What is cbd?
The question of the century – WHAT IS CBD? Short for cannabidiol, cbd is a non-intoxicating compound found int he cannabis plant. After tetrahydrocannabidiol (THC), cannabidiol is the second-most abundant compound in the plant, and offers many potential therapeutic benefits. Among these benefits are the promotion of inflammation reduction, analgesic, and anti-anxiety properties. Cbd can be sourced from both marijuana pla nts and hemp plants – the amount found in hemp flower is legal in most states, as well as in many other countries since there are minute amounts of THC. There are many THC free products as well (labeled as broad spectrum cbd). Full spectrum formulas contain less than 0.3% and are said to have better results due to the so called “entourage effect”.
The entourage effect happens when cbd is ingested with other compounds from the cannabis plant, rather than in isolation. The theory is that by using the whole hemp plant rather than a singular aspect, there’s a boost in the health benefits and overall therapeutic effect of cannabinoids.
Full Spectrum vs. cbd Isolate vs. Broad Spectrum
Cbd isolate products contain nothing but cbd. You could say that this is cbd in its “purest form”.
Full spectrum formulas contain everything that is extracted from the hemp plant – including THC. Although, the federal limit of THC content has to below 0.3%, which is nowhere near enough to even get you intoxicated. So don’t worry, you won’t get high from eating a few too many cbd gummies – you’ll probably just fall asleep!
Broad spectrum contains NO traces of THC. Broad spectrum formulas include only terpenes, cannabinoids, vitamins, minerals, and anything else that is extracted from the hemp plant, without the THC.
How cbd affects the human body
Which product is right for you?
We understand how confusing it can be when choosing which cbd products to try. Green Temptress believes that any one of our products is crafted to suit any individual, and we’re here to help guide you through the process.
Anxiety & Stress
Stressed out? Anxious? There are many factors in our lives that can cause continual anxiety and stress, such as work, school, kids, and just about anything else. If you feel like you're overly stressed, or as if your anxiety is manifesting itself into your daily routine, worry not! Our 'Full Spectrum CBD Oil' is great for mellowing out. To use, just place a few drops under your tongue, and hold for about 30 seconds. Within 10-20 minutes, you should start to feel the calming effects of the oil. The reason this works so quickly is due to the way the oil is absorbed - in a sublingual fashion (meaning the active ingredients in the oil are absorbed by the mucus membranes in your mouth. Science!).
Sore Muscles & Joint Pain
Do you exercise often? Do you constantly find yourself in a state of muscle soreness, alongside aching joints? We would recommend trying our 'Pain Relief Salve' or 'Intensive Relief Rub' - these products are topical rubs containing full spectrum CBD, and help to alleviate tight or sore muscles, as well as relieve aching or stiff joints.
Pain Relief / Anti Inflammation
One study has revealed that CBD targets the alpha-3 glycine receptors to suppress chronic pain and inflammation associated with dysfunctional glycine receptors - an important target for pain processing in the spine. In both humans and animal models, CBD has been shown to have a variety of anti-inflammatory properties. Our 'Intensive Relief Rub' is crafted with other natural, inflammation fighting ingredients, like Emu Oil.