CBD: A Quick Overview

CBD, (also known as cannabidiol) is a cannabinoid that is found in the flowers, leaves and stems of the hemp plant. CBD is a cannabinoid known to aide in providing relief for inflammation, pain, stress, anxiety, insomnia and depression. CBD is similar in structure to substances our bodies naturally produce called endocannabinoids, which help regulate and balance many processes in the body for stability, health, and a sense of wellbeing.

Why do people use CBD?
Many people use CBD to promote a state known as homeostasis, the body’s natural tendency to maintain a healthy balance in all its systems. Our products are designed to focus on CBD’s anti-inflammatory, muscle soothing and pain reducing benefits. We formulate our products with complementary herbs, minerals and
essential oils that magnify these benefits. Studies have shown that CBD helps reduce pain, stress, inflammation, and anxiety by interacting with the neurotransmitters in your body. Neurotransmitters are often referred to as the body's chemical messengers, and they help regulate bodily systems at a cellular level.

The Endocannabinoid System:
The endocannabinoid system is essentially a system of receptors in the human body that regulates all sorts of functions within the body. This system's job is to maintain homeostasis. Homeostasis is the body's state of balance. The endocannabinoid system plays a role in:

1. Appetite
2. Mood
3. Memory
4. Immune system strength
5. Physically stability
6. Overall homeostasis

The endocannabinoid system is made up of three main parts:

Endocannabinoids:These are molecules that help the endocannabinoid system maintain its balance. Our bodies produce endocannabinoids constantly to help regulate internal and external issues.
Cannabinoid receptors: These receptors are what react to the different cannabinoids. There are two receptors that act as a signaling system in the body to help regulate biological processes. The CB1 receptor regulates appetite and memory, while the CB2 receptor focuses on the immune system.
Enzymes: In the endocannabinoid system enzymes act as a catalyst by breaking down and helping the body to reuse endocannabinoids.

Why Homeostasis is important:
Homeostasis is the way our body keeps itself running smoothly. It ensures that our systems are working properly and it keeps all of the moving parts in harmony. Our bodies are constantly trying to maintain homeostasis, and it has an impact on both physical and mental health. CBD can provide an extra boost to help calm and heal the body, as well as alleviate stress. It offers a great way to help keep balance and allow your body to function at its optimal potential.

Is CBD a drug?
CBD oil is not considered to be a drug. CBD does not cause a high like marijuana. CBD is non-toxic and non-addictive. There is no known incidence of illness caused by consumption of CBD oil. All Isospec LLC products undergo rigorous testing to guarantee they are free of THC and any potential contaminants. We use a patented technology to remove any residual THC found in our hemp extract. Drug tests do not test for CBD, and CBD cannot produce a false positive on a test designed to look for THC. As long as you’re using products that have all the THC removed, such as those produced by Isospec LLC, and you are not using marijuana products, you will not fail a drug test. You cannot overdose on CBD. There is no record of anyone ever overdosing on CBD. CBD is completely non-toxic. All of Isospec LLC products are THC-free. All Isospec LLC CBD oil products are made from PCR hemp, are THC-free, and can be shipped legally to all 50 U.S. states.

Types of CBD Products

There are many CBD products and a variety of ways to use them. Choose products that will best address your particular needs and those you can most readily integrate into your routine.

Cream: Great for muscle recovery. Applying CBD to a specific area will absorb directly into a specific part of the body and help to stimulate the healing.

Lotion:Great for moisturizing dry skin, while increasing blood flow and penetrating deep into joints and muscles to quickly relieve soreness. Great for larger areas experiencing pain or soreness such as legs, arms, hands and feet.

Salve:Thicker than creams and lotions, slaves are all natural and a great way to target inflammation and help relieve muscle and joint pain.

Pain stick: This all natural, easy-to-use roll-on lets you effectively target trouble spots and relieve pain on the go. Great to keep in your gym bag or purse!

Tinctures: This is a simple way incorporate CBD into your daily routine.CBD tinctures work like taking a multivitamin and help your body achieve and maintain the internal state of homeostasis.

Bath bombs: Post workout baths are already the bomb. Throwing in a CBD bath bomb will not only relax you, but help to calm and heal your whole body.

Massage oil: CBD massage oils can be applied to target areas, whether going for overall relaxation or working out a knot—taking your massage to the next level.

How to take CBD:Even though CBD is completely safe, here is a good checklist to prepare your body for using it:

- Talk to your doctor about CBD, your intentions with it, and if there's anything in your medical history that might be important to know in relation to CBD.
- Start slow and low. That is, try a lower concentration/dosage of CBD and build up slowly over time.
- Notice how you feel and give your body time to adjust.
- Decide what product is best for you and research different effects of different choices.
- Drink water and eat a healthy meal before ingesting or applying.