Introduction to CBD
What Is CBD?
Industrial hemp plants contain 113+ naturally occurring, active compounds called cannabinoids. CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the cannabinoids found in industrial hemp plants.
Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a cannabinoid found primarily in marijuana — CBD (cannabidiol) does not produce any intoxicating or “high” effects, meaning users can experience its benefits without disconcerting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria.
How Does CBD Work?
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a collection of cell receptors and the corresponding molecules (agonists) in the human body. The ECS is responsible for regulating and maintaining many key functionalities of the human body. When the ECS is in balance, one experiences homeostasis.
Ideally, your Endocannabinoid System would remain in balance. Unfortunately, under the assault of stress, illness or injury, your body may not produce enough endocannabinoids to fulfill communication requirements. The system then becomes unbalanced and communicationdeteriorates. Some scientists are leaning towards the belief that many diseases and medical conditions are potentially caused by endocannabinoid deficiencies.
HEMP VS. MARIJUANA: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
Hemp and marijuana are terms often used interchangeably to
describe any cannabis plant or its derivatives. Here’s an easy
way to differentiate between the two:
HEMP IS CANNABIS
MARIJUANA IS CANNABIS
HEMP IS NOT MARIJUANA
While they have many different chemical properties, according to the federal government, industrial hemp includes the plant Cannabis Sativa L. and any part or derivative with a tetrahydro-cannabinol (THC) concentration of no more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.
So 0.3% is the ‘magic number’ laid out in Sec. 7606 of the Farm
Bill. All CBD products manufactured by Trupond are derived
from crops grown in accordance with Sec. 7606.