WHAT IS CBD?
CBD (Cannabidiol) is a natural compound extracted from the cannabis sativa plant used by people all over the world. The cannabis sativa plant has two forms; hemp and marijuana. Both forms contain CBD, but hemp contains a much higher dosage. The cannabis plant is made up of two main compounds; CBD and THC. CBD is the non-psychoactive portion of the plant (will not make you high). All of our premium CBD is hemp derived with 0% THC.
BENEFITS OF CBD
CBD affects the body by triggering the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS is a system of cannabinoid receptors that are located throughout the body. The ECS plays an important role in maintaining homeostasis, in which it directly affects mood, appetite, memory, sleep, and pain. There are two cannabinoid receptors; CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors have been found to play a role in memory processing, motor regulation, discomfort, mood, and sleep. CB2 receptors have been found to stimulate a response that fights inflammation, which may also reduce discomfort and minimize damage to tissues.
Cannabinoid receptors are located all throughout the skin. This gives CBD the capability to interact with these receptors to encourage homeostasis and healing. CBD topicals are applied locally to the troubled areas allowing for almost immediate absorption and focused effects. Topicals are great for use on a particular area of skin or underlying muscles and joints. Unlike other forms of CBD, topicals will not enter your bloodstream. Topical CBD products are not associated with any particular side effects.
The 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp as a CSA, meaning that hemp derived CBD products containing less than .3 percent of THC are no longer considered a controlled substance under federal law. This means that CBD is federally legal, but legality varies state to state. Each state handles the legality of hemp and CBD differently. Idaho, Iowa, and South Dakota, are the only states where CBD is entirely illegal. Some national drug stores now carry CBD products.