You’re curious about how to incorporate CBD 101 into your wellness routine but have some questions. Let’s cut to the chase: there’s a lot of fear-based language in the mainstream about cannabis AND a lot of confusion about what is out there and what works.
Cannabis existed outside of the mainstream narrative for quite some time. And now, we’re writing the new narrative: normalization.
We scoured the latest research and answered some of your most important questions. As the science evolves, we’ll keep you updated on the facts and give you the tools to make the best choices for yourself and your family.
We want you to feel good about your wellness purchases, and that’s why we’e loading you up on research and data.
What is CBD?
There are more than 60 organic compounds (cannabinoids) found in cannabis, the primary being THC (psychoactive) and CBD (non-psychoactive). There are also numerous other cannabinoids as well as terpenes (aromatics) which we dive into more later.
How does CBD work?
The endocannabinoid system in our bodies acts as a modulator. This system is made up of thousands of receptors primarily in the central nervous system and the brain. CBD specifically interacts with the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the body regulating a number of systems and processes. The endocannabinoid system plays a role in depression, stress, and diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, neuropathic pain, and the childhood seizure disorders.
Will it make me high?
Short answer: NO. Long answer: The amount of THC (the psychoactive component of cannabis) in hemp is less than .3%.
Will I test positive?
Every body retains and carries chemicals differently. When considering regular use of full-spectrum CBD, please consult with your primary care physician about the possibility of positive drug tests. Trace amounts of THC can build up in the blood stream over time.
So what is full spectrum CBD?
We specifically chose to work only with full-spectrum CBD because it provides whole-plant benefits. Trace amounts of THC (less than 0.3%) enhance CBD’s effectiveness. Full-spectrum extraction preserves all of the amazing organic compounds found in hemp. In addition to CBD, all of the other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavenoids (anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-cancer, and anti-allergic compounds) are preserved for maximum efficacy. Here’s some more science for you if you’re curious.
Am I going to become addicted?
NO! According to a recent study by the World Health Organization “…human experimental research indicates that CBD is not associated with abuse potential.”
Is full spectrum CBD extract the same as hempseed oil?
No. While both come from hemp, they contain completely different compounds.
Hempseed oil, often called hemp oil, comes from the seeds of the hemp plant. Rich in protein, vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids, hempseed oil contains the “perfect” 3:1 ratio of omega-3:omega-6 fatty acids. Hempseed oil does not contain CBD, THC, or any of the minor cannabinoids or terpenes.
Oil extracted from the flower of the hemp plant contains CBD and other minor cannabinoids as well as terpenes (the volatile aromatic compounds that give the plant its distinctive smell.) These compounds interact synergistically in our bodies and enhance the benefits. We refer to this interaction as the “entourage effect.”