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What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of 138 known cannabinoids in the cannabis sativa plant. We can extract CBD from both the cannabis sativa plant and the industrial hemp part.

The one from marijuana (cannabis) is not federally legal. Only the states that regulate medical cannabis and/or adult-use cannabis can do that. Derived from industrial hemp, however, it is legal across the U.S. It is a result of the passing of the U.S. Farm Bill of 2018. All products by HealthworxCBD are produced using hemp-derived CBD oil.

CBD education fun facts – Cannabinoids exist within our bodies. They are also outside, existing in cannabis and hemp. Cannabinoids that exist within our bodies are called endocannabinoids. One of the most well-known endocannabinoids is anandamide (“The Bliss Molecule”). Cannabinoids that are external to the body and exist within cannabis and hemp are called phytocannabinoids. Finally, CBD and THC are just two of the most well-known phytocannabinoids. There is an increase in discussion around other cannabinoids such as cannabigerol (CBG) and cannabinol (CBN).

How Does CBD Work in the Body?

Our body creates and receives cannabinoids through our Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS is responsible for bringing balance and homeostasis to our bodily systems. Discovered in the 20th Century by Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) plays a pivotal role in maintaining overall health and wellbeing.

The ECS exists within the whole body. It helps regulate and moderate processes related to several essential processes. It includes circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, nervous, immune, integumentary, skeletal, muscle, reproductive, and endocrine systems.

The ECS has more cellular receptors than any system within the human body. Yet, it consists of two main receptors, the CB1 and CB2.  They act as ‘master conductors’ of signals throughout the whole body:

  • CB1 receptors are primarily found in the brain and central nervous system, and to a lesser extent in other tissues;
  • CB2 receptors are found mostly in the peripheral organs, especially in cells associated with the immune system.

When you add CBD and other cannabinoids into your body, you give your body more of what it already produces. We think that’s pretty miraculous!

Endocannabinoid Deficiency is a common CBD education term. It describes a lack of endocannabinoid activity in the human brain and body. Dr. Ethan Russo, one of the most important cannabis researchers of our time, discovered it in 2003. Since then, it is an important concept within cannabinoid medicine.

Endocannabinoid Deficiency is thought to be linked to certain medical conditions. Such as fibromyalgia, chronic migraines, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), chronic fatigue, and many more.

Is CBD Psychoactive?

CBD is well-known as the “nonpsychoactive” cannabinoid. Meaning it does not produce the “high” associated with its counterpart THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol). Indeed, you will not get “high” when using CBD.

What is the Research Saying on CBD?

CBD Education is not about making wild claims about how our product is a “cure-all.” Nor how it can “treat” certain medical ailments. That is not what HealthworxCBD is all about. In fact, we are careful in letting our consumers know that CBD is NOT A PANACEA. There is not yet enough research supporting CBD’s efficacy as a cure or a treatment. Therefore, we always underline the importance of speaking to your physician about using CBD. Especially if you intend to decrease other pharmaceutical medications.

Empower Yourself Through Research

Want to do more research? This is one of the most empowering things about your decision to try CBD. Here are a few tips on researching CBD and CBD education:

  • Use Google Scholar to access the most comprehensive database on research accessible to the public. Searching the appropriate terms such as “CBD and ___” will give you access to the most relevant studies on that topic. You can even sort articles to ensure you only see the most recent studies. You can also see how many times certain study citations appear in other studies. It is always a good indicator of its relevance.
  • Furthermore, browse the NCBI (US National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health) Database. Known as Pub Med, this database collects ALL the research studies available in one place. Depending on the “open access” status, you may not be able to get access to full-text studies. But, this is where abstracts come in!
  • Reading Abstracts is a great way to get a cohesive summary of the problem. They are summaries of research studies, usually on the top of a study. It gets you an initial insight into the hypothesis, methods, and conclusions of a particular study.

The best thing about the Internet is that we have so much information at our fingertips. However, not all information is accurate or reliable. You should keep that in mind while getting your share of CBD education online. Always look for studies from a peer-reviewed journal. Become a critical and discerning researcher. Develop a strong eye towards being able to identify true, sound research.

Embracing Terpenes in Your CBD Products

We have infused plant terpenes in many of our products to provide you with a more well-rounded and full-bodied product. Terpenes aren’t new to plant science. They are present in the foods we eat and in some of the products we use. They are enhanced by terpenes, like cosmetics and household cleaning products. Well, where do you think that “lemony fresh” scent comes from? Terpenes!.

Terpenes are the metabolites in cannabis that create the aroma and flavor of the plant. When isolated on their own, certain terpenes can produce therapeutic effects. It’s surely why they have become so important in cannabinoid science.

NOTE: We did not test the listed terpenes effects!


Here are some common terpenes being celebrated in hemp and cannabis:


Humulene

Earthy, woody, and spicy, humulene is found in hemp and cannabis, basil, hops, and coriander. Many believe it has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. People commonly use it in plant medicines as a pain reliever and tonic.


Limonene

Limonene is famous for its citrus aroma and taste in hemp and cannabis. It is found in peppermint, juniper, and citrus rinds. Further research shows powerful effects on the gastrointestinal system’s overall health. Also, it is famous for its potential antidepressant, anxiolytic, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties.


Linalool

Linalool gives off a spicy and floral scent and flavor. Found in common plants and herbs like lavender, mint, cinnamon, and rosewood. Linalool is prominent for its sedative and calming effects. It is a popular sleep aid for centuries. Linalool is also honored and often used in plant medicine for pain relief.


Pinene

Commonly, we can find pinene in the resin of coniferous trees like the pine tree. The α-pinene (“Pinene”), a primary isomer, occurs in hemp and cannabis, sage, eucalyptus, olive, rosemary, and sassafras. Pinene is acting as an antioxidant, antibacterial, antibiotic, and anti-inflammatory.


Terpinolene

Terpinolene is a smoky and woody terpene used for its sedative effects. Also found in apple, cumin, some citrus fruits, tea tree, marjoram, and oregano. This terpene is popular for its anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties.


Myrcene

Myrcene is a terpene with a fruity yet earthy aroma. It can be found in mangoes, hops, lemongrass, thyme, and basil. Myrcene is prominent in plant medicine as a sedative.

Full Spectrum vs. CBD Isolates

The Entourage Effect is likely one of the most exciting discoveries in cannabinoid science since discovering the Endocannabinoid System.

The Entourage Effect is first theorized in 1998 by Dr. Raphael Mechoulam (the researcher who discovered the ECS) and Dr. Shimon Ben-Shabat. It is the synergistic action of different cannabinoids, flavonoids, fatty acids, and terpenes. They are acting on receptors in the endocannabinoid system. When these compounds work together, they produce greater effects. It’s with each increasing the effectiveness of the other. While it’s completely possible to isolate CBD, the combination of cannabinoids increases one another’s effectiveness. It makes each cannabinoid stronger than if it were to act on its own.

How CBD Affects Everyone Differently

While everybody is different, also every BODY is different. It is why there is no universal guide or dosage for using CBD. Additionally, you’ll need to update your CBD education constantly.

The way CBD will interact with your body determines a variety of factors. It includes age, gender, health complications, fat composition, medications, and medical history. It is why at HealthworxCBD, we cannot provide you specific dosage information or directions.

However, we encourage you to browse our products to see the different types of products we have. Moreover, we offer different concentrations and types of hemp extracts. We offer both low and high CBD concentrations to decide what is best for you. So, the higher the concentration of the product, the higher the efficacy of the CBD product.

One thing is for certain: no one had ever experienced a fatality. Also, there is no such thing as a CBD overdose.

Is CBD Safe?

In the summer of 2019, a crisis that became known as the “vape crisis” hit the cannabis community. It revealed that some CBD and other cannabinoid vape pens on the market contained contaminants and heavy metals. They also had Vitamin E acetate, which is famous for producing long-term lung problems.

Even before the vape crisis hit, we took product safety extremely seriously. On all our product pages, you can observe the third-party laboratory testing results of our products. These come in the form of a Certificate of Analysis (COA).

It’s important to note that CBD and CBD products have not yet been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In a press release, the FDA stated its undoubted interest in products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived products.

Needless to say, we stand by the efficacy and safety of our products. It is demonstrated in the Certificates of Analysis that accompany our products. Also, we do not make claims about its effects and its use. Besides, we encourage you to talk to your physician about CBD and whether it’s right for you. By all means, do your research and be a discerning and critical researcher.

Getting the Most from Your CBD Products

Like traditional medications, CBD requires some time to take effect. A common practice within cannabinoid science is to wait for 4-6 weeks. It takes about that time of regular use of CBD products to notice its effects fully.

While some people report immediate relief by using CBD products, we discourage you from expecting that. CBD will not be a “miracle relief” once you take it. Instead, recognize that ingesting CBD will activate your endocannabinoid system (ECS).

Disclaimer

We collected this information from various sources for the convenience of our customers. The CBD education facts and statements are not a result of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) evaluation. The efficacy of these products is not confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information presented here is NOT a substitute for information from health care practitioners. It is also not a valid alternative to information from health care practitioners. Before using any product, you should consult your doctor and ask about the risk of interactions or complications. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act require this disclaimer.