CBD is gaining popularity because it is almost identical to compounds that the body makes itself.
These natural compounds are called "endocannabinoids" and they influence how the body and it's systems adapts to stress. Science is showing that they are in nearly every other system in the body including the brain and immune system.
Because of CBD's similarity to your own natural compounds, the body can readily absorb and utilize CBD for a myriad of effects.
No matter the source, both phytocannabinoids and endocannabinoids are utilized naturally by your body. The receptors that interact with these compounds are located in every system in the body.
This amazing network of healing compounds and receptors is collectively called the Endocannabinoid System or “ECS" and is present in all ages.
We continued to be amazed that our body’s natural healing compounds are nearly identical to those found in the hemp plant.
As the research continues to suggest, the endocannabinoid system is critical to maintaining overall health and adapting to stress.
Given the tragic side effects that synthetic drugs can have, we understand concerns about correctly dosing CBD.
Thankfully, CBD cannot make you “high,” nor can you have an “overdose.” Like food, your endocannabinoid system uses what it needs and safely eliminates what it doesn’t. Whew--one less thing to worry about for you and your family.
That said, you don’t want to take more than you need or be wasteful. We’ve found that 5-10mg is the ideal dose for beginners. Try this dose twice a day for a week and track your results. If you feel like you need more, you’re safe to add on 5-10mg at a time until you find the right dose.
Endocannabinoid receptors are in every major system in the body playing a huge role in how they function and interact with each other and the outside world. An easy way to discuss cannabidiol’s role in these systems is through the word balance.
Ideally, when the body experiences “stress,” it should come back to “normal” and balanced state. Whether the stress is mental, chemical or physical, the body will have to find a new balance or homeostasis. When our endocannabinoid system isn’t functioning optimally it opens the door to an improper response to stress that can be an under- or over-reaction to the given circumstances.
As the endocannabinoid system is present in all ages, science continues to suggest that we all depend on endocannabinoids to maintain emotional and physical balance.
To be clear, hemp is different than marijuana. While both plants contain CBD and the psychoactive compound THC, they each have certain characteristics:
Because Rooted Apothecary CBD oil is derived from the hemp plant and contains less than 0.3% THC, there are no psycho-active effects.