What Are Cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are the primary chemical compounds produced by the cannabis plant and there are more than 85 identified cannabinoids. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most well-known cannabinoid produced by the cannabis plant and is the ONLY psychoactive cannabinoid. Of the 85+ non-psychoactive cannabinoids, Cannabidiol (CBD) is the most widely known.
What is CBD and how does it work?
CBD is an abbreviation for cannabidiol, the most prominent naturally occurring cannabinoid component found in hemp, and comprises up to 40% of the hemp plant.
According to the US Government, cannabidiol is “…devoid of psychoactive effect.” After THC (9-tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD is by far the most studied natural cannabinoid. Additionally, CBD is increasingly the subject of advanced medical research and may be the single most important cannabinoid ever discovered.
Is CBD and THC the same thing?
No, they are different compounds. CBD and THC are both cannabinoids, but THC produces psychoactive effects causing a drugged symptom commonly known as a “high”. Although all CBD extractions will contain some THC, our CBD hemp plants are selected, cultivated, and processed to eliminate all THC content and are therefore devoid of any psychoactive effects.
Is this medical cannabis and do I need a doctor’s recommendation?
Because CBD is not psychoactive, a doctor’s recommendation is not necessary, however, we do advise you to consult your physician to be sure CBD is appropriate for you.
What Are Neuroprotectants?
Neuroprotectants promote the proper function of the central nervous system (CNS). Suboptimal blood flow in your brain can decrease cognitive functions. Neuroprotectants can help maintain healthy blood flow by counteracting factors that can affect blood flow in the brain.
Antioxidants assist the human endocannabinoid system (ECS) in its pursuit of eliminating environmental threats. Research has shown that the ECS regulates homeostasis. Introducing additional sources of antioxidants to your diet may assist in maintaining homeostasis.