What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?
CBD is one of more than 80 active cannabinoid chemicals in the cannabis plant.
Humans have naturally occurring cannabinoid receptors located in the brain. They are part of the Endocannabinoid system which is involved in a variety of physiological processes. CBD, or cannabidiol, stimulates the production of our own cannabinoids. These cannabinoids promote health in ways that are still being discovered.
While we cannot make medical claims, we have received tremendously positive feedback from our consumers. READ HERE. As with any supplement, we suggest and encourage that you consult with your healthcare provider about Bluegrass Hemp Oil (Kentucky Cannabis Company) products. **Where possible, we firmly believe you should reduce pharmaceutical medication where possible and while under a doctor’s supervision.
We proudly stand behind the fact that the CBD in all Bluegrass Hemp Oil products is straight from the bloom of our natural, Kentucky grown, high CBD/low THC hemp plants. No hemp stalks, fan leaves or seeds were harmed during its production. ☺ Don’t get us wrong… All parts of this wonderful plant have their place and benefits; however, CBD extractions isn’t it.
Imported, industrial hemp products are derived from the seed or RETTED stalk of the plant, not from the leaves and blooms with resin trichomes containing CBD…. It’s important to note: While small amounts of Cannabidiol might be pressed or extracted from hemp seed or stalk, high quality CBD can only be extracted from the blooms and leaves. Hemp oil start-ups lack credibility when they say their CBD comes from hemp seed and stalk.
Absolutely! All of our products are analytically tested and certified by an independent, industry lab.
Yes. CBD inhibits the cytochrome P450 enzyme, which is involved in metabolizing many drugs. Compounds in grapefruit inhibit the same enzyme group, which is why physicians advise patients not to eat grapefruit shortly before or after taking a medication. By inhibiting cytochrome P450, CBD can either reduce or increase the effects of other drugs. In some situations, it may be advisable for a physician to monitor a patient’s blood levels of other medications while taking CBD. This is particularly important for children on multiple medications. There are several parent groups on social media that help parents with CBD interaction with pharmaceuticals. **Again, we firmly believe it’s best to reduce medication(s) where possible.
Full Cannabinoid spectrum extractions, like Bluegrass Hemp Oil, are definitely better! Single-molecule advocates reflect a cultural and political bias that benefits Big Pharma products and it’s not the ideal way to receive the benefits of CBD. Cannabis sativa contains several hundred compounds, including various flavonoids, terpenes, and many other cannabinoids in addition to CBD. Each of these compounds has specific healing attributes, but when combined they create what scientists refer to as a holistic “entourage effect,” so that the therapeutic impact of the whole plant is greater than the sum of its single-molecule parts.
Yes. Absolutely. Single-molecule CBD synthesized in a lab (crystalline) extracted and refined from retted industrial hemp stalks lacks critical medicinal terpenes and secondary cannabinoids found in high-CBD Cannabis sativa strains. These compounds are essential as they interact with CBD to enhance its therapeutic benefits. Because of the poor results of past single molecule cannabis products, we feel it’s better to include the whole natural array of cannabinoid goodness in the plant.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, mitigate, treat or prevent a specific disease or class of diseases.