What is cannabidiol (CBD)?

14 Jun , 2019

Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, has been gaining popularity at lightning speed. It is one of the more dominant molecules found within the cannabis plant.  Unlike THC, the psychoactive component of the cannabis plant, CBD is a non-psychotropic (no high) and offers a wide range of effects - reducing inflammation, relieving pain, and balancing chemicals in the nervous system.

With the craze of this CBD movement, you can find cannabis products everywhere.  From smoke shops to specialized online retailers, there are a ton of choices and it is hard to decide if sources are reputable or which products will work for you.  Not all CBD products are created equal.

They come in all shapes and forms - from creams and oils, to honey and even gummies, be sure to know what best works for you and the absorption rate you are looking for.  There are even differences in the types of CBD. Full spectrum may contain some THC in the product, though it may or may not be labeled.  CBD isolate on the other hand is THC-free. Make sure the products you are getting are lab tested to verify the concentration and purity of ingredients. 

Plenty of unethical companies are jumping on the bandwagon, and not thinking of their patients first.  As one of America’s biggest producers, John Merritt, explains:

“It’s common to find cheap CBD products, watered down with labels claiming it is high strength, however most cheap CBD oil comes from untested products with little to no CBD content.”

Our advice to anyone taking CBD: do your research!

The very best CBD is made in the US and is gently extracted to preserve all the beneficial properties which are naturally present but stripped out by the harsher, industrial extraction used in cheaper products.

At TRU Leaf Labs, it is our goal to bring to our customers CBD products of the highest quality. We follow each ingredient (grown in USA) from seed to shelf and all products are manufactured on-premises by our staff of medical professionals. We conducted extensive research to formulate our proprietary blended CBD products with unique ingredients that encourage the best absorption possible. All of our products are third party tested and reviewed to the highest standard. What is written on the label is exactly what you get.   

As more research develops, and CBD’s popularity continues to grow, stay knowledgeable. Subscribe to our newsletter for more CBD education and tips, and for your own shopping be sure your products come from a reputable source that is verified, documented, and honest.