Understanding Cannabidiol (CBD):
Cannabidiol, known as CBD, is just one of over 85 active cannabinoids that have been identified in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids are a class of chemical compounds that react with our cannabinoid receptors.
CBD occurs naturally in high quantities in the cannabis and is found in the seeds, stalks, and flowers. CBD is extracted easily from cannabis due to its prevalence in the plant.
What type of cannabis plant is CBD extracted from?
CBD is isolated from the cannabis plant. When referring to cannabis, we are referring to both hemp and marijuana plant. There is a number of differences between these two plants. However, they are both strains of the cannabis plant but have different uses and subsequently different extraction processes needed for extraction.
Marijuana is cultivated for its psychoactive properties; its main psychoactive element comes in the form of THC. Hemp is grown for more industrial purposes such as for food and textiles. They require different growing conditions and have different parental genetics.
The major difference between hemp and marijuana is the THC levels. CBD can be extracted in the form of an oil from industrial hemp and marijuana; the first is legal while the latter is not. To be considered hemp, EU regulations state, the plant must contain less than 0.3 percent THC. This is a trace amount that does not have psychoactive effects.
Effects of Cannabidiol
Cannabidiol (CBD) is non-psychoactive. As mentioned previously, CBD extracted from hemp contains less than 0.3 percent THC, which is a trace amount. In fact, CBD has been shown to counteract the effects of THC.
CBD interacts with the cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2. CBD does not react directly with these receptors, rather it inhibits others from activating with it. This includes THC. For that reason, you do not get high with CBD.
The benefits of cannabidiol are being studied thoroughly. As of now, we know that CBD works positively with our endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for keeping our body’s internal environment stable. Cannabidiol reacts with the cannabinoid receptors to maintain that balance. Since we cannot make any medical claims, we encourage you to research the effects of cannabidiol further.
How is CBD Extracted?
Hemp oil must be extracted properly in order to receive the benefits of CBD. Cannabidiol can be extracted in a number of ways, but what is most important is the quality of extraction.
We receive cannabis oil that is extracted from hemp using a CO2 extraction method. In this method, carbon dioxide is exposed to high pressure and low temperature. Although complicated, this is the safest and cleanest method to gain a full profile cannabis oil. We also provide products with CBD isolate, which is cannabidiol in its purest form (99% CBD). To produce this extract, CBD is isolate from non-GMO hemp using supercritical CO2, then refined to strip out any additional cannabinoids, terpenes, and plant components found in the cannabis plant.
Our Products with Cannabidiol
Cannabidiol comes a variety of products that contain CBD, in both full profile cannabis oil or isolate form. Whether you’d like to take CBD in the form of a e-liquid, tincture, capsule, crystal or edible supplement we have a wide range of CBD options with different potency to suit your needs. All of our CBD e-liquid products are hand selected for their quality and effectiveness. Visit us online/in-store to see for yourself.
This information is for personal reference only and its validity is left to the reader’s discretion. As always we encourage you to do your research before you use CBD. We are not medical professionals and do not intend to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions. If you have any specific questions regards to your health, it is best to consult your doctor.