What is CBD?
CBD is one of the 104 cannabinoids (chemical compounds) found in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids are also produced naturally in the human body. They are part of the Endocannabinoid system and are responsible for homeostasis in the body. This system is vital for maintaining moods, stress or physical discomfort.
When CBD from hemp is used as a supplement it can help to boost wellbeing by balancing the Endocannabinoid system. There is more and more evidence being gathered suggesting its efficacy in dealing with ACNE, INFLAMMATION, STRESS, ANXIETY, SLEEP.
CBD is extracted from industrial hemp plants and added to a carrier oil. It can then used as a supplement by ingesting it orally, vaping or using externally on the body.
Where does CBD Oil Come From? CBD oil comes from the hemp plant.
Does CBD make you high? No it does not give you the mind altering “high.” The name cannabis is an umbrella/ family name of a variety of different species. Of which, Hemp and Marijuana are both members of this family. Marijuana is smoked or taken to give the mind altering high; it contains a chemical called THC. Hemp is used to make CBD and it contains an insignificant amount of THC so absolutely does not give the mind-altering psychoactive effects. Because of its link to the marijuana THC containing plant it has caused much confusion and been grouped in the same category.
What is hemp? Hemp has had a variety of uses for 1000s of years of which is only becoming more widespread and diverse. Hemp seeds are high in unsaturated fats. They can be eaten raw, used for cooking, beauty products, and milk. The fibres of the plant can also be used in the production of textiles. In the last few years, people are researching and responding to the health, wellness and medical benefits of the plant. In a lot of places hemp is illegal but with education and research, laws and opinions are changing.
How is CBD Oil Made? CBD oil can be extracted by putting the hemp plant under a variety of processes. CO2 extraction is widely the most acclaimed method.
What is The Entourage Effect? As well as CBD, the Hemp plant is also full of other cannabinoids. Some of these are CBG, CBN & CBC which when taken all work together. This is called the entourage effect. Terpenes are another one, found in herbs, trees and fruit it is what gives cannabis its distinctive smell. Vitamin A, C, E and B complex vitamins (niacin, riboflavin, and thiamine) and beta-carotene are also found in full spectrum CBD oil. Zinc, potassium, iron, calcium and phosphorus are minerals found. 20 amino acids, Omega 3 and omega 6 are also found. This is what we find in full spectrum CBD.
Many studies on the therapeutic effects of CBD have been performed and evidence is clear that CBD is effective and beneficial.
Additional research is constantly being done to build more and more solid arguments, to allow recognition of the multiple benefits of CBD by the medical profession.
CBD Studios do not offer or claim to have any medical cures or treat any illness