What's CBD

CBD is a non-intoxicating compound found in cannabis plants.  Its one of several plant chemicals that are known as “phytocannabinoids”.  Since there are several different types of native cannabis plants and cannabis chemicals, for everyone’s safety it is absolutely imperative to know exactly what kind of cannabis oil you’re taking in.

The dominant phytocannabinoids are THC and CBD.  THC is responsible for the euphoric high that’s associated with potent marijuana strains, while CBD varieties of Hemp are mainly cultivated for their medicinal properties.  And although they are both recognized as therapeutic plant compounds (with anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects), they work much differently in the body and mind.

Cannabinoids, like THC and CBD, bind to receptors that are found throughout the body’s nervous and immune systems.  This wasn’t exactly clear until scientists recently discovered the body’s Endocannabinoid System – endogenous chemicals and receptors made in the body that are also activated by plant cannabinoids.

Different cannabinoids bind to different receptors. Their strength and ability to bind and modulate receptors are ranked by their “affinity”.  So while THC has shown a high affinity for the psycho-active CB1 receptors in the brain, CBD has shown no affinity for the CB1 receptor sights in the brain. Thus, the wondrous cannabinoid CBD is not capable of getting you “high”.

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Hemp vs. Marijuana

The Chemical Makeup

Hemp and Marijuana are both ancient plant species from the same genus, known as Cannabis.  Cannabis Hemp has historically been cultivated for its robust and high-yielding fibers, oils, seeds, and cellulose-rich stalks (making it a raw renewable resource for the production of paper). While Marijuana is typically grown for its high-THC producing female flowers, Hemp flowers, seeds, and extracts are free of THC and instead are abundant in CBD.

Legality

The laws and regulations for hemp and marijuana are very different. On one hand, marijuana is only legal in specific states that allow it, and is currently illegal according to the federal government. On the other hand, hemp and hemp derived products like CBD were made legal for cultivation and distribution by the federal government in the 2014 Farm Bill passed.

How does CBD work?

All people and animals have an endocannabinoid system. The Human Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a network of receptors spread throughout our entire body that control some of our most vital life functions, including our immune system, memory, appetite, sleep pattern, mood and pain sensation. CBD, a cannabinoid, accesses this system in your body.

Endocannabinoid system controls:

Hypothalamus
Thymus
Pituitary Gland
Pancreas
Pineal Gland
Adrenal Glands
Parathyroid Glands
Kidneys
Thyroid Gland
Ovaries

CBD is for everyone.

The Brightfield Group and HelloMD ran a survey last year to figure out what people are using CBD for.

70% Anxiety
62% Sleep Problems
54% Inflammation And Joint Pain
49% Depression
38% Muscle Tension Or Strain
36% Migraines Or Tension Headaches
35% Severe Or Chronic Pain
31% Nausea
31% Arthritis
17% Sciatica
15% PTSD
11% Fibromyalgia
8% Neuropathy

THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED AND ARE NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT OR CURE ANY DISEASE. ALWAYS CHECK WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE TAKING A NEW PRODUCT LIKE CBD. ALL ROMHEMP PRODUCTS CONTAIN 0.2% THC OR LESS.

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