WHAT IS CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the most well known of about 100 different phytochemicals found in the cannabis plant, known as phytocannabinoids. It is non-psychoactive, meaning it will not get you high. CBD is similar to a compound that our bodies produce naturally called endocannabinoids. Not only are cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, they’re also naturally occurring throughout nature in broccoli, kale, etc.
CBD is a multi-functional ingredient. For our body products, we focus on CBD’s anti-inflammatory, muscle soothing and pain reducing benefits. For face care, we focus on CBD’s antioxidant, nutritive, anti-inflammatory and skin balancing properties and we create formulations using freshly extracted herbs that magnify these benefits.
HOW DOES CBD WORK?
CBD works because we have an endocannabinoid system in our bodies. This endocannabinoid system is responsible for our homeostasis and is involved in regulating things such as appetite, pain sensation, memory and mood. There are actually receptors all over our body in our brain, stomach, nervous system, and organs that have cell receptors for the ‘cannabinoids’. By using CBD infused supplements, we can help jump start this system to help with pain, inflammation, stress and sleep.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING CBD TOPICALLY?
Inflammation is the culprit for many skin issues. Studies show CBD to have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, which is great for the skin, joints and muscles. Our full-spectrum CBD oil is also naturally filled with vitamins A, D, and E and contains high levels of essential fatty acids (omega 3 and 6), which all work to enhance skin health and overall youthfulness.
WHY ARE THERE VARYING AMOUNTS OF CBD IN DIFFERENT PRODUCTS?
We vary the amount of CBD in our products based on their purpose. With our lip balm, we approach CBD like a vitamin allowing for smaller amounts to be absorbed into the skin through daily use, supplementing the body’s natural reserves. We also have our Relief Lotion and Cooling Body Spray to target specific areas that need a little more TLC. It’s important to note that self-experimentation is key in figuring out what amount of CBD is needed. CBD is adaptive and will affect each individual differently based on their level of inflammation, their body’s naturally occurring cannabinoid level and their own personal absorption rate.
WHY IS “FULL SPECTRUM” OR “WHOLE PLANT” HEMP EXTRACT IMPORTANT?
The array of cannabinoids and other natural constituents found in full-spectrum hemp oil have been shown in studies to work together to magnify their therapeutic properties (this is often referred to as the “entourage effect”) The complex mix of cannabinoids, essential nutrients, protein, and healthy fats work synergistically to encourage homeostasis and balance in our health.
Our hemp extract is naturally rich in Cannabidiol (CBD), and also contains Cannabigerol (CBG), Cannabinol (CBN), Cannabichromene (CBC), as well as terpenes, flavonoids, and essential amino acids. We make sure there is no, or less than .03% THC in all products.