Cannabis 101

You may have heard of the powerful positive effects CBD oil can have on your mind and body. But if you’re not sure what exactly CBD is, you might be hesitant to try it. Even though cannabis has become more positively perceived in recent years, there are still a lot of questions and confusion surrounding the plant and the industry. Here are the basics you need to know about CBD before you order your first bottle of CBD oil.

Where CBD Comes From

CBD is short for cannabidiol. This is one of the 116 compounds (called cannabinoids) that are in every cannabis plant. Cannabidiol is more concentrated than most of these other compounds. One of the compounds you’ve probably heard of is THC, which is the psychoactive cannabinoid found in marijuana. Although some CBD products do contain THC, it’s only a very small percentage. You cannot get high from the small, trace amount of THC you’ll find in some CBD oils.

At Hemptopia CBD, we are careful about the process we use when extracting CBD oil from our plants. The result is always highly-concentrated CBD that’s rich in health benefits. We are careful to avoid extracting THC. This way, you’ll never have to worry about negative psychological side effects from using our CBD oil.

CBD Oil Under the Law

There is still some confusion about the legality of CBD oil. In the United States, CBD oil is legal in every state. The FDA views CBD oil and other hemp and hemp-derived products as an agricultural product that’s safe and perfectly legal. It wasn’t always this way. But thanks to continued research and legislative improvements, CBD oil is recognized for the powerful treatment option that it is.

HemptopiaCBD is in complete control of our CBD oil extraction process. You won’t have to worry about getting into legal trouble when you buy your CBD oi from HemptopiaCBD. Other companies that sell CBD oil are barely involved with the production process. They hire third-parties to handle the extraction and don’t conduct the rigorous testing necessary to give their customers safe, high-quality CBD oil. But with HemptopiaCBD, you get all the good, CBD-rich benefits and none of the unpredictable, psychoactive THC.


How CBD Oil Affects Your Body

So how does CBD oil work? CBD oil interacts with your endocannabinoid system. For years, this was an ignored part of the body. Since the 1980’s, there has been a growing amount of beneficial scientific research, which has given us a better understanding of this system. That, in turn, has helped the cannabis industry gain credibility.

Every person’s endocannabinoid system helps their body regulate involuntary biological and functions, including:

  • Sleep
  • Carbon Dioxide levels
  • Blood sugar levels
  • Pain response
  • Hunger
  • Stress
  • Mood
  • Energy levels
  • Body temperature
  • Fertility
  • Pregnancy
  • Memory

As you can see, the endocannabinoid system is vital to your health.

Although your endocannabinoid system is responsible for maintaining balance in all these areas of your body, sometimes your endocannabinoid system itself will become imbalanced. In this scenario, your endocannabinoid system can no longer regulate these processes, and your health begins to deteriorate. You’ll have trouble sleeping. Your blood sugar might spike dramatically. You may feel, stressed, depressed, and lethargic. Best-case scenario, these issues will be temporary, but many people end up experiencing chronic health conditions.

How CBD Oil Can Help Your Endocannabinoid System Function Properly

Whether or not your endocannabinoid system is properly functioning is, in part, based on your body’s ability to manufacture natural cannabinoids called endogenous cannabinoids. Your body has two main types of receptors that link the endogenous cannabinoids to your endocannabinoid system so they can interact. These two types of receptors are known as CB1 and CB2, and they can be found throughout your brain, central nervous system, peripheral organs, cells, and tissues.

This is exactly how CBD oil can help you. When you’re experiencing the symptoms of a malfunctioning endocannabinoid system, it may be because you’re lacking the endogenous cannabinoids your body needs. You need to introduce some more cannabinoids to get your endocannabinoid system back on track. The cannabinoids from CBD oil will help interact with your CB1 and CB2 receptors just as if they were endogenous cannabinoids. This will jumpstart your endocannabinoid system once again so it can go back to regulating those important functions.

If you have more questions about how CBD oil works and how it can help you, contact HemptopiaCBD! We’d love to help you. We’ll get you the answers you’ve been looking for and help you feel even more confident in your knowledge of CBD oil!