There are over 480 natural components found within the C. Sativa Hemp plant—at least 66 of them are uniquely found only within Hemp and are classified as “Cannabinoids.” Although the psychoactive chemical THC is probably the most well-known one, CBD—short for Cannabidiol—is the Cannabinoid that has the greatest therapeutic benefits and it's completely non-psychoactive! We specialize in extracting this potent CBD while retaining many of the other natural components. These components include other healthy Cannabanoids as well as dozens of phytonutrients that work together to create a “synergistic” effect and enhance the therapeutic power of CBD.
There's much to discuss about the functions of CBD oil and how it can boost your health. As we get to that discussion, its important to understand our ethical commitment not to advertise CBD as a treatment or cure for any specific disease. FDA guidelines prohibit us from doing so because CBD oils are legally considered supplements at this time. Ironically, the federal government itself issued a patent In 2003 (that it holds to this day) in which it makes very impressive claims about Cannabidiol. Neuroprotectant, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-epileptic are just some of the many claims the patent makes about CBD. A brief glimpse at U.S. government patent 6,630,507 reveals federal scientists at the Department of Health and Human Services describing CBD as “found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke or trauma, or the treatment of neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia."
While we won't attempt to make those claims, FDA guidelines don't mean that can't do your own research and become informed because there is a wealth of accurate data and resources available online. In addition to many studies conducted throughout the 20th century, you'll find many fresh scientific papers being published by various Universities based on both human and animal studies. In fact, there are doctors throughout the nation that are already responsibly administering or permitting their patients to use CBD oils. We'll continually link you to these latest studies and press reports. What all of this means is that, on our website, we'll focus on the role CBD is known to play in the human biological system and how that can translate to an improvement in your health and body.
Everything you feel, every movement you make, and everything you think is coordinated and regulated by the chemical “messengers” of your brain called neurotransmitters. When neurotransmitters are released by neurons—your brain cells—they cross a synapse (a small gap) in order to reach the next adjacent neuron, called the post-synaptic neuron. The neurotransmitter binds to very specific receptors on that post-synaptic neuron thereby “activating” it and gets passed along to other neurons in a similar fashion. This “activation” triggers a series of biological events that in effect translate to: your thoughts, feelings and actions.
The Endocannabinoid system (EC) works backwards. When the post-synaptic neuron is activated, fat cells within it naturally produce Cannabinoids—the chemical “messengers” of the EC system. The Cannabinoids travel in the opposite direction of the neurotransmitters. They travel towards the pre-synaptic neuron—the brain cell that initially released the neurotransmitters—and bind onto its Cannabinoid receptors. These receptors allow Cannabinoids to hold great influence over your brain cells and their release of neurotransmitters.
We know that the nervous system—the collection of nerve cells in your body, the long nerve fibers which they make up, and the neurotransmitters which they release—permeate throughout your body and innervates all of your major organs including your heart, kidneys, reproductive system, lungs, skin and muscles. The nervous system controls not only your external movements via control of your muscles but also the internal movements of all those organs we just mentioned. It's no wonder that when a problem exists in the nervous system, a myriad of health problems can develop. For decades, the majority of scientists and the pharmaceutical industry have ignored the Endocannabinoid System when considering how to treat these problems.
Reading the last section, you learned that the Endocannabinoid System has indirect influence over the Nervous System by way of Cannabinoids. These chemical “messengers” bind to Cannabinoid receptors on pre-synaptic neurons (brain cells). Scientists have currently identified two types of Cannabinoid receptors, known as CB-1 and CB-2. The natural Cannabinoids that act upon these receptors are needed to prevent your nervous system from misfiring and acting defectively. They're almost like a dimmer switch for controlling how much neurotransmitters the nerve cells release.
When you have a deficiency in natural Cannabinoids that your body produces, it will inevitably lead to negative effects on your nervous system and your body as a whole. Cannabinoids are essential to your body like many other vitamins. When you have a deficiency in Vitamin D or Vitamin C, for example, your doctor advises you to increase intake, typically by taking a Vitamin supplement or eating vitamin-fortified foods. Well, its the same with Cannabinoids. Your body needs them. Your body needs the right balance and with it, you can ensure that your nervous system is working well and that your body is healthy.
Contemplate for a moment that for centuries, humans and societies throughout history considered Hemp an essential dietary supplement. Why shouldn't they have? We eat bananas filled with Potassium. We eat oranges filled with Vitamin C. That's because natural foods and supplements contain essential nutrients and vitamins. Cannabidoil—CBD—is just as essential for all the reasons we've mentioned above and more. Be informed. Educate yourself. Buy CBD. You can start by checking out various CBD-related studies published online. Go to any of the websites below and enter “Cannabidiol” in the search box: www.nih.gov, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/, http://www.drugabuse.gov/. Or google “site:.edu Cannabidiol” for more data.