What is CBD?
CBD is an acronym for the compound cannabidiol, which is a naturally occurring substance (also called a phytocannabinoid) found in the flower of the hemp plant. CBD has important therapeutic properties, but does not have the intoxicating effects of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, which is found in marijuana.
The Endocannabinoid System
The human body contains a naturally occurring, self regulating system of receptors, CB1 and CB2, called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). These cannabinoid receptors exist throughout the body including the central and peripheral nervous systems, the brain, organs, and tissues. In fact, all mammals, dogs, cats, horses, etc, all contain an ECS and produce endocannabinoids. The ECS communicates with essentially Every system in the body and plays a vital role in the establishment and maintenance of our health. Everyone’s ECS varies, with the goal of keeping all body systems in homeostasis, or a state of equilibrium. The endocannabinoids are cannabis-like molecules and are already produced in our bodies. Thus, by supplementing our body and endocannabinoid system with cannabinoids from hemp, this “balance” can be adjusted and restored, and consequently achieved.
Isolate vs. Broad Spectrum vs. Full Spectrum
Understanding the different variations of hemp CBD and what is the best fit for one’s specific lifestyle needs is paramount to Pur IsoLab’s commitment to it’s customers. Pur IsoLab’s offers an encompassing line of products with varying extracts.
Isolate products refer to hemp products that have only one “isolated” compound in them, generally, CBD. In other words, the CBD has been the only compound or cannabinoid extracted from the hemp plant.
Broad spectrum products utilize the whole hemp plant. These products contain percentages of several different compounds, which can include CBN, CBG, etc but no THC. CBD is still the predominant percentage compound in the formula, with minor percentages of other hemp compounds. In turn, the combination of the CBD with the additional compounds all working together, maximize the effects of the CBD. Again, these broad spectrum products are THC free.
Full spectrum, like broad spectrum, contains whole hemp plant extracts, with CBD still prevailing as the highest percentage compound, in combination with the additional extracted cannabinoids. The difference between broad and full spectrum is that full spectrum products can contain levels of THC under 0.3%. These minimal levels do not cause psychoactive effects.
How do I start?
The best way to start a CBD regimen is to begin by taking the minimum recommendation, and increasing the amount as needed. Since everyone’s ECS varies, and traditionally has no bearing on weight, gender, etc., one’s own body determines what it needs to “balance”. And most importantly, consistency is key. Be patient, as it may take a few days to “balance” and begin experiencing the cannabinoid benefits. As regular, continued use is realized, the body will continue to remain balanced and in turn…
There are four main methods of CBD delivery:
Place and hold a drop under the tongue. This works especially well for tinctures.
Consume the product by applying to food or beverages. Our beverage additives are ideal for this method.
Apply the product to the skin, like our lotions, salves and massage oil.
Inhaling CBD vapor into the lungs. Our vape pens are perfect for this method.