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CBD and Cannabinoids
CBD (Cannabidiol), is one of the non-intoxicating compounds found in the Cannabis family of plants. It is one of many cannabinoids, which are compounds found in Cannabis that have unique therapeutic properties. There over 100 different cannabinoids that are known to us at this time. Other cannabinoids include THC, CBN, and CBG. THC can be intoxicating at higher levels.
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
Cannabinoids nourish our Endocannabinoid System which is the part of our nervous system that regulates how our bodies respond to pain, inflammation, stress, anxiety, sleep, memory, appetite, fertility, addictive behaviors, and so many other things. All mammals have an Endocannabinoid System which is why it is effective in humans and pets. The ECS is made up of receptors that are located throughout us that interact with endocannabinoids produced by our own bodies and phytocannabinoids found in plants.
Cannabis: Hemp vs Marijuana
Hemp and Marijuana are both Cannabis. Hemp is rich in CBD and has trace amounts of the other cannabinoids including THC up to 0.3% which is the legal limit. Marijuana has higher amounts of THC and smaller amounts of CBD.
Terpenes are compounds found in plants that contribute to the smell and taste of a plant but also have their own unique therapeutic properties separate from cannabinoids. Hemp and Marijuana both have terpenes and cannabinoids that contribute to their therapeutic value.
Full Spectrum/Broad Spectrum versus CBD Isolate
Full Spectrum CBD products not only contain CBD but also contain trace amounts of the other cannabinoids present including THC up to 0.3% which is the legal limit. That small amount of THC is not enough to be intoxicating but can provide additional pain relief and helps our bodies absorb the other cannabinoids. The “Entourage Effect” refers to these cannabinoids working together to provide the maximum therapeutic benefit. Broad Spectrum CBD products have all the cannabinoids present except THC which is refined out. CBD Isolate products only contain CBD and are ideal for those that get drug tested or if you just don’t want any THC.