I am asked almost every day, what is CBD and how does it work?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is an organic, non-psychoactive therapeutic chemical compound that comes from CBDa (Cannabidioloc Acid), it is found in cannabis and belongs to a class of molecules called cannabinoids. Unlike the cannabinoid THC, CBD does not get you high and does not produce intoxication. CBD is one of many active cannabinoid chemicals found in the hemp plant (hemp plants are part of the Cannabis family but different than marijuana plants. CBD can be found in both plants but is more abundant in hemp) that targets specific receptors in the cells of your brain and body called the Endocannabinoid System.
CBD is referred to as a “smart” molecule, as it acts as an adaptogen, a regulator, and a modulator. Studies show CBD has a much broader impact on health than THC, as about 80% of the health benefits of medical marijuana can be attributed to CBD.
CBD is becoming increasingly popular among the masses for having a wide scope of medicinal benefits. Research has shown that nonpsychoactive therapeutic cannabidiol may be used for both the treatment and prevention for a wide range of conditions, including arthritis, diabetes, addiction, inflammation and chronic pain, anxiety, schizophrenia and bipolar disorders, depression, epilepsy, and other neurological disorders. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, CBD could even help treat acne.
Because you can’t get high with CBD, it is legal in all 50 states when it contains less than.3% THC, It is safe to consume, even in high doses, and is available without a prescription in all 50 states. For many people, CBD is becoming a healthy addition to their lives. I encourage you to do your own research, educate yourself, and then incorporate CBD into your daily life.
What is the Endocannabinoid System?
People have been using cannabis as a medicinal herb for thousands of years. Despite its long history of use, our understanding of how it takes effect on a cellular level has only begun to develop very recently. The surface has only been scratched on what cannabinoids are, how they work, why they have such an affinity with the human body and mind, and how it possesses such an enormous number of potential health benefits.
Research on the medicinal benefits of cannabis has led to the discovery of a biochemical communication system in the human body called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). In the mid-1980s, a cell receptor for cannabinoids was discovered in the brain and central nervous system. It was appropriately named CB1 (cannabinoid receptor number 1). This discovery begged the question: why is there a receptor in the brain specifically for receiving the cannabinoid compounds found in cannabis? And, could it be that the CB1 receptor is actually there for receiving chemicals naturally present within the body? So the research expanded from only studying the cannabinoids in cannabis to looking for cannabinoid-like compounds produced within the human body that also acted on the CB1 receptor. Because the body’s own self-produced cannabinoids were endogenous, they were appropriated named “endocannabinoids.”
Eventually, a second receptor was found and named the CB2 receptor. Researchers speculate there may be a third cannabinoid receptor yet to be discovered. CB receptors are present throughout the whole body. CB1 receptors are predominately present in the brain and nervous system while CB2 receptors are more prevalent in the periphery of the body.
Endocannabinoids are believed to be integral to the immune system, mental function, stress management, as well as the body’s ability to achieve and maintain homeostasis. The endocannabinoid system is involved with regulating many basic functions of the human body, including appetite, metabolism, pain, sleep, mood, movement, memory and learning, immune function, inflammation, neuroprotection, cardiovascular function, and digestion, to name a few. Besides maintaining basic functions, the endocannabinoid system also acts in response to illness. But through stress, toxicity, poor diet, and lifestyle choices, there is a very real possibility that we can develop an endocannabinoid deficiency, meaning that the function of the endocannabinoid system may become impaired. This is why supplementing your diet with therapeutic cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant is wise and can be very beneficial, giving the body what it needs to heal itself and support the homeostatic process.
What is CTFO?
Changing The Future Outcome (CTFO) is a 3-year-old company based out of California that is committed to offering the highest quality, lowest priced and most effective CBD based products on the market.
What is unique about CTFO CBD?
Not all hemp is created equal and not all extraction methods produce the same quality. CTFO CBD is made from both the CBD isolate along with the full spectrum whole plant hemp oil. This combination provides a much higher potency of CBD while maintaining over 120 other cannabinoids and more than 400 phytonutrients that exist in the hemp plant, all of which have health benefits. CTFO’s extraction technology allows for the extraction of all of these nutrients, without using any heat or harmful solvents. The result is a whole food with exceptional nutritional qualities.
CTFO CBD is made from non-GMO, pesticide-free, CO2 extracted hemp oil using only organic ingredients. All CTFO products are manufactured in the USA in a registered GMP, cruelty-free facility. CTFO sources their hemp from Industrial Hemp farms that are fully compliant with the State Department of Agriculture regulations. These farms use only the best, highest quality, organic hemp. CTFO CBD delivers the purest and highest quality CBD, along with over 400 other phytonutrients, in a naturally synergistic, easy-to-use and easy-to-absorb form.
CTFO also has an exclusive 10x Pure CBD Oil. This amazing new patented product transports all natural and non-processed full spectrum oil throughout the bloodstream. As a result, it dramatically increases both potency and absorption into the body. The 10X Pure process removes the membrane from the oil molecule to create a covalent (molecular) bond, with all of the cannabinoids that our CBD Oil contains. In other words, the 10X Pure removes the entire oily film that surrounds the outside of each and every CBD molecule. This immediately exposes the molecule itself so it can penetrate any impenetrable cell. Currently, no other process or technology can do this!