What is CBD

Derived from the stalk and seed of cannabis (hemp) plants, cannabidiol (CBD) oil is a natural botanical concentrate that is high in the compound CBD. … CBD hemp oil is extracted from the cannabis varieties that are naturally abundant in CBD, and low in THC (BUT ours are THC FREE!).

CBD is an acronym for cannabidiol which is one of the major cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant.

CBD works in the body by activating receptors in the brain and nervous system – the endocannabinoid system (ECS). It affects different receptors to THC and affects many receptors which are responsible for the regulation of many parts of the body’s systems

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors found in the brain of mammals. It is present throughout the CNS and peripheral nervous system. The ECS is composed of neuromodulator lipids and many endocannabinoid receptors which regulate many mechanisms within the body. The Endocannabinoid system receptors are specifically receptive to cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant

Endocannabinoid receptors regulate many bodily functions including:

  • Appetite
  • Digestion
  • Immune function
  • Memory
  • Mood
  • Motor control
  • Pain
  • Pleasure and reward
  • Reproduction and fertility
  • Sleep
  • Temperature regulation

CBD oil is produced from the whole plant – Leaves, stalks, flowers and seeds. Some CBD oils sold are Hemp oil is produced from hemp seeds only. Hemp extract is made from the whole plant

CBD side effects are almost negligible. They are certainly nowhere near the often-scary side-effects lists that are seen in many FDA approved pharmaceutical products! Perhaps a little stomach discomfort for those on high doses and some very low-level sedative effects. In a similar way that using a drop of Lavender oil on your skin might relaxes you. CBD produces no psychoactive effect so there is no ‘high’ or concern about your ability to function normally.

** excerpted from Projectcbd.org

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