WHAT IS CBD?
CBD (cannabidiol) is an all-natural, organic compound found in hemp.
Hemp is a relative of the cannabis plant. But unlike cannabis, it has very low amounts of THC, the compound that makes people feel high. The CBD in hemp extract provides health benefits without the high.
In fact, CBD is one of the most promising organic compounds known to humans. Recent scientific and medical research is revealing its many benefits including treating discomfort, inflammation, stress, insomnia, irritated skin, and much more.
CBD is not a strange new ‘drug’… nor is it a ‘snake oil’ with magical healing properties. CBD is a natural compound from hemp that has many health benefits without the “high” of cannabis. Amidst all the craze surrounding CBD, we find it helpful to offer an explanation that demystifies CBD and helps others understand what it is and how it works.
WHY COMBINE CBD WITH ESSENTIAL OILS?
CBD (short for cannabidiol) is called a cannabinoid because it is unique to the hemp and cannabis plants, but it is related to a class of common compounds produced by all plants, called terpenes. Terpenes are the natural oils that give plants their aroma, flavor, and color.
Many people are familiar with essential oils, which are the concentrated oils distilled from plants. Essential oils are primarily terpenes. For example, when you smell the essential oil of Lavender, a primary aroma is the terpene Linalool. When you smell the essential oil of sweet orange, a primary aroma is from the terpene Limonene. CBD is similar to the terpenes in essential oils, but it has unique properties that make it effective for many uses.
When CBD is combined with particular terpenes found in other essential oils, its benefits are enhanced. It is wiser to combine CBD and terpenes in a targeted approach to healing specific health conditions, rather using CBD alone, without additional terpenes from essential oils. This increased effectiveness of CBD when it is combined with additional terpenes (along with the natural flavonoids and cannabinoids of the plant) is called the Entourage Effect.
At Mission Farms CBD, we not only use full-spectrum CBD distillate that contains the natural terpenes, flavanoids, and cannabinoids of the hemp plant. We enhance it with additional terpenes from essential oils.
- For our REST CBD line, we combine CBD with essential oils that contain terpenes known for their sedating effects.
- For our RELAX CBD line, we combine CBD with essential oils that contain terpenes known of their anti-stress effects.
- For our RELIEVE CBD line, we combine CBD with essential oils that contain terpenes known for their anti-inflammatory and discomfort-relieving effects.
Our CBD at Mission Farms works synergistically with these other terpenes to treat the desired health conditions. For example:
- CBD + Terpene Humulene —-> Reduces Discomfort
- CBD + Terpene Linalool —-> Induces Sleep
- CBD + Terpene beta Caryophyllene —-> Calms Stress
Most companies sell a plain old bottle of CBD. We combine our high-quality, full-spectrum CBD with other natural terpenes in essential oils because it is more effective. The science supports it.
Target your specific needs with CBD + Essential Oils from Mission Farms. You will feel good again!
HOW CAN CBD HAVE SUCH A WIDE RANGE OF BENEFITS?
Scientific literature has identified more than 65 molecular targets of CBD. It is rare for a single compound to benefit so many parts of the body.
CBD can positively affect:
- Vanilloid Receptors, which modulate pain levels
- Serotonin Receptors, which impact stress, depression, and mood
- Adenosine Receptors, which regulate the quality and depth of sleep
- Endocannabinoid Receptors, which influence stress levels, energy levels, memory, and appetite
Scientists are still determining all the mechanisms by which CBD positively affects our body systems. It appears to function in a variety of ways. But while the many details of how it works in each body system are still being uncovered, the results are undeniable. You can even read our customer reviews of how real users of our Full Spectrum CBD products have improved their health by using CBD.
To learn more about CBD and how it works, download our FREE E-Book titled, “The Science Behind CBD.” Download it here.
WHAT IS THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM?
The primary bodily system that CBD works within is the endocannabinoid system.
We all have an endocannabinoid system and its main function is to help regulate the other body systems for maximum health. The goal of the endocannabinoid system is to help your body maintain stable, healthy functioning despite outside influences and stressors. For example, your endocannabinoid system tells your immune system to calm down once it has killed invaders and you no longer need a fever. It tells your body to relax its muscles and lower your blood pressure after a perceived threat is gone. When your sleep schedule is thrown off or you appetite is out of whack, your endocannabinoid system works to bring them back into balance. Basically, your endocannabinoid system tells your body when to get certain processes started and when to stop them. It is a communication system and CBD is one of its most effective messengers.
“The discovery of the endoccanabinoid system is the single most important scientific medical discovery since the recognition of sterile surgical technique. As our knowledge expands, we are coming to realize that the ECS is a master control system of virtually all physiology.”
– Dr. David B. Allen
CBD works both within and beyond the endocannabinoid system to increase your health. CBD functions as a neurotransmitter within your endocannabinoid system assisting in sending signals to body systems that are over or under performing. For example, CBD can stimulate CB1 receptors in your brain resulting in mood stabilization and feelings of well being. CBD can also bond to CB2 receptors throughout your body making anandamide, your body’s natural discomfort-killer, more available by preventing it from being reabsorbed. Given that the cannabinoid receptors in your endocannabinoid system are the most plentiful receptors in your whole body, CBD is a helpful tool for communicating and meeting the needs of your various body systems.
TRY CBD FROM MISSION FARMS
Have you tried CBD? At Mission Farms CBD, we craft full-spectrum CBD products for specific conditions like sleep, stress, and discomfort, using a combination of CBD and terpenes found in essential oils. We start with the hemp on our organic, award-winning farms, and oversee all processes until the product reaches your door.
We are committed to helping you feel good again, all-naturally.