What is CBD?

Many people are familiar with cannabidiol (CBD), but there are actually dozens of cannabinoids found in hemp, which have shown many benefits in studies. We choose to make all our products with full-spectrum hemp oil, which includes all of the cannabinoids found in the plant, so you don’t miss out on any of the benefits. In addition to the dozens of cannabinoids, which you can learn more about below, hemp oil is a great source of essential vitamins, minerals, Omega fatty acids, flavonoids, chlorophyll and terpenes.

On a molecular level, all classes of cannabinoid are derived from the cannabinoid cannabigerol (CBG). Cannabinoids are changed from their original acid forms by decarboxylation through heat, light, or alkaline conditions, allowing them to interact fully with the endocannabinoid system. Learn more about all the cannabinoids available in our full spectrum hemp oil and custom blends:

CBG (Cannabigerol)- Non-Psychoactive, considered a minor cannabinoid since it’s typically present at low levels (typically less than 1%). CBGA is the chemical parent of THCA and CBDA. Cannabis plants produce Cannabigerolic Acid (CBGA) which is then converted into THCA (Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid), CBDA (Cannabidiolic Acid), or CBCA

(Cannabichromenic Acid) by an enzyme process within the plant. CBGA is typically observed to have converted into its child parts almost immediately upon its own formation. In most instances, more THC means less CBD and CGBm and vice versa. Some studies have shown evidence of relief for the following; Intraocula pressure, Inflammatory Bowel Disease. It has also shown promising results as an anti-bacterial and as a potential course of study in regard to bladder contraction

CBN (Cannabinol)- A promising sedative (overlooking its other traits) that has been found by Steep Hill Labs to be as effective in 5mg CBN doses as 10mg doses of Diazepam. This particular cannabinoid has little to no psychoactive effects, and is typically found in quantities rarely exceeding 1% of most plant’s cannabinoid content. It is theorized that CBN sontent in Indicas is a contributor to their sedative tendencies. As THC oxidizes (as a result of heat or oxygen exposure) it converts to CBN, and is how the cannabinoid is typically found. Improperly stored/cured Indicas tend oxidize into CBN slightly as they age. Research points to Pain relief, Anti-insomnia, promotes growth of bone cells, antibacterial properties, Anti-inflamatory properties, anti-convulsive properties, and appetite stimulation.

CBC (Cannabichromene)- Evidence points to anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and potentially anti-fungal properties. CBC mainly occurs as CBCA (Cannabichromenic Acid), which must be decarboxylated to form CBC

THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin) – THCV is psychoactive in higher doses, provides a stimulating buzz, appetite surpressant, anxiety curbing, and stimulated bone growth. Most Cannabis strains contain very small amounts of THCV, and it is most abundantly found in African Landrace strains.  

THCA (Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid) A Raw Cannabanoid- THCA is THC before it has been decarboxylated (activated). In terms of the plant itself, THC and THCA content are synonymous. It has demonstrated anti-inflammatory, nueroprotective, anti-emetic (for nausea/appetite), and anti-proliferative properties. THCA is non psychoactive while still “raw.”

CBDA (Cannabidiolic Acid) Raw cannabinoid- CBDA is CBD before it has been decarboxylated (activated). Has shown anti-inflammatory. Anti-nausea, anti-oxidant, analgesic, anti-proliferative, and anti-bacterial properties.


Most frequent questions and answers

Our oil is below lab tested LOQ levels.

Ingredient Alliance can ship worldwide.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring constituent of industrial hemp/cannabis. Its formula is C21H30O2 and it has a molecular mass of 314.4636. It is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis and is being scientifically investigated for various reasons.

CBD oil is a cannabis oil (whether derived from marijuana or industrial hemp, as the word cannabis is the Latin genus name for both) that has significant amounts of cannabidiol (CBD) contained within it. Our CBD products and extracts are derived from industrial hemp, so they could be considered CBD-rich hemp oil, hemp derived CBD oil, CBD-rich cannabis oil, or plainly “hemp extracts” since they typically contain much more than just CBD. Again, cannabis doesn’t mean marijuana but is the genus name and general umbrella term which all forms of marijuana and hemp fall under. The form of cannabis we use for our CBD and hemp extracts is industrial hemp; we do not sell marijuana.

Please request a client information sheet from jim@ingredientalliance.com to get the process started and we will be happy to mail out appropriate samples.

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