaxant
  • cardio-protective
  • neuroprotective
  • anxiolytic
  • weight-loss promoting

People use CBD in many situations. Most often, CBD is a preferred treatment for patients with anxiety, skin disorders, pain, and inflammation. The stories people report after using CBD are nothing short of miraculous.

What Is the Difference Between Hemp Seed Oil And CO2 Hemp Extract?

Compared to CO2hemp extract, hemp seed oil found in the health food section of some grocery stores is processed from different parts of the hemp plant using different extraction methods. Hemp seed oil is made by cold pressing the cleaned hemp seeds. This resulting oil is very rich in healthy, fatty acids, and many find it a great alternative to traditional oils on the market.

CO2 hemp extract uses all of the plant matter available. The most common CO2 extraction method is called supercritical extraction. This method heats and pressurizes CO2 to a state where it behaves as both a liquid and a gas. In this state it acts as a stable and environmentally safe solvent to then extract the full-spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes found in the hemp plant.

We source only from brand’s that are extract from a supercritical CO2 extraction facility.

Full Spectrum CBD

Full spectrum CBD, as hemp oil, contains every cannabinoid present in the cannabis plant. This means cannabidiol, cannabicyclol, tetrahyrdocannabivarin, and cannbichromevinaric acid, to name a few.

If we were to directly compare the two, scientists point out that full spectrum CBD works with the endocannabinoid system entirely. Isolate products, such as crystal, are 99.9% CBD, and will deliver the most amount of CBD to your system at once. Ultimately, preference is subjective to the user’s condition and system.