In recent years, general public awareness of CBD has grown exponentially, however, there’s still a lot of confusion about what CBD is, and how it works. As part of our commitment to CBD knowledge, we’ve compiled a few important points to be aware of as you explore CBD’s potential to support you in your pursuit of optimal performance:
- In order to appreciate the benefits of Cannabidiol (aka CBD) you need to understand the Endocannabinoid system, which represents a network of neurotransmitters that mediate your reactions to stress, pain and inflammation in all of our bodies.
- CBD interacts with the receptors in the endocannabinoid network, helping the body manage stressors and promoting homeostasis to achieve a better sense of balance and groundedness.
- CBD is a natural essential oil which is extracted from the cannabis plant. It is derived from a strain of industrial-grade hemp which offers a host of benefits without the psychoactive properties of THC, the compound most associated with the feeling of being “high”.
- CBD is one of at least 120 identified cannabinoids that exist in the hemp plant. CBD makes up about 40 percent of the extract from the hemp plant.
- Hemp and marijuana are not the same thing. While marijuana contains high levels of THC, the compound responsible for the sensation of “getting high”, CBD oil derived from hemp and contains little to no THC. This is critically important in athletics, as many professional sport organizations have stringent regulations limiting the amount of THC permitted. We are aware of these regulations and ensure the minimal amount of THC in our products is well under these limits, while permitting sufficient THC to maintain the benefits associated with a full-spectrum solution. Our products contain THC levels well below 0.3%, meaning you can be assured.
- CBD can act as a neurotransmitter and has demonstrated anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, providing its users with a host of benefits ranging from muscle pain relief to better sleep.
- Following CBD’s widespread availability as a result of the 2018 US Farm Bill, researchers are uncovering many new potential uses of CBD and we are committed to exploring these new avenues as we seek to expand our product line to include novel and effective solutions.