Learn about CBD
What is CBD? The term for this compound is Cannabidiol, or CBD for short. It’s one of 113 unique cannabinoids generated from the Cannabis plant. Specifically, Cannabis sativa L. has the highest concentrations of CBD, while Cannabis indica C. has much higher levels of THC. After centuries of cross breeding these two Cannabis varieties became more commonly known as Hemp and Marijuana. Hemp refers to Cannabis that has less than 0.3% THC, while Marijuana refers to Cannabis that has more than 0.3% THC. THC is a psychoactive relative of CBD, and has been heavily regulated since the passing of the Controlled Substances Act in 1970. However, after the re-legalization of Marijuana and the abolition of federal restrictions on the cultivation of Hemp, the public has finally been reintroduced to the benefits of Cannabis. Scroll down to see our most frequently asked questions, and to learn more about the CBD industry.
Fun Fact: Did you know that Industrial Hemp and CBD Hemp are bred differently?
Frequently Asked Questions
Simply put, CBD (Cannabidiol) is a compound that can be found in specific breeds of cannabis. It does not have the cognitive effects that THC has, which is why so many people are turning to CBD as a new way to try and combat their ailments.
These are the benefits of CBD, according to the patent held by the United States Department of Health and Human Services # 6,630,507:
‘Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants’ :
Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia. Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention. A particular disclosed class of cannabinoids useful as neuroprotective antioxidants is formula (I) wherein the R group is independently selected from the group consisting of H, CH.sub.3, and COCH.sub.3. ##STR1##
Additional studies by renowned Cannabis Doctor Allan Frankel have found positive results in conditions including but not limited to: Anxiety, Autism, Cancer, Chronic Pain, Crohn’s Disease, Fibromyalgia, Insomnia, migraines, and seizures (Discover more treatments)
Vaping is great for quick relief as the Cannabinoids (CBD, CBC, CBG, etc) do not have to be metabolized in the liver to reach the bloodstream. Due to this, less oil is needed to get the full effect than with oral consumption, but the effects are shorter lived.
Oral Consumption, on the other hand, is better suited for long term relief. The effects take 30-90 minutes to be felt, but they will carry most people throughout the whole day.
According to medical studies, effectiveness varies greatly between the many grades of CBD dominant oil. While our oral tinctures and vape oil 100X quality, the vast majority of CBD is either 1X or 5X quality. This means that our products have been shown to be 20-100 times more effective than the competition.
Purchasing lower grades of CBD dominant hemp products will cost you much more money in the long run and will not give you the full effects that you are looking for.
What seems to have happened is that a company created “nano CBD” and started white-labeling it to a bunch of companies. Then the info that company was presenting to its clients was regurgitated on various sites. We have answered over 10,000 emails and haven’t heard any stories about nano CBD being good. Nor have we seen any scientific papers on the topic. Some also argue that their claims have never been proven. In example the bio-availability claims these companies make don’t seem to be based on any scientific evidence. In other words, it may all just be marketing hype.
We feel that the most important aspect of a powerful product has to do with good starting genetics and then not screwing up the compounds during the extraction process. Many companies brag that they extract with CO2. The problem is that CO2 extractions extract different compounds at different times. Then these compounds are thrown back together. At one point we also thought that we could make designer products by supplementing in different compounds. Many companies claim you can. We were one of the first companies to start supplementing terpenes (limonene). We did this for flavor, and because it is a compound naturally occurring in cannabis. However, we never saw a difference in the effects, so we never claimed it as a process of making a more powerful product.
We extract with Organic Sugarcane drinking alcohol as it extracts all the compounds as a whole without breaking up the bonds. Alcohol/ethanol also extracts both polar and non-polar compounds. We feel that once the bonds are broken the effects are greatly diminished. This is why we take our extraction process so seriously and use the best equipment possible. We extract the full spectrum of compounds in a complete manner and then evaporate all of the alcohol off in a vacuum oven as gently as possible. We are still learning why cannabis seems to work this way (best undisturbed), but this is what we have discovered from listening to people’s experiences with other company’s products compare to ours.
We have been creating CBD dominant hemp products for our friends, family, and satisfied customers near and far since 2013. Always focused on delivering the highest caliber commodity, many customers come back time and again for good reason. With our seed-to-bottle approach, we have 100% control over every aspect of production: from growing our own hemp organically, to gentle extraction techniques, to sourcing only the finest ingredients for our recipes. We firmly believe in the integrity of our products. No steps are skipped, no corners are cut, and we feel this makes 4 Corners Cannabis unmatched in quality and effectiveness. Find out more here.