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9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know about CBD

Updated: Nov 2, 2022

If you’re reading this, chances are you are already interested in CBD. While this intriguing compound has a lot left for us to discover about it, here are nine things The Heart of Hemp wants you to know about CBD:

1. CBD can be derived from Hemp or Cannabis

Due to federal laws, CBD sold nationwide must contain a maximum of 0.3% THC. These products are always derived from hemp. Other products that are richer in THC and sold in states with medical or recreational marijuana laws in place, are typically derived from marijuana instead of hemp.

2. CBD is one of at least 113 cannabinoids

CBD and THC are the two cannabinoids that the cannabis plant is most famous for. However, there are at least 113 cannabinoids in the plant, and additional research could show there are even more yet to be discovered. Here are just a few other unique cannabinoids that we know about: CBG, CBN, CBC, CBDV, and CBGV.

3. CBD directly affects the ECS differently than THC does

As opposed to THC, which affects both the CB1 receptors (located in the brain) & CB2 receptors (located in the rest of the body) of the Endo-Cannabinoid System (ECS), CBD affects only the CB2 receptors. This is why CBD has a calming yet not psychoactive effect on consumers.

4. CBD can balance out some of the negative effects of THC

Some cannabis consumers avoid THC or limit its intake because they do not enjoy some of the effects. THC can cause increased levels of paranoia and anxiety in consumers new to the plant. Yet, some studies have shown that THC, when used in conjunction with CBD, provides the same medicinal benefits THC offers, but without the anxiety or panic attacks that were observed when the same participants were given THC alone. That said, if you find yourself in a scenario where you are having anxiety from taking too much THC, remember to take some CBD, it might just calm you down.

5. CBD can be used on pets

Like humans, animals have an Endo-Cannabinoid System that can react favorably to CBD. Whether you apply it topically to relieve skin ailments or feed it along with their meals, CBD is a pet friendly option for many of their ailments. Try The Heart of Hemp’s CBD Pet Tinctures if your dog or cat needs include Joint Support or alleviation from Pain & Anxiety.

6. CBD oil and Hempseed oil are not the same thing

While CBD oil and hempseed oil are both derived from the cannabis plant, they are vastly different oils. Hempseed oil is made from pressed hemp seeds and contains lots of antioxidants and fatty acids but almost zero cannabinoids. CBD oil is made from mainly the flowers of the mature Hemp plant. The flowering buds are where nearly all of the plants cannabinoids are found. It should be noted that Hempseed oil does not contain any notable cannabinoids and the effects of the two oils are not the same.

7. CBD was identified in 1940

While CBD has boomed in popularity in the past decade or so, it was originally identified in 1940 by Harvard University graduate, Roger Adams. Further research in 1946 showed CBD did not have intoxicating effects.

8. CBD was discovered to help epileptic patients in 1980

1980 was a landmark year for the advancement of CBD in mainstream health and wellness. It was then that it was discovered that CBD had anti-epileptic benefits and could be a safe and natural way to treat patients suffering from rare forms of seizures.

9. CBD strains are gaining popularity

Cannabis growers have long sought after strains that are high in THC because that is what consumers demanded. While these strains are still popular, Cannabis strains Hemp strains that are high in CBD are gaining popularity alongside them.

All CBD products from The Heart of Hemp are derived from natural or organic ingredients and lab-tested by a 3rd party to ensure efficacy and potency. If you have any questions about our products, please feel free to reach out at the following: 505-308-5655 or

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