What is CBD and how does it benefit me?
What is CBD and how does it benefit me? We're glad you asked.
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in the Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) plant. It helps to improve skin at the cellular level through the endocannabinoid system. Vitamins A and D, naturally present in CBD, protect your skin from environmental pollutants and free radicals.
Unlike THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, CBD is not psychoactive and will not make you feel high.
Hemp vs CBD - what's the difference?
Cannabis, CBD, marijuana, and hemp are often interchanged, but they couldn't be more different! Here's the scoop:
Cannabis is a genus of plants in the Cannabaceae family and include three primary species: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis.
Hemp is a strain of the Cannabis sativa plant species that's grown specifically for industrial uses of its derived products. It's one of the fastest growing plants & was one of the first plants to be spun into usable
Hemp and marijuana are general classifications of Cannabis – they are not species or strains. Hemp includes varieties of Cannabis that contain 0.3% or less THC content. Marijuana includes varieties of Cannabis that contain more than 0.3% THC and can induce psychoactive effects.
It's the level of THC that gets you high, not the level of CBD.
CBD (cannabidiol) is extracted from the leaves, flowers and stalks of the cannabis plant via CO2 or ethanol extraction methods. It improves overall wellness effects because of its rich cannabinoid content.
Hemp oil is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant. There are no cannabinoids (CBD or THC) in cold pressed hemp oil. Hemp oil, like Eco Lips' Hemp + Vitamin E Oil, is packed with high levels of essential fatty acids (EFAs) and amino acids and is a star ingredient in many up-and-coming beauty products.
What are CBD benefits for lips?
We know CBD is known for its calming and relaxing properties, but when put into lip balm, CBD extract works to moisturize the lips. It's extremely nourishing and has beneficial properties to soothe chapped, dry, flaky lips. It helps to improve skin at the cellular level through the endocannabinoid system. Vitamins A and D, naturally present in CBD, protect your skin from environmental pollutants and free radicals. It's one of the top contenders to ultimate hydration as it helps seal in moisture.
While hemp seed oil has moisturizing properties, CBD oil contains active compounds from cannabinoids, which contain properties to restore the skin's natural barrier and address problem areas. (Lucky for you, our CBD ME lip balm features BOTH hemp seed oil & CBD for ultimate protection & moisturization!).
Broad Spectrum vs Full Spectrum
Full spectrum CBD extract contains all phytochemicals naturally found in the plant, including cannabinoids, terpenes and essential oils. Full-spectrum extracts may have a negligible THC content (still below 0.3%).
Broad spectrum CBD extract contains cannabidiol and all the other compounds within the plant, except for THC, which is completely removed after extraction. . Our CBD ME product use broad spectrum (0.0% THC) hemp extract.
Where is it Sourced From?
Our hemp-derived, broad-spectrum CBD extract is sustainably grown through regenerative agriculture practices and CO2 extracted in Oregon by Klersun. It is thoroughly tested by 3rd party labs to qualify concentration levels. Our products contain 0.0% THC.
Learn about our supplier, Klersun and their commitment to producing the best quality hemp plants.