WHAT IS CANNABIDIOL?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of over 100+ active compounds in the cannabis plant. These active compounds, known as cannabinoids, affect your body in many different ways. CBD is 2 non-psychoactive compound, meaning it won't make you high. THC, another cannabinoid, is the psychoactive compound that will give you the feeling of being high. CBD is just one of many compounds found in cannabis, and it does not cause the psychoactive effects that THC does. CBD oil may be able to help with conditions like pain, inflammation, anxiety, and seizures. Some people also use it for things like improving sleep or overall wellness, CBD is available in many different forms, such as oil, capsules, gummies, and even beauty products. You can even find CBD for pets!, and the emount of CBD in each product can vary. It’s also important to note that the FDA has not approved CBD for any medical conditions. Research on CBD is ongoing but still in its early stages. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is currently funding clinical trials to examine the safety and effectiveness of CBD in treating various health conditions.How Does CBD Work?
CBD works by interacting with our body's endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a complex biological system that helps maintain homeostasis—the balance of our body's internal systems. The ECS includes receptors that respond to cannabinoids like CBD and THC, which are found naturally in cannabis plants as well as our own bodies. The two main types of receptors are CB1 and CB2 receptors. CBI receptors are mostly found in the brain and are associated with cognitive functions like memory, pain perception, and appetite; whereas CB2 receptors are mostly found in the immune system and are associated with inflammation and pain relief. When we ingest cannabinoids like CBD, they interact with these receptors to produce various physiological effects.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD AND THC?The Difference Between CBD and THC
CBD and THC are similar in many ways; they are both derived from cannabis plants, they interact with the body's endocannabinoid system, and they have many potential health benefits. However, there is one key difference between CBD and THC: psychoactivity. THC is the cannabinoid that gets users high, while CBD does not have any psychoactive effects
This difference is due to the fact that THC binds to the CBI receptors in the brain, while CBD does not. The CBI receptors are responsible for mediating cognitive function, pain perception,appetite, etc. When THC binds to these receptors, it alters their function and causes the psychoactive effects associated with marijuana use. CBD, on the other hand, does not bind to CBI receptors (or any receptors in the brain for that matter). This is why CBD cannot get you high.
With so many different types of CBD on the market, it can be hard to know which one is right for you. In this blog post, we'll break down the difference between broad spectrum CBD, full spectrum CBD, and CBD isolate so that you can make an informed decision about which type of CBD is right for your needs.
While CBD and THC have the same molecular structure, a slight difference in the way the atoms are arranged causes the biggest difference between CBD and THC, which is the psychoactive effect that they have on the body. In the U.S.:
- CBD is legally defined as having less than 0.3% THC and does not produce a high effect.
- THC comes from cannabis plants that test over 0.3% THC and does produce a high effect.
While CBD and THC can provide similar benefits, people may choose to take CBD because it doesn't have the high side effect.
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
The ECS is a complex physiologic network throughout the human body that helps establish and maintain overall health and wellness.
CB1 Receptors Target:
Short Term Memory
CB2 Receptors Target:
Central Nervous System
CB1 Receptors are primarily found in the brain and central nervous system, and to a lesser extent in the other tissues.
CB2 Receptors are mostly in the peripheral organs especially cells associated with the immune system.
Understanding The Difference
Full Spectrum CBD | <0.3% THC
Full spectrum CBD is a type of CBD that contains all of the cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, including CBD, THC, CBG, CBN. While full spectrum CBD products will provide the benefits of the entourage effect, they will also contain trace amounts of THC (less than 0.3%). If you don't mind trace amounts of THC in your product, full spectrum could be a good option for you. However, if you're drug tested for work or school, full spectrum products are not recommended as they may cause you to fail a drug test.
Includes All active hemp-derived cannabinoids
Broad Spectrum CBD | 0% THC
Broad spectrum CBD is a type of CBD that contains all of the cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, with the exception of THC. This means that broad spectrum CBD products will provide the benefits of the entourage effect (more on that below), without the psychoactive effects of THC. If you're looking for the benefits of CBD without any THC, broad spectrum could be a good option for you.
Includes Most active hemp-derived cannabinoids EXCEPT for THCThird party tested to ensure non-detectable levels of THC (less than .05%)
Isolate CBD | 0% THC
CBD isolate is a type of CBD that contains only cannabidiol and no other cannabinoids. This means that CBD isolate will not provide the benefits of the entourage effect. However, some people prefer to use only cannabidiol as it is the main compound in hemp that is known to have potential health benefits. If you're looking for @ product that contains only cannabidiol, then CBD isolate could be a good option for you.
Includes ONLY high purity hemp-derived CBD
CBN + Full Spectrum CBD | <0.3% THC
CBN oil is a proprietary full spectrum blend containing a 1:1 ratio of CBN to CBD, with < 0.3% THC, and other active minor cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. These compounds work together, typically referred to as the “Entourage Effect,” to multiply the health benefits. CBD, combined with CBN, can be used as an effective and natural sleep aid. In addition, a proprietary terpene blend that includes Chaga Mushroom extract is added to further improve your sleep, naturally.
Proprietary full spectrum blend containing a 1:3 ratio of CBD and CBN, with <0.3% THC
Benefits of CBD
CBD helps with pain after physical activity.**
CBD helps with mild or temporary anxiety.**
9 out of 10 CBD users sleep better with CBD.**
CBD can be used to reduce inflammation after physical activity.**