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What is CBD Oil?

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By Kristy Dusevic CHC

Many of you may have heard the talk about CBD in recent months, maybe you have a friend or loved one who is already using CBD and receiving pretty amazing results from it, but perhaps, you have no idea what on earth it is. Well here is a short explanation of an amazing naturally occurring substance that can truly help you live a life that Thrives.

CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is one of more than 100 different cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Cannabis plants are chemical powerhouses that produce more than 400 compounds. CBD is NOT marijuana. It is not tetrahydrocannabinol or THC (the part of the cannabis responsible for causing the “high” effect.) It is not psychoactive.

CBD contains only trace amounts of THC, less than 3%.

High-quality CBD oil is made from the flowers of the hemp plant, not the seeds. To get the most CBD and other whole plant cannabinoids out of the plant, the hemp must be harvested while the flowers are still very small requiring a large quantity of plant material. This is why CBD products are typically more expensive than hemp seed oil.  However, this is also why CBD products contain a greater number of beneficial compounds and have more far-reaching positive health benefits.

CBD interacts with the body through the endogenous cannabinoid system (ECS) or endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system regulates the body’s normal homeostasis or general state of balance.

Are hemp and marijuana the same thing?

NO –  Hemp and marijuana are both cannabis and both work with the endocannabinoid system in the body but there are a few key differences; marijuana has a high concentration of THC, this is the part of the cannabinoid that results in the “high” feeling. Hemp has a very low concentration of THC, usually less than 3%–in the state of Tennessee, products must have less than 2% THC concentration. CBD is legal in all 50 states.

Sourcing is also an extremely important component to consider when choosing a CBD product. The CBD market is highly unregulated. While many companies out there take great care to provide a quality product, some may not be as cautious. Common practices of dishonesty include selling hemp seed oil as CBD, embellishing potency, selling leftover oil from Industrial hemp crops used for paper textiles as CBD. (Which can result in dangerously high levels of toxic pesticides.) Reputable companies will always have testing results available for you to review.

So what are some of the benefits you could possibly receive from using CBD? Stay tuned for our next post as we will go into some of the many health benefits and how CBD works with the body to restore balance.

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TruCure - January 3, 2019 Reply

Combining yoga and CBD would be a great way to reduce anxiety and joint pain.

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Victor Gemenes - September 6, 2019 Reply

Hemp and marijuana are, taxonomically speaking, the same plant; they are different names for the same genus (Cannabis) and species.

Marjorie - January 15, 2020 Reply

Can you use this if one has brain cancer?

    thriveyogaandwellness_ecq8ib - February 17, 2020 Reply

    Hi Marjorie, Of course, we always recommend asking your neurologist, but a super quick Google Search could help you make a decision whether you want to ask your dr. Here’s the first article that popped up for me: https://www.uwhealth.org/news/is-CBD-Oil-Safe-for-Cancer-Patients-to-Use/52972

    Educate yourself both online and with doctors in the traditional and non-traditional field and make your own decision. Whatever that decision is, let us know! Share your story. We’d be happy to host it.

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Ellie Davis - June 5, 2020 Reply

I was not aware that CBD interacts with your body through the endocannabinoid system. My husband has been struggling with back pain, and we are looking for advice. I will let him know about your recommendations to understand the benefits of CBD oil.

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Advanced Modern Medicine - June 17, 2020 Reply

CBD oil have many benefits and can be used for treatment. Thank you for sharing this post.

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