CBD Basics

What is CBD?

CBD is short for cannabidiol. It’s one of 120+ chemical compounds naturally found in cannabis. Both hemp and marijuana are derived from cannabis, but hemp strains offer medicinal benefits without THC. So you can get relief without the mind-altering effects of marijuana — or pharmaceutical drugs.

Is it legal?
Yes, It's Legal

Hemp contains only trace amounts of THC and won’t induce intoxication. CBD derived from hemp plants is legal in the US and most countries worldwide.

Full Spectrum Vs CBD Isolates
If CBD Isolate is a single violin, Full Spectrum CBD is like an orchestra, with all parts working together to offer greater therapeutic efficacy. So while CBD Isolates may cost less, they don’t offer the same holistic benefits of Medwell CBD oil.

Full Spectrum CBD includes terpenes, lipids, and other cannabinoids in addition to CBD for a synergistic “entourage” effect that can bring about optimal health. (Terpenes are responsible for the taste and aroma in cannabis while lipids are fat-soluble molecules. Both also transfer medicinal benefits.)

Entourage Effect
Refers to the synergism that occurs as the cannabinoids in our Full Spectrum CBD work in concert with each other to boost the effectiveness of the individual components.

The Endocannabinoid System
The ECS is a biological system that affects most of your body’s vital physiological functions to make sure they’re working in harmony with each other. These include mood, appetite, sleep, pain, memory, reproduction, the nervous system, and immune responses. While only recently discovered compared to other biological systems, scientists believe the ECS to be vital for maintaining health.

The ECS is named after cannabis sativa because research on marijuana’s effects on the body is what led to the discovery of this new system.

All animals (including your pets) have an endocannabinoid system (ECS). This explains why cannabinoids have a therapeutic effect on our bodies.
The two main receptors associated with the ECS are the CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are mainly found within the nervous system, while CB2 receptors are mainly found in the gut and the immune system. These receptors work like a dimmer switch to signal how messages are sent, received, and processed by the cell.

How CBD Works With The ECS
External cannabinoids like CBD can enhance the signals that are sent between cells, so an imbalanced state can be brought back to homeostasis (a balanced state)