If you found yourself here you have probably heard about, or someone has mentioned something about, hemp, cannabis, medical marijuana, or CBD to you. The truth is, CBD hemp oil use is pretty straight forward, in fact it is downright simple unless you want to dive into chemistry, but that is not the purpose of this.
CBD hemp oil use starts with one question. What is CBD exactly?
CBD stands for Cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is a chemical compound that occurs naturally in cannabis plants. Cannabis has two distinct types of plants, hemp and marijuana (yeah, they are different). CBD occurs in both types of plants, but hemp does not contain THC, the chemical compound found in marijuana that gets you “high”.
There is increasing evidence and studies that show that there are health benefits associated with the cannabis plant. The confusion for many consumers is the difference in benefit between marijuana and hemp and what is the primary cause of those benefits.
Many individuals have found CBD hemp oil us associated with relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, spasms, and other conditions. All of this without the need for THC in the product at all.
Fusion CBD is dedicated to bringing the highest quality hemp-based CBD to our growing number of committed customers. We produce premium CBD extract with our superior hemp genetics, as well as provide full-spectrum benefits by utilizing the entire hemp plant.
Let’s step back and examine the difference between hemp and marijuana.
Both plants are different varieties of their parent plant, cannabis. The difference is that marijuana contains THC and has been grown to increase its levels and strengths of THC. THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol is the psychoactive compound that produces the “high” of marijuana. You can see right in its name that it is a cannabinol, like CBD, but is has a very different effect on you. Simply put CBD hemp oil use is being found to have the benefits of the cannabis plant, without the negative side effects of THC.
Hemp is a different variety of the cannabis plant, but does not contain THC and is raised for a variety of other reasons and purposes.
Hemp is cultivated for industrial uses such a fabrics and even a fiberglass-type of material. You can buy hemp seeds, hemp milk and other hemp-based products at your local grocery store, right now. Hemp milk is free of soy, sugar, cholesterol, gluten and contains essential fatty acids, vitamins and nutrients. Hemp seeds are a good source of protein and contain high amounts of vitamin E, potassium, calcium, iron and zinc.
So, what is the difference between hemp seeds and milk and CBD?
Fusion CBD is cultivated to ensure the highest levels of CBD and unlike hemp milk and seed, Fusion CBD utilizes the whole plant. This whole-plant approach ensures that you get the full-spectrum benefit of all of the compounds and nutrients from hemp. All of these combine into what the scientists pioneering the benefits of CBD call the “Entourage Effect”.
Great, you are with us so far. The question you most likely have at this point is, why is this a thing? What does a cannabis-based product do, and how does that relate to my biology? How can CBD hemp oil use impact my life, and more importantly, why does it?
Enter the Endocannabinoid System, a part of your physiology that is essentially a series of cell receptors that regulate a variety of processes in your body. Yes, you read that correctly, the cannabinoid system is a part of you, right now.
There are three types of cannabinoids:
- Endocannabinoids: Naturally produced by your own body.
- Phytocannabinoids: Naturally produced in plants.
- Synthetic Cannabinoids: Created artificially.
Cannabis contains phytocannabinoids as well as other naturally occurring compounds. In fact, there are over 400 chemical entities of which more than 60 are cannabinoid compounds. More cannabinoids may yet be discovered as we learn more about this extraordinary plant and its properties. The only cannabinoid in the cannabis plant that is known to have psychoactive properties is THC.
The amount of each cannabinoid in a cannabis plant depends on the variety of cannabis. At Fusion CBD we pride ourselves in taking a very scientific approach to the cultivation of CBD dominant hemp with a high concentration of CBD. In addition to CBD, our oil tincture and other products contain the full spectrum of cannabinoids available in the cannabis plant. Research has shown that this whole plant approach to CBD hemp oil use is a key factor to its effectiveness. This is important so we work hard to ensure that the CBD cannabinoid is not isolated from the other cannabinoids.
Let’s take a deep dive into your endocannabinoid system and how CBD hemp oil use effects it.
As we discussed, cannabis plants produce cannabinoids and so do our bodies. The endocannabinoids produced by our bodies work with our own biological system called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). This system, though less familiar than other bodily systems like the muscular system, the digestive system, and the skeletal system, is nonetheless, extremely important to our well being.
The Endocannabinoid System is comprised of cannabinoid receptors located on the surface of cells throughout the body.Two types of cannabinoid receptors have been discovered–CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors.
CB1 receptors are found all over the body, but many are in the brain. The CB1 receptors in the brain affect pain, coordination and movement, thinking, emotions and mood, appetite, and memories, among others. CB2 receptors are found more commonly in the immune system. They affect inflammation and pain.
Phytocannabinoids which come from the cannabis plant and endocannabinoids which are made by our own body both work with the cannabinoid receptors in cells in our body.
Fusion CBD provides the full spectrum of cannabinoids because we use the whole plant. This ensures that you get all of the benefit of CBD hemp oil use as well as the other naturally compounds for a full effect. Additionally Fusion CBD is handled from seed to sale in a process that ensures you get the most pure product that can be offered.