Curious about CBD?
CBD is a cannabinoid derived from the hemp plant, which contains only trace amounts of THC (less that .3%), so it won't produce any intoxicating effects. It can be taken orally, applied topically, or inhaled. Our CBD is tested for purity and potency, so you can trust that you're getting the best quality available. Take a look below to learn more about the benefits and nature of CBD!
Benefits of CBD
Cannabinoids & the Endocannabinoid Sysytem
The endocannabinoid system is molecular system in the human body responsible for controlling homeostasis. This includes regulating brain function, immunity, endocrine function, and the central nervous system (4). Endocannabinoids are naturally occurring lipid-based neurotransmitters which are produced in the human body. These neurotransmitters act as chemical messengers in the body that send signals between nerve cells. Cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds found in the cannabis plant. Of over 480 different compounds present in the plant, only around 66 are termed cannabinoids (5). The cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant interact with the endocannabinoid system by interacting with the cannabinoid receptors throughout the human body. They act as modulators for processes such as pain sensation and appetite, as well as other physical and cognitive processes. The most commonly known cannabinoids are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). An ancient, yet newly popular cannabinoid we specialize in is CBG (cannabigerol), which is considered the "mother of all cannabinoids" as it is where all other cannabinoids, such as CBD and THC, come from or originate.
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