November 11, 2019
How Does CBD Work?

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD & THC?

There are over 60 different types of Cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant. The two most popular are THC and CBD. These compounds are well known for their therapeutic benefits.  CBD, unlike THC, is not psychoactive, and using CBD will not make you feel “high.”

Cannabis Plant

Cannabinoids and terpenes insert themselves into special receptors in the body. These receptors are part of the Endocannabinoid system. This system, which helps regulate many bodily functions — including appetite, sleep, anxiety level, and cognition — is intimately tied to the nervous system and immune system. In fact, particular cannabinoids target specific types of receptors located on the surface of cells in different areas of the body. There are currently two known types of cannabinoid receptors in the body, CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors deal primarily with our nervous system and CB2 receptors with our immune system.  

CB1 and CB2 receptors

CBD works with the vast network of receptors in our body and supports many of the body’s physical processes. CBD enables homeostasis (BALANCE) of the body, and when it binds to the endocannabinoid system’s receptors, it can stimulate all kinds of therapeutic changes.

WHAT ARE TERPENES? 

Terpenes are the essential oils of the cannabis plant and are the cause of aromatics and taste, and they have their own unique therapeutic benefits. Terpenes are cousins to cannabinoids and are found in the cannabis plant, as well as other fruits and plants.

The synergistic aka “Entourage Effect” of infusing CBD with terpenes enhances the benefits of the plant’s individual components. 

BLNCD CBD Oil Tinctures are mindfully formulated with specific terpene blends to deliver effective results for the customers.

CBD 101

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD ISOLATE AND FULL-SPECTRUM?

BLNCD THC-free products are formulated with 99+% pure CBD isolate from select USA-grown hemp. Our isolate based CBD Oil Tinctures are infused with a proprietary blend of naturally extracted cannabis terpenes in order to work synergistically with the pure CBD isolate — delivering maximum and targeted therapeutic benefits without the THC. These tinctures will be colorless, odorless and tasteless.

BLNCD Full-spectrum products are formulated with a whole-plant hemp extract, which includes over 80 different phytocannabinoids, as well as other beneficial plant compounds. In addition to CBD, it contains other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids found in the cannabis plant including CBN, CBG, and THCV. Along with these cannabinoids, full-spectrum products also contain trace amounts of THC — up to the legal limit of .3%.  Full-spectrum based CBD Oil Tinctures will have an earthy flavor and color. 

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I TAKE CBD? 

Consistency is important. Taking CBD daily stimulates the endocannabinoid system. As a result, your body becomes more sensitive over time and you will start experiencing greater effects. 

A number of factors determine your ideal CBD serving. Because each individual’s endocannabinoid system is unique, some people may only require a small amount of CBD to receive their desired benefits, while others may require a much higher serving to experience the same effects.

BLNCD products are non-GMO, all natural, ethically-sourced, cruelty-free, chemical and fragrance-free, and contain no artificial flavors. They also perform third-party lab testing through every step of the process. Check out the latest in CBD here