So what exactly is CBD

What is CBD

So what exactly is CBD

What is CBD?

This is the most common question I get when I’m speaking about CBD, “What is CBD?” Here is a brief snapshot of what CBD actually is. We cannot make medical claims, but we can tell you there have been and are currently dozens, if not hundreds of studies concerning CBD’s efficacy and potential medical applications. I encourage you all to Google “EndoCannabinoid System” when you have some down time. It will explain in greater detail how CBD and other cannabinoids work in conjunction with our bodies.

  • CBD is a naturally occurring, plant-based cannabinoid or phyto-cannabinoid, that interacts with your own body’s Endo-Cannabinoid System
  • CBD is just one of 100+ active compounds (cannabinoids, terpenoids, flavonoids, etc.) found in the hemp plant
  • CBD is a benign chemical compound that is not high-inducing and will not make you fail a drug test in its pure isolate form
  • CBD is being studied in clinical trials for a plethora of physical and mental maladies

 

“In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential… To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”

–  WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

 

CBD Oil VS. HEMP Oil

CBD Oilis extracted from the flowersof the female hemp plants. The main extraction methods for CBD oil are Super Critical CO2 and Sub-zero cold ethanol. CBD oil is usually blended with a carrier oil like coconut oil to enhance palatability and to target specific potency formulations.

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Hemp Oilis extracted from theseedsof the pollinated hemp plants. Hemp oil on its own contains no cannabinoids, but is highly sought after for its impressive nutrition profile. Hemp seeds are a complete protein and the seed oil also has many industrial applications as well.

 

What’s the Difference Between Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum and Isolate Products?

Full Spectrum CBD products contain all of the major and minor phyto-cannabinoids found naturally in the plant, including trace amounts of THC, legally less than 0.3%.

Broad Spectrum CBD products usually are the same as Full Spectrum products, but the THC has been removed. Other minor phyto-cannabinoids should be present, as well as the terpenes, flavonoids, and chlorophyll.

Isolate CBD products are further refined to expel all of the other cannabinoids leaving a 99.9% pure CBD crystalline powder.

 

This was a quick and dirty look at what CBD is and the various forms of CBD on the market. If you have any questions regarding pricing, availability, or just CBD in general please email christian@naturalpathbotanicals.com Thanks!