WHAT IS CBD?
Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is just one of over 60+ naturally occurring cannabinoid compounds found in Cannabis. CBD oil is derived from an organic substance formed in the plant’s secretions. Until recently, delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, was the most well-known and studied cannabinoid due to its abundance in marijuana. However, as the most prevalent cannabinoid in hemp and a non-psychoactive cannabinoid CBD has gained momentum and considerable attention in the our communities and media.
HOW DOES CBD WORK?
CBD primarily interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), a grouping of millions of cannabinoid receptors found throughout your body. While CBD is a phytocannabinoid or plant-based cannabinoid, your body also naturally produces cannabinoids, known as endocannabinoids. Almost every organ of your body, including your skin and digestive tract, contains cannabinoid receptors. The endocannabinoid system has four primary purposes including neuroprotection, stress relief, immune response, and regulating the body’s general state of balance, impacting faculties such as appetite, sleep, mood, and pain.
Unlike THC, CBD does not interact directly with the two classical cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2). This is why CBD does not cause any psychoactive effect. Instead, CBD inhibits the enzymes that break down endocannabinoids, leading to an increase in your body’s naturally-produced cannabinoids.
WILL CBD MAKE ME ''HIGH''?
Unlike THC, CBD does not cause any feeling of “high,” or have psychoactive effects on the brain. Pure Hemp Plus CBD products and extracts are derived from hemp and can also be referred to as CBD-rich hemp oil, hemp-derived CBD oil, CBD-rich cannabis oil, or plainly “hemp extracts,”. All of Pure Hemp Plus CBD hemp crops are grown legally in the UK, EU and USA all products are rigorously tested for safety, quality, and cannabinoid content.
WHAT ARE TERPENES?
Terpenes are aromatic molecules that evaporate easily when expressed by the specific strain of the cannabis plants. They exist in all plants, trees and flowers as essential oils, which give off its color, odor and flavor. For example the smell of a lemon comes from limonene or the scent of a pine tree from pinene. These are called primary terpenes. Around 200 different terpenes have been discovered in the various strains of cannabis. As it turns out the terpenes are healthy for human consumption. It is therefore essential to properly extract and combine terpenes with the cannabinoids as they would occur naturally in the whole plant to produce the greatest therapeutic effect.