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Ok...Since CBD is the cool kid on the block right now, let's briefly discuss some quick, uber-interesting talking points about this cannabinoid :

Number 1: Understanding THC and CBD

Marijuana includes about 100 different cannabinoids. By definition, a Cannabinoid is any of the chemical compounds that are the active principles of marijuana, aka Cannabis.

The most well-known cannabinoid is THC. (Ya know, that stuff none of us ever smoked...or inhaled...or had relations with.)

The second most popular cannabinoid is CBD. And to break CBD down even further, here's what to look for when evaluating CBD products (Thank you Medical News Today):

Full-Spectrum CBD: Includes all parts of the cannabis plant. Full-spectrum products contain less than <0.3% THC.

Broad-Spectrum CBD: This contains all parts of the cannabis plant compounds except for THC. Unlike full-spectrum, broad-spectrum products go thru an extra step to remove THC, (which doesn't add much value as a topical product.) This is the material we use in our CBD products.

CBD Isolates: Only contain CBD, with no other cannabinoids or THC. Products that contain isolate CBD may not produce any noticeable effects.

Number 2: Whats The Difference Between THC & CBD?

We humans (that means you!) have cannabinoid receptors in our body and brain. These receptors are what THC and CBD interact with so effortlessly. However, CBD and THC activate different areas and serve different purposes.

THC activates the (cannabinoid) CB1 receptors in the Central Nervous System, which can serve the purpose of dealing with nerve-related pain. But as a topical ingredient, THC provides very little in terms of efficacy, which is one reason why we don’t use it in our formulations.

CBD, however, activates the CB2 Receptors in your body (not brain) which may help in regulating pain, body temperature, and inflammation.

THC and CBD both have similar chemical makeup, but at the same time, they have opposite effects. CBD can actually inhibit THC in some cases. Recently, we heard CBD referred to as "THC's responsible older brother," because it doesn't get you high. This made us laugh.

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      • There is still a boatload of research to be done. The FDA approved the first marijuana-based drug to treat epilepsy, but we are all just beginning to discover CBD's benefits. Luckily, we got a head start.

      GENERAL INFO

      U.S. Senate Votes To Legalize Hemp (06.28.18)

      Discover The Medicinal Benefits of CBD Oil

      How Can You Tell if CBD Products are Good or Bad?

      WHO Report Finds No Public Health Risks Or Abuse Potential For CBD

      SKIN CARE

      CBD Has Antioxidant and Neuroprotective Properties. What Does That Mean?

      Why Cannabis Creams Could Save Your Skin—And Your Sex Life –

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      THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM

      The Endocannabinoid System: A Beginner's Guide - Leaf Science

      Understanding Cannabinoid Receptors: Why Cannabis Affects Humans – MassRoots

      CBD vs. THC: Why Is CBD Non-Intoxicating?

      CBD & FITNESS

      CBD & Fitness: Can it help?

      CBD For Athletes: An Interview with Dr. Joanna Zeiger, MS, PhD 

      Why Athletes Are Ditching Ibuprofen for CBD

      Can Pot Make You a Better Athlete

       

      Ready to try CBD for yourself? Here are all of our products containing broad spectrum, hemp-derived CBD is organically grown in the U.S.