CBD Explained


CBD Explained

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of Hemp, a plant with a rich history as a medicine going back thousands of years. Today the therapeutic properties of CBD are being tested and confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world. A safe, non-addictive substanceCBD is one of more than a hundred “phytocannabinoids,” which are unique to cannabis and endow the plant with its robust therapeutic profile.CBD works via  your endocannabinoid system. The two main receptors in the endocannabinoid system are CB1 and CB2. CBD does not attach to these receptors directly and works by influencing the endocannabinoid to promote balance in the body naturally.

Your body has a very important natural biological system that you were born with, it is called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). It serves to regulate many important functions in our bodies.

The endocannabinoid system has been recently recognized as an important modulatory system in the function of brain, endocrine, and immune tissues. It appears to play a very important regulatory role in the secretion of hormones related to reproductive functions and response to stress. 

A deficient endocannabinoid system can cause anxiety, issues with inflammation and pain regulation, issues with how your body responds to stress and more. CBD works by helping the endocannabinoid system regulate itself properly.

What is CBD used for?

CBD has shown to help in reducing Anxiety, Stress, Chronic Pain, Seizures and depression.

How does CBD work?

In short, it works with our endocannabinoid system, which is a natural biological system in our body that regulates many of it's functions. 

How to take CBD?

1. Shake well the bottle. 2. Pump the dropper twice. 3. Put a 1ml (full dropper) of CBD under the tongue and leave for 60 - 90 seconds. 4. Swallow.

How long does it take to feel the effects of CBD?

Each person will react to CBD differently, but most people feel the effect within an hour.

What is the best time to take CBD?

We recommend that the first time you take CBD should be in the evening, since some people feel very calm and tired the first time they take it. After that, you can take it anytime. For better sleep, take CBD in the evening a few hours before bedtime. For anxiety take CBD in the morning. If you are anticipating a stressful time, take CBD a 2 hours before anticipated time. 

Will CBD get me “high”?

No. Our CBD due to being Full Spectrum, contains a less than 0.03% of THC. Our oils are fully regulatory compliant and are non-psychoactive .

Is CBD Marijuana?

No. Our CBD is from the hemp plant. The marijuana plant is a different plant that is rich in THC and low in CBD . 

There are over 85 known cannabinoids. THC and CBD are the two most common, and therefore the most studied. THC is a psychoactive compound, whereas CBD is non-psychoactive.

Is CBD legal?

Yes 100%. CBD should not be confused with medical marijuana. CBD is fully legal in all 50 state.

Are your CBD products tested?

Avaqel test all of our products through independent 3rd party testing labs. All of our products are tested for their potency, safety, and to ensure that it is fully legal.

All of our products come with their own unique batch code and lot for full traceability.Each batch is tested for purity, potency, and free of contaminants before going out.

Can I get addicted to CBD?

No, CBD does not bind to receptors like other pharmaceuticals.

Does CBD interact with other medicines?

We are prohibited by the FDA from supplying any medical advice or claims. Please speak to your doctor if you have any medical questions or concerns.

What is the endocannabinoid system?

When something is operating outside of the right range, your body activates the ECS to help correct it. So when you're really hot and begin to sweat, thank your ECS for working to cool you down. Stomach growling? That's your ECS helping remind you to eat because you need fuel.

The ECS does this via cannabinoid receptors found in select tissues. We have (at least) two types of cannabinoid receptors:

  • CB1 which is in the central nervous system (brain and nerves of the spinal cord)
  • CB2 which is in the peripheral nervous system (nerves in your extremities), the digestive system, and specialized cells in the immune system

Cannabinoid receptors are believed to be among the most plentiful in our central nervous system, and some researchers hypothesize that we could have a third, undiscovered one, as well.

Through those receptors, the ECS helps regulate a lot of important functions, such as:

  • Appetite
  • Digestion
  • Immune function
  • Inflammation, including neuroinflammation
  • Mood
  • Sleep
  • Reproduction/fertility
  • Motor control
  • Temperature regulation
  • Memory
  • Pain
  • Pleasure/reward

Your body activates the ECS with precision so that it impacts only what it needs to. For example, if your reproductive hormones are out of whack, it will work to regulate them without altering your digestion or immune system.

Then, once the endocannabinoids have done their job and brought things into balance, certain enzymes come along to break them down and prevent them from going too far and upsetting the balance in the opposite direction.

It's a precise response.

Learn more about the fascinating endocannabinoids system here.



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