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What is CBD Oil?

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CBD Oil Is...

CBD is an abbreviation for Cannabidiol. CBD is a phytonutrient found in cannabis. There has been much research done on the nutrients contained in CBD and the benefits on humans health and even in the health of your pets! CBD is non psychoactive, which means it doesn’t get you “high”.

There are three types of Cannabinoids:

  1. Phytocannabinoids
  2. Endocannabinoids
  3. Synthetic cannabinoids

Phyto means “from a plant”, so phytocannabinoids mean naturally occurring cannabinoids (CBD, TCH) found in plants such as cannabis.

Endo means produced internally. Endocannabinoids are cannabinoids that our bodies produce on their own.

Finally, synthetic cannabinoids are man-made, artificial compounds with the intent of mimicking the effects of cannabinoids such as CBD and THC.

“Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune disease”

Source: US Government patent on Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants #6,630,507

Where does CBD come from?

CBD is found in cannabis. Cannabis is a term that refers to both hemp and marijuana. Although, marijuana has a negative connotation and hemp doesn’t have the spotlight that marijuana has. CBD is found in both marijuana and hemp, but usually most strains of marijuana plants contain low amounts of CBD and high amounts of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), which the latter is responsible for marijuana’s psychoactive properties and the much talked about “high”. On the contrary, hemp contains miniscule amounts of THC and high amounts of CBD. So you get the amazing health benefits from CBD by using hemp, without getting high.

Another great part about hemp is that it is a legal form of cannabis that supplies all the health benefits while also avoiding trouble with the law, which the traditional marijuana plant suffers from since it’s a schedule 1 drug and hemp is not. So rest assured, hemp is legal.

For those of you who enjoy understanding the science behind cannabis and or hemp, buckle your seat belts because I’m about to explain how CBD interacts with your body. Each human has what is called an endocannabinoid system or (ECS) for short. The endocannabinoid system contains two types of cannabinoid receptors. The CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors. Receptors are the scientific way of saying that your body has specialized ways of using nutrients supplied to these receptors. The CB1 receptors are located primarily in the brain and the central nervous system; whereas the CB2 receptors are primarily found within the immune system and other organs of your body.

It’s believed that the purpose of the ECS is largely homeostasis regulating internal conditions to stabilize various biological processes and promote a balanced system.

CBD and other cannabinoids  affect your body by interacting with these receptors. There has been scientific research that shows CBD may offer therapeutic benefits. However, these compounds are still under active research.


Below is a list of the most well known and studied cannabinoids:

  • CBD
  • CBDA
  • CBG
  • CBGA
  • CBC
  • CBCA
  • Δ9-TCHA
  • Δ9-TCH
  • Δ8-TCH
  • TCHV

I highly recommend you to do your own research on these compounds and the many health benefits that they may contain. Bookmark this page and google each of the compounds listed above - there is a wealth of information on the internet that we aren’t able to talk about on this website because we aren’t doctors.

However, if you’re interested in trying a hemp extract rich in cannabidiol, we have a tincture that you can drop under your tongue daily. Click here for more information: CBD Oil.

These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration (FDA). These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.