At Salve My Body we pride ourselves in a solventless process, meaning it relies on heat and pressure to squeeze cannabinoids and terpenes from the source material, as opposed to the chemical (solvent) process used to produce BHO. We believe in honoring the plant in its natural and organic state.
Hemp is the world's pioneer yet most misunderstood plant.
Our body produces endocannabinoids. These are neurotransmitters that are bind to cannabinoid receptors in your nervous system. Endocannabinoids aid your body, relieving physical discomfort.
This is called the endocannabinoid system. Back in the day, medical students didn’t even know about this system. It was discovered in the 1990s by Dr. Rafael Mechoulan from the Hebrew University in Israel. The endocannabinoid system is a network of cells throughout our body that have receptors for CBD. In fact, there are more receptors for CBD in our body than any other kind of receptor.
So, the endocannabinoid system is truly the largest network of its kind throughout our entire physiology. Among other things, Dr. Mechoulan has also discovered that we make our own cannabinoids in our body. Our bodies are filled with CBD receptors.
In CBD, there are two receptor types: CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are largely found in the brain (hypothalamus, hippocampus, and amygdala) and nervous system. Meanwhile, CB2 receptors exist mostly in immune cells throughout the body. In turn, CB1 and CB2 receptors are responsible for regulating different physiological functions.
CB1 receptors are primarily associated with regulating movement, coordination, cognition, memory, and emotion. Conversely, CB2 receptors are associated with inflammation, pain, and appetite.
Every aspect of human physiology is based on the balance between polar opposite between the yin and yang, creating homeostasis. When we look at the specific parts of our physiology like the immune system, there are yin and yang. There will be opposite like anti-inflammation and inflammation; negative and positive.
When these two things are in balance, your immune system is functioning properly. If we’re talking about our nervous system, then we’re talking about the forces of excitation and inhibition or relaxation.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound extracted from hemp or marijuana. The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill) excluded hemp and its constituents from the definition of marijuana. They are removed from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).
Hemp is a valuable agricultural commodity and contains only trace levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the intoxicating compound in marijuana. Hemp has been cultivated throughout human history for many purposes, including food, fiber, and oil.
Modern science has demonstrated that, in addition to its value as a food and fiber, hemp extracts naturally contain CBD and that it may have its own health-promoting benefits. Now, by excluding hemp from the definition of marijuana, hemp with no more than 0.3 percent THC (and its constituents, such as CBD) is no longer a controlled substance under the CSA.