Science: Everything you need to know about CBD

The History of Cannabis

Starting with the Chinese around 2900 B.C., many civilizations have transcribed their use of cannabis for a variety of holistic benefits. The Chinese primarily used cannabis seeds, very low in THC, the psychoactive component found in marijuana.

While cannabis has been used for its physical benefits, the scientific rationale for its efficacy for these is, in many cases, not clear.

Four thousand years later, scientists are still trying to determine the exact physical support cannabis provides.

CBD Basics

CBD stands for cannabidiol oil, extracted from the flowers and buds of marijuana or hemp plants.

CBD was discovered in the 1940’s and is one of 113 identified cannabinoids found in cannabis plants.

CBD Isolate does not contain THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive component of marijuana– a solid choice for those who may be subject to drug testing. Full-Spectrum (VIVE Extreme) contains less than.3% THC.

CBD Benefits

CBD oil may benefit the following:

  • Aids a post-workout regimen
  • Promotes a sense of calm
  • Mental clarity
  • Supports a restful nights sleep
  • Proper joint function

Hemp Versus Marijuana

The plant Cannabis sativa has two primary species, hemp and marijuana. Both contain CBD, but there’s a much higher percentage of CBD in hemp, which also has very low (less than 0.3%) levels of THC compared to marijuana.

The plant Cannabis sativa has two primary species, hemp and marijuana. Both contain CBD, but there’s a much higher percentage of CBD in hemp, which also has very low (less than 0.3%) levels of THC compared to marijuana.

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The plant Cannabis sativa has two primary species, hemp and marijuana. Both contain CBD, but there's a much higher percentage of CBD in hemp.The plant Cannabis sativa has two primary species, hemp and marijuana. Both contain CBD, but there's a much higher percentage of CBD in hemp.
CBD% - high CBD% - low
THC% - very low THC% - high

VIVE Mood products are made with hemp, not marijuana.

Full-Spectrum CBD vs. Isolate CBD

Both full-spectrum CBD products and Isolate CBD products sold by VIVE Mood are extracted from the hemp plant, but have a couple of key differences.

Full-spectrum CBD

Full-spectrum CBD products are hemp extract products that utilize the entire cannbinoid, flavonoid (natural fatty acids), and terpene parts of the plant.

To elaborate, these specific products use more of the plant including CBD, CBN, CBG, and CBC.

Because of this, Full-Spectrum CBD products can contain a trace of THC (In VIVE Extreme’s case, less than .3% THC), which can affect drug tests.

CBD Isolate

CBD Isolate products are hemp extract products made from the purest form of CBD. They specifically focus on CBD.

To elaborate, these specific products use less of the plant. They do not include terpenes, flavonoids, or THC.

Because CBD Isolate products do not contain any THC, there is no risk of psychoactive effects or a “high.” It is generally considered safe, and will not affect drug tests.

Active CBD Components

Terpenes: The essential oil of cannabis is a blend of active compounds called terpenes, which are not unique to cannabis, and found in other plants such as lavender, hops, mangoes, citrus, pine, lemon, pepper, and green tea.

Terpenes, not cannabinoids, are responsible for the smell of cannabis.

All terpenes found in cannabis are FDA approved as generally regarded as safe (GRAS).

Terpenes can modulate the effects of cannabinoids through their physically relaxing and comforting benefits.

Understanding CBD Strengths

Total MG featured on product front label is total MG Of CBD in the entire bottle.

EXAMPLE 1

1/2 G and has 800 MG of CBD

Total – 19.99

12.5 MG CBD per ounce

EXAMPLE 2

11.9 oz and has 700 MG of CBD

Total – 92.95

58.82 MG CBD per ounce

EXAMPLE 3

8 oz and 100 MG of CBD

Total – 40.00

12.5 MG CBD per ounce

The Endocannabinoid System

The human body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that receives and translates signals from cannabinoids.

It produces some cannabinoids of its own, which are called endocannabinoids.

The ECS helps to regulate functions such as sleep and immune-system responses.

Endocannabinoids are natural chemical regulators in the body that interact with cannabinoid receptors and help maintain homeostasis.

They seem to do this by detecting and regulating mood, hunger, memory, and more.

If the ECS is affected, or the body is not producing enough endocannabinoids, these functions in the body may become unbalanced.

Ingesting natural cannabinoids or applying them topically can restore this balance.

The Regulatory Climate

The FDA is responsible for the regulation of CBD.

CBD must be manufactured from the hemp plant and processed to contain less than 0.3% THC to meet industry standards.

The DEA removed hemp derived products from its controlled substance list in late 2018.

The FDA still oversees hemp products to protect the public and patients, just as it oversees cosmetic products.

The FDA has approved only one CBD-based drug, and it’s used to treat two rare types of epilepsy: Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. It’s called Epidiolex, approved for adults and kids over age 2.

CBD is growing!

Essential Oils Overview

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years by different cultures for health purposes.

Various parts of the plant such as the flowers, leaves, bark, roots, resin and peels are distilled to separate the water and oil components.

The oil component is what is referred to as an essential oil. The oil contains the most therapeutic component of the plant.

Essential Oils and CBD Oil

Essential oils are complementary to CBD.

Each oil is carefully selected based on its profile and potential therapeutic benefits.

At the center of each formula are pure Hemp Oil and Avocado Oil, serving as carrier oils.

Carrier oils are derived from plants. They do not evaporate like many essential oils. They dilute the essential oil while simultaneously delivering it safely and effectively.

Health.

Wellness.

CBD.

CBD oil derived from hemp can help restore balance due to the wide spectrum benefits it offers.

Topically applied and due to its low molecular weight, CBD oil is beneficial.

Blending CBD with the finest essential oils to complement the benefits of CBD delivers proprietary products that no other company offers.

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