What is CBD?
The relationship between Cannabinoids and Humans
Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is a non-psychoactive phytocannabinoid. Phytocannabinoids are chemical compounds found in the hemp plant. There are over 80 different phytocannabinoids; cannabidiol is one of them.
The US Department of Health & Human Services has patented (#6630507) a diverse group of plant chemicals, phytocannabinoids, as “neuroprotectants.”
Research shows significant potential for phytocannabinoids to be a valuable contributor to health & wellness. Hemp contains other beneficial phytocannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol, tetrahydrocannabivarin, cannabigerol, cannabichromene, and cannabinol.
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a collection of cell receptors within a mammal’s body. Scientists discovered this system in the 1990s.
Phytocannabinoids work with the mammalian Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which is a vast and vital receptor system essential for maintaining homeostasis, or health. This receptor system exists in the immune system, the central nervous system, and within many organs. The ECS accepts our bodies’ own endocannabinoids as well as the phytocannabinoids found in hemp.
The ECS is designed to repair damaged cells and provide a state of internal stability necessary for survival, despite fluctuations in our external environment.
A human’s endocannabinoid system affects many regions of the body, including functions of the immune system, the central nervous system (including the brain), organs, connective tissue, and glands.
The ECS assists in various biological tasks, including appetite, analgesia, energy & balance, immune function, memory, metabolism, sleep, stress response, thermoregulation, and the function of the autonomic nervous system.
A phytocannabinoid is a compound that fits into a phytocannabinoid receptor. Hemp produces over 80 different cannabinoids that work synergistically with a mammal’s endocannabinoid system.
We offer whole-plant extracts that include a range of beneficial compounds found in hemp, including phytocannabinoids and other phyto-compounds (such as terpenes and flavonoids) that work together to heighten health benefits, otherwise known in science as the Entourage Effect.
When our bodies are deficient in endocannabinoids, natural phyto-cannabinoids can be introduced to stimulate activity in the ECS’s major receptors, CB1 and CB2. The effects are systemic and maintain proper balance, allowing for a self-regulated immune response to a variety of ailments.