CBD 101

Let's start at the beginning. The little plant that could.

What is CBD? 

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is the non-psychoactive compound found in hemp. It's one of over 100 unique organic chemicals, or cannabinoids, produced by cannabis plants, referred to as phytocannabinoids. Humans and animals also produce cannabinoids internally, known as endocannabinoids, contributing to the endocannabinoid system within our bodies. While cannabis is the most well-known source of cannabinoids, other plants like black pepper, echinacea, and cacao also contain them.

Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which produces psychological effects, CBD is non-psychoactive, offering relief without the high often associated with THC, making it a popular choice for many seeking wellness benefits.

Hemp vs. Marijuana

Let's break it down: Hemp and marijuana, yeah, they're like siblings from the same family (that's Cannabis Sativa, FYI), but they've got totally different vibes. Marijuana's all about those high THC levels, while hemp, on the other hand has lower THC and higher CBD levels. It's like the power couple of plants, bringing their own unique strengths to the table. And guess what? Hemp's the golden child according to Uncle Sam, thanks to its super low THC content (like, 0.3% or less).

CB1 Receptors

CB2 Receptors

The body’s unsung hero.

Meet your endocannabinoid system.

The endocannabinoid system is a web of receptors that hangs out in your nervous system. It’s responsible for important things like mood, pain-sensation, memory, and sleep. The endocannabinoid system plays a homeostatic role in your health, meaning it balances your body’s processes for your overall wellness. CBD (short for cannabidiol) is one of the phytocannabinoids found in hemp and marijuana.

CBD works alongside your body’s natural cannabinoids to bring synergy to your endocannabinoid system.

CB1 Receptors

Appetite and Digestion, Metabolism, Pain, Mood, Learning and Memory, Sleep

CB2 Receptors

Inflammation, Immune System Regulation, Promotes Homeostasis

Types Of CBD


Pure CBD extract from the hemp plant. All additional phytocannabinoids are carefully removed, leaving nothing except the CBD molecule.

Broad Spectrum

Includes more non-psychoactive cannabinoids from the hemp plant than just CBD for entourage effect and contains 0.0% THC.

Full Spectrum

Full spectrum includes various cannabis plant extracts like terpenes, other cannabinoids, and may also have up to 0.3%THC.