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What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the cannabis plant and for our purposes here, specifically the hemp plant. This is a plant with a rich history as a medicine going back thousands of years. Today the therapeutic properties of CBD are being tested and confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world. A safe, non-addictive substance, CBD is one of more than a hundred “phytocannabinoids,” which are unique to cannabis and give the plant its robust therapeutic profile.

CBD is closely related to another important medicinally active phytocannabinoid: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound that causes the “high” that cannabis is famous for. These are the two components of cannabis that have been most studied by scientists.

Both CBD and THC have significant therapeutic attributes. But unlike THC, CBD does not make a person feel “stoned” or intoxicated. That’s because CBD and THC act in different ways on different receptors in the brain and body.

CBD can actually lessen or neutralize the psychoactive effects of THC, depending on how much of each compound is consumed. Many people want the health benefits of cannabis without the high – or with less of a high.

The fact that CBD is therapeutically potent as well as non-intoxicating, and easy to take as a CBD oil, makes it an appealing treatment option for those who are cautious about trying cannabis for the first time.

Mountain Pure CBD tracks their CBD extracts from plant to person by partnering with the most technologically advanced and innovative CBD extraction facility in the world. All products are free of additives, fillers and synthetic toxins.

The Endocannabinoid System
The Endocannabinoid System is a biological system composed of neurotransmitters 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, by bringing it to homeostasis (balance).
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 minor 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:
This is 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.

Mountain Pure has spent the past few years perfecting a unique recipe to create a broad-spectrum tincture that contains multiple cannabinoids, terpenes, and a potency that is therapeutic in nature, in order to deliver the enhanced benefits via the entourage effect, without the THC.

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