Understanding CBD

Nature’s Science: The Human Endocannabinoid System 

The human endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a network of receptors spread throughout our entire body and controls some of our most vital life functions, including our immune system, memory, appetite, sleep pattern, and mood and pain sensation. 

The primary cannabinoid receptors are identified as Cannabinoid Type 1 receptors (CB1-R) and Cannabinoid Type 2 receptors (CB2-R). The receptors can be “unlocked” by three kinds of cannabinoids:

1) Endocannabinoids 
Endogenous-fatty-acid cannabinoids produced naturally in the body
(e.g., anandamide and 2-AG)

2) Phytocannabinoids
Concentrated in the oily resin of the buds and leaves of plants such as cannabis (e.g., THC and CBD)

3) Synthetic Cannabinoids
Manufactured by artificial means such as in a laboratory 

Cannabidiol is the primary cannabinoid found in industrial hemp plants. Unlike marijuana, industrial hemp does not contain significant amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) so you won't feel high when you use CBD. This means you can experience the benefits of cannabinoids without the negative psychoactive or intoxicating effects of drowsiness or paranoia. 

Cannabis research, which began in the 1940's, has suggested the efficacy of CBD is greatly enhanced when combined with other cannabinoids, terpenoids (the largest and most diverse class of beneficial plant chemicals), and flavonoids (plant metabolites thought to provide health benefits through cell signaling pathways and antioxidant effects) – all of which are naturally found in the hemp plant.

The hōlus pure premium CBD team of Ph.D. scientists are recognized experts in creating formulations to capture these critical elements for your customer’s total well-being.

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