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CBD? CBG? CBN? So many initials, so little understanding. Let us break it down for you.
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What is CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol and is one of the major cannabinoids along with THC. It’s a phytocannabinoid and one of more than 100 cannabinoids found in Cannabis sativa, AKA hemp. It’s also short for California Birthday. See what we did there?
What is CBG?
CBG stands for cannabigerol and is a minor cannabinoid and precursor to CBD and THC. It’s like a little baby cannabinoid that can grow up into CBD or THC when exposed to light and heat. It has also been found to act on very specific physiological symptoms and shows promising results for medicinal use. The majority of cannabis strains contain less than 1% of CBG but it can accelerate the effects of other cannabinoids, hence its importance in creating the entourage effect. Stay tuned for more on that...
What is CBN?
CBN stands for cannabinol and is another minor cannabinoid. It’s the byproduct of THC when THC is exposed to heat or oxygen. Despite being derived from THC, CBN is much less psychoactive so it won’t get you high the way THC does (sorry, folks!). CBN’s effects on the endocannabinoid system are less versatile than other cannabinoids, but it’s proven to be a powerful sedative. So if you’re planning to use it, make sure you get all your heavy machine operating out of the way first.
What is the endocannabinoid system?
The endocannabinoid system (ECS), also referred to as the endogenous cannabinoid system, is a complex physiologic network that stretches throughout the human body and helps establish and maintain overall health and wellness.
It encompasses several parts of the body, including skin, gastrointestinal tract, bone, tissue, and other biological structures, as well as physiological functions such as sleep, metabolism, mood, appetite, stress, and general pain — even reproductive and immunological abilities.
The ECS serves as countless bridges of communication between the mind and body. So it’s kind of like your brain is Manhattan and the ECS is the 21 bridges to the rest of your body, AKA New York...and Jersey.
What is broad-spectrum CBD?
Full-spectrum CBD and broad-spectrum CBD are two of the three most common types of CBD extract available (isolate being the third). The main difference between the two relates to the other naturally occurring plant compounds in the extract. Both contain terpenes and other cannabinoids, but broad- spectrum CBD is typically entirely free of THC, it's not detectable. We use broad-spectrum CBD in all of our products, which means that you get the benefits of full- spectrum CBD without any of the concerns of THC.
What are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are a diverse group of chemical compounds naturally found in hemp plants (phytocannabinoids) and also in the human body (endocannabinoids).
How do cannabinoids work?
Cannabinoids interact with receptors of the ECS in the body to restore a normal state of healthy balance. That doesn’t mean you should take up tightrope walking.
Is CBD psychoactive?
Nope! CBD, which is present in all strains of hemp, is not a psychoactive compound. CBD will not get you high (unless it contains THC). A good quality tested CBD product that is THC-free should not cause you to fail a drug test. But lack of studying for a drug test will. Just kidding.
Is CBD legal?
Yup! On the 20th of December 2018, the Farm Bill declared that all hemp extracts (CBD) are legal agricultural products provided that they contain less than 0.3% THC. Fun fact: The voice of Goofy is Bill Farmer!
What is industrial hemp?
Industrial hemp is the hemp plant which has been used historically to produce hemp seed oil, rope, paper, household items, clothing, and now CBD extract. We’re at the dawning of an industrial hemp-olution!
What is the entourage effect?
The entourage effect results when the many components within the hemp plant interact with the body to produce a stronger influence than any one of those components alone. It’s a synergistic effect. If you experience the entourage effect, we recommend that you hug it out.