What is Cannabis and What are Cannabinoids?
Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, is one of the 60 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in hemp and marijuana plants, that holds the key to the wide variety of
medicinal and therapeutic effects. The more we learn about CBD, the more it seems poised to revolutionize medicine as we know it.
One of the most crucially important qualities of CBD is its lack of psycho-activity. In layperson’s terms, this means that CBD won’t get you high. Unlike THC, the cannabinoid with the legendary power of producing euphoric sensations, Cannabidiol is inert.
When CBD is taken on its own, users experience none of the sensations of being stoned. And this is the single most important property of the cannabinoid from the medical—and legal—perspective.
How Does Cannabidiol Interact With The Body?
Cannabinoids interact with our bodies thanks to a network of neurons called the endocannabinoid system. You could say that human beings are “hard-wired” for CBD.
The endocannabinoid system runs throughout your body. And it’s loaded with receptors that bind to the cannabinoids you introduce to your bloodstream when you consume CBD.
And it’s the chemical interactions of those bonds that create a wide and largely unknown series of responses in your body.
Without distorting the science too much, you could say that human beings are “hard-wired” for cannabinoids. The endocannabinoid system runs deep and touches all of the major systems of the body. And that’s why CBD can do so many things for us.
And even though cannabidiol has no toxicity for humans—meaning, it doesn’t make you intoxicated (i.e. high)—it is highly reactive with the endocannabinoid system.
To put things as simply as possible, CBD makes things happen. When it binds to the endocannabinoid system’s receptors, it stimulates all kinds of changes in the body Most of those changes are incredibly beneficial, and researchers keep uncovering real and potential medical uses for them daily.
Full Spectrum and the Entourage Effect
The two types of CBD that are used at Terra Holistics are THC Free CBD Isolate and Full Spectrum CBD.
All of Terra Holistics' Full Spectrum products contain less than 0.03 percent THC.
The general consensus has it that Full Spectrum CBD is both more potent and more effective. Many attribute this phenomenon to the “Entourage Effect,” or the theory that one cannabinoid can do its job better when it works together with its companion cannabinoids.