CBD, or cannabidiol, is derived from plants in the cannabis family. It is one of several cannabinoid compounds found in the cannabis family plants. There are two main species of plants in the cannabis family, hemp and marijuana. The primary difference between these two types of cannabis is the level of another cannabinoid compound, the psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Hemp contains very little THC compared to its more popular cousin, marijuana, as well as significantly more CBD.
Therefore, CBD products are generally derived from hemp and, by law, must contain no more than trace amounts of THC, in order to be sold in most states in the US. THC-containing CBD products can only be legally sold in dispensaries and are legal only in states that have chosen to legalize the use of marijuana.
CBD is non-psychoactive, so you will not get high or intoxicated in any way by taking it. CBD can be used internally or topically, with many people finding the combination most effective.
We use organically grown, whole-plant hemp extract in our formulas, purified to remove even those traces of THC found in hemp. This ensures a potent, yet gentle, formula. The color of our product is amber, exhibiting the color of the whole plant extract we use, somewhat like the first pressing of olives for EVOO olive oil.
CBD works with our own endo-cannabinoid system to elevate the levels of endocannabinoids at work in our body. This helps maintain our body's natural internal homeostasis. Found throughout the body, endo-cannabinoid receptors help regulate the reproductive, digestive, nervous and immune systems, and help fight inflammation, beneficially impact cellular mitochondrial function, support your metabolism and help regulate neurotransmitter function.
CBD can be a safe and effective adjunct to any age or stage of life. Picking which product is right for you involves deciding if you want a topical or an ingestible form. Both will help, so it becomes a matter of taste and preference.
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