About CBD

Facts about CBD

  • CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the hemp or cannabis plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil such as coconut or hemp seed oil.
  • CBD Oil Won’t Get You High. CBD doesn’t cause the feeling of being ‘high’ that is caused by ingestion of cannabis. This high is caused by THC/Tetrahydrocannabinol. THC binds tightly to the CB1 and CB2 nerve receptors in the brain and throughout the body. CBD doesn’t bind to these receptors and instead causes its therapeutic actions through more indirect means.
  • Although CBD is generally considered safe, it can cause adverse reactions like diarrhea and anxiety in some people. It may also interfere with certain medications.
  • The Human Body Produces Cannabinoids by itself, and CBD Oil Helps. Phytocannabinoids are cannabinoids derived from plants. Endocannabinoids are cannabinoids produced naturally in the human body.
  • CBD-based products come in many forms. Some can be mixed into foods or drinks or ingested from a pipe or dropper. Others are available in capsules or as a paste to be rubbed into the skin. Some products are available as sprays intended to be taken sublingually.
  • CBD Oil from Hemp is Legal in all 50 states of the USA. CBD comes from either industrial hemp or cannabis. Because it has a low THC content (>.3%), industrial hemp does not fall under these same regulations as Cannabis, so you are free to choose CBD as a natural supplement without worrying about any legal repercussions.
  • CBD Oil Helps Children with Seizures and Epilepsy. Perhaps one of the most exciting applications of CBD oil is its potential impact for adults and children with epilepsy. People experiencing seizures daily have found that CBD can dramatically decrease the these numbers.
  • CBD Oil May Help with Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency (CECD) Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency is a condition where an individual has a lower amount of endogenous cannabinoids than is considered necessary to promote health and well-being.
  • The human body contains a specialized system called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which is involved in regulating a variety of functions including sleep, appetite, pain, and immune system response.
  • The body produces endocannabinoids, which are neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors in your nervous system. Studies have shown that CBD may help reduce chronic pain by impacting endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation and interacting with neurotransmitters

CBD Treatment Wheel

What Does CBD Treat?

  • Addiction
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Autism
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy & Seizures
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Inflammation, Insomnia, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), PTSD & Stress
  • Rheumatism / Arthritis, Schizophrenia, Stroke & TBI


Endocannabinoid system (ECS)

Cannabinoid receptors are found all throughout the body, giving them a wide variety of functions. However, certain receptors are more concentrated in specific regions. CB1 receptors are abundant in the central nervous system. CB2 receptors are more often found on immune cells, in the gastrointestinal tract, and in the peripheral nervous system. The diversity of receptor locations shows just how important endocannabinoids are for day-to-day bodily function. They help regulate the following:

  • Sleep
  • Appetite, digestion,
  • Mood
  • Motor control
  • Immune function
  • Reproduction and fertility
  • Pleasure and reward
  • Pain
  • Memory
  • Temperature regulation

Endocannabinoid System Map

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