What is CBD?

CBD or Cannabidiol is one of over one hundred cannabinoids in the cannabis plant also known as hemp. 

What is the difference between full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate?

FULL-SPECTRUM

Full-spectrum CBD oil is a CBD extract that preserves all existing cannabinoids within the cannabis plant to include trace amounts of THC. Full-spectrum can be the most beneficial as it promotes what is known as the entourage effect. This is when the cannabinoids are working together to promote an internal balance

BROAD-SPECTRUM

Broad-spectrum CBD oil is achieved through a chemical process of extraction such as Co2 or Ethanal. These types of processes go through a stage of refinement to have the THC removed.

ISOLATE

Similar to broad-spectrum, an isolate has been refined to have all cannabinoids separated and removed, leaving you with an isolated CBD oil without the presence of any other benificial cannabinoids. This is the safest option if you are subject to drug testing. 

Will full-spectrum CBD oil get me "high"?

NO, although full-spectrum CBD oil contains trace amounts of THC ( less than 0.3%) as legally allowed, this is not enough to induce a psychoactive "high".

"What do people use CBD for and will it help me?"

Below is a list of common conditions CBD users report using CBD for. It is important to note that CBD is not a cure-all and you should always discuss the use of CBD with your Primary Care Physician.

  • chronic pain

  • arthritis or joint pain

  • anxiety and depression

  • sleep disorder

  • migraine

  • cluster and other headaches

  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • nausea

  • cancer

  • allergies or asthma

  • epilepsy and other seizure disorders

  • multiple sclerosis (MS)

  • lung conditions

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • Alzheimer’s disease

What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a biological cell-signaling mechanism within our bodies discovered by researchers studying THC in the early 1990"s. Cannabis contains chemicals known as cannabinoids which is how the ECS came to be named.


Experts are still attempting to figure out what the ECS is all about. However, scientists do know that it regulates a variety of functions and processes, including sleep, appetite, memory, reproduction, and fertility.
Even if you don't use cannabis, the ECS is there and active in your body.

 

Endocannabinoids, receptors, and enzymes are the three main components of the ECS.

Endocannabinoids
Endogenous cannabinoids, commonly known as endocannabinoids, are chemicals produced by your body. They're like the cannabinoids found in cannabis, except they're made by your body.

So far, experts have identified two important endocannabinoids:

2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) and anandamide (AEA)


These aid in the smooth operation of internal activities. Because your body generates them as needed, it's impossible to tell what normal is for any individual.

Endocannabinoid receptors 

These receptors are found throughout your body. Endocannabinoids bind to them in order to signal that the ECS needs to take action.

Endocannabinoid receptors are divided into two types:

     CB1 receptors - are present mostly in the central nervous system.
     CB2 receptors -  are present primarily in your peripheral nervous system, particularly immune cells.
Endocannabinoids have the ability to connect to both receptors. The effects are determined by the location of the receptor and the endocannabinoid it binds to.

 

Endocannabinoids, for example, could reduce pain by targeting CB1 receptors in the spinal nerve. Others may attach to a CB2 receptor in your immune cells, indicating that your body is inflamed, which is a typical symptom of autoimmune illnesses.

 

Enzymes are in charge of breaking down endocannabinoids after they've served their purpose.

This product has not been evaluated or approved by the FDA. It is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, or prevent any disease.

All ZEN VALLEY CBD products contain up to .3% THC. It is not recommended to use our products if you are subject to Uranalysis Testing or pregnant. 

 

HOW DO I KNOW HOW MUCH CBD I AM TAKING?

We created the infographic provided below to help you understand your dose and how much CBD you are taking based on our current CBD tinctures available. 

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