CBD, along with other cannabinoids, elicits responses within the Endocannabinoid System, which is accountable for upholding equilibrium and stability in the body. The body's own cannabinoids, which aid in the regulation of functions such as sleep, pain, and mood, can decrease due to internal imbalances or external stressors. By incorporating hemp-derived CBD to enhance the body's natural cannabinoids, balance can be restored and may lead to overall well-being. It’s important to note that CBD is not intoxicating and using it will not get you high. Below are terms that can further support your understanding of CBD.
What is Hemp?
Hemp is a plant that has been harvested for a variety of purposes for over 10,000 years and is used worldwide for fiber, food, and oil. Hemp fibers are used for making paper, fabric, rope, and building materials.
What is CBD?
CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a natural compound derived from the leaves, stalks, and flowers produced by the Cannabis Sativa family of plants. Hemp and marijuana each produce CBD and THC at different levels of concentration.
How is CBD consumed?
Ingesting: edibles, tinctures/sprays and oil concentrates. The effects of Ingesting can take anywhere from 15 minutes to 2 hours and varies widely from user to user. The Respect Wellness products Night Sky & Manopause Balance are ingested sub-lingually.
Topical: salves, lotions and oils. The Respect Wellness products Ease and Glow are used topically.
Inhaling: smoking or vaporizing. Effects begin within minutes of inhaling. Respect Wellness does not offer any products that can be inhaled.
Suppository: Absorption begins in 10 minutes. Respect Wellness does not offer suppositories.
What is The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?
The endocannabinoid system is a naturally occurring system in the human body as well as in animals. The ECS and its receptors are found throughout the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. When the endocannabiniod system is not able to function optimally we are able to use phytocannabinoids to connect to those same receptor sites and get the benefits that the endocannabiniod system naturally provides*****. Phytcannabinoids are the "key" that fits in the "lock" of the endocannabinoid system**.** ECS is being studied to understand more precisely how it works.
What are Phytocannabinoids?
Phytocannabinoids are a set of diverse chemical compounds naturally made from Cannabis sativa plants. Phytocannabinoids are found in some other types of plants, for example Lavender, Hops, and Citrus. Every variety of the cannabis family of plants (marijuana plants or hemp plants) produces cannabinoids. There are more than 100 confirmed cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are classified as fatty compounds and work by acting on specific endocannabinoid receptors in the human endocannabinoid system (ECS). Our body also produces cannabinoids called endocannabinoids.
What are Terpenes or Terpenoids?
Terpenes are responsible for the unique aromas and flavors in flora including hemp and cannabis. Essential oils contain terpenes as well as other compounds.
What is Full Spectrum v. Broad Spectrum v. Isolate?
Respect Wellness uses full-spectrum CBD. Full Spectrum leaves in all the naturally occurring cannabinoids and terpenes. You get the full power of the plant. Broad Spectrum contains certain cannabinoids and terpenes but excludes others (like THC). Isolates contain only a single cannabinoid which has been separated out in the extraction process.
What is THC?
Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the most abundant and widely known cannabinoid in cannabis and is responsible for the main psychoactive effects.
What is an Herbal Extraction?
An herbal extraction is a process using a solvent (alcohol, CO2, water) to withdraw the nutrients from a plant. Respect Wellness uses the CO2 method of extraction. The CO2 extraction is one of the best methods to obtain the CBD and filter out unnatural substances, maximizing pure CBD concentration.
What are Receptor Sites
Receptor sites are proteins on the surface of all cells that act as "ears." They “listen” to the messages being sent out by the body.
Where are Receptor Sites located?
The body has two receptor sites for phytocannabinoids: the CB1(cannabinoid1) receptor site located in the brain and central nervous system, and the CB2 (cannabinoid2) receptor sites located in the immune system, the gastrointestinal tract, and the peripheral nervous system.
What is the Entourage Effect?
The entourage effect comes from the interaction of all the phytocannabinoids and terpenes working synergistically. The entourage effect is being studied to understand more precisely how it works.