What is CBD?
CBD is one of the many compounds found in a cannabis plant called hemp in its simplest form. I know what you are thinking, and no, CBD is not cannabis, and it will not get you high. Let me explain.
Hemp and marijuana come from the same plant, but over the years, marijuana farmers selectively bred their plants to contain a high level of THC and other compounds to alter the taste, smell, and high.
Meanwhile, hemp farmers rarely modified the plant, and these are the plants used to create CBD. Hemp contains low THC levels.
So, will CBD make me high? One of the most important things about CBD is its low level of THC. We’re talking about under 1%, with some states opting for a cap as low as 0.3%. This will not get you high, and it is the essential property of CBD from both a medical and legal perspective.
But how does CBD work, and what does it do? CBD interacts with our network of neurons called the endocannabinoid system, which runs throughout our bodies. There are two types of receptors:
CB1 receptors are present throughout our body but mainly our brain, deal with coordination, pain, emotion, mood, appetite, and memory.
CB2 receptors are typical in the immune system and affect pain and inflammation. These receptors will interact in different ways with our bodies when we take CBD. That is why CBD may do many things for us, such as reducing pain and anxiety, increasing appetite, regulating mood, etc…
What should I look for when buying CBD? A lot of companies are selling CBD, whether online or in a retail space. When purchasing CBD, is it essential to check where/how it is produced and where the hemp plant derives from? CBD can be imported from various parts of the world where quality, ingredients, age, and production are unknown.
You want to compare CBD concentration (often measured by milligrams of CBD). This will indicate how strong the CBD product you are buying is, but keep in mind many of the beneficial qualities of Cannabidiol come from not just the compound itself. It’s essential to see if it is a full spectrum product (contains more of the plant’s natural compounds such as terpenes) or an isolate (Cannabidiol is chemically extracted). Also, read the label to see if it is mixed with other oils (commonly mixed with coconut oils) and additives based on hemp oil.
At Tranquil Store, we source the highest quality hemp and produce it locally to make sure we bring our customers the best CBD on the market. We test our CBD to know precisely how much Cannabidiol & THC is in each batch. And if you’re not happy, you can always return it. So, when you ask yourself where I can purchase IT, consider TRANQUIL STORE Cannabidiol.