CBD, or cannabidiol, is a naturally-occurring substance found in hemp. It is one of many “cannabinoids,” a series of closely related compounds that interact with the human body’s endocannabinoid system to help regulate our overall physical health. CBD is not psychoactive and will not get you high; it has countless beneficial effects on overall physical health without the psychotropic effects of THC.*
The hemp plant contains several bioactive molecules. Terpenes, which make up the largest group of phytochemicals found in the cannabis plant, work with cannabinoids in full-spectrum hemp to help deliver maximum results.
The endocannabinoid system is key to the human body’s regulation of numerous cognitive and physiological processes. Like an orchestral conductor, the endocannabinoid system helps the body’s systems work together.*
The human body has its own internal cannabinoids, but many adults are cannabinoid deficient. Supplemental cannabinoids like CBD can help correct this deficiency and ensure the endocannabinoid system operates effectively.*
When life throws the body’s internal systems off balance, the endocannabinoid system helps to bring it back to equilibrium.* Disruptions to the body’s homeostatic balance can come from several sources, like illness, injury, medications, or a general cannabinoid deficiency. The boost from supplemental full-spectrum hemp gives the endocannabinoid system the support it needs to keep the body’s functions working in harmony.*
The endocannabinoid system consists of receptor sites throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems. When a system or function of the body is imbalanced, the endocannabinoid system synthesizes internal cannabinoids to bind to the system’s receptor proteins and stimulate a return to balance. If the body is unable to produce enough of its own cannabinoids, supplemental phytocannabinoids can help fill in the gaps and bring the body back into homeostatic equilibrium.*
Cannabinoids can be therapeutically effective not only because they interact with the endocannabinoid system to regulate healthy body maintenance, but also because of their interaction with various other receptors throughout the body.* Full-spectrum hemp contains a variety of naturally occurring nutrients that work in tandem with the endocannabinoid system to allow the body to benefit the most from supplemental CBD.*
Hemp naturally contains over 100 cannabinoids and phytonutrients, including terpenes, ketones, fatty acids, vitamins, and various others. These components work together to produce what experts term, “the entourage effect.” The entourage effect refers to the interaction between the different compounds in hemp that creates a significantly stronger effect on your body than any individual component could deliver on its own.
At B GREAT, all of our products contain only 100% full-spectrum hemp. Many CBD products on the market cut out the full-spectrum of natural ingredients and use CBD isolate instead, which is artificially extracted cannabidiol WITHOUT any of hemp’s other beneficial components.