CBD (cannabidiol) is a phytocannabinoid and one of 113 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. This cannabinoid can be used without the user feeling the “high” effect associated with the cannabinoid THC (Tetrahydrocannabidiol). CBD can be extracted from both the marijuana and hemp plant, but contains less than .3% when taken from hemp . Our pure CBD products are both non-psychoactive and lab tested THC free - making them safe to treat pets & children. Quartz Trading Co. uses American grown industrial hemp certified organic by the USDA and is in compliance with the Industrial Hemp Farming Act (IHFA).
Research is slowly confirming CBD's future as a treatment for an abundant range of conditions including: anxiety, arthritis, autism, diabetes, drug & alcohol recovery, Chron's Disease, MS, chronic pain, schizophrenia, PTSD, Parkinson's disease, depression, antibiotic-resistant infections, epilepsy, and other neurological disorders.
What do Cannabinoids do?
We all know that the goal of any medical dream is positive homeostasis. What is homeostasis you ask? Homeostasis is the tendency of organisms to regulate and maintain a stable state and optical functioning of the body despite the fluctuations in the environment. Cannabinoids have been found to promote homeostasis through their presence in the intersection of the body's various systems and ability to interact with our cells. This allows for communication and coordination between different receptors and cell types that alter the release of chemicals in the brain. Pharmaceutical medicine is used to solve one system at a time leading to side effects that require additional medicines. There are no side effects with CBD and it can assist all systems as a team instead of requiring different medicines.
Therefore, cannabinoids are like the traveling nurses of the body aiding the systems that are in need! If there is injured tissue, cannabinoids can be found stabilizing and calming cells to prevent inflammation from occurring or spreading and minimizing damage and pain.
How does CBD affect your body?
Believe it or not, your body already makes its own cannabinoids! We have what is called an endocannabinoid system that is producing these cannabinoids and also able to absorb additional cannabinoid receptors. These are located throughout our body: in our brain, organs, glands, and immune system. Researchers have identified two cannabinoid receptors known as CB1 and CB2 receptors.
CB1 receptors are throughout your entire body; the bulk of them being inside the brain.
The CB1 receptors in the brain deal with coordination and movement, pain, emotions and mood, thinking, appetite, and memories, among others. THC attaches to these receptors also.
CB2 receptors are more common in the immune system. They affect inflammation and pain.
It used to be thought that CBD acts on these CB2 receptors, but it appears now that CBD does not act on either receptor directly. Instead, it seems to influence the body to use more of its own cannabinoids.
We have a system that makes cannabinoids?
Yes. Our body's endocannabinoid system makes cannabinoid already! Anandemine is a cannaboinoid which we create when we do things like meditate. It also makes 2AG, both are produced in mother's milk which allows the baby to feel calm and soothed while feeding. Both these cannabinoids are associated with the "runners high" which is the feeling of accomplishment or the sudden happiness after. We make these cannabinoids and send them to our CBD receptors.
Is CBD For You?
We think so. We believe CBD is nearly for everyone in this day and age. Our bodies become inflamed from environmental toxins, chronic biological infections (fungus, bactera, virus) and our diets (endotoxins). Have you heard of the term leaky gut? It is caused from the excess amounts of sugar amongst other chemicals in our food that lead to inflammation in the upper/lower intestines and throughout the body and lead to discomfort and other issues. These toxins can result in immune inflammation and brain inflammation. Immune inflammation can result in conditions such as:
- Autoimmune disease
- Reheumatoid Arthritis / IBD / Lupus
- Fibromyalgia / MS
- Skin conditions / psoriasis / eczema
- Chronic Infections
Brain Inflammation can result in conditions such as:
- Brain fog / Migraine / Epilepsy
- Anxiety / PTSD
- ADD / ADHD / Autism
CBD modulates our genes that make the signaling molecules that naturally reduce inflammation throughout our immune system and central nervous system which restores homeostasis. So even if you do not have the conditions listed, CBD can help the body maintain homeostasis as it gets attacked by the toxins that cause inflammation in our bodies.
Full Spectrum CBD oil
Full spectrum refers to the inclusion of natural terpenes and multiple cannabinoids. Our full spectrum CBD oil includes CBD-V, CBN, CBD, CBC and less than .3% delta9-THC. The difference between full spectrum CBD and solely CBD oil (made from CBD Isolate) oil is that it is minimally refined leaving the natural terpenes and cannabinoids. Research has shown that the naturally occurring compounds create a synergy called the entourage effect which is known to have a wider variety of benefits. CBD has shown to be able to modify the ability of THC and work with it to modulate the psychoactive and provide more anti-inflammatory benefits..
Research suggests that full spectrum oil is the preferred as it contains more benefits. It does not have psychoactive effects but should follow the recommended doses. If you are sensitive to THC, full spectrum oil may not be for you. therefore it is established that CBD oil made from isolate is THC free where Full Spectrum CBD oil will have additional cannabinoids that include the slight amount of THC. See the chart below to see the benefits and properties of the cannabinoids and terpenes.