CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is a phytocannabinoid, meaning a cannabinoid found in plants. 113 cannabinoids have been identified so far in hemp plants, including CBD and THC, the ones most people are familiar with. Cannabinoids each affect the body differently, and researchers are exploring their benefits. They benefit a wide range of biological systems by interacting with receptors related to the endocannabinoid system found in vertebrates.
No, hemp derived CBD products do not have the psychoactive aspects of cannabis derived CBD products. Hemp derived CBD products must legally contain less than 0.3% THC.
CBD products derived from hemp containing less than 0.3% THC are legal in all 50 states.
Hemp based CBD products are made from plants specifically bred to contain less than 0.3%THC. While this is very low and generally considered safe to use even if being screened, it istechnically possible for it to show up on some types of drug tests.
Because of this, we developed our Broad Spectrum product line. They contain absolutely no THC and will never cause you to test positive.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is found in both cannabis and hemp. But cannabis also contains thepsychoactive compound THC, which is what gets you high. By using CBD derived from helpplants, you get the health benefits of CBD without the psychoactive effects of THC.
Full Spectrum CBD is the oil extract from hemp and contains all the plant’s naturallyoccurring compounds, including a wide variety of cannabinoids in addition to CBD(cannabidiol). These compounds work synergistically in what’s called the entourage effect,
and it is desirable to preserve them.
An isolate is the purest form of any compound. CBD isolate is made by extracting it fromhemp and removing all other compounds, including the other cannabinoids such as THC.Products made with CBD isolate have no THC content at all. While they still offer the welldocumented benefits of CBD, isolate products do not have the entourage effect.
Broad Spectrum is the goldilocks of CBD products for people who need 100% THC freeoptions. It retains the beneficial cannabinoids found in Full Spectrum CBD, but completelyremoves the THC. This means it delivers the enhanced benefits of the entourage effect withno risk of failing a drug test.
There are hundreds of naturally occurring cannabinoids in hemp plants, such as terpenesand flavonoids. This includes THC and CBD. The entourage effect is when these compoundswork synergistically in our bodies, creating a longer lasting, more stable beneficial influence.
This is the primary reason full and broad spectrum CBD products are preferential toproducts made only with CBD isolates, which by definition cannot provide an entourageeffect.
Kief are the crystals that form on the tip of the resin glands on hemp plants. These contain a higher concentration of cannabinoids than the body of the plant.
Trichomes are tiny outgrowths, like hairs, that are a normal part of the anatomy of manyplants. On hemp plants these resin glands produce cannabinoids, which are visible as kief crystals.
Terpenes are aromatic compounds naturally found in plants that contribute to taste, smell and color. They’re the basis of essential oils. In the context of CBD products, they contribute to the entourage effect.
Flavonoids are phytonutrients, which means they are naturally occurring metabolites found in most fruits and vegetables. They are one of the compounds that give plants, fruits and vegetables their color. In the context of CBD products, they contribute to the entourage effect.
One of the most important questions to consider when purchasing CBD products is whether the hemp was grown outside (also called sun grown) or inside (greenhouse or hydroponic).
There are many reasons that hemp grown naturally in the sun is superior to hemp grown in artificial indoor environments, including:
● Lower carbon footprint
● Less water use
● No contaminated waste water
● No carbon dioxide gassing
● No mono crops
● Naturally amended soil
● Full, natural, seasonal growing cycle
● Optimal quantity, potency and diversity of cannabinoids
● More stable, longer lasting product effects
All the hemp used in Made Plant Health products is grown outside on strictly organic farms.
Made Plant Health is a boutique farming operation founded by former NHL star Daniel Carcillo, after being inspired to help others the way CBD helped him. He partnered with an experienced biochemist already well established in the CBD industry to pursue their shared goals of creating the highest quality products, helping people improve their quality of life, and furthering scientific research. You can read more about Daniel and Jeremy starting the company on the About page.
Our goal is to offer the best CBD products available. This includes a variety of choices we made for our production and formulations, including:
● Organically cultivated sun grown hemp
● Solventless CBD extraction process (Full Spectrum product line)
● No heat treatment (Full Spectrum Product Line)
● Nanoemulsified CBD oil (Rapid Release product line)
● Broad Spectrum THC free over isolates (Broad Spectrum product line)
Our founders work hands on in the hemp fields, and our products are formulated by an industry veteran with a PhD in biochemistry.
All of our CBD products are made from organically grown hemp. All of our mushroom
products are made with USDA certified organic medicinal mushrooms.
There is a long history of successful use of cannabis and mushrooms for medicinal purposes. That history of traditional use is now being supported by hard data from clinical research. Our positive personal experiences combined with the emerging science inspired us to develop combination products that offer the benefits of both.
You can see an overview of the research documented health benefits on the Medicinal Mushrooms education page.
Our rapid release products are made with nanoemulsified CBD oil. This is an advanced
delivery system that significantly improves bioavailability. You can learn more about how
this works on the Nanoemulsified CBD Oil education page.
All of our capsule and oil products are vegan. Our salve does contain beeswax, which is considered vegetarian but not vegan.
Sometimes called smart drugs or cognitive enhancers, nootropics are substances that may improve cognitive (mental) performance in healthy adults. Research has found nootropic properties in a variety of medicinal mushrooms.
CBD interacts with an important part of our bodies called the endocannabinoid system. This system influences a wide range of biological functions critical to our health, including sleep, mood, inflammation and immunity. You can learn more about how this works on the Endocannabinoid System education page.