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What is CBD?

CBD has been receiving a lot of buzz over the last few years. But what is it exactly?

CBD is…

Cannabidiol, or more commonly known as CBD, is a natural substance found in hemp plants. It’s one of the active compounds found in hemp and the plant we use to derive CBD for our products. The hemp plant is rich in chemicals called cannabinoids that bind to our cells cannabinoid receptors. There are 90+ types of cannabinoids discovered thus far, many with documented medicinal properties. CBD is non-psychoactive cannabinoid and it doesn’t activate CB1 or CB2 receptors found in your brain which are a part of the endocannabinoid system. 

 

What is the Endocannabinoid System? 

Great question! The Endocannabinoid system plays a key role in maintaining the homeostasis of your body and its systems including the brain, endocrine, and immune, among others.

So what does all of that mean? In layman’s terms – CBD doesn’t give you a high, has shown to be non-addictive and is known for its calming properties to help with anxiety, migraines and sleep.

 

What is the history of Hemp? 

Hemp has been utilized extensively throughout history for over 10,000 years, dating back to approximately 8,000 B.C. China has been documented as using it in a variety of ways from paper to medicinal remedies. Today, hemp is known for over 25,000 uses including paints, ink, paper, food, textiles among others.

 

How is CBD extracted?

CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the hemp plant, then diluting it with an oil like coconut or hemp seed oil. Here at Roma Leaf, we use high quality CO2 to extract the CBD, ensuring the highest purity is infused in our premium products. 

 

How can you use CBD?

There are several products we offer that provide different ways to use CBD. We have oils, both for applying and ingesting, bath bombs (pretty self-explanatory) and, soon to launch, chocolates to eat! Check out our product page to see our full range and what works best for you.

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