What is CBD?
CBD is a short for cannabidiol. CBD is one of the chemical compounds called cannabinoids extracted from the cannabis plant. It can be extracted from hemp or marijuana and is available in the forms of gummies, gels, supplements, oils, and extracts, among others. CBD is mostly and directly derived from the hemp plant and a popular natural remedy commonly used for improving overall wellness. CBD has been used by people all around the world for a variety of reasons.
What is the endocannabinoid system?
Endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a specialized lipid signaling system that is involved in regulating several functions within the human body, including sleep, memory, pain, appetite, cognitive performance, mood, stress management and immune system response. The endocannabinoid system comprises of endocannabinoids derived from arachidonic acid that are neurotransmitters which bind to cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) in the brain, central nervous system, immune system, and peripheral nervous system. The cannabinoid receptors are distributed in the brain areas associated with motivated behavior, emotional responses, motor control, and energy homeostasis. The same receptors are also expressed in the periphery areas, including the liver, skeletal muscles, adipose tissue, GI tract, heart, pancreas, reproduction and immune system. Endocannabinoids are synthesized, produced and released when they are required in a receptor-dependent way. They serve as retrograde signaling messengers in glutamatergic and GABAergic synapses and act as modulators of postsynaptic transmission, networking with other neurotransmitters. CBD helps in managing the aforementioned functions by impacting the activity of endocannabinoid receptor and interacting with neurotransmitters.
What is the entourage effect?
The Entourage effect is the synergy derived from all the components in cannabis. The compounds work together to improve the latent benefits of the plant. Each of these compounds can amplify the therapeutic benefits of the others, at the same time, mitigating the possible side effects.
Hemp vs Marijuana (CBD vs THC)
Hemp is a plant species of the Cannabis which has high concentrations of the CBD but very low concentrations of the THC of less than 0.3%. CBD extracted from hemp is non-psychoactive. Marijuana is also a species of the Cannabis plant but it has high concentrations of the THC, more than 0.3% and can induce euphoric or psychotropic effects on the user.
Full vs Broad Spectrum
Full-spectrum means that it includes all natural cannabinoids found in the plant such as cannabigerol (CBG), cannabidivarin (CBDV), cannabinol (CBN), cannabidiol acid (CBDA), and cannabichromene (CBC), including some traces of THC but below 0.3% in hemp. This is important because these active compounds work together more effectively to amplify the health benefits of every cannabinoid, hence an ‘entourage effect’. Broad-spectrum comprises of cannabidiol and all other natural compounds within the plant with no THC. THC is completely removed after extraction. Since broad-spectrum involves multiple cannabinoids, it also causes ‘entourage effect’ even without THC. All of our products are broad spectrum and therefore have absolutely NO THC in them.
What are psychoactive effects?
Psychoactive effects involve a feeling of “getting high” as a result of taking a psychoactive substance which affects the central nervous system altering the normal functioning of the brain, leading to temporary changes in mood, perception, behavior and consciousness.
Can CBD get you “high”?
CBD is the non-psychoactive part of the cannabis plant mainly derived from the hemp species which has low levels of THC of less than 0.3%, meaning that it will not have any effects like euphoria. THC is the one responsible for inducing a feeling of ‘getting high’ or psychoactive effects. Since all of Releaf’s products are broad spectrum, 100% of the THC is extracted. This means there is no way to get “high” using our products.
Is our CBD third-party tested?
CBD products must be third-party tested and the consumer must be able to confirm this on the label and should check its accuracy as well. Customers should look for a quality assurance certificate or stamp of analysis from a third-party or it can be found on the website of the retailer if you do not see it on the label of the product. CBD products that are not tested by a third party are likely to be misleading in terms of dosage misrepresentation. All Releaf products will have a scannable QR code that, when scanned, will take you directly to it’s 3rd party lab results.
Can CBD show up on a drug test?
CBD should not show up on a drug test, as long as it is a third-party tested CBD without added THC. All of Releaf’s products are 100% THC-Free.
Is CBD legal?
CBD is legal depending on which country you are coming from. In the United States, a Farm Bill was signed into law to regulate production of hemp and allow the federal states to grow hemp, specifically for CBD. This means that consumers around the federal states, once compliant with their state regulations, can grow hemp and make use of its products (CBD) for medicinal purposes.
What is the best way to take CBD?
It depends on the goal of the consumer and the reason requiring him or her to take CBD. Some people prefer applying topical CBD ointment or cream on areas such as joints, ligaments, and muscles. Some other ways, including vape pens, edibles, and tinctures, depend on how long the effect will last and the speed of delivery. For instance, taking CBD through vape pen offers relief faster but it also wears off quickly. Edibles such as capsule baked good or gummy takes a longer time to work but also last for 4-5 hours. A tincture is put under the tongue and could take about half an hour to initiate relief. Releaf uses the most advanced technology in the industry to ensure products with the best bioavailability on the market so you can find your Releaf as soon as possible.