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CBD 101

Class is in Session! CBD 101

Welcome to CBD 101, a crash course hosted by Infinite CBD to help you understand CBD fully.

Have you already been introduced to CBD? In recent years, CBD has hit headlines across the country and around the globe. While cannabis itself has remained a hot topic in recent political and bureaucratic news, it’s interesting to watch the integration of cannabidiol (CBD) as a retail product and natural wellness alternative.

Throughout the internet, stories of successful CBD encounters have come up alongside skeptics, calling CBD oil “this generations snake oil.” Doing your research before jumping to a conclusion is always advised. At Infinite CBD, our mission is to educate the world on how to elevate their health to the next level by adding CBD to daily rituals.

Is CBD 101 Enough?

Infinite CBD’s crash course, or “CBD 101” will be a comfortable overview for all you need to know about CBD. Understanding the origins of CBD, it’s potential benefits, applications, global and local impacts and legality isn’t that difficult. Here, you will read about CBD and all that it has to offer the world.

Where Does CBD Come From?

It may seem like CBD is popular because it’s a recent discovery. However, this is far from the truth. CBD, as well as an array of other cannabinoids, have been used for centuries. The first documented use of cannabinoids as medicine was in 2737 BC, during the reign of Chinese Emperor Sheng Nung, who used his cannabis-infused drinks to treat memory issues, malaria, rheumatism, and gout. Even Queen Victoria is believed to have consumed CBD to assist with painful menstrual cramps until 1901. 

Among many other historical moments for cannabis, one stands out among the rest. In 1942, Roger Adams was the first chemist to successfully document the isolation of a CBD particle, separating the cannabinoid from its counterparts. It is Adams’ research that led future scientists to discover the most popular cannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinol, or “THC” for short. 

Physically speaking, CBD can be extracted from hemp plants as well as cannabis plants. So, what’s the difference between the two? For those that are unfamiliar, Cannabis plants (also referred to as marijuana plants) “bud”, producing flowers that fuel the medical and recreational markets with their THC. Hemp plants produce small amounts of THC (<0.3%). Instead, the Hemp plant has a much higher CBD concentration while being jam-packed with a higher protein content. 

What does CBD Do?

Via customer testimonials and personal experiences shared all over, it has become apparent that CBD has potential to do different things for different people. The interesting thing about CBD is that it can act in favor of your mental and physical well-being at the same time. This is thanks to the CB1 and CB2 receptors in your Endocannabinoid System. Not sure what your Endocannabinoid System is? Hang tight, we’ll get there.

How Can I Use CBD?

There is a vast range of ways to get your daily CBD. At Infinite CBD, product potency and delivery method vary. Ensuring that each customer can keep their preferences while trying something new. Customers have reported adding CBD to their favorite beauty products, utilizing tinctures, enhancing topicals and more. Thanks to modern science, we’re able to produce CBD products that fall perfectly into homes everywhere.

The only thing you want to be careful about is the serving size and your preferred way to consume CBD. Rest assured, there is not a single report available that correlates overdosing and cannabinoids. While some swear by a single method, it is always advised to give everything a try. If you’re experiencing discomfort in specific areas, apply directly to the location. This will make sure that absorption is quick and effective. 

How Does My Body Absorb CBD?

This is all thanks to your internal Endocannabinoid System, also referred to as your ECS for short. Your ECS has the potential to totally balance your body’s homoeostasis, allowing you to reach peak health when paired with a balanced diet and exercise. 

The ECS is built specifically to break down and absorb cannabinoids. Yes, that’s right – your body was built for cannabis and hemp products. Without the ECS, there would be very few benefits for consuming any cannabinoid, let alone CBD. Within your ECS there are receptors that grab onto the cannabinoid and absorb the particle. These are referred to as your CB1 and CB2 receptors. 

  • CB1 Receptors – these are personal to us, affecting our mood, appetite, thoughts and other active brain function. Our CB1 receptors support the attributes of ourselves that others notice. 
  • CB2 Receptors – our “behind the scenes” receptors. CB2 manages our inflammation and pain, working through our immune system. 

Another topic to keep in mind is NANO CBD. Thanks to improvements and innovations with nanotechnology, Infinite CBD has been able to perfect this practice with our products. When CBD is extracted from the hemp plant you have a plethora of CBD particles. Through nanotechnology, these particles can be broken down and become 1000x smaller than the original particle!

This now smaller particle is much easier for your body to absorb in comparison to traditional CBD Isolate. When utilizing NANO CBD, our bodies are able to take in the full nanoparticle. This leads to faster and more full results for those looking to boost the effects of their CBD intake.

Understanding the Legality Behind CBD

The 2018 Farm Bill has been a huge contributor to the movement of hemp and cannabis throughout the American political system. This bill is updated by congress every five years to ensure the country is growing crops to adhere to the needs of their time. Since hemp was in high demand and the government saw no danger in passing farming laws for a non-psychoactive plant, hemp products (specifically CBD) were all thrown onto shelves – almost overnight.

While we believe this is a huge step for the entirety of cannabis and hemp alike, this has led to some uneducated business practices – taking advantage of a popular product to maximize on profit. As a consumer, it is more than overwhelming to sift through fact and fiction regarding a virtually unknown chemical. This is why CBD 101 has come into effect – to educate the public on this topic as much as possible.

Know Your Local Laws

Here is a handy tool for checking on the local laws of your area. Based in Lakewood Colorado, Infinite CBD is fortunate to have local legislation in favor of our business and valued customers. However some states require maneuvering and extra steps for customers to receive CBD.
*Click here for an interactive map to check out your local laws regarding cannabis and hemp.

2 Comments

  • I am a nurse and my brother in law works in the prison system. We both get drug tested periodically. Will we have a positive test for cannabinoids? We would lose our jobs…

    • Hi Kim, Thank you for your inquiry! We understand your concern and would like to ease your mind on this matter. Our products utilize 99% pure CBD Isolate to eliminate THC and the risk of failing a drug test. On each product page, you can find our test results listed to verify no THC. Currently, our products are consumed by professional athletes, government employees, military personnel, and more.
      We hope this information was helpful and has answered your question. Please feel free to reach out if you are looking for any additional information!

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