If you're considering purchasing a CBD product, it's important you do your research first. CBD has many positive effects on the body, but people may have questions about the difference between it and THC, and the difference between hemp and marijuana. We'll answer those questions here, so you have the information you need before you purchase CBD products from Heady Harvest or any other company.
What's the difference between CBD and THC?
CBD is one of several compounds present cannabis. It may have positive impacts on stress and mood, muscle soreness, help sleep, improve skin health, and even calm down pets. People don't understand why CBD helps all these different conditions, but researchers are discovering new evidence of CBD's positive effects on the body.
Despite all these positive effects, CBD still has a stigma attached to it because THC is also found in cannabis. THC is the psychoactive part of cannabis that has a soothing effect on the body, as well as anxiety, happiness, relaxation, and hallucinations and delusions in some cases.
The bottom line is, CBD products don't produce a high like THC. To understand why you need to know the difference between hemp and marijuana.
What's the difference between hemp and marijuana?
Hemp plants and marijuana plants look similar, but they're completely different. Marijuana plants have broad leaves, dense buds, and look short and bushy. They have skinny leaves that are found near the top of the plant. They grow taller and skinnier and have fewer branches below the top portion. When you look at them side by side, you can see the difference easily.
How is CBD oil made?
CBD oil can be made from both hemp and marijuana. The legal form of CBD is extracted from industrial hemp. CBD made from marijuana may be legal, depending on which state you live in. When making CBD oil from hemp, growers start by growing their hemp plants to ensure they'll have the highest concentrations of CBD. Once they've reached full maturity, CBD is extracted from the plants either by pushing CO2 through it at high pressure or using ethanol or carrier oil. All three methods extract CBD from the plant in an almost pure format with minimal THC in it. Many companies choose to use the CO2 method because it's purer and doesn't leave any byproducts.
Has any research been done on CBD?
Scientific research on the benefits of CBD has gotten more popular over the years. One paper reviewed the therapeutic uses for cannabinoids, with emphasis on CBD. It claimed CBD was non-psychotropic and could be used to treat inflammation. There's even research saying CBD has antipsychotic properties. This means it may have the opposite effect of other cannabinoids like THC. It's even been shown to affect the brain in different ways than THC does.
These are just some of the questions people have about CBD and THC and the potential uses of CBD. If you have questions about how Heady Harvest's CBD products work, or the concentrations of CBD found in them, contact us directly. We'll be happy to answer any questions you have.