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WHAT IS CBD?

CBD (Cannabidiol), also referred to as Hemp oil, hemp derived CBD oil, or hemp extract, is one of many non-psychoactive phytocannabinoids found in the hemp plant. CBD is the second most abundant cannabinoid found in hemp behind THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). CBD is non-psychoactive, therefore non-intoxicating. Whereas THC is psychoactive, and remains illegal in most states. CBD is derived from industrial hemp, and to be considered as industrial hemp, the plant cannot contain more than 0.3% THC by dry weight.

In the case of Current Natural products, we deliver products that have absolutely NO THC.

CBD is being studied by the scientific and medical fields for its promising qualities and carries an incredible safety profile

WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE IT?

 CBD oil has quickly become popular with more and more people looking to take advantage of its balance and wellness benefits!  Many clinical trials carried out to date are trying to determine CBD’s effectiveness in potentially helping a range of conditions.

How the ECS works in the body

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located in the mammalian brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems, consisting of neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors.

The endocannabinoid system exists to respond to endogenous cannabinoids produced by the human body. However, scientists have learned that the system will also recognize and respond to cannabinoids from external sources, including the phytocannabinoid cannabidiol. According to the National Institutes of Health, manipulating the endocannabinoid system by introducing external cannabinoids could be beneficial to overall wellness.  The key role for endocannabinoids is to promote “homeostasis” which is a state of balance and harmony.

This biochemical communication system (ECS) in our body, also referred to as our central control panel, contains cannabinoid receptors located throughout the body known as CB1 and CB2.

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CB1 receptors Regulate memory, mood, sleep, appetite, and pain sensation.
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CB2 receptors: Anti-inflammatory response, and immune functionality

what are the different types of cbd products?

CBD salves and lotions

Topical solutions moisturize and nourish skin while also providing the wellness benefits of CBD.

WHAT CBD CAN DO FOR YOUR PET(S)?

Our pets are just like us in that they also have an EDC system. So, all of the great wellness and balancing benefits that you experience while taking CBD are also possible for your dogs, cats, and even horses. 

WHAT is a cbd tincture?

A CBD tincture is liquid CBD extract suspended in a carrier oil. This is probably the most common method of taking CBD. Tinctures are available in a variety of strengths, simple to administer with only a few drops under the tongue, and come in tasty flavors like peppermint. 

What is a CBD gel capsule?

Not everyone enjoys the earthy flavor of the CBD tincture or they want to take their CBD on the go with them without the risk of leakage. CBD gel capsules offer the same great benefits as the other forms, but are easy to take anywhere.

COMMON TERMS RELATED TO CBD

Delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol
Known as THC, this is the most potent psychoactive agent identified to date in cannabis. This cannabinoid is commonly associated with the intoxicating or “high” feeling consumers feel.
Cannabidol
Known as CBD, this is a non-intoxicating constituent found in hemp and marijuana varieties of cannabis. It represents half of all cannabinoids in the cannabis sativa plant, with its effects being studied worldwide.
CANNABIS
Cannabis is derived from the hemp plant with two different strains, cannabis sativa and cannabis indica. Of the elements in these strains, cannabis has dozens of types of cannabinoids, which are chemical compounds. Terpenes found in cannabis gives it a unique smell and contributes to phytocannabinoids by binding to receptors in the brain like cannabinoids and giving rise to therapeutic effects.
HEMP
In order to be considered hemp, a cannabis sativa plant must contain less than 0.3% THC. It’s as close as you can get to how cannabis grows naturally and bred for numerous commercial products like clothing, textiles, industrial materials, and food among other things. However, unlike marijuana, hemp contains more CBD and lacks THC so you won’t feel intoxicated or “high” when consuming.
MARIJUANA
Marijuana is the potent resinous glands (trichomes) that grow on the dried leaves of the cannabis sativa plant and has higher levels of THC compared to hemp. It has been grown for medical and recreational purposes for many centuries, containing over 400 chemicals with THC as the key psychoactive ingredient.

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