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What is CBD?

CBD stands for cannabidiol. A naturally occurring cannabinoid, CBD oil is derived from hemp. There are over 100 cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, alone. Unlike THC, CBD will not get you high, CBD has non-psychoactive properties. 

Cannabinoids are also found in our bodies. Cannabinoid receptors are located throughout the body—part of the endocannabinoid system, which is involved in a variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory

CBD is recommended by countless top medical doctors throughout the world to help relieve many ailments and health conditions. 

CBD comes in many forms—CBD oil, CBD capsules, CBD topicals, and more.

CBD is successfully used in an FDA-approved drug to treat severe kinds of epilepsy in children. Research shows that CBD can also help with various conditions, such as seizures, pain, inflammation, depression, anxiety, mental disorders, nausea, skin inflammation, migraines, and more.

How does CBD work?

Since your body already has an intricate Endocannabinoid System(ECS)  that affects several different areas and functions. The ECS is loaded with “receptors” sites that await cannabinoid molecules presence. When the cannabinoid nears, the receptor will bind it to itself, creating a sophisticated chemical interaction that modern science is only just beginning to scratch the surface of understanding.

Unlike THC, CBD does not make you feel high — but don’t think that a lack of psychoactive or intoxicating effects means that nothing is occurring. On the contrary, it’s very clear that there are many chemical responses that occur when CBD binds to those cannabinoid receptors. That being said, the endocannabinoid system is ubiquitous in the human body, affecting nearly all major functions in some way (especially homeostatic regulation). Because of this, it’s quite a task to discern.

What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS), an extension of our Central Nervous System, that is composed of receptors, neurotransmitters and enzymes. The ECS interacts with Cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant and Endocannabinoid that are produced by our own bodies.

There are two main endocannabinoid receptors:

  • CB1 receptors, which are mostly found in the central nervous system.
  • CB2 receptors, which are mostly found in your peripheral nervous system.
CB1 and CB2 Receptors

The CB2 receptors are found in numerous parts of the body related to the immune system, including bone marrow, thymus, spleen, and tonsils.

Important body functions, such as mood, metabolism, pain, reproduction, motor function, and the immune system.

Difference Between CBD Tinctures and CBD Oils

Tinctures have been used in natural medicine for ages and use an alcohol solvent to extract CBD from the hemp flower. Tinctures provide a powerful herbal extract, as the alcohol amplifies the herb’s effect and increases the absorption rate. CBD tinctures always contain other compounds from the hemp plant (other cannabinoids and terpenes), as well as carrier oils and flavors. The combination of ingredients enhances the natural effects of CBD, which makes tinctures very potent.

CBD oils, on the other hand, use a carrier oil as a base – usually hemp seed oil, MCT-oil, or coconut oil. With oils, CBD is extracted from the hemp plant using a supercritical CO2 extraction method, which separates CBD from other small molecules. Unlike tinctures, CBD oils contain pure hemp extracts, without additional herbs or flavors.

Despite the difference in the extraction methods and ingredients, both terms are often used to describe the same product. This can be a bit confusing when making a decision, so it’s important to pay attention to the ingredients of the CBD product. If it contains just the carrier oil and CBD hemp extract – it’s a CBD oil. However, if you see other ingredients (terpenes, essential oils or flavors), then it is a CBD tincture.

Both CBD tinctures and CBD oils are best used under the tongue. The oral mucosa will absorb the CBD quickly and will provide a long-lasting effect.

Is CBD legal?

Yes. CBD is federally legal in the United States as long as it does not contain more than 0.3 percent THC.

Congress passed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“Farm Bill”), which was then signed into law at the end of the year. The Farm Bill removes hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, expands hemp’s commercial cultivation, and legalizes hemp production on Indian tribal land and in U.S. territories. Hemp regulations now belong under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) instead of the Drug Enforcement Administration. Since hemp now is legal, most presume that CBD derived from hemp also is legal. However, the regulations do not explicitly extend legal status to hemp extracts.

The Farm Bill grants the Food and Drug Administration’s (“FDA”) the authority to regulate products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds, including CBD, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the Public Health Service Act. So if a product is meant to be used as a drug, food, dietary supplement, or cosmetic, and that product is sold across state lines, then it is subject to FDA regulation.

 

Why Shop With Us?

Pure Hemp Supply is a team of individuals that eat and sleep CBD. Our products are our own, and we take much pride in delivering the highest quality CBD products worldwide. 

All of our products are legal in all 50 states. You can have the highest quality CBD delivered right to your door. 

You can TRUST Pure Hemp Supply products. We have been in business since before CBD was a thing. Pure Hemp Supply products have been put through hours and hours of testing and research to offer the highest quality CBD. 

Our testing and methods make our CBD is the highest quality CBD products on the market today. All of our products are made here in the USA.

 


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