CBD is an abbreviation for the full term “Cannabidiol”. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid found within Hemp & Cannabis plants. Cannabidiol (CBD) can be extracted through various forms. However, one of the most popular forms of extraction is oil (cannabidiol oil). One of the most pure, sophisticated and effective extraction methods that is currently being used is- C02 extraction.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is becoming known across the globe for the vast amount of medicinal benefits the molecule may be able to provide.
Did you know…?
The most popular and most cannabinoid rich extract is called “Full Spectrum Hemp Extract”. Often-times, utilizing a C02 Extraction Method – the full spectrum of cannabinoids is able to be obtained and retained. Full Spectrum Hemp-Extracted Cannabidiol (CBD) may contain varying levels of many of the following cannabinoids: CBDV, CBC, CBG, THCA, CBN, CBGA, CBDA, THCV or A9-THC.
C02 is an abbreviation for “Carbon Dioxide”. Carbon Dioxide extraction is a fairly new method that is used to extract the cannabinoids and other beneficial properties from the Hemp and Cannabis plants.
How does it work…?
With the proper amount of pressure being applied to the C02 (Carbon Dioxide) – the gas turns into a liquid substance. The liquid C02 can then be utilized as a pure, safe, and effective liquid solvent.
Every single person carries a unique endocannabinoid system. Recent studies suggest that maintaining a healthy-well balanced endocannabinoid system may actually provide significant health benefits, in a variety of aspects. Your body already has an endocannabinoid system that is wildly complex, affecting various areas and functions. This system is full of “receptors,” sites awaiting the presence of cannabinoid molecules. When the cannabinoid approaches, the receptor binds it to itself, creating a sophisticated chemical interaction that only begins to scratch the surface of understanding by modern science. Unlike THC, CBD doesn’t get you high. However, don’t think a lack of psychoactive or intoxicating effect means nothing is happening!
When CBD binds to cannabinoid receptors, there are many chemical responses that occur. The endocannabinoid system in the human body is omnipresent, affecting almost all major functions (especially homeostatic regulation) in some way.
What exactly is an endocannabinoid system…?
The endocannabinoid system communicates with some of the most important portions of the brain. These parts of the brain are associated with neurological functions, motor control functions, and much more.
There are two very important receptors found within your body – they are called CB1 and CB2 receptors. These receptors were specifically designed to work directly with your endocannabinoid system and to process cannabinoids that enter the body.
According to a recent study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine – the CB1 and CB2 receptors are the only two currently known types of cannabinoid receptors. Highly effective, yet under-studied – we still know very little about the endocannabinoid system.
However, we have learned the following about the CB1 and CB2 receptors:
The study also indicates that CB1 receptors are present in the central and nervous system while CB1, as well as CB2 receptors, are both found in certain peripheral tissues.
There is still so much that we have to learn about the cannabinoid system, as well as cannabinoids. There are studies being performed around the globe so that we can gradually but surely come to understand the tremendous amount of seemingly endless benefits these plants have to offer.
As many are aware – the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has not yet approved any cannabidiol products as a “Health Supplement”. It is currently noted as a substance that has no known medical benefits until further studies are released and proven. However, many patients stand behind the healing potential of CBD (cannabidiol) and claim that it has the potential to alleviate pains and irritations (symptoms) associated with many of the following life-altering conditions:
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Chronic Pain
- Muscle Spasms
- Muscle Cramps