What is CBD?

What is CBD?

If you’re not entirely sure what CBD is, this is an excellent place to start in your inquiry of whether CBD is right for you. Even if you are familiar, we’d like to provide you some information for your knowledgebase.

CBD is shorthand for Cannabidiol, a biologically occurring cannabinoid component of cannabis. It is one of many cannabinoids derived from hemp, or the cannabis plant. CBD lacks THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the primary set of elements that produces a psychotropic experience, that of being “high”, like one would experience from smoking or ingesting marijuana.

The human body contains an endocannabinoid receptor system (ECS), which is involved in regulating a variety of physiological and cognitive processes to keep them in balance. Within the ECS, cannabinoid receptor sites are located all throughout the body, from the brain to the connective tissue. CBD binds to these sites in order to promote the proper physiological function of the muscular system, immune system, nervous system and more.

What’s truly amazing about the action of CBD in these processes, is that mammals have specific receptors for CBD, by design, as described above and elaborated on here.

The endocannabinoid system is a biological structure inherent in all mammal species and is responsible for overseeing a wide spectrum of biological mechanisms, such as immune responses and reactions, memory, sleep, and others.

The cannabinoid receptors are constructed to network with endocannabinoids, the naturally occurring cannabinoids produced by the brain. As studies have shown, these receptors also interact with the cannabinoids of plant-derivative CBD, to produce a variety of beneficial responses in the brain and body, as we’ve explored.

You came into this world designed for the healing available in the hemp plant—incredible!

Choosing the Right CBD Product

It’s important to choose a high-quality CBD product. The Hemp Shoppe offers several products that have been developed sustainably and to be environmentally responsive, allowing for the preservation of the essential cannabinoids, amino acids, and vitamins—the highest quality available for you. Our oil is CO2 extracted resulting in a solvent free, pure CBD extract. Our products are made from industrial hemp plants grown legally in Colorado under Section 7606 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (“Farm Bill”). All of our products are pesticide free, chemical free, and lab tested for your safety. 

Here’s to a Long, Happy, and Healthy Life!