1. What is CBD?
CBD (short for Cannabidiol) is one of the most studied cannabinoids, second only to THC. Being non-psychoactive, CBD provides numerous health benefits without THC’s intoxicating effects. CBD can help promote a restful nights sleep, reduce pain, support normal neurological function, improves mood, combats stress, supports normal cartilage and joint function, relieves occasional nausea, enhances relaxation, support the immune system and more.
Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, naturally occurs within these tiny hair like structures known as trichomes that grow on hemp and cannabis. Cannabidiol exists in two states, CBD and CBD-a. Both are being studied to discover their individual effects on the body. CBD-a, which grows directly on hemp and cannabis, shows a great potential for different types of treatment. However, its effects haven’t been researched as extensively as CBD. When CBD-a is heated to 248°F, it loses its acid chain in a process called decarboxylation (also referred to as “activation”) and becomes CBD. All of our products go through this process.
CBD has been well studied and has a more pronounced effect than CBD-a due to more efficiently binding to the body’s Cannabidiol receptors.
An organic product, CBD is a safer, natural alternative to synthetic options with little to no side effects. In hemp’s multi-thousand-year history, there has never been a recorded fatality. While CBD has been shown to be non-toxic even at extreme doses, you should consult your doctor if you have question, concerns or experience any adverse side effects
2. What is the Endocannabinoid System?
The Endocannabinoid System is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors that have been recently found throughout the body. The endocannabinoid receptors that make up the Endocannibinoid System are located in our Central Nervous System, Peripheral Nervous System, and Immune System. Our Central Nervous System includes our brain and spinal cord, while the Peripheral Nervous System acts as a communication network linking our body to our Central Nervous System.
Scientists have found that our brains actually contain the heaviest concentration of cannabinoid receptors, however there’s no shortage of them in our organs, tissues, glands, and more. Due to the saturation of Endocannibinoid receptors throughout our body is part of the reason why CBD has so many uses and is so effective in the human body.
3. Is CBD (Cannabidiol) legal?
Because CBD is non-psychoactive, it is treated differently than other products that contain detectable levels of the psychoactive cannabinoid, THC.
In addition, the FDA recently approved Epidiolex – an oral-mucosal spray produced by GW Pharmaceuticals with CBD as its active ingredient – for use in the treatment of intractable seizure disorders. This THC-free product set a new precedent for the medical value of CBD.
In 2014, President Obama signed the Farm Bill of 2014 into law. This law contained a section that removed hemp from Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act. It also created a legal structure that made cultivation and research of hemp legal I n states that wanted to initiate “Pilot Research Programs” into the cultivation and marketing of hemp and hemp-derived products.
While Soothe Elements complies with the Farm Bill of 2014 and all other federal regulations, laws in some states are ever-changing.
4. Is CBD Psychoactive?
CBD does not induce the mind-altering “high” that is often sought out amongst cannabis consumers. The compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is actually the substance that causes the mind-altering effects. THC directly engages cannabinoid receptors, causing a near immediate psychoactive high. It is for this reason that CBD is not considered psychoactive. However, the compound does have an effect on the brain and your mood. Both THC and CBD react with the brain in different ways. THC binds directly to your cannabinoid receptors. These receptors were named after the active compounds in cannabis, called cannabinoids. Both THC and CBD are cannabinoids. CBD engages a different location on these receptors) (like a hidden shelf). While CBD does not produce a stand-apart psychoactive experience by linking with this location, the molecule does alter the effects of other compounds that try to connect to the same spot.
5. CBD Benefits
CBD has been shown to promote
- healthy sleep
- relieve occasional joint pain
- relieve pain associated with muscle soreness
- reduce athletic recovery time down
- enhance a relaxed state of mind
- improve mood
- reduce daily stress
- alleviate occasional nausea
- boost immune system health
- help with pms cramping
- reduce inflammation
- helps prevent cancer cells from growing
- can help reduce acne
6. Why CBD?
Hemp extract for healing body and mind. In a long battle to prove the health benefits of CBD, the medical community has finally taken note. For too long the stigma against CBD involved stereotypes of marijuana for recreational purposes. However, without the psychoactive effects that thc has, CBD has risen in the ranks as a multi-faceted and completely natural approach to managing and reducing interconnected symptoms
Science cannot deny the mind-body connection. CBD symptomatically treats addictions, anxiety, sleep disorders, and other mental imbalances, thereby promoting healing in the body. When the mind is right, the body is right.
7. How CBD works?
CBD is a potent natural medicine. The substances that play a role in reducing inflammation are the same ones that activate CB2 receptors, which are responsible for the immune system. CBD also activates the body to use its own cannabinoids. Inflammation is now recognized as a primary cause of illness and auto immune disorders.
Nano-CBD VS. Liposomal CBD
8. HOW CBD WORKS TOPICALLY
Hemp oil is completely non-comogodenic, meaning it will not clog pores.
It is also anti-bacterial, meaning it will not trigger infections. And it is anti- inflammatory, meaning it will calm skin swelling and irritations naturally.
It is an analgesic and therefore has been shown to reduce pain. Hemp oil is rich in omega 3, 6, and 9, showing it to be a nutrient-dense treatment, promoting skin reparations. The high omega’s also help support scalp health and hair growth and is often cited in hair-growth serums.
Hemp oil has demonstrated undeniable healing impact when applied topically. Some cancer patients or those suffering from tumors have claimed that cbd reduces or eliminates tumors.
CBD is now promoted as an affective acne treatment, psoriasis, eczema, cuts, scrapes, scars, swelling, arthritis pain, injuries, and more. Every person is different so the results will vary on a case-by-case basis.
Not only is CBD shown to greatly reduce inflammation, it has also shown results as an anti-psychotic, anti-convulsant, anti-oxidant, and immunomodulatory.