WHAT IS CBD AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, aka CBD, is one of many the many compounds that are part of the hemp and cannabis plants.
These plant compounds are molecules called phytocannabinoids, cannabinoids that determine the type of effect on the body. The most relevant to CBD and cannabis is the psychoactive high provided by THC. When certain cannabinoids, like THC, or CBD, CBN, CBG bind to specialized CB1 and CB2 receptors; the receptors trigger a notification that there is a change in cell activity.
Unlike other cannabinoids, CBD has an indirect effect on the CB1 and CB2 receptors. CBD stimulates the body’s naturally occurring endogenous cannabinoids which send signals to activate those receptors to do their job naturally.
CB1 receptors are in various parts of the body like the nervous system, glands, organs, and connective tissue. CB2 receptors affect the immune system and functioning health.
The naturally occurring cannabinoids within your body, work with the CB1 and CB2 receptors to help your nervous system operate effectively, and prevent misfiring or running defectively. Natural cannabinoid deficiency will lead to adverse effects on your body’s nervous system and body as a whole. Your body can be endocannabinoid deficient, for example, why you would take vitamin D for bone strength. This is because our body needs a balance of cannabinoids to keep your nervous system and body in good health.
Many describe CBD as being like THC, just without the psychoactive effects. Although this is true, CBD works as an endocannabinoid modular. Meaning when a disease starts to take over your body, it will create an imbalance within a body system. The CBD then works to get those systems to balance back to where they should be, in a healthy, working condition.
WHAT TYPES OF CBD ARE THERE & HOW DO YOU TAKE IT?
There are three types of CBD formulations, those made from near-pure CBD isolates or crystals full spectrum and broad spectrum oils. The latter contains other natural active compounds found in the hemp plant, additionally to CBD.
This form of pure CBD isolate was considered the standard for non-psychoactive cannabis therapy.
However, recent evidence is mounting that full spectrum, and broad spectrum options provide a host of additional benefits not seen in isolates.
Broad and full spectrum formulas often contain other cannabinoids, “CB’s” such as CBN, CBL, and for full spectrum, THC, as well as, terpenes (aromatic such as pinene and limonene), and other phytonutrients like flavonoids. Terpenes and flavonoids are naturally occurring in many different plants, like turmeric, sage, mangos, lemons, etc. and provide their flavor and some low-level benefits. These compounds are believed to work in synergy with CBD through a natural process known as the “entourage effect.”
The current legal limit in Texas for THC is 0.3%. Due to the presence of THC in full spectrum CBD, we cannot guarantee anyone that they will pass a urinalysis. If you need THC free CBD, isolate or broad spectrum are the best options.
You can take advantage of the potential of CBD in any number of ways depending on your personal preference and why you want to use it. You can apply topically, vape, drink, take it orally in capsule form or sublingual drops under the tongue. All types have their benefits and advantages; it comes down to your lifestyle and intended use.
The brands of CBD we carry, and the available types, and applications are under the Hemp CBD page. We are always testing new products if there is something you are specifically looking for let us know. We will see what we can do to get it for you.
Our staff at both locations, Vape Militia Katy Vape and CBD and Vape Militia Cypress Vape and CBD are trained on all of the CBD products we carry and how to help you decide what the best option is for you.
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