CBD 101: The Basics

CBD stands for Cannabidiol and is primarily found in the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant. CBD is one of many powerful cannabinoids found in hemp that supports the health and wellbeing of the body and mind in a variety of ways.**

 

Here are some basic concepts every informed CBD consumer should know.

 CBD vs. THC- While CBD & THC can both active components in the Cannabis Sativa plant (also known as marijuana or hemp), the term “hemp” refers to the plant with =/<.03 THC. While CBD & THC are among over 80 chemicals known as cannabinoids produced by the plant, CBD by itself it does not create a “high” in most users. According to the World Health Organization, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential.

The Endocannabinoid System or ECS

The ECS makes up a vast network of chemical receptors and neurotransmitters throughout the human body. They essentially act as “hall monitors” within the body and regulates activities in our systems in a sophisticated feedback loop. Our ECS regulates daily activities such as appetite and metabolism to sleep and memory.  The CBD receptors and our products work in tandem with our Endo cannabinoid system to create balance and well-being whenever we need it.

Growing Interest & Research 

Today CBD is being rediscovered as a beneficial herb and is now the subject of much national and international research. As of the publication of this blog in late 2021, a pub med search of CBD returns over 18,000 results of studies and articles in the public government database.

Full Spectrum : The full spectrum aspect of CBD usually refers to the “entourage effect“ that the is provided by the combination of the more than 80 components that make up the cannabinol plant which some feel provides superior health benefits over an isolate or distillate which separates and isolates specific cannabinoids through a variety of different extraction processes. Full spectrum maintains the components and isolate or distillation breaks the components down and emphasizes the use of one pre more components over the other. This is a process by which some companies completely remove all THC, or will specifically isolate CBG or CBN to enhance certain qualities of those compounds.

To learn more about a specific application for CBD and to advocate for your health with your own physician or to support a loved one contact our friends at the Realm of Caring and tell them 40 Acre sent you. They have experienced and informed staff and are an amazing source for scientific based knowledge about cannabis and we appreciate their contribution to our community.

 

 

 

**These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease, and is not intended to replace medical advice.