What is CBD?

Our most common question: What is CBD?

CBD comes from the hemp plant. It stands for Cannabidiol, a phytocannabinoid (organic compound) that is naturally produced in nearly all species of cannabis plants. 

Contrary to popular belief, CBD does not cause the intoxication or euphoria that comes from marijuana. While hemp and marijuana are both varieties of the cannabis plant, they are not the same. It is THC in marijuana, not CBD in hemp, that produces the “high” that people feel when consuming marijuana. 

CBD is responsible for the therapeutic and medicinal benefits that are associated with hemp. 

At Minny Grown, we grow our hemp in Minnesota and extract the CBD found in all of our full-spectrum products ourselves. Just like most hemp companies, Minny Grown CBD is extracted from the hemp plant. 

How Does CBD Work?

The therapeutic effects commonly associated with CBD are largely due to its unique chemical structure allowing it to interact with the human endocannabinoid system (ECS) in an interesting way. The ECS plays a crucial role in the ways our brains and bodies regulate certain functions and processes. 

CBD interacts with the ECS in a unique way that promotes balance. Rather than binding to our receptors, it interacts with the binding sites on the receptor surfaces and briefly interferes with receptor functionality. The balancing effect that occurs in the ECS is one of the main reasons why CBD produces therapeutic benefits.  

What is CBD Used For?

Researchers believe that CBD oil can provide positive benefits to people experiencing a variety of symptoms and chronic health issues. The most common symptoms that CBD is being used to manage are relief from: anxiety, stress, chronic pain, and trouble sleeping. However, this is just a short list of the potential benefits of CBD. 

Although the law prohibits CBD companies from making health claims, research studies offer insight into various health benefits that people have experienced from CBD. Many people choose to try CBD as a complement or substitute for over-the-counter medications because CBD has very limited (if any) side effects. While the early findings around CBD are indeed a great leap forward for hemp, you should always speak with your health provider for medical advice regarding a medical condition. 

It is important to keep in mind that people have different experiences with using CBD products. Each body is unique, which means that everyone will have a slightly unique experience. Your ECS is what’s at play here, and certain full spectrum extracts may benefit and interact with you differently than your friend or family member. However, many who use CBD report feelings of relaxation, focus, and a sense of calm. That’s why so many people who deal with anxiety or stress-related issues use CBD as a part of their wellness routine. CBD can also be a great way to manage pain and ease yourself to bed, especially if you’re one of those people who get jittery or your mind races at night.

Where to Start with CBD

If you’re interested in trying CBD products — Minny Grown has a wide variety of handcrafted products to choose from. Many customers choose to start by trying one of our full-spectrum tinctures (oil drops), or our flavorless soft gels

Our Soil to Oil commitment to crafting the best CBD products has fueled our company since day one. We believe Minnesota is an ideal place to grow hemp and we take great pride in creating the highest quality CBD products that Minnesota has to offer. 

Choosing to make Minny Grown CBD part of your wellness routine is simple. No matter which product you select, you can trust that our small batch approach, expertise, and third-party testing is providing you with the highest quality CBD products on the market today.

If you have any questions about our CBD products,  please feel free to contact us anytime. Or if you want an awesome CBD experience and education, stop into our retail store located off I-94 and Radio Drive in Woodbury, MN. Our team of experts is here to help you with all your CBD needs.