Where Does Your CBD Come From?
Knowing how CBD is sourced can help you to make the best choice BEFORE you buy!
There is a lot of confusion with regards to cannabis, marijuana, and hemp, and how CBD relates to all of them.
Do you know how CBD is sourced?
HEMP, MARIJUANA, AND CBD- WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
Marijuana and hemp are both species of the Cannabis sativa family.
Both marijuana and hemp contain CBD (the non-psychoactive compound of the plant) and THC (the psychoactive compound of the plant), but in vastly differing amounts.
Both CBD and THC are types of cannabinoids.
Cannabis contains over 120 cannabinoids (chemical compounds) which bind with receptors in our endocannabinoid system to create homeostasis (balance).
Our endocannabinoid system is responsible for several functions in the body, such as sleep, mood, and appetite regulation.
Our body contains naturally occurring cannabinoids called endocannabinoids, but CBD has become popular for its ability to provide additional balancing effects on the body- all without the side effects!
MARIJUANA VS HEMP- WHAT DO I NEED?
There is a gap concerning the number of cannabinoids found in both hemp and marijuana.
Marijuana contains higher amounts of THC (which creates a high when consumed) and lower amounts of CBD.
Hemp, on the other hand, contains high amounts of CBD and less than 0.3 percent THC, meaning it is legal in far more countries and states- without compromising on the benefits.
CBD is sourced from cannabis, but it is more traditionally sourced from hemp due to its legality.
THE ENTOURAGE EFFECT
The Entourage Effect is the theory that consuming all of the compounds in cannabis may produce a better effect than taking CBD alone.
Research suggests that full-spectrum CBD, which contains the entire essence of the plant (rather than isolated ingredients), can synergize to magnify results; this is due to the interaction between cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. 
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEMP OIL AND CBD OIL?
Another thing that can be confusing is the difference between hemp oil and CBD oil.
Hemp oil is sourced from hemp seeds and does not contain CBD; CBD comes from the extraction of CBD from the leaves, flowers, and stalks of the hemp plant.
Hemp oil contains a multitude of health benefits, such as containing nutrients and fatty acids, but it does not provide the same effects as CBD!
WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR?
When choosing a CBD oil, you might want to consider:
IS MY CBD FULL SPECTRUM?
o Full-spectrum CBD contains all of the compounds of the cannabis plant and very little THC.
o Broad-spectrum CBD contains several compounds, but no THC.
o CBD oil generally only contains CBD.
If we consider the Entourage Effect, this means you might want to choose full-spectrum CBD over broad-spectrum or CBD oil.
DR. ALEX LOYD QUANTUM CBD
My CBD is sourced directly from the hemp plant, meaning there is virtually no THC. it is also legal in all 50 US states, as well as some foreign countries.
We filter out any remaining THC we find, with lab tests proving our CBD contains no THC in it- at all.
My CBD is also full-spectrum, meaning maximum results!
Have a blessed, wonderful day!
 Harrison J. VanDolah, Brent A. Bauer, Karen F. Mauck,
Clinicians’ Guide to Cannabidiol and Hemp Oils,
Mayo Clinic Proceedings,
Volume 94, Issue 9,
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