WHAT ARE CANNABINOIDS?
Cannabinoids, of which CBD (cannabidiol) is but one specific cannabinoid, are compounds that are produced naturally by the hemp plant that can have potent antioxidant and neuroprotective functions. These compounds can assist your body's regulation of the central nervous, immune, and endocannabinoid systems. Cannabinoids contain adaptogens (natural substances considered to help the body adapt to stress and to exert a normalizing effect upon bodily processes). They can help calm worriment, support mental balance, modulate inflammation, balance stress, offer cognitive support, and promote healthy blood flow and cell growth. These are but a few of the whole-body benefits that our hemp extracts offer.
Cannabinoids resemble endocannabinoids, which are compounds our bodies produce naturally to assist in many processes. Research has shown that when the endocannabinoid system is deficient, unpleasant effects may occur. When cannabis is administered, cannabinoids bind to receptor sites in the brain and body. This can have different effects depending on which receptors the cannabinoids bind to. As research on these compounds grows, so does our understanding of the effects of these cannabinoids and the types of relief they can provide. We do know that some compounds found in hemp may act as neuroprotectants. Neuroprotectants help maintain healthy blood flow by counteracting factors that can decrease blood flow to the brain. Cognitive function may be impaired if blood flow to the brain is restricted.
Terpenes and terpenoids make up the essential oils of hemp and give it its distinctive smell and flavor. During the process of extracting essential oils from cannabis, terpenes are often lost. Our cold-boil extraction process maintains these terpenes. This full profile of terpenes and terpenoids is one of the many reasons our extracts are superior to others on the market today. Researchers estimate that there are 80 or more cannabinoids and dozens of terpenes found in cannabis, each causing unique effects. You can read more about the different cannabinoids here: Cannabinoids Explained.