What is CBD?
CBD, Cannabidiol, is one of the hundreds of phytocannabinoids found in abundance in the cannabis plant. CBD and THC, tetrahydrocannabinol, are the two phytocannabinoids that have been studied most extensively. Often CBD is described as the non-impairing cannabinoid (will not get you “high”), where as THC is described as the intoxicating or psychoactive compound of the cannabis plant.
What is a Phytocannabinoid?
A phytocannabinoid is a cannabinoid or chemical, produced by the plant.
What Is a Cannabinoid?
Cannabinoids are chemicals that trigger the cannabinoid receptors, (and other receptors too!) located in both the brain and the body.
An endocannabinoid is a cannabinoid that naturally occurs in the body.
A synthetic cannabinoid is created in a pharmaceutical laboratory.
What is the Endocannabinoid System?
Endocannabinoid system, ECS, (just like the cardiovascular, pulmonary or neurological system) is a network of ‘cannabinoid’ receptors and plays a crucial role in regulating numerous vital functions such as sleep, mood, pain, memory, appetite, and inflammation.
A healthy ECS is necessary for overall homeostasis and balance.
Why Use CBD?
Like other body systems, our ECS can become depleted and benefit from supplementation.
Scientific research, clinical studies and anecdotal patient reports have shown that CBD supplementation could be supportive for many conditions.
What CBD Do I Use?
Full Spectrum Extracts. Research shows that CBD and THC work best in combination and potentiate each others therapeutic effect.
Full spectrum extracts include all of the other hundreds of phytocannabinoids in the cannabis plant (CBD, THC, CBDA, THCV, CBG, CBN, etc.), as well as many other therapeutic plant constituents, such as plant terpenes (aromatic essential oils), essential fatty acids and flavonoids.
Full spectrum CBD products contain less than the legal defining THC limit for hemp, less than 0.3% THC.
Will I Have a Positive Urine Drug Screen for THC?
It is possible to test positive for THC when taking full spectrum hemp products with less than 0.3% THC.
Why Use Full Spectrum?
Full spectrum extracts include hundreds of phytocannabinoids from the cannabis plant (high in CBD, and less than 0.3% THC). Whole plant supplements include other therapeutic plant constituents, such as terpenes (aromatic oils), essential fatty acids and flavonoids. Full spectrum extracts work synergistically to complement and enhance each individual cannabinoid and constituents actions, allowing plant medicine to work best. Full spectrum whole plant CBD works more efficiently and effectively than CBD isolates or broad spectrum, yet is unlikely to have the euphoric effects associated with THC.
Known as the Entourage Effect, Neuroscientist and Cannabis Researcher Ethan Russo, named this synergistic therapeutic potentiating effect. Russo states that "What we are dealing with in cannabis is a multi-modality synergistic agent. In other words, it works through different mechanisms. Synergy is about boosting the effect. So instead of two plus two equals four, this component plus that component in cannabis might be equal to six".
How is NurseGrown Organics Full Spectrum CBD Extracted?
Our CBD is extracted using certified organic food grade ethanol. Ethanol extraction captures more of the whole plant energy and plant compounds than other processes and has thousands of years of historical use as an effective and affordable botanical solvent. Our final products are tested to ensure that no residual ethanol is remaining.
How is NurseGrown Organics Formulated?
We use organic hemp seed oil as our carrier base, increasing cannabinoid bioavailability. We source only the highest quality organic ingredients, locally sourced and mindful of our carbon footprint.
How Do I Know I can trust NurseGrown Organics?
Full panel lab tested products are the cornerstone of transparency, ensuring consumer safety. Comprehensive lab analysis verifies product potency (amount of cannabinoids) and more importantly, product cleanliness and purity. Purity testing certifies that the product is free of harmful pesticides, mycotoxins, molds/mildews, biological contaminants and residual solvents. We use third party ISO certified independent lab testing to ensure all the requirements for standardization and quality assurance are met and documented. All NurseGrown products are full panel lab tested. Always look for and demand full panel testing.
How Do I Take CBD?
Oil "tinctures" can be held sublingually (under the tongue) or taken orally. Oil can be placed in water or on food if necessary. Onset of effects is said to be quicker if held sublingually, 15-60 minutes.
Oral capsule and oil effect and duration is similar to edibles with a slower onset, 30-90 minutes.
Effects of sublingually or orally consumed cannabis can last 4-8 hours or more.
Will Cannabinoids Interact with Other Medications or Supplements?
It is possible, but often minimal and or harmless as compared to many other options. Always check with your healthcare provider before taking any herbal supplements. It is best to take CBD several hours apart from other supplements and medications when possible. Drugs.com and Medscape have websites and phone apps that check interaction for both CBD (Cannabidiol) and THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol).