What is CBD?

Cannabidiol  (CBD) is a key component of Cannabis sativa L. that accounts for many of the plant’s natural health benefits. It is the second most prominent phytocannabinoid in the Cannabis sativa L. plant. CBD is a pleiotropic component meaning it produces many effects through multiple molecular pathways. CBD acts through various receptor-independent channels, and by binding with a number of non-cannabinoid receptors and ion channels, to exert its therapeutic effects.

Phytocannabinoids are plant derived compounds that are capable of either directly interacting with cannabinoid receptors, sharing chemical similarities with cannabinoids that allow them to interact with components of the endocannabinoid system, or both.

Key Definitions

Endocannabinoid

  • It was first discovered while trying to understand the effects of cannabis. It was named the endocannabinoid system for that reason. 
  • ECS is a molecular signaling system that manages our biological functions
  • It’s the body’s SUPERCOMPUTER!
  • Regulates almost every system in the body to balanced – “homeostasis”

“The ECS is the internet of our body. Our cells are the individual computers talking to each other.”

 

Full Spectrum Hemp

Also known as whole plant is to maintain all of the cannabinoids including THC, CBG, CBN, CBDA, etc. While also trying to maintain the terpene and flavonoid profile. 

 

Isolate

isolation of just the CBD, no other cannabinoids

 

Broad Spectrum Hemp

Isolation of THC out while trying to maintain the other phytocannabinoids