Here at Endoca, we get a lot of people asking us what CBD crystals are... and it’s really quite a good question. How do you get a crystal out of a plant like cannabis?
Before we get into that though, it’s important to talk a little bit about CBD as a compound and why it has become such a buzzword in the last few years, before getting into why we might want to use CBD crystals over other CBD products.
So, what even is CBD?
CBD is a compound found in the cannabis plant. This particular compound is what’s referred to as a cannabinoid, and is one of over 80 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant that we currently know of.
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What is a Cannabinoid?
Cannabinoids are compounds that humans, animals and plants all produce. These compounds interact with specific cannabinoid cell receptors that both humans and animals have, called CB1 and CB2 receptors.
Up until now, researchers have isolated two different kinds of cannabinoids
- Phytocannabinoids–cannabinoids made by plants
- Endocannabinoids– cannabinoids made by all vertebrate animals, including humans
These cannabinoids were actually first discovered relatively recently and owe their name to the plant that they were originally discovered in: Cannabis.
For that reason, phytocannabinoids have specifically been in the spotlight, and in particular CBD. This is because an increasingly significant number of scientific studies suggest to CBD being a promising therapy for the treatment of an innumerable number of ailments, illnesses and disorders.
How Do Cannabinoids Work Within Our Bodies?
Inside all of us we have an endocannabinoid system (ECS). This important physiological system is made up of cell receptors, called cannabinoid receptors (CBs), and their natural binding molecules, endocannabinoids, which we all naturally produce.
The ECS works with almost all systems within the body, maintaining balance, or homeostasis. This is why a healthy endocannabinoid system is so important for your health, both physical and mental. But sometimes our bodies do not produce enough endocannabinoids, or they are not being utilised properly within the body due to any number of different instigators that create imbalances within the body. This is the point at which CBD has been seen to have a hand in.
Why Take CBD Products?
There are many reasons why our bodies may not be producing enough endocannabinoids or utilising them sufficiently. Now, as more information comes out, it has been suggested that an endocannabinoid deficiency could be the possible physiological cause for a broad range of conditions. This is why CBD has become such an important compound. Due to its perceived interactions with the ECS, it has shown to help bring the body back into balance when we are not producing or using enough of our own endocannabinoids.
To our own detriment, this harmless little cannabinoid is the unfortunate victim of classical conditioning produced through government propaganda during the 20th century and is therefore stunted in this archaic taboo. Nevertheless, CBD has been found to be quite safe to use on both animals and humans, is legal in most countries around the world, and is also non-psychoactive; meaning it can easily be incorporated into our daily routine as a part of a balanced and active lifestyle?
What Has CBD Been Seen to Help?
Since CBD’s discovery, there has been an astonishing amount of research done on a variety health and wellness subjects. So far preclinical research suggests CBD to help in the treatment of many conditions such as:
- Attention disorders
- Neuropathic pain
- Epilepsy and seizures
- Digestive issues
- Skin disorders, plus many more!
So What Exactly Are CBD Crystals
CBD crystals, otherwise known as CBD isolate are fast gaining in popularity among CBD products. This is due to their versatile nature, discreet appearance, neutral taste and smell, and the fact that they only contain CBD. All Endoca CBD products are extracted from organic hemp plants, grown in Europe, and tested to the utmost degree. Our crystals are no exception, and are isolated from the extractions we get from these highly regarded plants.