What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is one of over 60+ naturally occurring cannabinoid compounds found in Cannabis, an annual herbaceous flowering plant. CBD oil is derived from an organic substance formed in the plant’s secretions. Both marijuana and hemp are forms of cannabis. However, cannabis does not mean marijuana. Cannabis is the genus name and general umbrella term, under which all forms of marijuana and hemp fall. Until recently, delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, was the most well-known and studied cannabinoid due to its abundance in marijuana. However, as the second most prevalent cannabinoid in marijuana and the top non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in hemp, CBD has been gaining momentum in the scientific community and media.
Unlike THC, CBD does not cause any feeling of “high,” which contributes to its legalization across the United Kingdom. CBD does not typically have any immediate noticeable effect, though some customers have reported otherwise when using isolates.
How Does CBD Work?
CBD primarily interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, a grouping of millions of cannabinoid receptors found throughout your body, but are primarily clustered in the brain and central nervous system. While CBD is a phytocannabinoid, or plant-based cannabinoid, your body also naturally produces cannabinoids, known as endocannabinoids. Almost every organ of your body, including your skin and digestive tract, contains cannabinoid receptors. The endocannabinoid system has four primary purposes including neuroprotection, stress relief, immune response, and regulating the body’s general state of balance, impacting faculties such as appetite, sleep, mood, and pain.
Unlike THC, CBD does not interact directly with the two classical cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2). This is why CBD does not cause any psychoactive effect. Instead, CBD inhibits the enzymes that break down endocannabinoids, leading to an increase in your body’s naturally-produced cannabinoids.
CBD’s molecular formula is C21H30O2, and it has a molecular mass of 314.4636.
WHATS THE DIFFERENCE WITH FULL SPECTRUM AND CBD ISOLATE?
Full Spectrum Oils & Extracts
Hemp contains more than 400 compounds—like CBD and terpenes. A product labeled ‘full spectrum’ means it contains varying levels of different compounds and cannabinoids—not only CBD.
Most of the full spectrum vape liquids will leave residue behind when vaped. For that reason, you will typically only find them in disposable single-use cartridges. If you’re not careful, these liquids could burn out a coil after a few puffs, so they are not recommended for most of the re-fillable e-cigarettes.
99%+ Pure CBD Isolate
Unlike full-spectrum products, genuine CBD isolate guarantees a clean, safe product that customers can use in any vape setup with zero worries. Using a multi-step extraction and purification process, CBD is extracted into a clean, pure isolate compound. When buying CBD isolate, be sure to check the product’s certificates of analysis. This guarantees that you're getting what you expect, and what your customers want.
At CBD LEAF, we create our famous CBD e-liquids using 99%+ Pure CBD isolate. CBD LEAF is rigorously tested for quality and we only add unique terpene blends so you get freshest, most trustworthy products available on the market today.
In the end, you want to offer your customers a clean, delicious, and worry-free product they can use in any device.
No, CBD really won’t get you stoned.
There are more than 80 active cannabinoid chemicals in marijuana, and their effects on us stem from their interactions with specific receptors in our bodies. THC is the main psychoactive cannabinoid in the plant, and it produces intoxication and euphoria by interacting with CB1 receptors in the brain. CBD’s interaction with those same receptors is 100 times weaker than THC’s, and when it binds to them, it doesn’t alter our thoughts or perceptions in the same way.
Is CBD a Medical "Cure"?
The FDA does not allow us to make any claims about what CBD Hemp Oil can do or may do for you. But, we CAN pass along that we have numerous customers using our products regularly for things such as: Cancer, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Arthritis, Insomnia, Anxiety, Migraines and so much more. While CBD doesn’t help everyone with their condition, we have many people who return regularly for reorders. The only way you’ll know if it will help you is to try it. (If you need further advice, your doctor or medical practitioner might be able to help.)
Can I take too much? or will it harm me?
We are not doctors and we are not knowledgeable about your particular health condition, so you have to get medical advice from your practitioner. However, what we can say is that typically, its virtually impossible to take too much. We use the following analogy: Can you eat too much spinach? Well, the answer is yes. You can. But, you’d have to eat such an unimaginable amount that its not realistic to think you could truly eat too much spinach. The same holds true for these products. Its not realistic to think you could take too much, but of course, at some level it would be possible. (Again, please consult your physician regarding your specific situation)
If you have any questions about our product or CBD please get in contact and one of our team will be happy to help assist you.