Crash Course On CBD

  • Comes from Hemp

    The Hemp plant is distantly related to cannabis but genetically different than the marijuana plant.

  • What is CBD?

    CBD stands for “Cannabidiol” which is a naturally derived plant compound.

  • Less than 0.3% THC

    This extremely low level of THC produced in CBD is not enough to produce a "high.”



From hemp plants



Very little to no side effects


From marijuana plants


Appetite stimulant

Psychoactive side effects

  • 80%

    US doctors that have discussed CBD/cannabis with their patients.

  • 1940

    Year CBD was first isolated and identified by Harvard chemist Roger Adams.

  • 30%

    Amount of US doctors who feel they know enough about CBD to advise their patients on product selection or utility.

How CBD interacts with our Endocannabinoid System

How CBD interacts with our Endocannabinoid System

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a vital component to our body’s ability to maintain homeostasis (its optimal condition to function). The two main cannabinoid receptors are the CB1 and CB2 receptors, which are found in the Central Nervous System (CB1) and Peripheral Nervous System (CB2).

CB1 CB2 Receptors

Our ECS is made up of tiny receptors throughout our body that interact with cannabinoids produced inside of us and in plants. When CBD comes into contact with these receptors in our body, it has the potential to provide relief from anxiety, inflammation, mood swings, common lows, digestion, stress, and more.

Informed decisions. Better choices.

Understanding CBD is key to knowing what it can do. PlantdeTerra™ gathers resources and research to help arm you with the information needed to make an informed decision about your well-being. Consumers and physicians alike must understand what’s in the products they use.

CBD 101

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of 113 biologic compounds—called cannabinoids—found within the trichomes of the cannabis/hemp plant. Two of the most well-known of these compounds are CBD and THC. While both are naturally occurring, CBD is distinct from THC, in that CBD does not produce the psychoactive effect (or high) that THC does.

All cannabinoid molecules, like those found in CBD, act on the receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). Active in the body whether or not a person uses CBD or THC products, the ECS plays a role in sleep, appetite, mood, memory, and immune processes.

All PlantdeTerra products are formulated with full-spectrum CBD.

Now, one can find CBD labeled full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and pure isolate. Full-spectrum products contain precisely that: the full range of both cannabinoids and terpenes present in the plant. (Terpenes are the chemicals responsible for the smell and taste associated with cannabis). Full-spectrum products are notable in that they are inclusive of THC.

However, by definition, CBD cannot contain more than 0.3% of THC. On the other hand, broad-spectrum products are refined so as to remove much more of the THC content and profile. CBD isolate is created by extracting CBD and then removing all other cannabinoids and terpenes, isolating only the CBD molecules.

Determining the appropriate CBD dose is dependent upon a number of factors, including the delivery technology, concentration, and product type. There are also other factors to consider, like a person’s unique biological makeup, and medicines an individual might be taking, Additionally, CBD isolate will exert a different kind of dose response than broad-spectrum and full-spectrum products. Because of this variability, we recommend that you begin with the "start low and grow method" a low dosage and build from there.

The term bioavailability refers to the percentage or fraction of a given dose that is absorbed into the bloodstream, and therefore made available for use by the body. Bioavailability is based on a variety of factors, including product composition and method of delivery. In several of our CBD formulations, we incorporate ingredients that display increased and prolonged bioavailability.

All cannabinoid molecules, like those found in CBD, act on the receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). Active in the body whether or not a person uses CBD or THC products, the ECS plays a role in sleep, appetite, mood, memory, and immune processes.

There are two main kinds of receptors: CB1 receptors, which are mainly concentrated in the brain, and CB2 receptors, located throughout the body and largely connected with immune system function.

The human body also produces its own endocannabinoids, a fact that is part of an interesting story of the endocannabinoid system’s scientific provenance—starting in the early 19th century and leading to the recent mapping of the endocannabinoid receptors’ genetic group.

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