What is CBD?
What is CBD? Probably the question we get asked most often around here, but one that we really enjoy answering too!
In a nutshell, CBD is an active compound (or cannabinoid) derived from the hemp plant, cannabis sativa. It has known therapeutic effects and can help with a range of conditions from pain and inflammation to anxiety and sleeplessness.
It’s therapeutic effects are being scientifically proven, to the point that a pharmaceutical drug called Epidiolex was developed using CBD to treat childhood epilepsy.
There are also hundreds of other scientific studies underway to help prove the vast array of benefits that CBD users have reported. Major studies involving PTSD, anxiety, and pain conditions are ongoing now and that is just scratching the surface.
As users of CBD have reported anecdotally, this compound has a plethora of attributes that can help us naturally restore our bodies and minds.
More about CBD
CBD stands for cannabidiol, and is a non-psychoactive (meaning it does not produce any mind-altering effects) cannabinoid.
CBD comprises up to 44% of the cannabis sativa plant and is one of over 100 active cannabinoids contained in the plant. THC is probably the most famous compound in hemp for the high it causes, but CBD does not bind with receptors in your brain that get you high like THC does, so you get the wide range of benefits that CBD is known for without the mind-altering high that THC causes.
This is a common misconception when it comes to CBD, we get many emails and calls asking whether use of our products will get you high. They can’t and won’t!
CBD replenishes the endocannabinoid system throughout the body, this directly effects many physiological and cognitive systems in our bodies.
Pain, inflammation, anxiety, sleeplessness, appetite, immune, and fertility are just some of the systems affected by CBD via the endocannabinoid system (you can find out more about that here https://www.lanaihemp.com/2019/03/30/what-is-the-endocannabinoid-system/).
CBD helps keep us in homeostasis
CBD itself contains a variety of natural cannabinoids that interact with our bodies via the endocannabinoid system, which is a part of our central nervous system and helps keep us in homeostasis.
Homeostasis is an internal state of equilibrium that allows for optimal functioning of our bodies, which in turn helps stave off future disease states.
Scientific research has found when we are not in homeostasis we are more prone to disease and illness as our body is more vulnerable.
CBD helps replenish the endocannabinoid system and that in turn helps get us back to homeostasis and achieve biological equilibrium.
How is Lanai Hemp’s CBD made?
CBD is ideal for people looking to find relief naturally, without the use of prescription drugs. Our CBD products are created by sourcing the finest hemp in Colorado and Oregon and then utilizing a cutting edge patented process to produce a highly bioavailable water soluble CBD.
Why water soluble? Because water and oil don’t mix and our bodies are made of mostly water.
Most CBD products are made using traditional extraction methods, but our patented nano-emulsification process produces a CBD that is up to ten times more bioavailable than the average CBD on the market. A human hair is 80,000-100,000 nanometers in width, this will give you an idea how small our nano CBD particles are. This small size is what allows them to mix so easily into your bloodstream and thus makes them so effective. With traditional CBD products you get around 10% of the CBD into your system, with our water soluble up to 100% of the CBD gets into your system. This is very important because if you aren’t getting the CBD content listed on the bottle you can’t dose properly and won’t get the many benefits CBD is known for.
This is why CBD has gotten such a bad reputation. We are here to change this, because we know if you try a truly high-quality CBD product it is life changing.
Our CBD is paired with MCT as a carrier oil. MCT also has a wide variety of health benefits and this is why we chose this specific carrier oil over lower quality and cheaper alternatives.
MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides and this carrier oil is unique in that it is used as an energy source by the body right away instead of being stored, it also is turned into ketones by the body which can be used specifically by the brain for energy and helps with weight management.
We have talked to many people who were interested in CBD, tried it, and didn’t feel any difference so gave up. We believe the abundance of sub-par products in the market is giving CBD a bad name and we hate to see that as we know what an amazing compound it is (when used in high-quality purified form of course).
We are here to change this perception and believe our ultra-premium CBD products can positively impact people’s lives the way nature intended, with the full impact of CBD’s many benefits finally being felt.
Let’s recap by going over the main benefits associated with CBD.
CBD has known therapeutic effects when it comes to pain and inflammation. Studies have found that CBD relieved pain response associated with surgical incisions and significantly reduced sciatic nerve pain and inflammation.
Anxiety is another condition that CBD is known to help. In one study, 24 people with social anxiety disorder received either 600 mg of CBD or a placebo before a public speaking test. The group that received the CBD had significantly less anxiety, cognitive impairment and discomfort in their speech performance, compared to the placebo group.
CBD has also shown antidepressant-like effects in several animal studies. CBD oil has even been used to safely treat insomnia and anxiety in children with post-traumatic stress disorder.
These are just some of the conditions CBD is scientifically known to help. It shows that CBD holds much more promise than what it is currently known for.
We use CBD today to provide relief for a variety of common conditions or general wellness, and it is proving effective. What if tomorrow CBD is found to help much more serious conditions as well?
That is the potential of this amazing gift of nature. It is evolving day by day, as more scientific research is conducted we are learning more and more about the vast amount of benefits CBD can provide.
Our goal is to harness these benefits and allow them to pass through to our customers. This can only be accomplished by a total focus on quality and bioavailability of all our products. This is our mission and what we are committed to provide to you, for years to come.