CBD for Pain

CBD

Misconceptions due to its Psychoactive Cousin

 

CBD oil is an all-natural substance  that is comes from the  hemp plant. You may want to  try CBD oil due to its many healing benefits. If so, the first question you may have is: Does CBD get you high? It’s a great question when you'd like the benefits of CBD but don't want the psychoactive effects (high).

With  the vast and growing amount of research being done on CBD, we are able  to understand how it reacts with the body. We also have the ability to isolate  the CBD to get maximum results with minimal side effects.

The  misconception that CBD gets you high is mostly due to it's relation  to THC. CBD oil does not contain the psychoactive properties of THC and  DOES NOT GET YOU HIGH. 

Hemp Terms

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Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

 Series of receptors that interact with phytocannabinoids and endocannabinoids to maintain homeostatic functions. 

Endocannabinoids

Natural chemical compounds, similar to phytocannabinoids, that are produced by our own bodies. 

Phytocannabinoids

Natural chemical compounds found in hemp extract that have been studied for various potential effects. 

Hemp Extract

Oil extracted from hemp’s aerial plant parts, containing a natural blend of phytocannabinoids. 

Hemp Oil

Hemp oil is used interchangeably with hemp extract, but be cautious:  some companies use this term when they really mean hemp seed oil. 

Hemp Seed Oil

Oil extracted from hemp seeds (nutritious, but doesn’t contain the highly beneficial phytocannabinoids). 

FAQs - Learn about CBD

Properly sourced hemp oil can be sold in all 50 U.S. states

 If sourced properly, hemp oil extract is legal to sell and purchase in  all 50 states. Again, to be considered hemp, the cannabis plant must  have less than 0.3% THC 

Does Hemp Extract or CBD get you high?

Absolutely not. In order to be legally considered hemp, the hemp plant  must contain less than 0.3% THC. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the  psychoactive chemical compound found in cannabis. The 0.3% amount of THC  is negligible and cannot produce a high. In fact, CBD is known to reduce the psychoactive properties of THC. 

Hemp extract is not what you see at grocery store

Beware of claims!

 You can buy hemp seeds and hemp seed oil in stores, but it is not the  same as hemp oil extract. Oil extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant  is extremely nutritious but does not contain phytocannabinoids, which  are a part of a diverse class of chemical compounds. Hemp oil extract  contains many phytocannabinoids including cannabidiol (CBD), which is  being studied extensively for its beneficial properties. Hemp seed oil  does not contain CBD 

Endocannabinoids and the ECS

 

We’ve  mentioned phytocannabinoids (cannabinoids derived from plants), but did  you know that our body naturally produces cannabinoids?  Endocannabinoids (cannabinoids produced by the body) support our  endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is composed of a series of  receptors located throughout the body. These receptors are labeled CB1  and CB2.

The ECS helps  regulate various biological processes, including homeostatic functions.  Phytocannabinoids are very similar to endocannabinoids and it has been  discovered that they also interact with the CB1 and CB2 receptors. With  this discovery, it has been acknowledged that phytocannabinoids are an  all-natural way to support the ECS and are in our cbd gum.