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What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over a hundred chemical compounds in the hemp plant known as cannabinoids. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound found within the hemp plant. It promotes relief/recovery from different ailments and other symptoms without the “high” associated with its tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) counterpart or other pharmaceutical drugs.

It’s gaining momentum in the health and wellness sector as more scientific studies confirm it may ease symptoms of different ailments like pain, depression, anxiety, stress, skin conditions, and the heart, and it might have neuroprotective properties. Visit our resource page to view various studies and research.

Types of CBD

Will CBD get me high?

No, CBD derived from the hemp plant is known for its non-intoxicating/ non-euphoric effects, while some may feel an uplifting effect that is not the same sensation as being “high.”

Modes of Using CBD

Edibles or infused foods are a discrete way to try out CBD. It’s important to note that this method goes through your digestive system, which may take a few hours to process, lowering the absorption to around 20-30%.

Sublingual products or tinctures are another discrete method applied under the tongue, which is a quicker mode of absorption directly into the bloodstream without bypassing the digestive tract. Tinctures may offer the best bioavailability (absorption).

Topicals, lotions, and salves can be applied directly to the skin to help with localized pain or skin conditions.

Combustible options include smoking CBD or hemp flower, vaping, or consuming concentrates. Smoking allows the CBD to go directly into your bloodstream, making the effects feel much quicker.

What to buy? Full Spectrum vs Broad Spectrum vs Isolate

Full Spectrum products contain all the naturally occurring plant compounds in the hemp plant, including CBD and THC, terpenes, antioxidants, and flavonoids. Full Spectrum CBD products will have less than 0.3% THC (Legal Limit) and are non-psychoactive and non-euphoric. Scientists believe full spectrum products provide the best health experience due to the full spectrum of plant compounds due to the Entourage Effect.

The “Entourage Effect” is multiple plant compounds like cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and all the hemp plant compounds that work synergistically together to increase the wellness benefits of the plant, rather than just one plant compound isolated by itself.

Broad Spectrum products contain most of the cannabinoids except THC. Broad Spectrum can be considered a mix between full spectrum CBD and CBD isolate as it has most of the cannabinoids except THC. An excellent option for the military, first responders, teachers, and those who may have to take a urinalysis test as it contains zero traces of THC.

CBD ISOLATE is a crystalline solid or powder that contains 99% pure CBD. The traditional extraction process is to remove all the active plant compounds of the hemp plant, followed by a refinement process that further strips away any phytocannabinoids from the plant. This process leaves CBD isolated in its purest form

Nature’s Therapy specializes in Full Spectrum (Whole-Plant) products but also carries Broad Spectrum hemp products to create a full-body experience for everyone’s individual health needs.

Benefits of using Nature Therapy's products

Nature’s Therapy Medical Grade CBD products are sourced utilizing organically grown botanicals (herbs), essential oils, and full spectrum CBD hemp oil. We believe in using the whole plant material to provide consumers with the full spectrum of wellness benefits each ingredient offers. 

Our products are third-party lab tested for quality, purity, safety, and cleanliness, providing peace of mind and full transparency. Each product is accompanied by a full panel lab report (Certificate of Authenticity) on each product page. Our CBD is hemp-derived from the finest Organically Grown Colorado phytocannabinoid-enriched hemp.

We assure you that each product you consume or use topically is safe and effective. Our products are made in the U.S.A and are gluten-free, non-GMO, whole plant, without pesticides, bacteria (mold, mildew, salmonella, harmful toxins or gasses), paraben-free, sulfate-free, no artificial dyes, fragrance-free with no synthetic ingredients.

Nature’s Therapy specializes in whole plant hemp products for everyone’s individual needs creating a full-body experience.

We will not promote false hope or over-promise & underdeliver and make unsubstantiated health claims. CBD is Not a Cure but can help balance the endocannabinoid system, thus promoting relief to various ailments.

Why we choose ethanol/CO2 extraction

Extraction Methods are used to turn raw hemp into crude/distillate oil. While these methods have their pros and cons, the best and safest practices for product purity and the environment are complex.

In the early stages of extracting, supercritical CO2 and butane were the most commonly used methods: the former quite costly, time-consuming, and almost too effective, the latter explosive and dangerous. As the process is evolving, ethanol is a method of choice among many trusted companies as it is safe, effective, and retrieves the full spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes.

Ethanol and Supercritical CO2 – Reputable Choices

Ethanol Extraction 

The plant material is put into a filtration device, and ethanol is then passed through and dehydrated to dissolve the cannabinoids. Then using heat and vacuum, the ethanol evaporates, leaving behind cannabis oil.

The crude/distillate hemp oil must be further refined to reduce the THC content to below the legal .3% limit for full spectrum and to 0% for broad spectrum products.

Any residual ethanol, occurring in minuscule amounts, has been scientifically known to help increase the molecule’s absorption in the cells. Companies intentionally add ethanol to their final products for that reason.

This is why tinctures have traditionally been formulated in an alcohol base. According to the Pharmaceutical Plant Company, “Alcohol is an excellent solvent for herbs because it can extract the compounds and active ingredients that aren’t water-soluble, such as essential oils, alkaloids, and resins. It’s also the only edible solvent that can effectively extract the ingredients required.”

As ethanol extraction popularity increases, these traditional extraction methods are increasingly more efficient and environmentally safe. Manufacturers are increasingly switching to this safe and highly effective method. 

Supercritical CO2 extraction is another safe and costly way to separate CBD from its fiber.

Breaking down this complex process into simple terms are three steps:

  • Extraction with CO2 has been heated until it reaches both liquid and gas properties.
  • Separation – a quick reduction in pressure separates the CBD resin from the CO2; the CO2 is then recycled.
  • Purification, known as winterization, uses an ethanol bath to separate unwanted plant material. Then as in the ethanol process above, it’s heated and spun.

Do you utilize third party testing?

While the FDA does not require lab testing, it is a general good practice for a company to offer third-party full panel lab testing of their products. Third-party testing ensures transparency for the consumer and is something consumers should look for when shopping for CBD online.

A third-party lab test aims to have a neutral, unbiased source examine a company’s CBD products. Since there are no current FDA regulations on CBD products, offering a full (third-party) panel lab test provides consumers with peace of mind that the product they are purchasing is safe & non-toxic, and causing them less likely to fall for scams, false advertising, or an unsafe product.

Our products undergo rigorous third-party lab testing to provide transparency, potency, and cleanliness. We utilize reputable laboratories that provide full-panel testing results to include complete cannabinoid & terpene profiles, pesticides, heavy metals, microbial bacteria, yeast, mold, salmonella, and residual solvents. We assure you that each product you consume or use topically is safe and effective.

Each of Nature Therapy’s product descriptions provides a copy of the COA.

How to Read a Lab Report

Is CBD a cure all product?

While many claims are buzzing around the internet about CBD’s health and wellness benefits of CBD, there are not enough academic studies yet to provide conclusive evidence on the subject. In 2018 the FDA approved Epidiolex for reducing seizures for those with severe forms of epilepsy. To date, the alleged health benefits of CBD, such as chronic pain relief, anxiety and depression, sleep problems, and other health ailments, have not been fully proven by human studies. However, there have been animal studies that indicate the medicinal properties of CBD. 

It’s important to note that these studies’ effectiveness is partly due to the Medical-Grade, high-quality CBD products versus over-the-counter products people are shopping in convenience stores. 

What is the Endocannabinoid System?

The Endocannabinoid System (ESC) is a biological system within the human body that was first discovered in the late ’80s and early ’90s. The ECS is compromised of endocannabinoids, receptors, and enzymes that help to regulate our cognitive & physiological human functions such as appetite, anxiety & stress response, mood, memory, focus, pain & inflammation sensation, and more. ECS plays an essential role in the central nervous system, synaptic plasticity, and the response to internal and environmental factors.

Two primary endocannabinoid receptors are CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are found predominantly in the brain and the nervous system, the peripheral organs, and tissues. They are the main molecular target of the endocannabinoid ligand (binding molecule), anandamide. CB2 receptors are predominantly in the body.

One other main endocannabinoid, 2- Arachidonoylglcerol (2-AG), is active in both cannabinoid receptors, along with its mimetic phytocannabinoid. CBD 2-AG is involved in the regulation of appetite, immune system functions, and pain management.

Layman Terms = Experts believe the overall function of the Endocannabinoid System is to create Homeostasis (Balance) throughout the brain & body), which is what cannabinoids (CBD, CBG, CBN, CBC)
are designed by nature.

Description of the Skin

The skin is the largest organ of the body with a very complex structure that contributes to homeostasis (balance) and provides the first line of defense against injury and infection. It’s important to be aware that the skin is porous and will absorb 60% of what you put on it which is why you may sometimes find yourself having a reaction from low quality ingredients vs. all natural alternatives.

Photo Credit: 2014 WebMD

The Skins Endocannabinoid System

In the last 30 years, it has become evident that the Endocannabinoid System plays a relevant role in healthy and diseased skin. Numerous cell types in the skin have been shown to host different Endocannabinoid molecules and receptors. There is ongoing research on the positive effects of cannabinoids and the skin’s endocannabinoid system CB1 and CB2 receptors. Some studies show cannabinoids positively impact psoriasis and chronic inflammatory skin disorders.

The Skin’s Endocannabinoid System comprises endogenous endocannabinoids in virtually all tissues. Their G-protein- coupled cannabinoid receptors CB1 & CB2, biosynthetic pathways, and metabolizing enzymes have been implicated in multiple regulatory functions in the different layers of our skin.

This system has two primary receptors, CB1 & CB2, that cause the skin to signal our DNA, producing a protein that stops the production of pain and inflammation-causing arachidonic acid.

The primary function is to control the proper well-balanced proliferation, differentiation, and survival of our skin cells, creating Homeostasis (balance). The disruption of this delicate balance may facilitate the development of multiple pathological skin conditions like acne, allergic dermatitis, itching, pain, and psoriasis.

What are cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are a group of compounds found in the hemp plant with over 100 cannabinoids currently identified. The most common cannabinoids are THC, CBD, CBN, CBC, and CBG. Cannabinoids produce their effects by interacting with specific receptors CB1 & CB2 in the brain and body located within different parts of the the central nervous system, thus regulating how cells communicate.

Cannabigerol (CBG) is the mother of all
cannabinoids and the precursor to both
CBD and THC. CBG may help decrease
inflammation, discomfort relief, anxiety,
glaucoma effects and may act as a
neuroprotectant.

Cannabinol (CBN) is a minor cannabinoid
that may help relieve discomfort, slow
inflammation, and promote restful sleep.

Cannabichromene (CBC) is minor
cannabinoid that may help regulate
the immune system, relieve discomfort,
and provide inflammation support.

CBD Isolate is a THC-Free crystalline solid
or powder that contains 99% pure CBD.

What are Cannabinoids

What are CB1 and CB2 Receptors?

CB1 and CB2 receptors were identified over 30 years ago. Endocannabinoids found throughout your body bind to these CB1 and CB2 receptors throughout the brain and body.

CB1 receptors are found in the brain and the central nervous system while the CB2 receptors are found throughout and in your peripheral nervous system, more specifically immune cells. Endocannabinoids bind to either receptor, depending on where the receptor is located changes the effect.

What is the Entourage Effect?

The “Entourage Effect” is multiple plant compounds like cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and all the hemp plant compounds that work synergistically together to increase the wellness benefits of the whole plant, rather than just one plant compound isolated by itself.

The theory that hemp plant compounds work synergistically together to create unique effects in our body is known as the “entourage effect.” Specifically, when we consume THC, CBD, and other known cannabinoids, it creates unique effects and health benefits within our bodies. Another theory that exists, created by Dr. Ethan Russo, believes that terpenes play a strong role in the entourage effect as well.

It’s important to note that when shopping for CBD products (full-spectrum CBD) provides you with the full benefits of the entourage effect.

Scientists have discovered that Full Spectrum Products will have better health benefits due to the Entourage Effect, rather than just one cannabinoid isolated by itself.

What’s the Difference Between Full-Spectrum CBD and Broad Spectrum?
Photo Credit: Aurum Labs

What are terpenes?

Terpenes are aromatic compounds found in many plants, although they are more commonly associated with the cannabis plant. Terpenes create the characteristic scent offered by a plant, such as lavender, pine, rosemary, and orange. Their scent is often used by the plant for protection or reproduction but can also be used for human health benefits. 

Due to the vibrant smell that terpenes produce, many people utilize terpenes in essential oils, which becomes an integrative part of aromatherapy, helping with stress and leveling someone’s mood based on the specific scent they are working with. 

New research also indicates that terpenes may have health benefits; when combined with cannabinoids, they produce a synergy that may aid with inflammation support, stress, mood, and discomfort from our ailments. Plenty of terpenes that you encounter regularly include fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, and other botanicals.

Commonly found terpenes in the cannabis plant include: limonene, pinene, linalool, myrcene, beta-caryophyllene, humulene, and many others. Each of these terpenes offers specific therapeutic benefits based on its scent. 

Some common ones include:

Alpha-pinene is the most common terpene in the plant world. Pine promotes alertness and memory by the metabolic breakdown of acetylcholinesterase, a neurotransmitter in the brain that stimulates cognitive effects.

Beta-caryophyllene is a sesquiterpene found in black pepper, oregano, clove, and many green leafy vegetables. It may relieve ailment discomfort and support inflammation because it binds directly to the peripheral cannabinoid receptor CB2.

Limonene, a major terpene found in citrus plants, is thought to be uplifting, help boost mood, and have powerful antimicrobial action to help fight against bacteria.

Linalool, a terpenoid found in lavender, may help with skin conditions, inflammation support, and aid in ailment discomfort when applied topically.

Myrcene found in mangos may help the muscle to relax, relieve discomfort, and provide inflammatory support.

Terms of Sale & Refund Policy

Complete terms of purchase are provided at checkout. Agreeing to the terms and conditions, you understand that the products purchased, whether consumable or topical, contain cannabinoids from hemp. 

As the FDA has not evaluated these products, we make no claims as to any benefits from our products. If you decide to purchase our products, you do so based on your opinions on any benefits these products may provide. 

All products carry a 30-day customer satisfaction guarantee. If you are not satisfied with any of these products, simply return the unused portion of the product. We will issue a full refund if we receive a returned product within 30 days. Accepting the terms of purchase means you agree to and understand the refund policy.

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