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What is CBD?

CBD could be the most important development that will revolutionize modern medicine. It is because of this that we are committed to ensure that everyone can reap its benefits through our high-grade CBD products

Introducing Cannabidiol (CBD)

For many years, research and cultivation on the cannabis has been focused on creating high-THC strains of the plant. While THC also possesses medicinal benefits, it is a known psychoactive compound that induces a euphoric state paired along with temporary side effects to the user. With the discovery of CBD, the landscape of the medical cannabis has drastically changed—there is now a way to reap the plant’s medicinal benefits without a need for the “high”of THC.


In fact, CBD has become the most studied cannabinoid by scientists in recent years. The results of this research have been so promising for so many ailments. Hundreds of scientists from pharmaceutical companies—including GW pharma, Merck, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca, and Allergan—are already seeing the potential of this miracle oil. These scientists converge regularly at the meetings of the International Cannabinoid Research Society to further understand the health-giving benefit of CBD and discuss new ways to harness them.

What is CBD (Cannabidiol)?

Cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, is one of the 104 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. CBD is the most prominent naturally-occurring cannabinoid found in cannabis, comprising up to 40% of the plant. Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive and will not get you high.

CBD was first isolated in the 1930s and 1940s, but it was not until 1960s that its structure was fully analyzed by Professor Raphael Mechoulam and his team of researchers in Israel. Recent research and studies have concluded that CBD is beneficial for those suffering from various ailments and many scientists and health practitioners agree that CBD is definitely the most important cannabinoid ever identified. 

CBD—It’s About Keeping Healthy People Healthy

CBD might seem to be something new for most. However, humans have already been using this wonder extract for thousands of years. Early civilizations used hemp, a plant naturally rich in CBD, to treat various illnesses. CBD itself however was only identified in 1930s and 1940s. Thorough research and studies about this compound have not commenced until the 1960s.

CBD is mostly responsible for most of the health benefits of the cannabis plant. It helps the body work to its optimal potential by feeding the body’s endocannabinoid system. A healthy endocannabinoid system promotes balance within the cellular mechanisms of the body. This helps relieve a myriad of ailments and illnesses many people suffer from.

We encourage you to do your own research about CBD…

Proper knowledge about CBD will greatly enhance your understanding why CBD oil is the future of modern medicine. That is why at Canntica, we encourage you to research and become educated about the potential health benefits of this wonder extract.  As you learn more about CBD, you will see many of its highly effective medical applications for the body and mind.

You can use simple search term combinations to do your own research:
Go to and type CBD and “the ailment you are searching remedies for” e.g. CBD and stress
Go to and type Cannabidiol and “the ailment you are searching remedies for” e.g. Cannabidiol and stress

Why use hemp (instead of marijuana) for cannabidiol (CBD)?

Despite most of the public confusing hemp with marijuana, these are actually two different plants belonging to the cannabis family. In terms of cannabinoids components, hemp is naturally low in THC (below 0.3%) compared to marijuana (5-35%).

Through a combination of special plant cultivars, advanced plant genetics, and growing techniques, an exceptionally high percentage of CBD can be produced naturally and consistently in the hemp plant. Through the application of proprietary technologies, companies like Canntica have perfected a means of extracting CBD from hemp with an almost 99% purity rate, creating legal and non-psychoactive CBD-rich hemp oil.

Cannabinoids and the Endocannabinoid system

Cannabinoids affect the user’s endocannabinoid system by interacting with specific receptors, located within different parts of the central nervous system. Two kinds of cannabinoid receptors have been found to date and are termed CB1 and CB2. A substance that occurs naturally within the brain and binds to CB1 receptors was discovered in 1992 and termed “anandamide.” Additional naturally occurring substances that bind to CB1 have since been discovered, and these, together with the receptors are termed the “endogenous cannabinoid system.”

The actual effects that the cannabinoids have reflect the areas of the brain they interact with. Interactions tend to occur in our limbic system (the part of the brain that affects memory, cognition and psychomotor performance) and mesolimbic pathway (activity in this region is associated with feelings of reward) and are also widely distributed in areas of pain perception.

How Hemp is Converted into CBD oil. Extraction by CO2 . . .

In the world of Canntica concentrates, CO2 is the one extraction method that has universal acceptance. Almost every commercial extractor would like to be able to run a CO2 system. The only setback is the equipment, which requires a substantial investment. But with any good investment, a reward often follows, and that is exactly what has happened with the quality and purity of the Canntica CBD product line.

The system starts with 2 pounds of material being loaded into the extraction chamber. Then the accumulator is put under pressure, bringing the C02 to supercritical levels. The pressured CO2 is then allowed to run through the extraction chamber. The solid extraction (CBD oil) gathers at the bottom of the chamber while the supercritical CO2 passes through two other chambers before being recycled and gassed off. In the meantime, a batch of the oil is ready to go in the lower extraction chamber. Once the system is no longer under pressure, the extracted oil is weighed and after some finishing procedures, the final product is ready for consumption

It's Time for CBD to Join the Mainstream!

With current medical evidences, it is hard to deny that CBD is the miracle oil we have been waiting for. If you want to reap the fullest benefits of this wonder extract, go full on with the highest quality available in the market. Choose Canntica.

We Produce the World's Finest, USA grown and formulated, Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil NATURALLY RICH IN *CBD.

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