CBD is a compound found in the cannabis plant family. Contrary to popular belief, CBD is not typically extracted from marijuana (which is actually quite low in CBD content). CBD is traditionally extracted from industrial hemp, a cousin of the marijuana plant that’s high in CBD content and contains very little THC. In fact, by law, THC can not make up more than 0.3% of the industrial hemp plant’s profile. CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, meaning it does not produce any sort of “high” effect.
Over the past few years, research has suggested that CBD may offer a range of medicinal benefits. Some of these benefits may include reducing pain and inflammation, relieving stress and anxiety, and improving sleep quality. These are just a few of the benefits researchers are studying regarding CBD.
When you use CBD, it interacts with your body’s endocannabinoid system. Every mammal has an endocannabinoid system connected through their central nervous system. Research suggests that CBD stimulates the body’s endocannabinoid system and helps promote homeostasis, which reduces the sensation of pain and helps to suppress inflammation.
There are different types of CBD products, characterized as Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and Isolate. Full spectrum products contain trace amounts of other cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, including trace amounts of THC up to 0.3%. This is not enough THC to produce any psychoactive effect and is not enough for your body to even metabolize. It is believed that full spectrum CBD products deliver the best results based on the theory of the “Entourage Effect”. The Entourage Effect suggests that each individual cannabinoid offers it’s own unique benefits, and when different cannabinoids work together, it will produce the best results. Broad Spectrum Products also contain trace amounts of other cannabinoids, however they do not contain THC removing the theory of the "Entourage Effect". Isolate products do not contain any other cannabinoids besides for CBD.
Not all CBD should be treated equally. Where and how it’s grown, how it’s extracted, how it’s bottled and packaged, and what other ingredients it’s blended with can all make a huge difference in the quality of a product you receive. That is why it’s extremely important as a consumer to check the lab results of any product you come across when you’re buying CBD. At Desert Edge Botanicals, we recognize that quality and transparency are two of our biggest responsibilities as a company. That is why we promise to only use natural ingredients when creating our products and to always provide lab results for every batch we produce. We want you to know exactly what you’re getting every time you use a Desert Edge Botanicals product. Visit our shop today to view our product selection!
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