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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…
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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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.
The American College of Apothecaries, Wellness + Nutrition Solutions, 2017Cannabidiol (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
Did You know?
CBD is found in the Cannabis plant. It is a naturally occuring compound.
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.