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How Does CBD Work?

All cannabinoids, including CBD, produce effects in the Endocannabinoid System, which is responsible for helping maintain homeostasis and balance within the body. The body naturally produces cannabinoids to help regulate functions like mood, pain, and sleep, but these can become diminished due to internal imbalances or external stressors. Supplementing the body’s natural cannabinoids with hemp-derived CBD helps bring the body back to balance, and in doing so, may optimize whole body wellness.

Does CBD Have Intoxicating Effects?

CBD is non-intoxicating--so it will not get you high. CBD works with your body's Endocannabinoid System, which is responsible for regulating many bodily functions, but has zero psychoactive effects.

What is Broad Spectrum CBD?

Broad Spectrum CBD products contain an array of beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes--but zero THC. To create Broad Spectrum CBD, the hemp plant must undergo additional processing to isolate and remove as much trace amounts of THC possible--while still preserving its therapeutic properties.*

Common terms you may read when learning about our CBD - explained

Full Spectrum

Full Spectrum CBD refers to an extract created from the entire plant - leaves, flowers, stem, and seeds - without any filtering of THC. The full range of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds remain intact, as well as up to 0.3%THC.

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Broad Spectrum

Broad spectrum CBD products contain an array of beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes--but zero THC. To create Broad Spectrum CBD, the hemp plant must undergo additional processing to isolate and remove as much trace amounts of THC as possible--while still preserving its therapeutic properties.

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Isolate

A purified extract that removes everything except the CBD crystals. Studies show that CBD works best when accompanied by the full range of hemp plant constituents and works most effectively together.

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Hemp

Hemp is a plant that is part of the Cannabis Sativa L. plant species. To be legally classified as hemp in the US, the plant must have very low levels of THC (less than .3%). The fibers can be used to make clothing, and the seeds and seed oil is nutritionally dense. Additionally, hemp is a sustainable building material and removes chemicals and heavy metals from soil, making it an incredibly eco-friendly plant.

Hemp Seed Oil

A nutritionally dense oil extracted from hemp seeds that is high in vitamin E, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, and linoleic acid and oleic acids but does not contain any CBD or other cannabinoids.

Cannabis

Cannabis Sativa L. is the name of the plant species to which both marijuana and hemp belong. Many people are now defaulting to calling marijuana “cannabis” but in fact cannabis is a broad term for the whole plant species.

Marijuana

Referring to a cannabinoid spectrum containing a full range of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other cannabis compounds in relation to what is commonly found in hemp. More information can be found in our spectrum section under full spectrum.

Cannabinoid

A naturally occurring, plant based compound found in the cannabis plant. THC and CBD are the two most prevalent cannabinoids, but there are at least 113 known cannabinoids.

Endocannabinoid System

The Endocannabinoid System is one of many bodily systems that helps to maintain homeostasis in the body. Its receptors are widespread and found in the skin, immune cells, heart, brain, and digestive system, and it impacts body processes ranging from pain to mood to immunity. CBD supports the Endocannabinoid System and in doing so facilitates a state of whole body balance and optimal wellness.

Non-Intoxicating

 Refers to substances that do not cause uninhibited behavior, and do not inhibit normal brain functioning, cognition, and physical control of the body. CBD is non-intoxicating and generally considered safe for its health and wellness benefits.