What is CBD?

CBD stands for cannabidiol, which was first discovered in 1940. CBD is one of 113 naturally occurring and active compounds found in hemp plants. When all of the cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, proteins, and naturally occurring plant-based fiber are extracted together from the hemp plant, the result is what is called Full Spectrum CBD, which multiplies the potential health benefits for your body.

Full Spectrum CBD

Hemp is Cannabis
Marijuana is Cannabis
Hemp IS NOT Marijuana

Hemp vs. Marijuana

The terms cannabis, marijuana, and hemp are often used in relation to CBD. It is important to understand that the plant Cannabis Sativa has two primary species, hemp, and marijuana. Both contain CBD, but there’s a much higher percentage in hemp, which also has a very low (less than 0.3%) level of THC compared to marijuana.

In 2018, the U.S. Farm Bill was signed and federally legalized the production of hemp as an agricultural commodity while removing it from the list of controlled substances.

To be clear, CBD is not psychoactive and will not get you high or make you feel euphoric or sedated in any way.

Today, the therapeutic properties of CBD are being tested and confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world. Scientists are studying the effects of CBD on the body’s own Endocannabinoid System (ECS), a collection of cell receptors and corresponding molecules in the human body, responsible for regulating and maintaining many key physiologic functions. Maintaining a balanced ECS helps humans experience homeostasis.

Under the assault of stress, anxiety, inflammation, immunity, pain, mood, or illness, your body’s own Endocannabinoid System (ECS) may not produce enough endocannabinoids to fulfill communication requirements. Your ECS can then become unbalanced and deficient. Just like a daily vitamin can provide a boost for the body’s lack of a specific vitamin, scientists believe that hemp-derived CBD can provide a natural supplement to the deficiencies in the body’s Endocannabinoid System.

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) in your body is composed of endocannabinoids, which naturally bind to cannabinoid receptors (CBRs) that are expressed throughout your nervous system, as well as your body’s peripheral organs and tissues. Two primary cannabinoid receptors in your body are called CB1 and CB2. In addition to responding to cannabinoids naturally produced by your body, scientists have learned that your receptors will also recognize and respond to cannabinoids from external sources, including the phytocannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD). By stimulating the Endocannabinoid System, CBD promotes homeostasis, reduces pain sensation, and decreases inflammation.


The Enhanced Entourage Effect of CBD

There are 113 naturally occurring cannabinoids and more than 400 trace components found in hemp plants, including plant terpenes, flavonoids, vitamins, and minerals. The combination of these compounds has the ability to interact synergistically, meaning they work together to magnify the benefits and strengthen the overall potential effects.

For the WelCel™ Full-Spectrum CBD oil products, Dr. Lisa builds on this “entourage effect” by adding 3 key ingredients: Turmeric, Ginger, and Peppermint for their known medicinal benefits.

Primary Hemp Cannabinoids
Dr. Lisa’s 3 Key Ingredients
Enhanced Entourage Effect

Not All CBD Products Are Created Equal

As millions rave about the wide range of its health benefits, CBD oil has quickly evolved into a multi-billion dollar industry. However, not all CBD brands are as transparent as they should be about their sourcing methods and manufacturing processes, and consumers have purchased products under false pretense, later to find out they have received lesser quality CBD than advertised. We believe in 100% transparency. That’s why all WelCel products are sourced and made in the USA, double tested by independent third party labs, and have QR code labeling on every bottle.

Metal Free
Mold Free
Pesticide Free
Lab Tested
CO2 Extraction

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