CBD 101

Confused about CBD?
Find answers to commonly asked questions below.  We at B. Good are committed to high quality, consistent products as well as educating and spreading knowledge about CBD.

CBD 101

Confused about CBD?

 

Find answers to commonly asked questions below.
We at B. Good are committed
to high quality, consistent
products as well as educating
and spreading knowledge
about CBD.

There is so much to learn about CBD and the benefits it can offer. Find out more about  CBD: Benefits for Living or read through our many articles.

What is CBD?
What is CBD?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a chemical compound found in cannabis plants. This plant, the cannabis sativa, has two primary species, hemp and marijuana. Compounds found in these plants are called cannabinoids, two of which are CBD and THC. THC, short for tetrahydrocannabinol, is the substance most commonly associated with marijuana. The main difference between THC and CBD is that THC is highly psychoactive while CBD is much less so. Psychoactive means when a chemical substance alters brain function and therefore mood, perception, and behavior. When a user takes marijuana (high in THC) this is what they are experiencing. In contrast, CBD can lessen the psychoactive effects of THC and has significant therapeutic properties. 

 

Though hemp and marijuana are very similar plants, the cannabinoids in them are slightly different. Hemp has a much higher percentage of CBD, and while marijuana has an amount of CBD, it also has higher levels of THC (up to 30%). Hemp also has a very low (less than 0.3%) level of THC. These two compounds are the most well-known and prevalent, but there are also other cannabinoids in the cannabis plants, each with varying effects. 

 

There are three types of CBD that can be purchased: CBD isolate, broad spectrum, and full spectrum. CBD isolate contains almost pure CBD extracted from hemp seeds and stems, and is generally about 99% pure. Broad spectrum is a step up, containing most cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, though without THC. It still contains all essential oils and terpenes, but without the psychoactive ingredient. This type of oil provides the “entourage effect”, meaning each separate cannabinoid amplifies each other’s effects. CBD in broad spectrum oil is more effective and can provide more benefits than just CBD isolate. Full spectrum CBD contains every cannabinoid that the cannabis plant contains, including THC. Full spectrum is more likely to have higher amounts of THC and may affect a drug screening.

Hemp vs. Marijuana

Hemp and Marijuana both contain CBD, but there’s a much higher percentage in hemp, which also has very low (less than 0.3%) levels of THC compared to marijuana.

  • Phytocannabinoids – Natural chemical compounds found in hemp extract that have been studied for various potential effects.
  • Endocannabinoids – Natural chemical compounds, similar to phytocannabinoids, that are produced by our own bodies.
  • Endocannabinoid System (ECS) – Series of receptors that interact with phytocannabinoids and endocannabinoids to maintain homeostatic functions.

A psychoactive drug or psychotropic substance is a chemical substance that acts primarily upon the central nervous system where it alters brain function, resulting in temporary changes in perception, mood, consciousness and behavior.

THC, short for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound from the Cannabid sativa plant, whish is also known as marijuana or help

It’s a naturally occurring substance that’s used in products like oils and edibles to impart a feeling of relaxation and calm. Unlike its cousin, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the major active ingredient in marijuana, CBD is not psychoactive.

You’ve probably heard the terms cannabis, marijuana, and hemp all tossed around in relation to CBD. The plant Cannabis sativa has two primary species, hemp and marijuana.

What is Hemp Extract?

Hemp extract is an oil derived from the stalks and seeds of the industrial hemp plant. This oil can be used for a variety of purposes, the most popular being consumed as a wellness supplement for the cannabinoids,  phytocannabinoids, Cannabidiol (CBD) and more. Before we talk about what it can be used for though, lets talk about some common misconceptions.

Hemp extract is a high-CBD, low-THC product which does not have intoxicating or psychoactive effects. CBD and THC are both phytocannabinoids found in the cannabis plant; it can sometimes be confusing to differentiate the two. The following infographic gives a better look at the differences between THC and CBD, as well as the differences between hemp and marijuana.

CBD Isolate vs. Broad Spectrum vs. Full Spectrum

CBD Isolate, Broad Spectrum and Full Spectrum  are the three most common types of CBD, and they’re each created differently.

CBD Isolate is the purest form of CBD.  Experts tout CBD Isolate as the purest form of cannabis, primarily because of the way manufacturers split (or isolate) the CBD from all of the other components of the cannabis plant.

Broad Spectrum CBD is the middle ground option between isolate and full spectrum CBD. It begins as a full spectrum oil, with the full range of beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes, but it then goes through a refinement process to remove all THC compounds.

Full Spectrum hemp oil is more than CBD because it contains many beneficial cannabinoids and properties of the hemp plant where CBD isolate is just as it sounds – only CBD.

The are MANY cannabinoid compounds found in hemp. CBD and THC are the most well-known but there are many others, each with varying effects. 

Having all of the beneficial cannabinoids at your fingertips with full spectrum hemp oil, is like being on a team where each member brings their own skill set to compliment their other teammates for the greater good of the team.

What is the 'Entourage Effect'?

Just one member alone, can’t really win the game right?. When you have all of the cannabinoids working together as a team (unlike in solo CBD isolate products) they produce what is called the “Entourage Effect”. 

 The “Entourage Effect” results from the synergistic absorption of full spectrum hemp by the receptors of the human endocannabinoid system.

Can you get intoxicated on CBD?

CBD is non-intoxicating. You will not get you high on CBD. CBD works with your body’s Endocannabinoid System, which is responsible for regulating many bodily functions and there are zero psychoactive effects.

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Anxiety in a Pandemic & CBD

Since the COVID-19 pandemic exploded across the world, there has been an increase in cases of anxiety and stress. Anxiety problems have resulted from people losing their loved ones, some worrying about getting infected while others have remained hopeless after losing their jobs.

All About the Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system can respond to both the endocannabinoids produced by the body and the cannabinoid introduced from the external environment, such as the phytocannabinoid cannabidiol mostly referred to as CBD. Introducing CBD to the body system can assist in reducing illnesses, such as epilepsy, chronic inflammation anxiety, and diabetes among other wide range of illnesses.

Hemp vs. CBD

Hemp and CBD are two names that cause a lot of confusion. Most people tend to use these terms interchangeably to refer to one product, which is wrong.

While Hemp oil, also referred to as Hemp Seed Oil, and CBD oil are made from the same plant, they usually have different characteristics.

All About Terpenes

Plants have aromatic compounds called terpenes that define their scent. The combination of terpenes determines the aroma and flavor of a plant. For instance, pine has a different scent from fresh orange due to the difference in terpenes combination.

While terpenes are available in all plants, they are usually in higher concentrations in cannabis. That’s why terpenes are mostly associated with cannabis.

What is the Difference between a Balm, a Salve, and a Lotion?

The increasing interest in CBD has also led to an increased use of the words balm, salve, and lotion/cream. These words are often used interchangeably, although there is a debatable difference. Balms, salves, and lotions are all types of topical application, typically...

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