What is CBD? CBD stands for Cannabidiol
The CBD found in hemp oil is quickly becoming the focus of widespread medical and scientific research. CBD is the single most prominent naturally-occurring cannabinoid component found in industrial hemp plants.
Cannabidiol is “a cannabinoid devoid of psychoactive effect,” meaning that you will not become intoxicated if you consume CBD. After THC (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol), hemp CBD is by far the most studied natural cannabinoid. According to many researchers, CBD may be the single most important cannabinoid ever discovered, and might have great potential when it comes to increasing vitality in both animals and humans.
Growing hemp for CBD - We use Otto II
CBD from hemp is not unlawful. Hemp is cannabis that grows as nature intended. Hemp is naturally rich in cannabidiol, while most marijuana is carefully cultivated to be high in THC and low in CBD. Hemp is grown from specific cannabis varieties that have even higher levels of CBD naturally, so it doesn’t make legal or practical sense to obtain CBD from marijuana.
Otto is a strain of hemp that can have a wide range of CBD:THC ratios, presumably with varying terpene profiles to match. It’s a strain that could also help benefit a wide variety of conditions and ailments. Otto II, the strain we grow exclusively, can have ratios even higher than the original, potentially up to 40:1 CBD:THC, which is beyond the CBD potency of anything else available, including Charlotte’s Web. For this reason we exclusively use Otto II and laboratory test every batch of oil.
Hemp vs. Marijuana - Growing hemp for CBD instead of marijuana
If CBD can be found in marijuana, why grow hemp? The answer to that is easy: CBD from hemp is legal. Hemp is cannabis that grows as nature intended. Hemp is naturally rich in cannabidiol, while most marijuana is carefully cultivated to be high in THC and low in CBD. When hemp is grown from specific cannabis varieties that have even higher levels of CBD naturally, it doesn’t make legal or practical sense to obtain CBD from marijuana.
Through a combination of our unique cultivation, advanced plant genetics and growing techniques, an exceptionally high percentage of CBD can be produced naturally and consistently in the hemp plant. And through the application of proprietary technologies, certain companies have perfected a means of extracting CBD from hemp with an almost 99% purity rate, creating legal and non-psychoactive CBD-rich hemp oil. Because the federal government considers hemp distinct from marijuana, cannabinoids found naturally in hemp oil and hemp products face no legal restrictions and may be freely imported to the United States and in most of the industrialized world.
At HEMP DEPOT, all of our products are derived from agricultural hemp, meaning they are the best way to obtain the benefits of the cannabis plant legally.
The Endocannabinoid System - How Hemp CBD Oil Affects the Brain and the Body
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is one of science’s newest and most exciting areas of study. The ECS regulates a variety of biological processes, like relaxation, eating, sleeping, certain inflammation responses, reproduction and even cognitive function. In a nutshell, your ECS is responsible for making sure your entire body is working optimally.
Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body. However, while the endocannabinoid system (ECS) performs different tasks, experts believe that the overall function of the ECS is the regulation of homeostasis, or keeping different elements of the human body in equilibrium. It is difficult to succinctly describe a complex system like the ECS, but what’s important to know is that there are two main types of cannabinoid receptors -- CB1 and CB2 -- on cells throughout the body. They are most abundant in the brain and immune system, respectively. Your body naturally makes its own cannabinoids (endocannabinoids like anandamide and 2-AG) that share a similar chemical structure with plant-based cannabinoids like CBD.
Endocannabinoids (and plant-based cannabinoids) link with protein molecule receptors called cannabinoid receptors on the surface of cells. CBD has also been shown to strengthen and improve the efficiency of mitochondria, the “powerhouses” of your cells that are responsible for ensuring cells work the way they should. Research has also shown that cannabinoids are able to target damaged cells while sparing normal cells, meaning that the endocannabinoid system may act as a biological defense system.
When a person ingests hemp CBD oil or other cannabinoids, these cannabinoid receptors are activated (CBD appears to have a greater affinity for CB2 receptors than CB1 receptors). Research suggests that when you supplement your ECS with non-toxic, non-habit-forming cannabinoids, like those found in Real Scientific Hemp Oil, you may create a healthier endocannabinoid system and, almost certainly, a healthier you.
From the National Institutes of Health, 2006:
“In the past decade, the Endocannabinoid System has been implicated in a growing number of physiological functions, both in the central and peripheral nervous systems and in peripheral organs… modulating the activity of the Endocannabinoid System turned out to hold therapeutic promise in a wide range of disparate diseases and pathological conditions…”
What does CBD and the ECS means to you?
ECS literally means “the cannabinoid system inside the body.” As CBD modulates endocannabinoid tone, it is helping to balance and maintain a well-founded internal environment within your body. By regularly supplying our ECS with the nutrients it was designed for, vital communications can be restored between the control centers of the body and every other system.
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