What is CBD?

What Is CBD? 

Most recently, CBD is everywhere. Depending on where you live, you may have noticed CBD cream at the pharmacy, seen CBD coffee on the menu in your local barista, watched your friend add CBD oil to their smoothie, or visited a dispensary with CBD products. With CBD on the rise, the question many consumers are facing is; what is this ingredient called CBD?

  

What Does CBD Stand For?

CBD stands for cannabidiol, and is found in the hemp plant. 

The hemp plant produces a group of compounds called cannabinoids, which elicit mental and physical effects when consumed. There are several cannabinoids, but the two most well-known ones found in the hemp plant are THC in small amounts and CBD in high amounts. CBD has non-psychoactive effects, meaning it does not cause a “high”, which is often associated with THC. 

CBD is a fat soluble compound that is derived from the hemp plant and combined with a carrier oil, usually olive, avocado or coconut, and is made into a consumable version, CBD oil.

 

What Does CBD Do?

CBD interacts with a specific system in our body, called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which has been shown to deliver many health benefits. When CBD oil is ingested, it works in conjunction with various receptors in the ECS.

The body is in a constant quest for balance or biologically speaking, homeostasis. If the ECS has sufficient naturally occurring endocannabinoids, it is in the ideal balanced state.

When the body is sick, consuming CBD oil may boost natural levels of endocannabinoids and will have a balancing effect for many people. Since the ECS is a complex system, there is not a one-size-fits-all solution and finding this balance with CBD oil consumption could require trial and error.

The interaction of CBD oil with endocannabinoid receptors has been seen in recent research to possibly reduce the sensation of pain and inhibit inflammation within the body amongst other reported positive health effects.

  

How To Take CBD Oil

Consuming CBD oil in the form of a tincture or softgel can be convenient and efficient in absorption.

Tinctures are flavored droplets, require shaking before consuming, are ingested under the tongue for 10-15 seconds and may enter the bloodstream more quickly.

Softgels are tasteless, provide ease of use and consistent serving size and do not require shaking. It is recommended to take no more than two softgels in 24 hours.

 

Where To Buy CBD Oil

When purchasing CBD oil, look for quality and testing standards. Tikun Hemp products are tested at three key steps in the supply chain to ensure quality. Our hemp is grown, processed, and manufactured in Colorado in full compliance with the 2018 US Farm Bill.

Tikun Hemp offers a range of CBD products online, including CBD oil tincture in 300mg and 1000mg, as well as 25mg CBD softgels.

  

Why Tikun Hemp CBD Oil?

Tikun Hemp has a mission to “repair the world” one person at a time and we genuinely want you to feel the benefits associated with our CBD oil.

Tikun Hemp products are safe and consistent. They are 100% THC-free and are beneficial for the endocannabinoid system without the psychoactive effects.

Our hemp line of products have been triple tested and contain high-quality ingredients and CBD sourced from sunshine-grown Colorado hemp.