Let’s start with the basics. What actually is CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a natural compound found in the hemp plant. CBD interacts with something called your endocannabinoid system, which is a web of receptors that hangs out in your nervous system. This system plays a role in a number of important functions, including mood and sleep cycles.
You should also know it’s absolutely non-intoxicating. Sometimes CBD is mixed up with THC—which will get you high—but they’re completely different compounds. The 2018 Farm Bill made hemp (defined as having less than 0.3% THC) legal in the United States. CBD made from hemp is legally permitted in all states except Iowa, Idaho, and South Dakota. You can even pick it up at your local market, like Walgreens and CVS.
Back to the real question:
Why should you take CBD?
We view CBD as a natural solution to a modern life. We know you’re busy, and a million things are constantly vying for your attention. Juggling it all isn’t easy. You shouldn’t have to do it alone.
Our CBD lets you take a step back, look around, and breathe deeply. It gives you time to refocus on what’s important. To put it simply, our CBD helps you reconnect with what matters most.
Meet Your Endocannabinoid System
We’re all familiar with internal biological systems like the respiratory and cardiovascular systems but there’s another, lesser known one: the endocannabinoid system (ECS). It’s responsible for important things like mood, memory and sleep. The ECS plays a homeostatic role in your health, meaning it balances your body’s processes for your overall wellness.
Our bodies naturally produce compounds called cannabinoids, which are key to balancing the ECS. Humans aren’t the only ones with cannabinoids—the hemp and marijuana plants produce phytocannabinoids, which are very similar to the ones our bodies make. These are sometimes simply called cannabinoids. CBD (short for cannabidiol) is one of the phytocannabinoids found in hemp. CBD works alongside your body’s natural cannabinoids to bring synergy to your ECS.