CBD in Action
CBD and other hemp-derived cannabinoids interact with our bodies in a variety of ways including playing key roles in the functioning of the human immune and central nervous systems.* Humans produce what are known as endocannabinoids that are found throughout the body in what is referred to as the endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system controls stress, anxiety levels, and pain perception, and works to maintain balance in your body. Receptors, located throughout your brain, tissues and even skin receive and distribute cannabinoids like CBD that help keep the body in a balanced state known as “homeostasis”.
CBD oil is known for its interaction with the human endocannabinoid system which helps to regulate homeostasis and important physiological processes. Specifically, people tend to use CBD for the following purposes:
- To get relief from and speed up recovery after excessive exercise*
- To facilitate a sense of calm and focus often associated with a state of homeostasis or balance in the body*
- To support better rest and sleep*
- To help manage stress and anxiety from everyday activities*
Cannabis is the term that refers to both the hemp and marijuana plants (though often people wrongly associate cannabis only with marijuana). Marijuana is distinguished by its dominant THC cannabinoid that causes the psychoactive “high” effect. Marijuana is most often associated with THC and hemp extract is often associated with CBD, a cannabinoid known more for its general positive impact on health and wellness. To qualify as “legal hemp” under the US 2018 Farm Bill, the hemp biomass may not contain more than .3% THC, the cannabinoid that causes the “high” effect.*
Hemp contains over one hundred compounds, including various flavonoids, aromatic terpenes, and several minor cannabinoids. Each of these compounds has specific health attributes, many of which are still in early stages of study. When combined, these compounds create what scientists refer to as an “entourage effect” by which the therapeutic impact of the entire plant is greater than the sum of its single-molecule parts.
No - CBD from hemp does not produce the psychoactive effect commonly associated with marijuana and its dominant cannabinoid, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). CBD and THC act in different ways on different receptors in the brain and body.*
The US government has not established an age limit for CBD. However, SummaForte recommends customers be 18 or older, and individual states might set age limits.