Know A Little More About Your CBD
When you’re buying a CBD product, you might find that the product is a broad-spectrum or full-spectrum or even CBD isolate.
These products sound pretty similar, but in fact, they differ in their range of effects.
Before discussing this, let’s quickly delve a little into the Endocannabinoid System
The CBD Endocannabinoid System
Surprisingly, your body contains a variety of receptors that interact with the compounds found in hemp, namely THC and CBD. These receptors form an endocannabinoid system.
Initially, researchers believed that the effects of hemp only come from THC. Later, they discovered that CBD makes another unique set of compounds that can interact with these receptors to bring about a variety of health benefits (1).
With time, we have discovered that it is not just about THC and CBD; instead, the plant extract contains tons of other beneficial compounds like terpenes, phytochemicals, phenols, and several other antioxidants (2).
The benefit of these extra compounds is that they can potentiate the effects CBD has on your body. This is called the entourage effect.
What that means is that other molecules in the CBD extract (like terpenes) can make the effects of CBD more potent. As shown by research where CBD isolate (purified CBD) and CBD predominant extract (containing other bioactive chemicals) were used to treat epilepsy. The cure rate was 36 percent among the CBD isolate group versus 71 percent in the CBD predominant extract group (3).
Simply put, CBD extract containing other bioactive chemicals are better for your health than using CBD alone. Of course, all of these products contain only traces of THC (the chemical that gets you ‘high’).
With this quick knowledge, let’s get back to the type of CBDs available and how they differ in their chemical profile and efficacy.
|Full-Spectrum CBD||Broad-Spectrum CBD|
|This form of CBD undergoes minimal processing and contains CBD, terpenes, other cannabinoids, and traces of THC as well.||This form is full-spectrum CBD minus THC. In other words, the spectrum of bioactive compounds in broad-spectrum CBD is similar to the full-spectrum but it doesn’t contain THC.|
|Contains other bioactive compounds as well and provides the entourage effect.||Has the entourage effect.|
|Contains traces of THC some people may have a sensitivity to THC||The most potent form of CBD without THC|
To conclude, broad-spectrum CBD is potent, provides a wide range of health benefits, and contains no THC as well. CBD isolate is not effective enough as it doesn’t come with the benefits of other added compounds.
What Makes Our CBD Stand Out?
With so many CBD brands out there, what made us launch our CBD brand?
While the market is loaded with CBD oils, gummies, balms, sprays, etc., very few of these products come from experts. Most of these products are the result of businessmen seeing a business opportunity and investing heavily in marketing a product. What they lack is the knowledge of the product and cares little about the scientific details and authenticity.
Here is what makes our CBD stand out:
- Chosen and Tested by Experts: Our team is a vibrant blend of scientists, herbalists, and clinical therapist with years of experience in the field. Our choice of CBD has been the result of years of field and clinical experience.
- Highest Quality Product: We have tested hundreds of CBD products from around the world and have formulated a unique full-broad-spectrum CBD formula of the highest standards. Our formula contains 5 mg CBD/drop; hence, is very potent.
- Make in The UK: Our product is manufactured in the UK so it complies with the UK manufacturing standards.
- Tested Formula: We have been using full – broad-spectrum CBD in our clinical practice for decades now. This formula is time-tested and proven to work.
- Best Range of Effects: Our full-broad-spectrum CBD is loaded with other bioactive compounds like terpenes, which offer the entourage effect. These compounds maximize the benefits of our CBD formula.
- Kosher certified
What Is Our CBD Good For?
Based on clinical research, our formula has got potential benefits for following health conditions.
CBD helps in improving the performance of the endocannabinoid system to manage anxiety. The presence of cannabinoid receptors in the amygdala also justifies the role of CBD in treating anxiety. Amygdala is the region of the brain that is involved in regulating anxiety and emotions. In recent clinical research, as much as 80 percent of individuals experienced a substantial improvement in their anxiety and sleep after the use of CBD (4).
The endocannabinoid system of the body has an important role in regulating pain thresholds and any dysfunction in this body system that may lead to increased sensitivity towards pain. CBD also works by reducing the release of pain provoking chemicals from the nerve endings. That’s why it is extremely efficient in treating pain disorders of various origins like neuropathic pain, muscle pain due to spasticity, and pain of multifocal origin such as fibromyalgia (5).
Epilepsy And Seizures
CBD and other bioactive compounds in CBD extract can help reduce the abnormal firing of electrical impulses in the brain, which is the basic problem in seizure disorders. Also, it has brain-protecting effects. The use of CBD can reduce seizure episodes in as much 84 percent of children with drug-resistant epilepsy (6).
Inflammation occurs mainly due to the dysfunction in immune regulation. Cannabinoids are known anti-inflammatory agents capable of inducing cell death, preventing rapid cell multiplication and reducing inflammatory cytokine (small proteins) production. Cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2) receptors on immune cells can be effectively modulated using non-psychoactive cannabidiol without any potential side effects to prevent inflammatory diseases (7).
To learn more about CBD, contact us today.
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