What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of at least 113 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. CBD does not appear to have any intoxicating effects such as those caused by tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and it may have a downregulating impact on disordered thinking and anxiety.
How does CBD affect the body?
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located in the mammalian brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems, consisting of neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors. Known as “the body’s own cannabinoid system”,the ECS is involved in a variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory, and in mediating the psychoactive effects of cannabis.The ECS is also involved in voluntary exercise and may be related to the evolution of the runner’s high in human beings and related aspects of motivation or reward for locomotor activity in other animals.
What is ECS Deficiency?
Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndrome (CEDS) is an umbrella term for a group of illnesses, including fibromyalgia, migraine and irritable bowel syndrome. Subsequent research has confirmed that underlying endocannabinoid deficiencies indeed play a role in migraine, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and a growing list of other medical conditions. Clinical experience is bearing this out. Further research and especially, clinical trials will further demonstrate the usefulness of medical cannabis. As legal barriers fall and scientific bias fades this will become more apparent.
What can CBD do for me?
Everyone is different, so results vary from person to person. Research shows that CBD benefits include acting as an anti-inflammatory, anti-pain, anticonvulsant, antioxidant, antiemetic, anxiolytic and antipsychotic agent, and is therefore a potential medicine for the treatment of neuro-inflammation, epilepsy, oxidative injury, vomiting and nausea, anxiety and schizophrenia. CBD is being used in many ways including: treating cancer, epilepsy, anxiety and depression, pain and inflammation, arthritis, Parkinson’s, PTSD, and much more. A quick google search will bring up a host of articles and journals that make claims about how CBD can help heal the human body.
In compliance with FDA rules, we make no such claims. We simply suggest you try it and decide for yourself. The one thing to remember when doing your research is, dosage matters! Some companies claim such things as “Super high dose CBD, 25mg.” Extremely few offer doses to match our standard dose of CBD, and most charge a premium. Our standard half ounce containers contain 300 mg CBD. We personally, use CBD almost daily for pain relief and muscle stiffness.
Due to FDA restrictions, we can’t make any claims as to potential benefits, but you are welcome to do your own research and would suggest starting with the following sites:
Will it show up in drug tests?
All of our on-line research says no. But being the skeptics we are, we conducted our own experiment. We made a double strength (600 mg CBD) batch of therapeutic ointment and got an incredible massage, then went and got tested for THC. The test came up negative.
What will it do for me?
Everybody is different so of course results vary. Just like taking any other medication or product everybody has their own tolerances. Due to this we simply say, try it and find out how our products can benefit you. Alexander Cyrus, one of the owners, uses the Natural Hemp Salve daily to reduce the effects of surgical arthritis in his ankle.
What are the differences between CBD and THC?
THC, CBD, and Terpenes are the three primary compounds found in a cannabis plant. THC has psychoactive properties and can make you high, CBD supplements the body’s natural endocannabinoid system to help with healing, and Terpenes are often used for aromas and flavorings as well as having their own set of medicinal uses. By definition, Marijuana has more than .3% THC and Hemp has less than .3% THC. Our industrial hemp has ultra-low levels of THC.