What is CBD or Cannabidiol? It is one of at least 113 active cannabinoids identified in the hemp plant. It is a naturally occurring botanical compound found in hemp plants. Two of the most common cannabinoids found within the plant are THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD.
The euphoria commonly associated with cannabis family is caused by the THC compound, which is psychoactive and creates a “high” effect. THC cannabinoids produce the effects associated with cannabis by binding to the Endocannabinoid System CB1 cannabinoid receptors in the brain. Recent evidence shows that the CBD compound counteracts cognitive impairment associated with the use of cannabis. But what is CBD and how does it work? Cannabidiol has little affinity for CB1 and CB2 receptors of the body’s Endocannabinoid System but acts as an indirect antagonist of cannabinoid agonists. There is no way to become intoxicated from its use.
The percentage of both CBD and THC varies depending on the strain or variety of the hemp plant. Specially-bred industrial hemp contains the highest amount of CBD and virtually no THC.
CBD has been consistently overshadowed by psychoactive cannabinoids (THC), but recently has become a popular dietary supplement. In recent times the US government has sponsored scientific and clinical research which underscores CBD’s potential as a treatment for a wide range of conditions.
Namaste products only use CBD manufactured from industrial hemp plants and sourced from within EU where organic hemp cultivation is permitted.