CBD Education – The 101
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring and non-intoxicating chemical compound found in the flowers, leaves and stems of the hemp plant. Its wellness history has been traced back thousands of years and today the healthful properties of CBD to support and maintain daily health and wellness are being tested and confirmed by scientists and physicians worldwide.
A safe, non-addictive substance, CBD is only one of over one hundred cannabinoids, which are unique to cannabis that influence the CB1 and CB2 receptors of your body’s largest neurotransmitter network — The Endocannabinoid System. It’s a balancing system for your body and is involved in an array of physiological processes that include appetite, pain-sensation, mood and memory.
Cannovia customers using our hemp-derived CBD products as part of their daily routine are reporting that they are achieving the desired support for their wellness they anticipated from CBD.
Recent science would suggest that this is because our body’s endocannabinoid system positively responds to CBD. CBD does not bind directly to either of these receptors but instead impacts them indirectly. These indirect actions include activating TRPV1 receptors that work to control important functions like pain perception, body temperature and inflammation. CBD can also increase the amount of anandamide in the body. Known as the “bliss molecule,” anandamide plays a role in the neural generation of pleasure and motivation. 1 By stimulating the endocannabinoid system, CBD promotes homeostasis–and we all know how important balance is to our well-being.
Hemp derived CBD has less than 0.3% THC. It is non-intoxicating and legal in all fifty states with the passing of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (The Farm Bill). Marijuana derived CBD has more than 0.3% THC. It is intoxicating (will get you high) and is legal is some states for medical and/or recreational use.
In short, yes! CBD derived from Cannabis Sativa-L with less than 0.3% THC is federally legal in all 50 states with the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill. However, the long of it — It’s complicated.
Perhaps one of the most confusing aspects of CBD is its legality. The laws regarding CBD at a state and federal level are still very unclear, which in some cases might deter individuals from trying it.
Here’s the thing. Yes, CBD is [federally] legal in all 50 states, but there are certain instances when it isn’t legal. There are a few factors that determine its legality, with the most important being whether the CBD is derived from hemp or marijuana. The legality is determined by the source of the CBD. Hemp and marijuana are both from the same plant family. Cannabis sativa. The difference, however, is that hemp plants contain 0.3% THC or less, where marijuana can contain up to 30% THC or more.
Cannovia’s hemp is USA grown and Third-party tested. When CBD is sourced from high-quality hemp cultivated in rich soil under favorable growing conditions, it’s considered safe and non-toxic. The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a report in November 2017 that stated CBD doesn’t contain any adverse health effects and is well-tolerated in both animals and humans.*
Despite the excellent safety profile of CBD, we recommend speaking to your doctor and pharmacist before you start taking CBD as drug interactions and side effects are possible.
The marketplace is full of products containing hemp-derived CBD – used for topical applications and ingestion into the body. It is always important to know the source, the product form and the amount of CBD included to make an informed purchase/use decision. Cannovia offers a ‘tried and true’ product line including oils, topicals and beverage powder in Full Spectrum and THC-FREE options to meet the requirements of most looking to add CBD to their wellness.
It really is an individual preference — some people want a completely THC-FREE CBD experience; others are more interested in the whole plant properties. Cannovia offers both! Our whole plant CBD products are labeled “Full Spectrum” and our isolate offerings are clearly labeled as THC-FREE. Our customers report satisfaction and desired results with both options. It’s your wellness and your choice.
The synergistic interaction of CBD with other cannabinoids, terpenes, and essential plant compounds from the Cannabis Sativa-L plant is known as the ‘entourage effect’.
The entourage effect suggests CBD works best when all the properties from the hemp plant work together. Cannovia Full Spectrum products contain CBD as well as the rest of the spectrum of active and essential compounds found in the hemp plant.
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