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Over the past few years, considerable attention has focused on cannabidiol (CBD), a major nonpsychotropic constituent of cannabis.

In the last 45 years it has been possible to demonstrate that CBD has a wide range of pharmacological effects, many of which being of great therapeutic interest, but still waiting to be confirmed by clinical trials.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD), is one of at least 85 known cannabinoids secreted by the cannabis flower. Unlike Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD does not create the psychoactive “high” marijuana is known for, while still offering a range of benefits.

How does CBD work?

Plant-derived cannabinoids imitate the ones our own bodies naturally produce, called endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids promote the body’s own process of self-regulation in what is called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).

Found in all vertebrates, the ECS is a biological system throughout the body that maintains homeostasis; “the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment”.

What is the difference between marijuana and hemp?

Hemp and marijuana are both varieties of the same species, Cannabis Sativa, but differ greatly in chemical composition and usage. Hemp is classified as containing 0.3% or less THC.

Hemp Oil VS. CBD Oil: What's The Difference?

First, the basics. In the simplest sense, CBD oil is made from extracting oil from the buds and leaves of the cannabis plant for more powerful health benefits, while hemp seed oil (commonly referred to as just “hemp oil”) is derived only from the less potent seeds. Learn more about the differences here. 

CBD Oil For Pain In Dogs

From cancer pain to arthritis to seizures, recent years have seen the rise of CBD products for managing your dog’s health. How do they really work, and what are the best options for your dog? This guide to CBD oil for pain in dogs can get you started.

CBD Oil For Arthritis Pain

Arthritis symptoms and pain can be debilitating and can make your daily life challenging. CBD oil for arthritis pain may help you relieve pain safely and effectively from the first treatment. Here’s what you should know about this approach.

CBD Oil For Joint Pain

Joint pain affects an estimated 54 million people in the U.S. Managing your pain requires a comprehensive pain treatment strategy, which now includes a newer option: CBD oil for joint pain. This is how it could help you relieve your pain and how to use it.

Full Spectrum Vs. Broad Spectrum Vs. Isolate CBD Oils

At Seed2System, we’re committed to making CBD products more transparent and approachable for people. This is what you should know about full spectrum vs. broad spectrum vs. isolate CBD oils.

CBD For Weight Loss and General Nutrition

If you’re considering trying CBD for weight loss (or just to improve your general nutrition), Christy Thiel, our National Director of Education and Partner Relations at Seed2System weighed in on some of the most frequently asked questions about this topic. Here’s what you need to know.

Michael Mauti's Story

Michael Mauti’s football story seems the stuff of every athlete’s dreams, but the truth of his path is much different as his CBD testimonial shows. The pain and stress of dealing with recovery from major surgeries and the residual pain that comes from a life spent receiving and delivering hard hits on the football field sent Mauti looking for alternatives to traditional pharmaceutical drugs.

CBD Oil for Anxiety

Anxiety can be a debilitating condition that interferes with your everyday life. CBD oil for anxiety is a holistic way to calm and center your body before, during, or after an anxiety episode. Here’s what you need to know.

CBD Oil for Sleep

Whether due to stress, physical discomfort, or any number of other reasons, a pattern of sleepless nights can wreak havoc on your life. If this happens, CBD oil for sleep may actually be able to help you break this cycle. Here’s what the research says about CBD and sleep.

CBD Salve

A CBD salve can help you ease soreness, increase relaxation, and improve the overall health of your skin. Read on to learn more about its benefits and how to use CBD salve properly.

CBD Oral Spray

CBD oral spray is a great way to experience the benefits of cannabidiol—quickly and effectively. Here’s how to try it out, along with answers to frequently asked questions.