All About CBD
CBD is one of over 100 compounds known as Cannabinoids that have been identified in plants belonging to the Cannabis genus, including both Hemp and Marijuana plants. CBD is short for cannabidiol and it is the second most abundant compound found in Cannabis next to THC. There has been a lot of excitement in the last few years over the potential therapeutic benefits of CBD, though more research is needed before it becomes widely recognized for medical use. Scientists, Healthcare Providers and Veterinarians alike have been working diligently to prove the efficacy of CBD in treating various conditions in both people and pets. There have been many studies and clinical trials all over the world that consistently produce impressive results with this amazing compound. Even here in America, the FDA has already approved a prescription drug containing Cannabidiol to treat 2 forms of epilepsy. They have also officially recognized the demand and potential for CBD, and are currently working on regulatory guidelines for over-the-counter dietary CBD products.
In the meantime, after the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp and hemp derived products are considered legal at the federal level. This means that CBD products with less than 0.3% THC are legal in the US. Idaho state law takes a zero tolerance stance when it comes to THC, which means only CBD products that contain absolutely zero THC are considered legal. This is exactly what you will find at New Age Herbal. All of our CBD products are derived from hemp and are 100% THC free! In addition, all of the CBD brands that we carry have been diligently tested for quality assurance, so no hidden surprises, you can shop with confidence knowing that what you see on the label is exactly what you are getting.
One major difference between CBD and THC is the fact that CBD is non intoxicating. It does not cause impairment or the same 'high' feeling associated with THC use. In fact, there is ongoing research that suggests CBD may even reduce the feelings of paranoia or anxiousness that some people experience as part of the 'high' caused by consuming THC. This is just one of the reasons why many folks are turning to CBD as either an alternative to or in combination with THC.
When we introduce CBD into our bodies it does not behave like other cannabinoids. CBD is unique in the fact that it does not bind to the cannabinoid receptors found in the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is a complex network of receptors found in all vertebrates as well as many invertebrates. It plays a crucial role in maintaining and regulating various critical functions of the body including digestion, immunity, mood, and inflammation to name just a few. There are two major receptors found in the endocannabinoid system known as the CB1 and CB2 receptors. Most cannabinoids work by binding to these receptors to produce varying effects. However, CBD goes to work by inhibiting an enzyme known as Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase (FAAH). FAAH is a destroyer, it specifically targets important cannabinoids and breaks them down rendering them ineffective. One of this enzyme's main targets is anandamide, considered to be the most vital of all naturally occurring cannabinoids. Anandamide is most commonly known as 'The Bliss Molecule' because of its positive effects on the mind and body. CBD acts as the great defender of Anandamide by inhibiting FAAH and thus greatly reducing the rate at which this critical 'Bliss Molecule' is broken down.
We have only just begun to understand and embrace the potential of CBD to improve lives. We are excited to be a part of the journey and to provide the good people of Idaho with the very best quality CBD products. Whether you are looking for CBD oil, topical CBD, or pet CBD, we have everything you need and more. We are passionate about the health and wellness of our fellow Idahoans, and we back it up with the knowledge and resources to ensure that every customer is happy and confident with their selection. Stop in and enjoy a complimentary cup of tea or coffee while we help you find the best CBD, Kratom, Kava, Essential Oil, or Vitamin options to suit your needs and lifestyle.