What is CBD (Cannabidiol)
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is yet another of the amazing nutrient compounds found in the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa.
Hemp is a source of nutrients unlike any other with an oil containing all the families of essential fatty acids, a protien with
all the amino acids humans require and now CBD is set to join this list with it's own amazing health promoting properties.
Cannabidiol is one of the most prevalent chemical compounds found inside the resin glands (trichomes) of the female
cannabis plant. These chemical compounds are known as cannabinoids, substances that bind to special receptors on
your cells that are part of the extensive endocannabinoid system found throughout the human body.
The endocannabinoid system is a vast network of cell receptor proteins with many functions. Certain receptors are heavily
concentrated in the central nervous system but others are found all over the body.
They are in your skin, digestive tract and even in your reproductive organs.
The endocannabinoid system plays a part in controlling many body functions including mood, cognition, movement,
appetite, immune, response, slepp, ovulation and sperm development.
The human body produces compounds similar to those in the cannabis plant, called endocannabidoids. Molecules found
in Cannabis are technically called phytocannabinoides. CBD's more famous relative tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
is just one of the 85+ cannabinoids found in the cannabis/Hemp plant.
Unlike THC, however, CBD is non-psychoactive, which is why CBD is legal.
CBD cannot get you "high" or "stoned" in the way that THC does.
In fact CBD is associated with improving concentration and alertness and for reducing the craving for psychactive substances.
For decades, medical professionals and the general public overlooked CBD because THC's psychoactive effects took centre stage.
Our CBD is only derived from legal forms of the Cannabis/Hemp plant.