CBD – A More In-depth Look

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a derivative of agricultural hemp that is rising in popularity due to increasing recognition of its benefits on human health. It is becoming widely acknowledged in the medical community as an effective plant-based supplement for alieving many ailments and maintaining homeostasis.

 

What is the Endocannabinoid System?

The endocannabinoid system is a biological system in our bodies that is composed of endocannabinoids attached to cannabinoid receptors that exist solely for the uptake of cannabinoids. The endocannabinoid system is involved in regulating a variety of cognitive and physiological processes, and its receptors are found in the central nervous system, brain, spine, white blood cells, spleen, tonsils, endocrine gland, reproductive, gastrointestinal and urinary tracts, and other peripheral organs and tissues.

 

Safety

CBD has a remarkable safety profile. Both brands we offer take extra steps to ensure safety, efficacy, and quality of each product. All of our products are produced and handled with care, from seed to your endocannabinoid system.

 

Legality

CBD is derived from agricultural hemp, which is a different variety of cannabis sativa than its psychoactive counterpart. The two are scientifically different and cultivated in different ways. Because it is a different plant than its THC-containing relative, CBD derived from hemp is not unlawful to ship across state lines and is federally legal to possess in all 50 states.

 

CBD vs. CBDA

 

  • CBD

 

      • The therapeutic cannabinoid CBD may be an effective treatment for migraines, substance abuse, diabetes, mental disorders and certain types of cancer. Its medical properties are extensive, and include pain relief, anxiety reduction, depression reduction, nausea and vomiting reduction, anti-inflammation, reduced blood pressure, antipsychotic effects, and anti-tumor effects.

 

  • CBDA

 

    • CBDA, found in live plants, is the precursor to CBD and can help fight pain, inflammation, nausea, vomiting, and convulsions. CBDA is CBD before it has been decarboxylated, meaning the acid molecule is still attached. Decarboxylation is the process of removing the carboxylic acid molecule from CBDA to convert it into CBD.

 

Other Trace Cannabinoids

Though CBD and CBDA are the most commonly known cannabinoids and appear in the highest concentration, there are several other cannabinoids that are found in the cannabis plant. These cannabinoids haven’t been researched as extensively as THC and CBD yet, therefore we are just beginning to understand their properties and benefits. The following cannabinoids can be found in full spectrum CBD products in small concentration, and here’s what we know about them so far:

 

 

  • CBDV

 

      • CBDV has been shown to reduce frequency and severity of seizures, provide symptom relief in Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis, and treat serious conditions like cancer and lupus. It can also be effective at providing relief from pain and mood disorders, and reducing nausea and vomiting.

 

  • CBN

 

      • CBN is best known for its sedative and pain relieving effects, though the cannabinoid is also anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsive, antibacterial, and aids in appetite stimulation and insomnia.

 

  • CBG

 

      • CBG is an effective antibacterial agent that shows promise in fighting many ailments, including glaucoma, cancer, IBD, and Huntington’s disease.

 

  • CBC

 

    • CBC has been shown to deliver antidepressant properties, block pain and inflammation, block growth of new cancer cells, and promote healthy brain function.

 

Products

We at The Healing Community MEDCo carry several CBD and CBDA products for your medical needs. We offer a product line from Plus CBD Oil, a national brand based out of California, as well as a product line from Pure Botanicals, a brand local to the state of Maine. We recommend Pure Botanicals to most of our patients for general relief and homeostasis, and we recommend the Plus CBD Oil Gold Line to patients with more specific health needs. Both brands extract their CBD from certified hemp and test all of their products for potency in certified labs. We source all of our local CBD products from an inside connection at Pure Botanicals, and are therefore able to pass our savings for this brand onto the consumer.

 

 

  • Pure Botanicals

 

    • Tinctures– Can be added to any beverage or applied under the tongue. Made with MCT oil, CBD isolate, and non-GMO organic flavors
      • 250 mg Original CBD Tincture- 30 ml dropper bottle containing 250 mg of CBD – $30.00
      • 250 mg Lemon CBD Tincture- 30 ml dropper bottle containing 250 mg of CBD – $30.00
      • 250 mg Mint CBD Tincture- 30 ml dropper bottle containing 250 mg of CBD – $30.00
      • 500 mg Original CBD Tincture- 60 ml dropper bottle containing 500 mg of CBD – $50.00
      • 500 mg Lemon CBD Tincture- 60 ml dropper bottle containing 500 mg of CBD – $50.00
      • 500 mg Mint CBD Tincture- 30 ml dropper bottle containing 500 mg of CBD – $50.00
    • Topicals– CBD Topicals are a great way to enjoy the benefits of CBD without consuming cannabis. They’re helpful for localized relief from headaches, minor aches and pains, inflammation, rashes, and skin conditions like eczema or acne. While many people find CBD topicals to be highly effective, they don’t necessarily cure our ailments, but often times make them more bearable. Simply locate the area of your ailment and apply gently and vigorously.

      • 200 mg Herbal CBD Salve- 1 oz jar of herbal salve containing 200 mg of CBD. Made with beeswax, jojoba oil, and a blend of essential oils including: calendula, comfrey, borage, lemon, and rosemary – $25.00
      • 200 mg Herbal CBD Body Oil- 2 ml bottle of herbal body oil containing 200 mg of CBD. Made with sweet almond oil, grape seed oil, and a blend of essential oils – $25.00
      • 25 mg CBD Lip Balm- .2 oz stick made with organic beeswax, shea butter, coconut oil, avocado oil, vitamin E oil, and natural peppermint flavor – $8.00
      • 100 mg CBD Bath Bomb- Made with dehydrated coconut milk, pure baking soda, citric acid, epsom salt, cornstarch, vanilla essential oil, and coconut oil – $16.00

 

  • Teas

 

      • Jade Cloud CBD Tea- 15 mg of CBD per tea bag, 6 tea bags in each tin – $20.00
      • Tumeric Ginger CBD Tea- 15 mg of CBD per tea bag, 6 tea bags in each tin – $20.00

 

  • Honey

 

        • 15 mg Wildflower CBD Honey Stick- Organic Maine honey from bees raised with wildflowers
          • $2.50
        • 15 mg Blueberry CBD Honey Stick- Organic Maine honey from bees raised with blueberry flowers
          • $2.50

 

  • Olive Oil

 

      • Extra Virgin Olive Oil Blend- 1 oz/250 mg, taken orally from the dropper like a tincture $30.00
      • Extra Virgin Organic CBD Olive Oil- 375 ml/250 mg, can be drizzled on salads, pastas, bread, or any number of savory food items – $40.00

 

  • Dog Treats

 

      • CBD Dog Treats- 5 mg of CBD per treat with 20 treats in a bag. Gluten-free and made with all natural ingredients including dry roasted peanuts, rice flour, eggs, and purified water $25.00.

 

  • Pet Salve

 

      • CBD Pet Salve- 1 oz jar containing 150 mg of CBD. Can be applied to your pet’s feet or inner ear for relief from anxiety, pain, stress, inflammation, nausea, and for general homeostasis. Made with beeswax, shea butter, coconut oil, and olive oil – $25.00

 

 

  • Plus CBD Oil comes in three different formulas: raw, green, and gold. The raw formula is non-decarboxylated, so it contains a higher concentration of CBDA as opposed to CBD. The green formula is the total plant complex, and contains cannabinoids, terpenes, plant sterols, vitamin E, and other natural plant compounds. The gold formula is the ultimate step in refining, where all the excess plant material is distilled from the decarboxylated oil in a solvent-free process, leaving only CBD, minor cannabinoids, and plant-derived fatty acids. The gold formula  is the highest concentrated form of CBD that we offer.

 

  • Tinctures– Made with extra virgin olive oil, natural flavors, silica, monk fruit, monolaurin, quillaja saponaria, ascorbyl palmitate, and alpha tocopherol

 

 

      • 250 mg Gold Formula Full Spectrum CBD Peppermint Hemp Drops- 3 mg CBD per serving, about 80 servings per bottle – $42.00
      • 250 mg Gold Formula Full Spectrum CBD Goji Blueberry Hemp Drops- 3 mg CBD per serving, about 80 servings per bottle – $42.00
      • 100 mg Raw Formula Full Spectrum CBDA/CBD Peppermint Hemp Drops- 1 mg CBDA/CBD per serving, about 80-100 servings per bottle – $23.00

 

  • Capsules– Made with food starch, vegetable cellulose, silicon dioxide, vegetarian capsules (vegetable cellulose, water), and magnesium stearate

 

      • 300 mg Green Formula Full Spectrum CBD Hemp Capsules- 30 count jar, 10 mg per capsule – $30.00
      • 600 mg Green Formula Full Spectrum CBD Hemp Capsules- 60 count jar, 10 mg per capsule – $60.00
      • 30 mg Green Formula Full Spectrum CBD Hemp Capsules- 2 count pillow pack, 15 mg per capsule – $4.00
      • 10 mg Raw Formula Full Spectrum CBDA/CBD Hemp Capsules- 2 count pillow pack, 5 mg per capsule – $3.00
      • 30 mg Gold Formula Full Spectrum CBD Hemp Capsules- 2 count pillow pack, 15 mg per capsule – $5.00

 

  • Sprays– Made with extra virgin olive oil, natural flavor, monk fruit, silica, monolaurin, quillaja saponaria, ascorbyl palmitate, and alpha tocopherol

 

      • 100 mg Green Formula Full Spectrum CBD Unflavored Hemp Spray-1 mg of CBD per 2 sprays serving – $23.00
      • 100 mg Green Formula Full Spectrum CBD Peppermint Hemp Spray- 1 mg of CBD per 2 sprays serving – $23.00
      • 500 mg Green Formula Full Spectrum CBD Peppermint Hemp Spray- 3 mg CBD per 2 sprays serving – $67.00

 

  • Softgels– Made with extra virgin olive oil, vegetarian softgel (vegetable cellulose, water), and silica

 

      • 450 mg Green Formula Full Spectrum CBD Hemp Softgels- 30 count jar, 15 mg per softgel – $50.00
      • 450 mg Green Formula Full Spectrum CBD Hemp Softgels- 10 count package, 15 mg per softgel – $20.00

 

  • Gummies– Made with organic tapioca syrup, organic cane sugar, purified water, organic seaweed extract, citric acid, trisodium citrate, natural flavors, and carmine (color)

 

      • 150 mg Gold Formula Full Spectrum CBD Cherry Mango Hemp Gummies- 30 count jar, 5 mg per gummy – $40.00

 

  • Balm– Made with sweet almond oil, beeswax, candelilla, jojoba, rice bran polyglyceryl-3 esters, glyceryl stearate, cetearyl alcohol, sodium stearoyl lactylate, hemp oil, peppermint oil, tocopherol, willow bark extract, equisetum hiemale extract, camellia sinesis leaf extract, safflower seed oil, and ascorbyl palmitate

 

      • 100 mg Gold Formula Extra Strength Full Spectrum CBD Hemp Balm – $52.00

 

Shipping

All orders are sent out on the next business day via USPS Priority Mail and usually arrive within 2-4 business days of being shipped. Shipping cost is $7.20 per order, with free shipping on orders over $150. Tracking numbers may be provided upon request.

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