Learn More About Cannabidiol
What Is CBD?
CBD is a naturally occurring compound found in the hemp plant and cannabis plant, with an extensive history as a medicine going back thousands of years. To date the therapeutic properties of CBD have been confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world. A safe, non-addictive, non-psychoactive substance that has been regarded as one of the most important compounds discovered to date.
THE IVITA DIFFERENCE
Terpenes (such as limonene) and closely related substances called terpenoids (such as menthol) are produced by plants and are known primarily for their aromas. These products serve a variety of functions for plants. Many have medicinal properties and are the focus of research into pain, inflammation and other indications. These compounds enhance and complement the function of CBD. Some terpenes are even more beneficial than the actual CBD because of their potential to transmit olfactory signals to your brain neurotransmitters. IVITA CBD contains powerful terpenes to enhance and optimize the best CBD experience.
HOW DOES CBD WORK?
The human body's endocannabinoid system has cannabinoid binding sites throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems as well as organs and tissues. The two most relevant receptors for cannabinoids are the CB1 and CB2 receptors, which are expressed predominantly in the brain and immune system respectively. The endocannabinoid system has been shown to have a balancing role (homeostasis) by controlling several metabolic functions that affect our everyday experience; our mood, energy levels, immune activity, pain, stress, hunger and much more.
The Entourage Effect
The entourage effect is a proposed mechanism by which all the compounds present in Cannabis act together (synergistically) to maximize a positive clinical effect and minimize a side effect.