What Is CBD Oil
What Is CBD Oil? Another Question That Is Often Asked That We Take For Granted. Lets Dig Deep On This One.
Those of us in the hemp CBD business tend to forget that only about 4% (according to a study or two) of the population knows what CBD oil is. Seems crazy with CBD everywhere. The most popular way to ingest CBD is through a tincture, or CBD Oil. Typically the crude oil, which is extracted hemp flower, is titrated down with MCT oil. The crude is a condensed, concentrated extract from the hemp flower which is very rich in CBD (anywhere from 50-80% cannabinoids). Cutting this crude with something like MCT oil creates the CBD tincture you see being sold. You can take the crude without the MCT cut, but its very strong. CBD is capable of effecting nearly every biological process in our bodies.
You may have seen headlines online such as, "Cannabidiol (CBD) oil has become the hot new product" . To us its not a product, its nutrition. Cannabidiol is part of our makeup, our endocannabinoid system (scientifically discovered in 1992) plays a crucial role in regulating our physiology, mood, and everyday experience. The discovery of receptors in our brains that respond pharmacologically to cannabis & hemp—and the subsequent identification of endogenous (self-made) cannabinoid compounds in our own bodies that bind to these receptors—has significantly advanced our understanding of human biology, health, and disease. The endocannabinoid system is full of possibility from a health and vitality perspective.
There are hundreds of individual cannabinoids in hemp and cannabis. I can't list and explain their roles and functionalities here, maybe another blog post. The most prevalent being CBD and THC. It is an established scientific fact that cannabinoids (CBD, THC, CBN, CBG) and other components of cannabis (terpenes, flavinoids, fats, lipids) can modulate many physiological systems in the brain and body. Because of its ability to maintain homeostasis within the body, our endocannabinoid system is perhaps the most important physiologic system involved in establishing and maintaining human health. Yet no one knows about!!!! Propaganda much?
There are cannabinoid receptors found in so many places in our body that the ECS is crucial to our optimal health. Our bodies produce endocannabinoids, but we can get most of them from food, especially omega 3 fatty acids. *Side note, A diet rich in Omega 3s gives your metabolism a boost and prevents obesity related diseases like diabetes... I can speak first hand that taking CBD Oil has changed my health physically and mentally. Its unequivocal. Cannabinoids play a significant role in regulating:
- Appetite, digestion, hunger
- Motor control
- Immune function
- Reproduction and fertility
- Pleasure and reward
- Temperature regulation
CBD is non-psychoactive. That is to say, CBD won't get you high. CBD has potent anti-tumoral, antioxidant, anti-spasmodic, anti-psychotic, anti-convulsive, and neuroprotective properties. CBD directly activates serotonin receptors, causing an anti-anxiety effect. Another role of CBD in our ECS is cleaning up enzymes that disrupt the Endocannabinoid system.
The most effective way to feed your ECS is through full spectrum CBD Oil. Full spectrum means whole plant extract. Whole plant extract means not isolating or seperating out any other cannabinoids. This is called the "entourage effect". Simple, whole plant extract also means leaving in the other beneficial compounds such as flavanoids, terpenes, fats, lipids etc... That is to say, keep it simple. We do an ethanol soak (ethanol and C02 are the only organically approved solvents), purge the alcohol and mix with MCT. Thats it. I will put our simple CBD oil up against anything on the market in terms of effectiveness. Don't mess with mother nature.