The importance of CBD oil
What is CBD oil?
CBD is one of more than 60 compounds found in cannabis that belong to a class of molecules called cannabinoids. CBD is short for cannabidiol, and is nonpsychoactive (meaning does not produce a high) derived from hemp seeds. We have carefully researched and identified pure CBD oil processed from organically grown hemp, free of pesticides and herbicides. The CBD oil used in all of our products is laboratory tested for both purity and strength, which allows us to accurately determine the total amount of CBD in each product to achieve maximum consistency.
Why is CBD important?
Raphael Mechoulam, PhD, professor of medicinal chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, began studying the healing potential of marijuana in 1963. From his studies, Dr. Mechoulam identified the existence of endocannabinoid receptors in mammals. In short, he learned that the human body is particularly receptive to the healing cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant.
In the 50 years following his discovery, volumes have been written about the potential medicinal benefits of cannabis. In recent years, interest in pure CBD oil derived from hemp seeds has surged.
With THC (the psychoactive cannabinoid in marijuana) listed as a schedule 1 narcotic, attention has shifted to the benefits of CBD (nonpsychoactive). The raw oil can either be taken orally as a dietary supplement or used in topical ointments and lotions for relief from inflammation and pain.
When used in a topical application, CBD oil has been seen as useful for its natural anti-inflammatory properties. But even more important, CBD oil has the unique ability to help individuals more efficiently receive the maximum benefits from each healing component.
Using organically grown CBD oil in conjunction with organic and therapeutic-grade botanicals ensures that our products are as close to their natural origins as possible.