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CBD stands for "cannabidiol." That’s the easy part. The hard part is explaining to a consumer what cannabidiol actually is, what it does, and how it is extracted from nature. It’s also quite a task to teach the difference and nuances between different parts of the hemp plant from which CBD is taken, especially since explaining that some parts of the plant can be psychoactive even though CBD itself doesn't produce psychoactive effects.
As such, KULCBD is on a mission to spread the truth about CBD and CBD products. We find that there is a lot of misinformation about CBD, CBD products, hemp oil, and the like floating around, and we want our consumers to be informed about what our products contain, what they don’t, what they can do, and the wide range of health benefits they have to offer.
First and foremost, it is important to understand that even though CBD seems like a very trend-worthy term, it’s actually been around for thousands of years. Ancient Chinese doctors encouraged the use of CBD for pain relief. There are even records that show that CBD was used by some ancients for topical skincare. There is much science behind CBD, and as with most all consumer products, research, and clinical trials are a continuous and ongoing process. We're constantly learning more and more about how CBD works to provide health benefits, its effectiveness across certain products, and the safety of its usage.
For the purposes of our discussion, let’s focus on unpacking CBD and learning everything we can about the basics. Consider this your crash course: CBD 101. We'll discuss where CBD comes from, how it's extracted, what makes it safe to use, how to use it, when to use it, and where to buy it. We will also briefly discuss the topic of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and the role it plays in full spectrum CBD oil.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis sativa plant. The cannabis sativa plant has two sub-species.
One species is well known for producing marijuana, which contains the cannabinoid THC. THC produces psychoactive effects and gives users the euphoric “high” typically associated with recreational use, although the marijuana plant is making way as medical marijuana, serving as a novel prescription medication, especially in the field of oncology.
The other species of cannabis sativa, usually referred to as the “hemp plant,” produces a high quantity of CBD, and a small amount of THC.
Together, there are about 144 cannabinoids in the cannabis sativa plants.
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds naturally occurring in the leaves, stalks, and flowers of the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids produce an effect in the human body because our bodies actually contain an endocannabinoid system, meaning we actually produce our own cannabinoids that we naturally already use throughout almost all of our body systems like the central nervous system, involved in processes that manage pain, sleep, mood, and more. Cannabinoids can be extracted from the cannabis plant in the form of oils, which can then be added to a cornucopia of products including skin creams, beauty products, tinctures, edibles like gummies and other sweets, vapes, capsules, drinks, and more.
Cannabinoids also contain terpenes. Terpenes are organic chemical compounds found in the plant that constitute the “oil” in the cannabinoid. Cannabinoids are rich with terpene blends, vitamins, nutrients, fatty acids, and antioxidants, which are all beneficial to the body in different ways. As such, consumers wishing to use CBD oil typically want to use a CBD oil that includes all available terpenes, vitamins, minerals, fibers, etc. that the plant has to offer. That brings us to how CBD oil is extracted.
CBD oil can be extracted from the cannabis plant in three different ways.
When a product contains CBD oil, it contains it in one of three ways: as a CBD isolate, a broad spectrum CBD oil, or a full spectrum CBD oil. At KULCBD, our products all contain high-quality, full spectrum CBD. We believe full spectrum CBD is most beneficial. Here’s why.
CBD is a product that is beneficial for supporting and improving the functions of many different parts of the human body. Many users simply like to take CBD daily as a supplement to their health and wellbeing. CBD taken in this manner can be taken in the form of a tincture, a capsule, a drink, or an edible.
We at KULCBD have found excellent success with incorporating CBD into skincare products. We offer an entire line of CBD skincare that promotes radiance and wellness in the skin and can improve skin health when it comes to moisture imbalance, breakouts, and signs of aging from deep inside the pores.
One of the greatest benefits of CBD oil for the skin is its moisture balancing capabilities. CBD oil is able to dissolve excess sebum produced by overly active sebaceous glands. This means that even if you have oily skin, you can still use CBD oil products and get great results because the oil in the CBD works with the oil on your skin. CBD skincare products can dissolve the excess oil and help regulate the oil production of your sebaceous glands, eliminating oily patches without drying out areas of skin that may become dry otherwise.
CBD is a great hydrator as well. When CBD is applied topically to areas of dry skin, it can hydrate the area and promotes healthy levels of the skin’s own moisture production. This is why CBD oil skincare products are some of the very best for consumers who experience combination skin.
Additionally, CBD oil can be beneficial for users who deal with outbreaks. Irritating bumps that are already formed may be relieved of redness and irritation from a CBD skincare product, and the natural moisture balancing capability of CBD oil helps prevent future breakouts from starting.
Cannabidiol is one of over one hundred cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. It is beneficial for use in many ways, including as an ingredient in skincare and wellness products. CBD can be extracted in three different ways and can be placed into products in three different strengths or spectrums. It is important to understand the different methods of extraction of CBD and the different strengths in which CBD is available so that you can make an informed decision about the product you wish to use.