If you have found yourself asking, “What is CBD?”, look no further. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of at least 85 cannabinoids found in cannabis and industrial hemp. It is a major constituent of the plant, and represents up to 40% in its extracts. It is the decarboxylated form of CBDa (the ‘a’ means acid). Compared with THC, cannabidiol is considered to have a broader scope of medical applications than THC. Cannabidiol has displayed sedative effects in animal tests. Other research indicates that CBD increases alertness. CBD has been shown to reduce growth of aggressive human breast cancer cells in vitro, and to reduce their invasiveness [source].
CBD also promotes and supports the nutritional health of aging bodies. Source: US Government patent on Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants #6,630,507
CBD is an acronym
for cannabidiol, a prominent
naturally-occurring cannabinoid component
found in cannabis that comprises up to 40% of the plant. Cannabidiol is “a cannabinoid devoid of psychoactive effect. ” After THC (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD is by
far the most studied natural cannabinoid. According to many researchers, CBD
may be the single most important cannabinoid ever discovered.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the
The endocannabinoid system (ECS)
is one of science’s newest and most exciting discoveries. The ECS regulates
relaxation, eating, sleeping, certain inflammation responses and even cognitive
function. There are two types of cannabinoid receptors found
throughout the body (CB1 and CB2), but they are most abundant in the brain and
immune system respectively. In a nutshell, your ECS is responsible for
making sure your entire body is working
optimally—no small task!
Why would hemp
(instead of marijuana) be grown for cannabidiol (CBD)?
Industrial hemp is already rich in CBD and naturally low in THC, whereas most marijuana is just the
opposite (high THC, low CBD). Our industrial hemp is considered Cannabis
sativa L., although we have developed our own unique cultivars of this
particular type of industrial hemp.
Through a combination
of these unique cultivars, advanced plant genetics, and cutting-edge growing
techniques, an exceptionally high percentage of CBD can be produced naturally
and consistently in the hemp plant. When CBD-rich hemp oil is extracted from
these hemp cultivars—which can be grown in dozens of countries and imported to
the USA legally—it doesn’t make legal or practical sense to obtain CBD from
Will CBD help me with
Due to FDA regulations, we cannot make claims about whether or not CBD can help
with specific ailments. We do, however, suggest that you conduct your own
Will CBD help me if
Each individual is unique and has different wellness goals they are interested
in addressing through the consumption and application of our products. Although
some of our founders are medical professionals, we cannot make medical claims
about the benefits of our products. The products sold from this website are
considered nutritional supplements or personal care products, according to FDA
We encourage you to
discuss CBD with your physician or healthcare practitioner if you have any
specific health-related questions or concerns. There are also many independent,
peer-reviewed studies about CBD available on the internet.
Are CBD and THC the
No, they are different compounds. CBD and THC are both cannabinoids, but THC is the
cannabinoid that gets you “high” or “stoned.” CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning
it won’t get you “high.”
Can I get high from
Our CBD comes from carefully-cultivated hemp plants—not marijuana—which is why
it is legal for us to import and use this CBD-rich oil. Our parent company
spent years developing special cultivars of the hemp that produce naturally
high levels of CBD and only trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive compound
that gives marijuana users the “high” feeling. In comparison to hemp, most
recreational cannabis plants have between 5% to over 20% THC.
Can you make any claims about what CBD can do?
No. Our CBD-rich hemp oil products can fall into two different categories
depending on how they are marketed and sold: they can be considered a food or a
nutritional supplement. Our CBD is a natural constituent of industrial
The CBD found in our CBD gum and RSHO Oil is extracted via an advanced steam distillation process from high CBD industrial hemp.
Some Potential Medical Benefits of CBD:
- CBD has been found to be anti-spasmodic and antiepileptic, which could be beneficial for those who suffer from epilepsy, Dravet’s Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), ALS, among others.
- At high doses (more than several hundred mg) CBD can be a sedative, and also helps insomniacs stay asleep longer. In low doses, CBD has been found to be alerting.
- CBD is effective as an anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety (anxiolytic) and relieving for nausea (anti-emetic)
- CBD is a powerful pain reliever (analgesic)
- CBD has been shown to inhibit cancer cell growth (anti-carcinogenic).
- CBD helps the immune system function more efficiently.
- CBD is a neuroprotectant and a powerful antioxidant. It has applications in treatment for Alzheimer’s, Parkinsons, cerebral ischemia as well as brain and nerve damage from strokes.
- CBD is an anti-psychotic and recent research has indicated it is effective in treatment of schizophrenia.
- CBD could be effective in easing symptoms of a wide range of difficult-to-control conditions, including: rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, alcoholism, PTSD, epilepsy, MS, antibiotic-resistant infections and neurological disorders, to name a few.
- CBD as been found to be effective in treating gastrointestinal disorders like Irritable Bowel Disorder (IBD), Crohn’s Disease, or Ulcertative Colitis.
- CBD has shown some inclination to being beneficial for those with autism
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The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is one of science’s newest and most exciting discoveries. The ECS regulates relaxation, eating, sleeping, certain inflammation responses and even cognitive function. There are two types of cannabinoid receptors found throughout the body (CB1 and CB2), but they are most abundant in the brain and immune system respectively. In a nutshell, your ECS is responsible for making sure your entire body is working optimally—no small task!