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 medicinal 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 minute amouts 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?
This isn’t a question for Infinite CBD’s “CBD 101” crash course. Instead, this would be a question to look inward on. Via customer testimonials and personal experiences shared all over, it has become apparent that CBD has potential to do different things for different people. CBD has been reported to potentially help with:
- Muscle pains
- Joint irritation
- General inflammation
- Digestive issues
- Issues focusing
- Mood instability
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 dose of CBD. At Infinite CBD, product dose and delivery method vary to ensure that each customer can keep their preferences while trying something new. Customers have reported adding CBD to their favorite foods, cooking with CBD oil, 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 dosages 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. Keep in mind that less is more with CBD consumption, where a smaller dosage can be elevating and larger dosages can be sedative. 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.
You might have been wondering how this chemical can help polar opposite issues. For example, athletes report having less anxiety and sore joints after regularly consuming CBD. But how is CBD able to manage mental health and physical inflammation? All of this is due to those receptors – CB1 and CB2. In short,
- 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. Head to our website where you can learn more about Nano CBD and how it can improve the quality of your life!
Understanding the Legality Behind CBD
Because of the dramatically higher CBD content within the hemp plant, Infinite CBD has been able to avoid major legality issues by not sourcing our CBD isolate from marijuana plants. Not to mention, using marijuana plants for CBD extraction would be a major waste of organic material as it has much less CBD than hemp.
Due to major advances in our political system and a proper exercise of state rights, the farming and manufacturing of hemp in the U.S. has been made nearly as easy as farming any other crop. Like most others, it does require a list of licenses and certifications, but nothing too difficult. 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 5 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 recieve CBD
*Click here for an interactive map to check out your local laws regarding cannabis and hemp.
The CBD Industry
As it stands, the CBD industry is playing a waiting game with the government. CBD has been given freedom thanks to states exercising their individual powers. Per federal law, marijuana is still a Schedule 1 drug, meaning that it has been disregarded as a medicine, warning users that it has “a high potential for abuse.” CBD, on the other hand, has not. Because extracted CBD contains less than 0.3% THC, products are legal to ship nationwide.
In recent news, CBD may become federally regulated. This is good for the sake of the American people having access to something that may save their lives. On the other hand, CBD companies will have a major hurdle in the future if the federal government decides to step in and regulate this chemical. Business practices, product formulas, marketing strategies and everything else that has made up the CBD industry today will have to be reevaluated.
Below, you will find articles regarding recent CBD news. Keep yourself informed, happy and healthy.