CBD 101

CBD has been getting a lot of attention lately and we know it can be confusing — here are the facts:

Hemp vs. Cannabis – what’s the difference?

By law, hemp is a term used to classify cannabis that contains 0.3% or less THC.

CBD oil is made from the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant (the only parts of the plant where CBD is found), while hemp oil, or hemp seed oil, is made from hemp seeds, meaning there is no CBD content.

So, what exactly is CBD?

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of the most researched of the 100+ cannabinoids found in cannabis and hemp. Unlike THC, another well-known cannabinoid, CBD does not produce a ‘high.’

How does it work?

A cannabinoid is an active chemical involved in creating a state of balance (i.e. homeostasis) by supporting our bodies’ Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS plays a major role in regulating our bodies’ most important functions including pain, sleep, stress levels, memory, and inflammation.

The human body actually produces our own cannabinoids called endocannabinoids. Our natural cannabinoid levels can be boosted by plant-derived cannabinoids called phytocannabinoids, when our Endocannabinoid System (ECS) requires support. In other words, CBD can help our Endocannabinoid System function optimally when our bodies don’t produce enough endocannabinoids.

How does CBD promote skin health?

For our largest organ, our skin, research indicates CBD is able to effectively penetrate the skin barrier and bring our skin to a state of equilibrium. Promising research shows that CBD may help regulate oil production, intensely soothe skin, boost hydration, and enable healthy skin regeneration. CBD is also rich in antioxidants that fight free radical damage and reduce the appearance of signs of aging. 

Is all CBD created equal?

The short answer is no – there are important differences worth noting: 

CBD Isolate: extract that contains only CBD and no other cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. 

Broad Spectrum: CBD oil extracted from hemp can be refined to completely remove all trace amounts of THC, without removing the other beneficial plant compounds. State of Kind uses this form of CBD oil.

Full Spectrum: extract that includes all cannabinoids found in the plant, including under 0.3%THC.

What’s special about State of Kind’s CBD?

  • Expertly extracted from organically grown US hemp
  • Specially formulated by a team of three PhDs for maximum performance
  • 3x tested for potency and purity
  • A high concentration of broad-spectrum hemp extract, meaning it contains other cannabinoids that amplify the benefits of CBD