There are a lot of misconceptions and misunderstandings about what CBD is and what its purpose is. CBD is not marijuana. CBD comes from industrial hemp plants, which are taller, have thinner leaves, more fibrous stocks and less flowers when compared to a marijuana plant.
Although hemp and marijuana are classified as the same species, cannabis sativa, they are quite different. Think about dogs for comparison. They’re the same species, canis familiaris, but a Golden Retriever hardly resembles a French Bulldog.
For our purposes, agricultural or industrial hemp plants are used more for textiles, food and whole-plant extracted oils that are rich in phyto- cannabinoids like we use in Reign Together products.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD), is a compound found in cannabis and industrial hemp called a phytocannabinoid. Phytocannabiniods (from plants) and endocannabinoids (made by the body) work within a system of specialized receptors and metabolic enzymes that make up the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The primary function of the ECS is to maintain homeostasis - balance - of the body’s myriad biochemical / physiological processes that keep us alive and thriving.
Because CBD activates the ECS, using CBD is a great way to support the body’s own healing processes. Its benefits for both human and animal health are now evident as more and more scientific studies are being published and peer reviewed to see just how far those benefits reach.
Why a CBD Massage Oil?
As you’re acutely aware, technology has taken over our daily lives. And although it has provided us with the amazing ability to stay “connected” with others through email, FaceTime, and social media, it has also enabled us to stay constantly distracted from “real life” and miss out on moments to connect authentically with others - even with our loved ones.
We created a take-home CBD massage oil to provide a tool for couples, spouses, and friends and family to elevate the quality of time spent together through the power of human touch. Massage is one of the very best ways to de-stress and re-connect with someone you love. It’s a hands-on activity that relieves muscle tension, improves circulation, eliminates toxins, and can improve sleep. Even more, human touch releases oxytocin, “the bonding hormone,” which is known to improve "pro-social behaviors" and emotional responses that contribute to relaxation, trust, and psychological stability.
So why a CBD Massage Oil? CBD has been shown to calm the nervous system, help reduce anxiety, and improve an overall sense of well being. Its antioxidant properties are also great for the skin - why not have skin care and massage in one? CBD can significantly increase the efficacy of a massage by further relaxing the muscles and alleviating stress and the pain response. For those who want the most out of their wellness routines, the dynamic benefits of CBD are indispensable.
We use a potent, broad-spectrum CBD oil that is 80-90% active CBD and includes the broad array of other cannabinoids and terpenes which support the therapeutic function of CBD in what's known as the entourage effect.
If I use a CBD massage oil, are there side effects? Will I feel high?
While you likely will feel a subtle sense of calm and relaxation from using the oil, our products don’t contain THC (the psychoactive compound from cannabis sativa) and therefore, you will not feel “high.” Our massage oil is designed to relieve stress, sore muscle relief, and to moisturize the skin.
You may, of course, feel a stronger connection to your partner. After all, that’s our goal!
What is Broad Spectrum CBD Oil and why would I want that in my massage oil?
Full-spectrum CBD is full of all the terpenes, cannabinoids, flavonoids, and fatty acids found in hemp, all of which have therapeutic value of their own and help create what’s known as the entourage effect. (Source: CBD School) Broad spectrum CBD oil is a full-spectrum oil with the THC either removed or undetectable. Our CBD oil is completely free of THC -- 0.00%.
The broad spectrum CBD Oil is a key ingredient in our products because we understand how therapeutically beneficial these components of the hemp plant are when they work together. We’ve done the research and know that together, the parts of the plant will do more as a whole to benefit us than isolating single molecules or enzymes.
What is the “Entourage” effect I keep seeing when I look into CBD products?
The entourage effect you have seen is simply a way to describe how the various cannabinoids, terpenes, and enzymes of the plant work more effectively within the body through the ECS than any one compound does on its own. So instead of isolating just CBD, we source our CBD oil from a that uses the whole plant to create an optimal product that has the highest therapeutic benefits for our customers.
Is there THC found in your products?
There is 0.00% THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) in our broad spectrum CBD Oil. The legal threshold for distinguishing industrial hemp from marijuana is 0.3% THC. We source our CBD oil from Folium Biosciences in Colorado, one of the largest producers and extractors in North America. Their state-of-the-art extraction processes and advanced formulations have resulted already in multiple pending patents, and are the key reason we’ve chosen to source our broad spectrum CBD oil from them for the Reign Together product line.