WHAT IS CBD?
Discover one of the most studied and well known plant!
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CBD (canabidiol) is one of the 100 or so phytocannabinoids from the hemp plant, and is one of the most well known and studied for its amazing healing properties. Virtually free of psychoactive THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), these compounds, including CBD, have shown to affect the brain and body in very positive ways without any mind altering effects.
We must be clear--we are NOT talking about marijuana. Although CBD (derived from industrial hemp) and marijuana originate from Cannabis sativa, the plants are very different. Hemp oil is from industrial hemp plants selected to be low in THC (0.3% or less), while medical and recreational marijuana is from plants selected for increased THC content, the compound that causes a "high". By law, hemp oil cannot contain any significant amounts of THC.
In 1992, scientists discovered the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) contains receptors for cannabinoids that basically affect every organ and system in the body. The ECS system modulates our mood, appetite, energy, immune system, hormones, brain chemistry, sleep, metabolism and overall well being. According to a study in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, CBD is an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-seizure, anti-nausea, and anti-psychotic compound.
The Natural Alternative carries only the highest quality "whole plant hemp oil" containing all the beneficial cannabinoids utilizing CO2 extraction (no solvents). Industry leaders such as Charlotte's Web, Lidtke, hempSMART, Terry Naturally, Earthly Body, and Nature's Plus have earned spots on our shelves and the customer feedback is amazing! Our hemp "phytocannabinoids" contain CBD as well as botanicals for stress, sleep, pain relief and overall better health. Don't forget our local baceae cannabis confections! These are not only decadent dark chocolate confections, but customers are reporting better sleep and pain relief!
In addition to phytocannabinoid drops and capsules, we carry Daily Intensive Cream, Soothing Serum and Active Spray.
"I've had back pain, my husband arthritis in his knee & we LOVE the results of the CBD cream. My 82 yr old mother with rheumatoid arthritis uses it on her lower back and has shown a huge difference in her pain. I recommend this for everyone!" Denise
Join us on Saturday, July 7 & 14 from 1 to 4pm for a "meet & greet" with Paula Vetter, board certified Holistic Family Nurse Practitioner. Paula is excited about introducing hempSMART, a line of quality full spectrum CBD. She will be here to answer questions and have samples available!
Happy Summer & see you soon!
*The information contained herein is for educational purposes only and does not constitute diagnosis, prescription, or treatment and is not intended to be used as a substitute for medical counseling with a health professional.
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