CBD from A to Z

 

Our Endocannabinoid System

The Endocannabinoid System connects to all of the body’s organs and other systems and helps to maintain homeostasis.  It has played a role in many disease states, regulatory functions, and also plays a role in our immune system.  It helps to decrease inflammation with chronic inflammatory conditions and also helps to regulate homeostasis in the gut related to anxiety, migraines, and more.  The ECS actually has its own receptors that interact directly with cannabinoids such as CBD and THC. Read More…

A Look Back

In the late 90’s , the ECS was discovered, and scientists began to understand its role in maintaining homeostasis and its relation to CBD.  Researchers have learned a lot about the relationship between phytocannabinoids and endocannabinoids and to understand the potential benefits that CBD has on our body system, you must first understand how the body’s Endocannabinoid System works.

The Pathophysiology

The ECS is made up of 3 parts; endocannabinoids, receptors, and enzymes.  The receptors consist of CB1 and CB2 receptors.  CB1 Receptors are found in our central nervous system and the brain.  The CNS (central nervous system) operates our core functioning consisting of: perception of pain, stress, memory, and motor functions, etc.  CB2 Receptors are found throughout our body organs and controls our immune, cardiovascular, and muscular systems, etc.  There is a synergistic role that endocannabinoids play in our bodies and they assist in regulating and maintaining total body balance.

CB1 & CB2 Receptors

Research has found that CBD does, in fact, bond with CB1 and CB2 receptors.  Not only that, but CBD alters and potentially improves the way that our receptors function in response to it.  Some studies have shown that if our body is lacking or has depleted endocannabinoids internally, it can lead to headaches, irritability, and even other health issues.  Since CBD is a cannabinoid that bonds to CB1 & CB2 receptors, one can understand its relation in providing a natural boost to our own ECS in those deficient areas.  There is so much more to study and learn about CBD’s benefits for overall health, balance and wellness.  We are so intrigued & excited to learn what discoveries lie ahead for CBD and other natural alternatives to health and wellness.  More importantly, we are so thankful to be taking part in it~

Stay Tuned

We will post articles, research, and everything you could ever want to know about this amazing compound in our blogs.  Please stay tuned and up to date on all of the latest news about CBD from A to Z~

CBD Fun Facts:

 

Today’s CBD Consumer Profile:

45% female   55% male

Average age group- 40’s

40%- college degree or higher

50%- are full time employed

56% of adults in U.S. do not understand the difference between CBD & THC

CBD is non-psychoactive

BDS Analytics “Will CBD Overtake THC? (Information & Statistics provided by bdsanalytics.com/ resources, Copyright 2019)

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Interesting Facts~

Industrialized hemp- is/was used for textile fiber, and even dates back to 8,000 BC.

E.C.S.

Endocannabinoid System- in the mid 1900’s we learned that we have our own Endocannabinoid system within our body.

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In the late 1990’s, we discovered that we have endocannabinoid receptors in every organ system of our bodies.

The Law

All 50 states have laws legalizing CBD with varying degrees of restriction. Always ensure that you check your individual state’s laws regarding CBD. The government’s position on CBD is confusing, and partly depends on whether or not CBD comes from hemp or marijuana.  The 2018 Farm Bill- Removed “Hemp” from the definition of “Marijuana” and therefore is no longer defined as a controlled substance under federal law.

Sources..

The American College of Apothecaries, Wellness + Nutrition Solutions, 2017

Cannabidiol (CBD)-what we know and what we don’t/ Posted Aug 24th, 2018/Updated Aug 27, 2019- Peter Grinspoon, MD, Contributing Editor/ Harvard Health Publishing- Harvard Medical School

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Fun Fact:

CBD is found in the Cannabis plant. It is a naturally occuring compound.

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Helpful Definitions

THC–  Tetrahydrocannabinol- the main compound found in the cannabis plant, has psychoactive components (feeling of being “high”).

PCR-  Phytocannabinoid-Rich- Whole plant extract containing all the beneficial elements of the plant.

Hemp Derived–  CBD that is derived from industrial hemp rather than being derived from cannabis.

Industrialized Hemp–  Containing less than 0.3% THC measured in dry weight, non-psychoactive component in it’s end product.

Endocannabinoid-  Substances or receptors that naturally occur in the body that act like cannabis.

Endocannabinoid System–  Made up of 3 parts (endocannabinoids, enzymes, receptors)  helps the body maintain homeostasis/balance regulation.

Broad Spectrum–  Includes numerous compounds from the cannabis plant but doesn’t contain THC in it’s end product due to extraction techniques.

MCT Oil–  Medium Chain Triglycerides- Often used as a carrier Oil.

Entourage Effect– A synergistic interaction amongst CBD, terpenes, flavonoids, & fatty acids naturally found in the cannabis plant MINUS the THC (in OUR products, that is).  We can not speak for other products on the market.

CBD Isolate–  Single molecule CBD ingredient. Will not have “entourage effect” as it doesn’t contain all of the other natural parts of the plant. (Some people prefer this type of CBD).

Full Spectrum- Full spectrum CBD oil contains all of the cannabinoids and other compounds found in cannabis, including THC. The legal limit of THC that can be present in a full spectrum oil is <0.3%. All of the cannabinoids work together as one for a full entourage effect. 

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