Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the two most prominent cannabinoids found in Cannabis, the plant genus that includes both hemp and marijuana. While there are over 100 different cannabinoids so far identified in cannabis by scientists, CBD and THC are by far the most extensively studied and best understood.
CBD and THC both interact with the body through the endocannabinoid system, a vital signaling system responsible for regulating a wide array of functions, some of which include: Pain, Appetite, Mood, Memory, Immune response, Sleep, Cycles of cellular life.
Their chemical makeups are similar to the body’s own endocannabinoids, which allows them to interact with the endocannabinoid system’s cannabinoid receptors to alter the release of neurotransmitters in the brain.
One of the key differences between CBD and THC is whether the cannabinoid will cause a euphoric effect, or “high,” when consumed.
THC is the cannabinoid people think of when they think of marijuana. It is a direct agonist of the endocannabinoid system’s cannabinoid 1 receptors (CB1), found primarily in the brain and the central nervous system. The psychoactive effect that most associate with marijuana use is exclusively brought about by activating CB1 receptors.
CBD doesn’t bind with CB1 receptors and is actually is considered an antagonist of CB1 agonists. This not only means that CBD can never cause a high, no matter how much is consumed, but that it also acts to suppress the CB1-activating qualities of compounds like THC.
Relieves Pain and Inflammation
Has Antipsychotic Effects
Helps to Fight Cancer
Helps with Seizures and Neurological Disorders
Lowers Incidents of Diabetes
Promotes Cardiovascular Health
- Helps to Fight Cancer
- Relieves Pain and Inflammation
- Relieves Nausea
- Increases Appetite
- Helps with Mental Health Conditions
- Improves Creativity
- Creates Euphoric Effects
- Provides Relief for Digestive Health Problems
CBD facilitates balance in the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual realms by enhancing the body's self-healing capacity through the endocannabinoid system.
CBD oil is extracted from the seeds, stalks, and flowers of hemp. Pure CBD oil is usually consumed under the tongue to allow the CBD and other botanical compounds to diffuse through the mucous membrane. It can be swallowed and ingested but it might take longer to feel the effects of the CBD.
Pure CBD oil contains a variety of other cannabinoids, vitamins and minerals, fatty acids, protein, chlorophyll, fiber, flavonoids, and terpenes. The taste of unfiltered CBD oil is typically described as nutty, earthy, or grassy.
CBD for Animals
CBD not only improves the lives of humans but animals as well. Since it does not have the intoxicating effect that THC has it is perfect for your furry friend. CBD starts to do the work when the animal's cannabinoid system is activated by stress, anxiety or pain. CBD specifically targets the body's cannabinoid receptors therefor improving the function of the body.
The goodness of CBD for your furry friends
- Helps with movement and activities
- Calming, relaxing, decreases anxiety
- Supports a healthy gastrointestinal tract
- Provides more comfort at the final stage of life
- Helps reduce chronic pains
- Improves neurological function
- Helps to support the immune system
Hemp (Cannabis sativa), also called industrial hemp, plant of the family Cannabaceae. It's a super versatile and powerful plant cultivated for fiber, food, nutrition, fuel, and housing. Hemp is sometimes confused with the cannabis plants that serve as source marijuana. Although they both contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a compound that produces psychoactive effects in humans, the variety of cannabis cultivated for hemp has only small amounts of THC relative to that grown for the production of marijuana.
There are about three groups of Cannabis varieties being cultivated today:
• Cultivated for their fiber, characterized by long stems and little branching, called industrial hemp
• Grown for seed from which hemp oil is extracted
•Grown for medicinal or recreational purposes
Hemp seeds are one of the most essential nutrient dense and balanced foods available. The seeds provide an excellent easily digestible source of protein and healthy fats. Once removed from the shell, the seeds can be eaten raw or used in smoothies, salads, and baked goods. Hemp milk is also another great way of getting these little superfood seeds in your body. This is a nourishing and super healthy alternative to dairy.
Hemp Seeds Nourishing Elements
- Easy to digest: Hemp contains no enzyme inhibitors so these seeds do not need to be soaked or sprouted before being consumed in order to get their full nutritional benefits.
- Essential Fatty Acids: These EFA's are necessary for many metabolic processes. These oils are only used as fuel for the body. Hemp is an excellent source of alpha-linolenic acid, omega-3 fatty acid, omega-6 fatty acids and linoleic acid. Hemp also contains stearidonic acid which is a messenger for DHA and EPA formation. This makes it an excellent choice for people who cannot take fish oils.
- Essential Amino Acids: Amino acids are the building block of protein. These amino acids must come from food because our bodies are not able to make them. Hemp seeds contain all 10 of the essential amino acids including those that children require.