THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM (ECS)
The ECS is a self-regulating system of receptors located throughout the body, which interact with the Central Nervous System, the Immune System and the organs.
The ECS produces endocannabinoids; these are oil based and so are unable to mix well with water. Because of this, they cannot travel far in the body, so their effects are localised. The introduction of Phytocannabinoids (cannabinoids extracted from the cannabis sativa L. plant, such as CBD) helps support the body’s own production of endocannabinoids.
The endocannabinoid system contains various receptors, though CB1 and CB2 are the most abundant. These receptors are found on cell surfaces and interact with multiple biological processes. CB1 are mainly located in the brain and central nervous system. CB2 are found in the body within cells connected to our immune system.
Cannabinoids interact with CB1 and CB2 receptors to produce many different effects. CB2 Receptors are much broader than CB1 and influence most of the body’s biological mechanics.
FULL-SPECTRUM CBD, BROAD-SPECTRUM CBD AND CBD ISOLATE
When processing hemp, we can retain other hemp compounds (terpenes, flavonoids, oils, fats) as well as other compounds alongside CBD. These work in combination together creating what is known as the ‘entourage effect.’
Full-spectrum CBD contains the whole plant. While this means it is rich in all of the cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and fatty acids, it may also have trace amounts of THC.
Broad-Spectrum CBD is a mix of full spectrum CBD and CBD isolate. It contains all other compounds found within the hemp plant, excluding THC. This magnifies the therapeutic effects, providing all the entourage benefits associated with full spectrum CBD without any THC being introduced into the body. Our CBD oils are broad spectrum, allowing you to reap the full benefits.
CBD Isolate is 99.9% CBD and considered the purest form of CBD. During the CBD isolate extraction process, everything contained in the plant matter is removed, including any traces of THC, terpenes, flavonoids, oils and other cannabinoids.