What is CBD?
What is CBD?
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of 113 cannabinoids that are found in cannabis plants.
CBD does not get a person "high", unlike another compound from the marijuana plant, known as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This allows users of CBD to experience some of the same potential benefits as THC, but without the high.
What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?
The human body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that uses cannabinoids for many important functions. Our bodies actually produce some cannabinoids of their own, which are called endocannabinoids.
The ECS helps to regulate functions such as:
- Motor Control
- Body Temperature
- Immune-System Response
We still have a lot to learn about ECS function, but research shows that the ECS regulates these functions via cannabinoid receptors found in different areas of the body. Currently, there are two types of cannabinoid receptors that have been identified:
-CB1 receptors which are located in the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system)
-CB2 receptors which are in the nerves of the extremities (peripheral nervous system), digestive system, and certain cells in the immune system
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Parkinson's' Disease
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Different Types of CBD
Full Spectrum CBD
Contains all the 113 cannabinoids found in the hemp plant.
Broad Spectrum CBD
The THC has been removed. It’s important to know that when the THC is removed other cannabinoids can be removed as well during this process. This is just due to the technology currently available.
Example: Full spectrum has all 113 cannabinoids and broad spectrum has MOST of the cannabinoids.
CBD is the only cannabinoid contained in that product. No other cannabinoids are included.