What is CBD and how can it help you?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It can be extracted from marijuana or industrial hemp. It is a major cannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. You may be familiar with another compound called Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which produces the “high” feeling. However, unlike its psychoactive counterpart, CBD does not have any psychoactive properties and can actually counteract the psychoactivity of THC. CBD is a natural alternative which has been found to have many significant medical benefits.
Since then, CBD has become very popular recently and appearing in local grocery stores on shelves, with no medical card required to purchase. Many customers have been using it for a variety of ailments and although there has not been scientific conduct that CBD is proven to have medical benefits, there have been many successful user testimonies.
What is the Endocannabinoid System and how does it make CBD work?
Discovered in the 20th Century, the endocannabinoid system is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids that are neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors in the mammalian brain and body. CBD is one of the primary cannabinoids found in hemp. These cannabinoid receptors play a pivotal role in physiological processes such as mood, memory and pain. There are two cannabinoid receptors – CB1 and CB2 that are located on cells throughout the body.
What are CB1 & CB2 Receptors?
CB1 receptors are primarily located on nerve cells in the brain, spinal cord and central nervous system. They are very abundant in the cerebellum, basal ganglia, and hippocampus. The CB1 receptors have been found to play a role in memory processing, motor regulation, pain sensation, mood, and sleep.
CB2 receptors are primarily found on cells in the immune system and its associated structures. When activated, they stimulate a response that fights inflammation, which can reduce pain and minimize damage to tissues.
Cannabinoids help coordinate and regulate how we feel and think by binding with the endocannabinoid system’s CB1 and CB2 receptors. Fitting like puzzle pieces, cannabinoids are designed to link together with the cannabinoid receptors. Linking activates the receiving neuron into action, triggering a set of events to pass along the message and carry out a variety of cellular responses needed for homeostasis and healthy functioning.
Is CBD legal?
Yes CBD is legal nationwide, being that it contains less than 0.3% THC and complies with the Agricultural Act of 2014.
The Agricultural Act of 2014 is an act of Congress that authorizes nutrition and agriculture programs in the United States with certain states, signed into bill by former U.S. President Barack Obama. The act indicates the growing or cultivating of industrial hemp is allowed under the laws of the State in which such institution of higher education or State department of agriculture is located and such research occurs.
All of Medterra’s CBD products are grown and extracted in accordance with the strict guidelines of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Growing under the Kentucky Hemp Pilot Program is also 100% compliant with Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill, which means harvesting and distributing is 100% legal at the federal level. Our products contain 0% THC, guaranteed.
How can you take CBD?
Vape pen or vaporizers are a very popular product since it is the fastest means to consume BCD to elicit its effects in the body. Since the effect in the body will be felt within a short period of time after inhalation, the active ingredient enters directly into the bloodstream.
The second fastest option is taking it sublingually, where the consumer keeps the oil underneath the tongue for a short period of time before swallowing it. This is the most popular means of CBD consumption.
3) Oral Application
Another common option of consuming CBD is simply eating it as it is, which might take longer to produce the desired outcome. These options can appear as capsules, and in edible forms such as chocolate or gummy bears. This method is considered the slowest but is an easy way to consume CBD.
4) Topical Application
Users have the option of applying the CBD directly to their skin, as these products come in forms of cream or balm. This method is usually used to treat pains and skin problem by applying to the affected area and rubbing to enter the skin.
Where can I buy CBD products?
CBD products are available virtually online and in many stores! You can find them in a tobacco shop, dispensary, local grocery store, or online. You do not need a medical card to purchase. However, purchasing requirements may vary by store.
What CBD Products does Medterra Sell?
- Medoil CBD Tincture
Our CBD tinctures come in a variety of strengths of 500mg, 1000mg, and 3000mg for different customer’s needs. Each tincture consists of high-quality CBD suspended in food grade, premium MCT oil.
CBD Gel Capsules
Medterra’s CBD gel capsules combine 25mg or 50mg of CBD in MCT oil in encapsulated form for easy consumption. They can be taken morning or night for fast and easy relief.
CBD Pain Cream
A powerful combination of CBD, Arnica, and Menthol, Medterra CBD Pain Cream provides a rapid cooling feeling, perfect for sore muscles and joints.
Medterra’s Dissolvable Sleep Tablets contain 25mg of CBD with 10mg of melatonin, to provide a restful night’s sleep. Comes in a bottle count of 30 and can be easily scored in half. This is the perfect step before hitting the bed, by simply placing the tablet under your tongue and allowing it to dissolve and drift off into sweet dreams.
Medterra is committed to providing customers quality, fully compliant and affordable CBD products on the market. Grown from US industrial hemp, our products contain zero THC, making it some of the purest CBD available. Every plant is extracted under the Kentucky Department of Agricultural Industrial Hemp Pilot Program and third-party tested to guarantee no contaminants. When you use our products, you can feel confident that you’re doing the right thing for your health and wellness.
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