Definitions to Know
Cannabinoid: One of a class of diverse chemical compounds that acts on cannabinoid receptors, AKA the Endocannabinoid system in cells that alter neurotransmitter release in the brain.
Phytocannabinoids: any cannabinoid that is naturally occurring within the cannabis family of plants. Such cannabinoids include the more famous THC and CBD, but they also include other cannabinoids such as cannabigerol (CBG)
Cannabidiol: Cannabidiol is a phytocannabinoid discovered in 1940. It is one of some 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants and accounts for up to 40% of the plant’s extract.
Entourage Effect: when multiple cannabinoid compounds interact synergistically to magnify the therapeutic benefits of the plant’s individual components—so that the medicinal impact of the whole plant is greater than the sum of its parts.
Endocannabinoid System: a biological system composed of neutrotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors. These receptors work in conjunction with the ECS to facilitate communication between cells and nerves where previously little to no communication existed. This improved communication allows the body to function at a more optimal level of efficiency.
What is the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?
Our cannabinoids are Industrial Hemp derived, as is allowed by the Federal Farming Bill. Unlike marijuana, Hemp contains extremely low (less than .3%) THC and is naturally high in CBD. Marijuana however, is high in THC and lower in CBD. THC is the compound in marijuana that is psychoactive.
Different Methods of Using CBD
Cannabis oil extracts can be taken orally, sublingually or applied topically. Concentrated cannabis oil extracts can also be utilized as an ingredient to vaporize or cook with. The time of onset and duration of effect vary depending on the method of administration.
- Vaporizing – with a vape pen offers the same immediate benefits of smoking but without burning the oil. The active ingredients are inhaled as a vapor and no smoke is involved.
- Sublingual Tinctures – herbal remedies in which the active ingredients are dissolved in a solvent. The conventrate is dropped under the tongue and absorbs through the oral mucosa. First effects are generally felt within 5 to 15 minutes and is good for consistent, discrete and timely dosing.
- Edibles – Foods or snacks cooked with cbd infused oil, which affects are slower (30-90 minutes) than for inhaled or sublingual. These can be an ideal method for humans, as well as, pets.
- Capsules and Gel Caps – These are similar to a vitamin or supplement whose duration and effect are similar to that of edibles, and give you a convenient way to pack around with you outside of the home. This also allows for the blend of CBD with other beneficial herbal supplements, such as the Mountain Pure Vitalize that is blended with moringa.
- Topicals and Salves – Cannabis extract can be infused in a balm, lotion or ointment and applied directly to the skin. Patients report that CBD topicals are effective for pain, inflammation, infections, and skin conditions.
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