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CBD is not THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and it won't get you high. But it does have the same chemical compound (C21H30O2) - it's just configured differently. Discovered in the 1940's, cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the more than 100 compounds found in the cannabis plant along with CBG (cannabrigerol) and Delta 8 (more similar to THC).
What CBD Actually Is.
Endocannabinoids are naturally producing molecules found throughout your brain, organs, connective tissues, immune cells, and glands collectively known as your Endogenous Cannibinoid System (ECS). With its complex action in your immune and nervous systems and most of your body’s organs, the endocannabinoids are a bridge between your body and mind. The ECS mechanism (and maybe with a little help from Centered CBD), connects and enhances brain activity with states of physical and emotional health. How cool is that?
How Does It Work?
Decades of research has shown phytocannabinoids (CBD) to be a potent aid in supporting overall wellbeing in human bodies, achieved when CBD amplifies the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) by binding to the CB1 and CB2 receptors in your brain and body.
What Else Should I know?
1) We don't use clear bottles for our infusion since they can alter the potency of your CBD and who wants that? 2) Our packaging is made with biodegradable and/or recycled material - rock on. 3) Hemp-derived CBD products with less than 0.3% THC are federally legal but still illegal (some states). Unsure? Just check your state laws to be safe. If you go to jail, we won't bail you out! 4) The (FDA) has yet to approve nonprescription CBD products. 5) CBD, CBG, and Delta 8 products may: decrease anxiety and depression, help you sleep, reduce your blood pressure, alleviate nausea and vomiting, mitigate pain, boost a suppressed appetite even reduce sugar cravings (lose pounds) to name a few! But everyone reacts differently to everything. It's what makes us human (or pet) and unique. 6) And yes, what it may do for you, it may do for your pets, too. 7) We highly recommend that you first talk to your doctor or veterinarian before starting Centered CBD products and then begin slow and see how you (or your pet) feel. Ultimately, the journey is yours.
CBD isolate is a true ‘CBD or CBD oil’ because an isolate only contains CBD (cannabidiol) and does not contain any other cannabinoids, terpenes (aromatic oils), or healthy fatty acids from the plant. Most companies sell isolate as a crystal or a powder, however, we currently sell it as an oil for a faster bioavailabilty.
Isolate is made through the same extraction process as our CBD oils. The difference is that once the cannabinoids are extracted, the CBD is filtered out. It then goes through a chilling process called winterization, which removes all other chemical compounds making it super pure.
The benefits of isolate over other types of CBD are that it has no THC. The downside is that you miss out on the potential entourage effect which exists when a full spectrum of the cannabinoids is present in the oil.
Full spectrum CBD oil is very different from CBD isolate. We say this because full spectrum CBD oil has CBD and all of the other cannabinoids (including THC), terpenes (aromatic oils) and fatty acids that naturally occur in the cannabis plant. Full spectrum CBD is often called a full or whole plant extract.
In a full spectrum extract, the oil goes through the cannabinoid extraction process and filtration, however, none of the cannabinoids or other compounds are removed. While full spectrum CBD does have THC, it does not contain enough THC to get you high (less than .03%). It will however, likely show up on a roadside mouth swab test.
The benefits of a full spectrum CBD oil is that many of the other chemical compounds and cannabinoids in a full-plant extract have healing properties. For example, the terpenes in the cannabis plant are known to have anti-inflammatory properties. Other cannabinoids found in a whole plant extract are thought to enhance the overall benefits of taking CBD.
Broad spectrum CBD oil is a middle ground between CBD isolate and full spectrum CBD oils. It has all the cannabinoids and other chemical compounds but without the THC so you will gain some of the beneficial effects of the entourage effect.
Broad spectrum CBD oil is not as easy to find as the other types of CBD oil. Like its counterparts, broad spectrum CBD oil goes through the normal extraction process. The benefit of broad spectrum CBD oil is that in the final stages of processing, the THC is removed from the extract. Therefore, broad spectrum CBD oil will not show up on a drug test if the test is looking for THC.