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It is important to understand the difference between different types of CBD. From Full Spectrum CBD to CBD Isolate, we can help you learn more about what makes each type of CBD unique, and which may be the best option for you.

Full Spectrum CBD contains all other plant cannabinoids (includes <0.3% THC), terpenes, and flavonoids. These compounds work together, typically referred to as the "Entourage Effect," multiplying the health benefits of CBD.

CBD Isolate is created by removing all other molecules, except CBD, from the Full Spectrum extract, leaving the CBD in an anhydrous state. All that remains is a white powder that is at least 99% pure CBD with 0% THC.

Broad Spectrum CBD is Full Spectrum CBD but without THC*. Broad Spectrum CBD contains all other plant cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, but no THC*. Similar to Full Spectrum products, these compounds provide an "Entourage Effect," multiplying the health benefits of CBD.

CBG is the "mother" or "stem cell" cannabinoid, which creates all other cannabinoids such as CBD. When CBG and CBD are paired together with other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, the CBG is known to enhance the health benefits of CBD.

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The main function of the endocannabinoid system is to maintain bodily homeostasis—biological harmony in response to changes in the environment.

 

The endocannabinoid system has three components: receptors, enzymes, and endocannabinoids. These parts function regardless of whether someone uses CBD or not.

Receptors exist throughout the body and are a substance to which endocannabinoids bind;

Enzymes appear in many forms, but only two types of enzymes break down endocannabinoids;

and Endocannabinoids complement the body by keeping internal functions running smoothly.

 

The receptors are present throughout the body, including our skin, immune cells, bone, fat tissue, liver, pancreas, skeletal muscle, heart, blood vessels, kidney, and gastrointestinal tract. The endocannabinoid system is involved in a wide variety of processes, including pain, memory, mood, appetite, stress, sleep, metabolism, immune function, and reproductive function.

 

Understanding the effects of CBD involves examining the relationship between the receptors and endocannabinoids.

There are two types of receptors: CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are primarily in the central nervous system and are responsible for governing coordination, movement, pain, appetite, memory, mood, and other functions. The CB2 receptors are in the peripheral nervous system, influencing pain, and inflammation.

After the enzymes break down the cannabinoids, the endocannabinoids look to bind with receptors. Researchers believe that CBD does not directly attach itself to the receptor but influences it in some way. Activating these receptors is what allows for many of the health benefits that people associate with the compound. It can also affect the TRPV1 receptor, which is responsible for pain and inflammation.

CBD is the abbreviation for ‘cannabidiol’ and is found in cannabis plants. There are 113 currently known cannabinoids, each playing a role in the endocannabinoid system. It is a non-psychoactive compound, which means that people do not feel ‘high’ after using it. The non-psychoactive properties of CBD make it ideal for therapeutic use. When the CBD influences the TRPV1, it is effectively blocking pain signals from reaching the rest of the body. The inference provides solace from aches, swelling, and discomfort.

We offer a wide range of CBD products and other supplements at both of our locations! Tinctures, Salves, Creams, Massage Oil, Facial Products, Gummies, Pain Sticks, Softgels, Patches, Pet CBD, and more! 

 

Please call or stop by so we can help you on your path to wellness!

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