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What is CBD?

What is CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a natural and pure, non-intoxicating chemical that can be found throughout nature—in green vegetables, trees and other plants, and even our own bodies. Our DrJsNatural CBD products are made with 100% hemp-derived CBD.
There are two types of cannabinoids: Endocannabinoids (which are made by your body) and Phytocannabinoids (which are found in plants). These fatty acids act as a neurotransmitter, which simply means they act on the nervous system—mostly in the immune cells.
This gets a bit geeky, but we’ll try to keep it simple. The Endocannabinoid system is a network of molecules, receptors and enzymes in the human body that’s peppered with CBD receptors. These receptors bind with the CBD to either enable or inhibit a synaptic response, which creates an effect in the body.

These terms are used somewhat interchangeably—which can be confusing! CBD is one type of hemp extract, but hemp extract isn’t necessarily CBD. Some hemp extracts contain other cannabis constituents, of which there are over 100! Some of these constituents are believed to have their own therapeutic benefits. Neither CBD nor hemp extract have intoxicating effects.

Hemp and marijuana belong to the same species: Cannabis Sativa. Unlike Marijuana, hemp has high levels of CBD and very low levels of THC (the intoxicating compound). Our CBD is 100% hemp-derived and contains less than 0.3% THC, consistent with applicable law.

While these two plants come from the same species, their chemical makeup is a bit different. Hemp (Cannabis Sativa) has long, sturdy stalks and leaves and a high concentration of CBD with and a low concentration of THC. Marijuana (Cannabis Indica) is conversely a shorter, heartier plant with a high concentration of THC and a lower concentration of CBD. In other words, marijuana has an intoxicating effect while hemp does not.

We recommend doing some of your own research or giving CBD a try to see if it helps for your specific needs.

No. CBD cannot and will not get you high. THC is the only cannabis constituent with an intoxicating effect.

There are no known side effects of CBD.