Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 100 cannabinoids produced by the hemp plant, which comes from the cannabis family. Hemp and marijuana are both varieties of cannabis. What distinguishes them is not something that you can see, it’s what's on the inside. The biggest difference is in THC levels, the compound responsible for the “high” associated with marijuana. CBD is not intoxicating, meaning you can add it to your daily self-care routine without the worry of experiencing a high.
By federal law, a hemp plant must contain a significantly lower level of THC than marijuana. To be exact, it must contain 0.3% THC or less. We carry CBD products with less than 0.3% THC (full-spectrum), and we also carry products that are THC Free (broad spectrum or isolate).
CBD has the potential to aid in various aspects of health because of the interaction it shares with our endocannabinoid system (ECS).
Your body's Endocannabinoid System (ECS) plays an important role in regulating several functions. Research has linked the ECS system to chronic pain, sleep, mood, inflammation, digestion, stress, memory, and more.
Endocannabinoids are molecules made by your body. Receptors are found throughout the human body. The two main endocannabinoid receptors are called CB1 and CB2. When endocannabinoids bind to either receptor, it signals the ECS to take action.
CB1 receptors are mainly found in the central nervous system (CNS), while CB2 receptors are mainly found in peripheral nervous system, especially immune cells.
The ECS system helps your body maintain homeostasis, or the ability to regulate proper function in the body.
CBD works on the system, whereas conventional medicine only works on the symptom.
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Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 100 cannabinoids produced by the hemp plant, which comes from the cannabis family. When reading a product label, CBD will usually be listed as cannabidiol, full-spectrum hemp, hemp oil, PCR (phytocannabinoid-rich) or PCR hemp extracts.
A CBD product that contains other cannabinoids and terpenes including trace amounts of THC.
A CBD product that contains other cannabinoids and terpenes, with zero trace of THC.
A CBD product that contains only CBD, no other cannabinoids or terpenes.
Cannabinoids are molecules produced in a plant. CBD is an acronym for Cannabidiol, one of over 100 cannabinoids found in the hemp plant.
CBD binds to different receptors than THC binds to within the body. THC affects the brain, which causes a high, while CBD cannot cause you to get high.
Terpenes are responsible for the plant's scent. Cannabis plants have an abundance of terpenes, which are included in full spectrum products. Some people believe that terpenes enhance the effects of CBD or THC, known as the entourage effect.
Under United States law, a cannabis plant that contains 0.3% THC content or less is defined as hemp. As of the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp can now be legally grown in the United States.
CBD oil made from a hemp plant, as opposed to a marijuana plant.
Hempseed oil is a much cheaper ingredient than CBD oil. When reading a product label, it will usually be listed as hempseed oil or cannabis sativa seed oil. Hempseed oil is known for not clogging pores and having anti-inflammatory substances.
A certificate or report from a laboratory to verify that a product has been tested to ensure the safety and label accuracy of a product.
Bioavailability typically describes how much of the product will be absorbed into a person’s bloodstream.
TapRoots' experts are not medical doctors or practitioners. Homeopathy doesn't "treat" an illness; it addresses the entire person as a matter of wholeness that is an educational process, not a medical one. TapRoots' owners believe in seeking advice from a holistic physician. Claims are based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.