CBD CRASH COURSE
What is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol, and is a major chemical compound naturally found in cannabis and hemp plants. CBD is considered a cannabinoid. Cannabinoids interact with receptors found in our bodies in different ways. Cannabis and hemp plants contain many cannabinoids, like psychoactive THC and Delta-8. CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that is found to help encourage homeostasis, or balance, in the body.
ARE CBD and Hemp Extract The Same Thing?
CBD is a major cannabinoid found in the hemp plant. So extracts made from the plant materials of the hemp plant will contain CBD. CBD on its own is an isolate that ONLY contains the CBD cannabinoid, and none of the other up to 100 beneficial cannabinoids that can be found in the plant. These extra cannabinoids are known to create an ‘entourage’ effect, which means they tend to provide the best benefit when they work together.
Why Was Hemp Illegal?
Hemp has a heartier fiber than cannabis, perfect for the rope, cloth and paper it was grown for during much of America’s history. But when cannabis was banned in the 1940’s, hemp was found guilty by association. While the prohibition on hemp is nearly over, there’s still a lot of misunderstanding and red tape around this very helpful plant.
What Does Full Spectrum Mean?
At Aviator Farms, Full Spectrum means we use all of the aerial parts of the plant that the sun touches. Since we’re using the whole plant, our extract contains the full spectrum of naturally found cannabinoids, terpenes and other compounds. This gives you an extract that condenses all of the beneficial materials together, allowing them to work together in the body for better efficacy
What Are Terpenes?
Terpenes are found in many plants already in your home or garden, like citrus, lavender and black pepper. Terpenes are what they call the chemical compounds that create the smells we’re all familiar with like lemon or pine. Because terpenes produce vibrant smells, they’re often used in essential oils and alternative therapies, such as aromatherapy. Different strains of hemp and cannabis plants feature different terpenes in a variety of combinations and amounts — each creating their own effect.
How Do I Know If My CBD Is Quality?
Sure, you can grab a bottle of CBD from your gas station or quickie stop — but not everything is what it claims. First, look to see if the products are independently tested like ours [link to COA] and check the ingredients list. Look at the oil consistency, color and clarity before buying. Keep a journal focusing on your top three symptoms and track your progress on each, daily, for 30 days. If you don't see results within that time, it might be time to switch products.