The Basics

Here are 6 basic facts about CBD:

  • CBD stands for cannabidiol, one of more than 80 compounds that can be found in the cannabis plant.
  • CBD is derived from hemp.
  • Hemp is classified as a species of cannabis that contains less than 0.3% of THC. Which means…
  • CBD is non-psychoactive. Which means...
  • CBD can offer you the many health properties of the cannabis plant without the side effects of ‘getting high’.
  • Hemp-derived CBD is legal!


CBD & The Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system has three major components:

  • Endocannabinoids
  • Receptors
  • Enzymes

Science suggests that CBD can essentially ‘sub in’ for the endocannabinoids in your body in times of need. This is an oversimplification — in reality CBD acts on many other biological systems, too — but a uniquely useful one at that.

This uniqueness lies in CBD’s ability to interact with an equally unique biological system, a system that works behind the scenes to promote balance and health: the endocannabinoid system (ECS).

All-in-all, CBD seems to be tailor-made for the endocannabinoid system and we couldn’t be more grateful for that. By strengthening this regulatory system, CBD may help the body rebalance and regain its innate ability to heal itself when needed.


Why is CBD so beneficial for our overall health & wellness?

Now that we know a bit more about how CBD interacts with the ECS, we can now hold a further understanding of all of CBD’s wonderful benefits.

The ECS is a natural internal network that promotes balance by promoting communication between one’s body — and itself.

Not literally, per se, but figuratively, by allowing various biological systems to communicate with each other. Deficiencies in endocannabinoid health can be devastating, while endocannabinoid sufficiency has been correlated with robust health.

That’s where CBD comes into play.

Unlike conventional medications, CBD’s actions are gentle but far-reaching. That means it rarely causes side effects and is totally non-addictive. It’ll work with your body, not against it, as you take the steps necessary to reclaim your health!