What Is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most abundant cannabinoids found in the cannabis and hemp plant. When you think of hemp, you might recall a sturdy bagor cool pair of shoes you once had. Those items most likely came from the stems, or remains of the hempplant. CBD on the other hand comes from the plant’s flower and leaves. 


 Although CBD has gained tremendous traction over the last couple of years, it’s actually been traditionally used by different cultures for centuries. Only as of late, CBD has been picked up mainstream popularity and is being tried by the masses. This surge in popularity and increased demand, is making CBD more acceptable and even more available. (YAY!) Happy people are ditching their old methods of alleviating pain, anxiety, insomnia and a whole host of other ailments for a cleaner alternative. 

What Is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most abundant cannabinoids found in the cannabis and hemp plant. When you think of hemp, you might recall a sturdy bagor cool pair of shoes you once had. Those items most likely came from the stems, or remains of the hempplant. CBD on the other hand comes from the plant’s flower and leaves. 


 Although CBD has gained tremendous traction over the last couple of years, it’s actually been traditionally used by different cultures for centuries. Only as of late, CBD has been picked up mainstream popularity and is being tried by the masses. This surge in popularity and increased demand, is making CBD more acceptable and even more available. (YAY!) Happy people are ditching their old methods of alleviating pain, anxiety, insomnia and a whole host of other ailments for a cleaner alternative. 

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most abundant cannabinoids found in the cannabis and hemp plant. When you think of hemp, you might recall a sturdy bagor cool pair of shoes you once had. Those items most likely came from the stems, or remains of the hempplant. CBD on the other hand comes from the plant’s flower and leaves. 


 Although CBD has gained tremendous traction over the last couple of years, it’s actually been traditionally used by different cultures for centuries. Only as of late, CBD has been picked up mainstream popularity and is being tried by the masses. This surge in popularity and increased demand, is making CBD more acceptable and even more available. (YAY!) Happy people are ditching their old methods of alleviating pain, anxiety, insomnia and a whole host of other ailments for a cleaner alternative. 

How Does CBD Work?

So what really goes on in the body to make CBD so successful? The benefits of these plant-derived cannabinoids wouldn’t be possible without the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a naturally occuring system in our bodies, that is responsible for maintaining homeostasis and breaking down or absorbing cannabinoids. 


This is where CBD comes in.While some compounds can only affect a few number of cannabinoid receptors in the ECS system, CBD’s unique molecular structure, allows it to interact with several ECS receptor systems in the body. This “multitasking” is how CBD stands out, and can target inflammation, pain, anxiety, and so much more. Pretty cool right? Another plus, is that the major ECS receptor in the brain, CB1, is activated by THC but not CBD. Meaning CBD is non-psychoactive, and still provides all it’s natural relieving properties.  




How Does CBD Work? 

So what really goes on in the body to make CBD so successful? The benefits of these plant-derived cannabinoids wouldn’t be possible without the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a naturally occuring system in our bodies, that is responsible formaintaining homeostasis and breaking down or absorbing cannabinoids.This is where CBD comes in.


While some compounds can only affect a few number of cannabinoid receptors in the ECS system, CBD’s unique molecular structure, allows it to interact with several ECS receptor systems in the body. This “multitasking” is how CBD stands out, and can target inflammation, pain, anxiety, and so much more. Pretty cool right? Another plus, is that the major ECS receptor in the brain, CB1, is activated by THC but not CBD. Meaning CBD is non-psychoactive, and still provides all it’s natural relieving properties.  

CBD & Period Pain

It’s that time of the month again, and the uterine lining is beginning it’s shedding process. During this process, progesterone levels surge and trigger inflammatory chemicals called prostaglandins. The increase of prostaglandins triggers those painful PMS symptoms we all know and love. This includes, inflammation in the form of cramping, sensitivity, and increased blood flow. 

 Typical over-the-counter pills like ibuprofen and aspirin can help ease the pain, but have been proven to cause gastrointestinal, kidney and liver complications.Those NSAIDs (or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), are also only effective for short term prevention.

  CBD, on the other hand, targets these symptoms without the nasty side effects. This is because of how the compound naturally interacts with our bodies ECS system (see previous page). CBD can also prevent specific enzymes from breaking down the body’s own naturally-produced cannabinoids (known as endocannabinoids).Meaning CBD doesn’t just work for short term usage, it’s actually helping to create consistent production of a cannabinoid compound that targets your body's ailments. Check out our blog to find out more on how CBD affects period pain!     


CBD & Period Pain

It’s that time of the month again, and the uterine lining is beginning it’s shedding process. During this process, progesterone levels surge and trigger inflammatory chemicals called prostaglandins. The increase of prostaglandins triggers those painful PMS symptoms we all know and love. This includes, inflammation in the form of cramping, sensitivity, and increased blood flow. 

 Typical over-the-counter pills like ibuprofen and aspirin can help ease the pain, but have been proven to cause gastrointestinal, kidney and liver complications.Those NSAIDs (or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), are also only effective for short term prevention.

  CBD, on the other hand, targets these symptoms without the nasty side effects. This is because of how the compound naturally interacts with our bodies ECS system (see previous page). CBD can also prevent specific enzymes from breaking down the body’s own naturally-produced cannabinoids (known as endocannabinoids). Meaning CBD doesn’t just work for short term usage, it’s actually helping to create consistent production of a cannabinoid compound that targets your body's ailments. Check out our blog to find out more on how CBD affects period pain!