by Christy King, Cordata Wellness Staff
CBD is made from 100 percent authentic outdoor-grown certified agricultural hemp, not marijuana.
Federal law defines hemp as Cannabis sativa plants that contain no more than 0.3% THC. Cannabis sativa plants above 0.3% THC are classified as marijuana. The +CBDoil products we sell are derived from agricultural hemp that contains no more than 0.3% THC and are non-intoxicating.
Photos courtesy of CV Sciences.
Have you heard people talking about CBD?
Do you know what it is, where to find it, and what the buzz is all about?
Hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) has rapidly become a very popular herbal supplement at the Co-op. CBD is a cannabinoid found in the leaves and stalks of the cannabis plant. The plant oil is made into sprays, drops, lotions, balms, and capsules, and used either orally or topically.
CBD oil should not be confused with hemp seed oil, a pressed oil rich in omega fatty acids similar to flax oil and with different benefits from the oils found in the non-seed plant parts.
Historians trace cannabis use back millennia
Historians trace cannabis use back millennia for textiles, food, and herbal remedies. Hemp and marijuana extracts were included in the United States Pharmacopeia for almost 50 years, from the late 1800s to the 1940s, before the lines between hemp and marijuana were blurred.
Scientists and doctors still have a lot to learn about the potential health benefits
Researchers have discovered a regulatory system called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) that may be an important system involved in establishing and maintaining human health. CBD supplements may support the ECS in optimizing balance and enhancing quality of life. Researchers are also investigating potential benefits cannabinoids may offer for anxiety, pain management, and supporting the immune system.
customers share countless stories
Our customers share countless stories of how adding a CBD supplement to their routine helps them find relief, balance, and well-being in their journey to healthful living. Many are now repeat shoppers because of CBD!
adding a CBD supplement helps them find relief, balance, and well-being
At the Co-op, we choose all of our supplements carefully and strive to abide by the highest standards.
Our most popular line of CBD products, +CBDoil manufactured by CV Sciences, fits the bill by setting the bar high for quality and transparency.
+CBDoil offers seed-to-shelf traceability with its raw material and labels the milligram amount of CBD per serving. Available as sprays, drops, lotions, balms, and capsules.
CV Sciences has exclusive contracts with a co-op of farmers in Europe that grow 100 percent authentic outdoor-grown certified agricultural hemp. After harvest, hemp oil is extracted from the leaves and stalks using a CO2 extraction method preserving fragile compounds that may not survive other chemical extraction methods used in the industry.
This full spectrum oil is imported directly to a state-of-the-art laboratory where it is tested for cannabinoid content, pesticides, contaminants, heavy metals, and solvents. It is then tested again by a third-party laboratory to verify purity, potency, and quality. Finally, the extracted oil is converted into CBD through a chemical-free process and formulated into the products sold on our shelves.
I encourage readers to explore the benefits of supplementing with hemp-derived CBD oil products. CBD supplementation varies for each individual, and our wellness department staff is available to show you some products that may become an asset to your wellness regime.
Two Ways to Learn More
Attend Christy’s class:
Hemp and Wellness
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6:30–8:30 pm
Learn about the health benefits of hempseed oil, famously rich in essential fatty acids; and CBD oil, a non-psychoactive extract of cannabis that is sought for its health benefits. We will also discuss the body’s endocannabinoid system, cannabinoid receptors, and more. Christy King works in the Wellness Department of Community Food Co-op’s Cordata store and has ordered hemp and CBD oil products for the Co-op for years.
At the Cordata store • $5
Register online or at the service desk.