CBD stands for cannabidiol, a compound found naturally in hemp plants. More interesting than that is how CBD may support a sense of peace and wellness in human beings. Don’t worry, it’s not intoxicating, so you can add CBD to your everyday routine without experiencing a high.
CBD is one of more than 120 compounds called cannabinoids.
Many plants contain cannabinoids, but people most commonly link them to cannabis.
Unlike other cannabinoids — such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — CBD does not produce a euphoric "high" or psychoactive effect. This is because CBD does not affect the same receptors as THC.
The human body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that receives and translates signals from cannabinoids. It produces some cannabinoids of its own, which are called endocannabinoids. The ECS helps to regulate functions such as sleep, immune-system responses, and pain.
When THC enters the body, it produces a "high" feeling by affecting the brain's endocannabinoid receptors. This activates the brain's reward system, producing pleasure chemicals such as dopamine.
Not to be confused with oil from hemp seeds (which doesn’t contain cannabinoids), CBD comes from the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant.
Why does CBD work? The human body has a vast network of receptors, the endocannabinoid system, that helps us maintain overall wellness and helps support many of our body’s physical processes. CBD and cannabinoids fit into these receptors, helping the body in its efforts to help maintain good health.
Different cannabis plants — often called hemp or marijuana — contain different levels of chemical compounds.
How people breed the plant affects the CBD levels. Most CBD oil comes from industrial hemp, which usually has a higher CBD content than marijuana.
Makers of CBD oil use different methods to extract the compound. The extract is then added to a carrier oil and called CBD oil.
CBD oil comes in many different strengths, and people use it in various ways. It is best to discuss CBD oil with a doctor before using it.
Here at Rocky Mountain hemp, we are dedicated to improving your physical and mental well-being. We’ve crafted products with your busy life in mind. That said, we know that all the information out there about CBD can get overwhelming. Don’t worry. We’ll serve as a resource for you as you learn more about how CBD can support you.
We offer CBD in different forms. You may have seen people use sublingual CBD Oils, also known as CBD tinctures or CBD hemp oil. These oils are popular because they are absorbed under the tongue and take effect relatively quickly.
Where Does Our CBD Come From?
Our CBD comes from hemp grown on American farms that use the highest standards of cultivation. We only source our raw ingredients from facilities that use the most advanced hemp extraction methods. We perform internal tests on these raw materials for metals, pesticides, and microbials. We then formulate our award-winning line of CBD products and send them to an external lab for evaluation. We make the resulting lab sheet available to all consumers through a simple scan of the QR code on our packaging.