What is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol and it's one of the many naturally occurring chemical compounds found in industrial hemp plants.
CBD is one of over 100 different cannabinoids in the cannabis plant.
The two most well known are CBD and THC.
The reason industrial hemp is so special is it has high concentrations of CBD and <.3% of THC.
Where does CBD come from?
The production of CBD oil starts with extracting the resins from specific varieties of hemp plant.
The highest concentration of CBD is in the flowers, but the leaves and stalks are also used. Hemp seeds have health benifits too, but contain no CBD.
2 common extraction methods are widely used. CO2 and Ethanol are the most common. The texture and purity of the oil depend greatly on the extraction method used.
CBD oil is made by mixing this extract into a base like MCT (cocconut extract oil) or Hemp seed oil.
Or in the case of our pet tinctures, Salmon oil.
What is the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?
Hemp and marijuana are from the same genus of a plant we call Cannabis, but with one major difference.
Hemp plants contain no more than 0.3% of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol)
In comparison, marijuana typically contains 5-35% THC.
The botton line is, you can't get "high" from Hemp.
While the FDA does not permit any CBD manufacturer to make health claims, considerable information and testimonials can be found on very reputable sites concerning the potential benefits of CBD.