Cannabinoids are naturally-occurring chemical compounds that activate certain receptors in your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS).
There are three different types of cannabinoids:
• Endocannabinoids: those produced by the human body
• Phytocannabinoids: those found in cannabis plants
• Synthetic cannabinoids: manufactured cannabinoids designed to bind with the same receptors as certain phytocannabinoids
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a communications network in your brain and body that helps you maintain homeostasis when your environment changes. It’s made up of receptors, endocannabinoids (which activate the receptors), and enzymes.
Receptors and endocannabinoids are found throughout the body. Endocannabinoids bind to receptors to indicate the ECS needs to take a certain action—like stimulating appetite. Enzymes break down endocannabinoids once they have done their job.
Your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) helps you maintain homeostasis when your environment changes.
Cannabinoids activate ECS receptors to let it send messages, and keep up a healthy balance. We are still learning exactly how phytocannabinoids, like CBD, work with the ECS. One theory is that they prevent enzymes from breaking down cannabinoids, which lets them stick around longer, and have more positive effects on your body.
Cannabinoids are powerful molecules involved in regulating many important processes in the body.
No CBD is not psychoactive like THC or marijuana. CBD is a component of the cannabis plant, but it does not make you feel “high.” The component of marijuana responsible for its noted psychoactive effects is THC, which there are only trace naturally occurring amounts found in hemp and hemp derived CBD (which is not psychoactive like THC is)
High-quality, third-party tested CBD products contain only trace amounts of THC. However, as they do contain small amounts of the compound, it is still possible to fail a drug test while taking a full spectrum CBD product.
Terpenes are volatile compounds that make up most of the essential oils a plant naturally produces that give the plant its scent and flavor. They may have other functions, like protecting the plant as part of its immune system.
Terpenes occur in many plants, like oranges, grapefruit, cinnamon, as well as cannabis. In cannabis, terpenes can have a synergistic effect, meaning, they work with other plant compounds to enhance their effects.
CBD isolate is a pure, crystalline extract of the CBD in the cannabis plant. It is usually at least 99% pure CBD and does not contain any other plant compounds naturally found in hemp, such as cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, or fatty acids.
Isolate is often made with different, harsher methods than the gentle C02 extraction used to produce OmegaBrite CBD. Additionally, as the CBD is isolated, it loses the synergy of being surrounded by the other naturally occurring complimentary compounds.
No. OmegaBrite CBD is not a CBD isolate. OmegaBrite CBD is a full-spectrum CBD packed with other beneficial plant compounds naturally found in hemp, such as cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, or fatty acids.
Full spectrum CBD is containing other naturally occurring cannabinoids found in the hemp plant alongside CBD (like trace amounts of cannabinoids THC, CBG, CBC, various terpenes, flavonoids, and fatty acids).
The cannabis plant contains 480 such plant compounds. Full spectrum CBD contains all of those beneficial ingredients from the original plant, not stripping out or isolating specific molecules. Those elements all work together to create the entourage effect.
Broad spectrum CBD is full spectrum CBD where the THC has been specifically removed, usually via a chromatography process. That can be beneficial for some people (for instance certain athletes or those concerned about drug tests), however that process does reduce the full spectrum nature of the extract as it lowers the levels of some of those complimentary compounds.
OmegaBrite has 20 years of experience creating best-in-class nutritional products, with an established track record for safety and efficacy.
Every OmegaBrite CBD batch is made at c-GMP compliant facilities using a clean CO2 extraction, and then rigorously third-party tested to ensure safety, dosage, THC level, and bottle-to-bottle consistency.