Redwood Coast Water Co. products are made with high-quality, pharma-grade (99.9% pure) Hemp extracts, derived from organic hemp plants grown right here in the United States. Since the early 1990s, scientists have been researching the effects of cannabinoids on the human body. While much research is still left to be done, the majority of studies now show that cannabinoids can provide a wide variety of health benefits such as reducing inflammation, boosting the mood, calming the nerves, and promoting overall homeostasis in the body.
The Endocannabinoid System
Every mammal has an Endocannabinoid system (ECS), a network of cells and receptors that intake and process cannabinoids. The main goal of the ECS is to return the body to homeostasis; when your body experiences stress or inputs from the environment around you, the ECS kicks in to return things to normal. In these moments, your body produces its own cannabinoid molecules called endocannabinoids, which attach to cannabinoid receptors as described above and begin a series of actions that will bring the body back into balance. Fun fact: though the ECS is a staple in humans and mammals alike, we didn't discover it until scientists began researching the effects of medical cannabis in the late 1980s and early 1990s. After uncovering that there was already a system in place for restoring balance to the body, they named it after the plant that led to its discovery.
What is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol, one of the many cannabinoid molecules found in the hemp and cannabis plants. Unlike THC (another type of cannabinoid), CBD has no psychoactive effects, making it a prime candidate for those who want the medicinal benefits of cannabis without the euphoric affects usually associated with the plant. CBD has been shown to have positive effects in treating a variety of chronic and acute illnesses, including muscular and skeletal disorders, chronic pain and nerve damage, inflammation, anxiety, mood disorders, and more. While CBD is not currently considered by the FDA as a legitimate substitution for approved prescription drugs, medical researchers studying the effects of CBD have noted a considerable improvement in symptom management and, in some cases, the ability of patients to gradually eliminate certain prescription drugs from their treatment profile.
How does CBD work?
When CBD molecules are ingested into the body or applied topically on the skin, they join up with cannabinoid receptors in the body's Endocannabinoid System, a network of cells and receptors designed to intake and process cannabinoids. CBD molecules fit like keys into the "locks" of the cannabinoid receptors--once they're locked in, they begin transmitting information to other parts of the body with the ultimate goal of achieving homeostasis. If you have chronic inflammation, for example, CBD molecules can help regulate the body's over-production of white blood cells and manage your body's inflammatory response. CBD cannabinoid receptors are found throughout the body, mainly outside of the central nervous system, with heavy concentrations in the immune system. This means that CBD is extremely effective in those areas, and has been shown to have positive effects in treating immune disorders and bringing the body back to homeostasis.
Bioavailability for supplements refers to the proportion of a substance that, after entering the body, is actually able to be absorbed and go to work. Although rates of utilization and absorption vary with each individual person's metabolism, some methods of ingestion are more effective than others in terms of their ability to be absorbed and processed. Our proprietary water technology emulsifies filtered spring water with nano-sized CBD particles that are encapsulated within the water molecule itself. Your body absorbs water quickly and easily, and with no need for the digestive system to break down the CBD particles, cannabinoids are incorporated directly into your body at a cellular level when you drink it. We are proud to offer 100% bioavailability, making our water extremely effective and efficient.
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