What Is CBD?
CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a chemical compound from the Cannabinoid family that naturally occurs in the Cannabis plant. The plant is sub-divided as Cannabis or Hemp. The Hemp plant produces CBD with no more than 0.3% THC. Scientists has isolate 108 different types of cannabinoids in cannabis. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol better known as THC is best known for its psychoactive properties — it’s the one that gets you “high” — but CBD is quickly gaining ground due to its potential therapeutic benefits. www.cnet.com/health/what-is-cbd
The Three Different Types of CBD?
While shopping for CBD, you’ll find that products fall into one of three categories: ISOLATE, BROAD SPECTRUM (this is what we use 0.00 THC,) & FULL SPECTRUM. CBD is categorized by the number of additional Cannabinoids and other natural plant materials in the extract.
To begin, Hemp Isolate products are pure Cannabidiol, THC free, and do not contain any additional Cannabinoids or plant compounds. Isolate extracts are almost always derived from the Hemp plant due to its high CBD concentration. CBD Isolate is so refined that it does not contain any Terpenes, allowing it to be a flavorless substance. Since it does not contain any trace amounts of THC, Isolate products are a great option for individuals who are sensitive to THC but want to benefit from the incorporation of CBD in daily life. It is also safe for those who are drug tested and even pets, as CBD isolate contains 0% THC. This means there is no psychotropic effect whatsoever.
In a sense, Broad Spectrum is a cross between Full Spectrum and Isolate CBD. Broad Spectrum CBD is processed to remove only the THC, meaning it will not cause a psychotropic ‘high’ feeling. However, Broad Spectrum hemp products still contain a variety of Cannabinoids and plant compounds like proteins, flavonoids, and Terpenes, which would otherwise be filtered out of a CBD Isolate product. We chose BROAD SPECTRUM so people who are drug tested can use Relief 1000mg without worry.
FULL SPECTRUM CBD, as the name suggests, contains CBD, some THC, and a variety of other Cannabinoids (a full spectrum of them!). FULL SPECTRUM CBD concentrates are sometimes called “raw” extracts because they are unprocessed beyond the initial extraction from the hemp plant. To fall into the category of Full Spectrum, the product can only contain trace amounts of THC (less than 0.3.) www.healthycbd4life.com.
CBD Benefits for Pain Relief
Several studies show that CBD provides relief for chronic pain stemming from arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and other conditions. The body’s endocannabinoid system is involved in regulating your emotions, motor control, immune system, and pain response. When the body ingests CBD, it affects the way your body perceives and responds to pain.
One study of rats found that CBD reduced their acute pain response to surgical incision both immediately and in the long-term. Another study found that CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties significantly reduce chronic nerve pain and inflammation.
CBD has also been shown to reduce spasticity among individuals with multiple sclerosis, enabling them to walk more easily with less pain. In a study of individuals with rheumatoid arthritis, a daily CBD spray treatment reduced pain both when the person was moving and when they were at rest.
CBD is more widely used for therapeutic purposes because it is non-intoxicating. CBD’s main applications are in addressing sleep problems, chronic pain, inflammation, nausea, anxiety, depression, and certain seizure disorders. www.health.harvard.edu