CBD is the abbreviation for cannabidiol. It is a natural cannabinoid compound extracted from the cannabis Sativa plant that provides therapeutic benefits. It is a non-intoxicating cannabis compound, unlike its more famous intoxicating counterpart, THC.
Cannabis sativa plants can be divided into two main types: Marijuana and Hemp. The dividing principle is essentially whether or not the plant can get you high. Marijuana contains high levels of THC, up to 30 percent; hemp contains less than 0.3 percent THC.
CBD also occurs in both types of cannabis. Marijuana plants have been bred for yielding THC so the levels of CBD can range from 0 percent to around 5 percent to 6 percent. Our hemp plants have been bred to contain a tiny amount of THC (less than 0.3 percent) and an abundance of CBD, between 12 percent and 20 percent.
When CBD is infused in oil it helps with stability, dosing, and bioavailability. Although you could correctly call it “cannabis oil,” this might confuse it with intoxicating cannabis oils containing high levels of THC.
CBD can be used situationally and it has no withdrawal potential. We do recommend incorporating CBD into your daily routine to achieve the best results.
CBD Health Benefits
CBD is safe, natural, and offers an enormous range of health benefits. It is non-intoxicating, so there are no concerns that are attributed to alcohol, narcotics, or other intoxicants. We find that once people understand that CBD is not marijuana, they are much more relaxed about taking it.
Prior to cannabis being prohibited, there were over 100 recognized medical uses; even Queen Victoria of England used cannabis tinctures to help with stomach cramps. CBD has been hidden from us, and we are here to bring it back in the purest way possible.
CBD has a superior safety profile in comparison to many other medications and poses no risk of overdose or dependency. Its anti-inflammatory properties are comparable to 800mg ibuprofen, but without the gut damage that can occur over prolonged use. Our farmer Joe, in Colorado, is on a personal mission to educate as many people as possible off painkillers and onto CBD.
CBD is a powerful anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory agent. It also acts as a homeostatic regulator — it organizes the flow of endocannabinoids around your body. It is a stimulator of our serotonin and dopamine receptors, and it affects GABA receptors in our body, increasing its calming effect. In addition, CBD has almost no direct effect on cardiovascular function in healthy individuals, while THC does. Over 140 clinical trials and a mountain of anecdotal accounts from patients and physicians highlight CBD’s potential as a treatment for a wide range of conditions, including:
- Autoimmune diseases (inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis)
- Neurological conditions (Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Huntington’s chorea, stroke, traumatic brain injury)
- Metabolic syndrome (diabetes, obesity)
- Neuropsychiatric illness (autism, ADHD, PTSD, alcoholism)
- Gut disorders (colitis, Crohn’s)
- Cardiovascular dysfunction (atherosclerosis, arrhythmia)
- Skin disease (acne, dermatitis, psoriasis)
Cannabinoid and terpene anti-cancer properties are being investigated at several academic research centers in the U.S. and globally with extremely promising results.
Please note, CBD may have very minor side effects and only if taken in very large doses. In these situations, you may have an upset stomach or feel tired.