What is CBD?
CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive chemical compound and a powerful plant extract that naturally occurs in hemp. Its properties impart a feeling of relaxation and calm and has been used for wellness for thousands of years. CBD (Cannabidiol) is a phytocannabinoid which was discovered in 1940. CBD is one of at least 113 cannabinoids extracted from a proprietary strain of the hemp plant. Our CBD is derived from a specific strain of the hemp plant. It is one of many cannabinoids in hemp that has a variety of effects on our body’s Endocannabinoid System. We have receptors and compounds in our bodies that interact with the compounds that naturally occur in hemp.
Many leading doctors, scientists and experts in the field believe that combining CBD with other naturally occurring cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids found in this special strain of hemp may offer a range of measurable health benefits never seen before in the food or dietary supplement industries.
The way CBD works is our body has an Endocannabinoid System which regulates our body’s systems to maintain homeostasis – such as body temperature, blood sugar levels, pH levels, water and minerals, and metabolic waste. The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a series of receptors in the body, CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors, which interact with cannabinoids such as CBD (Cannabidiol) to maintain the balance of core functions in the body such as reducing inflammation, managing stress levels, regulating body temperature; and regulates a variety of biological processes such as relaxation, feeding, sleep, certain inflammatory reactions and even cognitive function.
CB1 receptors are concentrated in the brain and the central nervous system, a system in the body that maintains core functions such as motor activity, pain perception, stress response and memory. CB2 receptors are widely distributed throughout the peripheral organs in the body, serving as core components in the immune system, muscular system, and cardiovascular system.
Endocannabinoids connect with the CB1 and CB2 receptors, called cannabinoid receptors, on the surface of cells. There are two main receptors, CB1 and CB2. Studies show CBD (Cannabidiol) strengthens and improves the efficacy of mitochondria, the power source for every cell in your body.
Studies on the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) have shown that apart from being the regulator of homeostasis, the Endocannabinoid System is also responsible for repairing damaged cells and targets damaged cells without affecting normal cells, acting as a biological defense system. In short, your Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is responsible for the optimal function of your body.
CBD (Cannabidiol) fits like a lock and key into our existing human CB1 and CB2 receptors. Our Broad Spectrum CBD connects with receptors and imparts its benefits onto these CB1 and CB2 receptors, which are part of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) that impact physiological processes affecting pain modulation, memory, appetite, anti-inflammatory effects and other immune system responses.