Cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, is a compound found in hemp plants. Contrary to popular belief, hemp is not marijuana and CBD is non-psychoactive, so it won’t make you high or greatly interfere with your ability to function.
It is not yet fully understood how CBD works in the body but there is scientific agreement that it has to do with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). In the most basic terms, humans, and many other mammals, have an internal system that creates, monitors, and breaks down excess endocannabinoids (endo means “within”). Since CBD is a cannabinoid, it is thought that it resembles the body’s own enough to act within the system. For a more in-depth explanation go this link.
There are many studies concerning the use of CBD in treating health concerns from acne to cancer and generally, the conclusions are favorable to CBD. It is widely considered by science to be a safe compound, with few, if any side effects and no known abuse potential (link).
Elevare’s broad spectrum CBD is called that because it contains other compounds, terpenes, for the “entourage effect” (discussed in question “what terpenes are used in your products). We believe it makes for a better product, more naturally mimicking the consumption of the entire hemp plant but with zero THC.
Don’t worry, since our products are derived from hemp and contain no THC, they are legal on the federal level.