what is CBD oil?

Learn more about what CBD is, the difference between Marijuana and Hemp, how it works in your body, and more.

cbd oil defined


Plainly put, CBD Oil refers to a phytocannabinoid rich extract diluted with a medium. MACRuDan CBD Oil contains only 2 ingredients: phytocannabinoid rich extract and Coconut Oil. No additives, no fluff - just the way Nature intended.

Phytocannbinoids are small compounds found in cannabis. CBD Oil is created by accessing and concentrating those compounds! Let's find out more about cannabis and what makes it so beneficial to our bodies!

compounds found in cannabis

This is Cannabis Sativa Cherry Wine. It consists of many different phytocannabinoids, flavinoids, terpenes, fats, lipids, chlorophyll and many more compounds that have all been found to be beneficial to the mammalian bodies for various reasons. Phytocannabinoids are the most medicinally beneficial compounds found in cannabis.

Some of the phytocannabinoids naturally occuring in cannabis include: cannabinol (CBN), cannabichromene (CBC), cannabicylol (CBL), cannabigerol (CBG), cannabidiol (CBD), and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). These are not the only cannabinoids found in cannabis but they've definitely received the most spotlight.

To understand what CBD is though, we must first distinguish between Marijuana and Hemp - both are classified as cannabis.

hemp

  • Contains <0.3% THC
  • Generally contains more non-intoxicating phytocannabinoids than Marijuana
  • Provides a psychoactive effect without intoxicating the body
  • Displays statistically significant anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic responses in the body
  • Can be used for construction, textiles, personal care, medicinally and to provide sustenance in the form of food
  • Federally legal in all 50 states as of 2014

marijuana

  • Contains >0.3% THC
  • Generally has the same phytocannabinoids as Hemp
  • Provides an "intoxicating" effect most people refer to as the "high" feeling
  • Provides powerful analgesic support
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Shows promising results in treating cancer
  • Used medicinally and recreationally for centuries
  • Illegal in most American states

how do phytocannabinoids interact in our bodies?

Our bodies produce endocannabinoids in all cells of our body: these compounds act almost identically to the phytocannabinoids found in cannabis. The endocannabinoids are interpreted by receptors found in every major system of our body. Once the endocannabinoids are produced in the cells, they are then consumed by metabolic enzymes after being used at the receptor sites. Together, all three of these functions make up our Endocannabinoid System.

what does the endocannabinoid system do?

Long story short, the ECS works to maintain homeostasis in your body. This means that if your blood sugar is high, the ECS works with your other organ systems to lower your blood sugar to a normal level. If you are stressed, subsequently producing large amounts cortisol, the ECS, in conjunction with other cannabinoids, will consume cortisol and reduce your stress levels.

You have receptors throughout your entire body that interpret endocannabinoids as well as phytocannabinoids. Each receptor has very specific functions that enable key processes in our bodies to occur. Take a look at the diagram to see which receptor is responsible for effective functionality of specific parts of your body!

stronger together

By now, we're sure you know that our products are "Full Spectrum." As a refresher, this means that our products don't just contain CBD - they contain a plethora of many different cannabinoids. It's simple: individual cannabinoids work better when they're paired with other cannabinoids! The more diverse a cannabinoid profile you consume, the greater the benefits you'll experience.

Each cannabinoid has a very unique chemical makeup that allows our body to interpret their structures in different ways.. Find out which cannabinoids could benefit your individual needs!

keep in mind...

CBD is not a miracle worker. But, it could offer you an opportunity to take control of your mental health, physical health and emotional well-being. It can help you be a better version of yourself because it establishes a new status quo - one in which you have the power to say how you live your life. Our question is, what are you waiting for?