What Is CBD?

CBD aka Cannabidiol

Let’s start with the basics. 

CBD stands for Cannabidiol, it’s an ingredient found in cannabis and in hemp plants. Another ingredient you’ve probably heard lots about is tetrahydrocannabinol aka THC, which is the more psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. 

CBD can be paired with or without THC. If it’s paired with CBD then it is called Full-Spectrum and in order to be legal must contain less than 0.3% THC. 

CBD without THC is called Broad-Spectrum (this is what we use in all Windansea Products).

How does CBD work?

There is a system in the body called the Endocannabinoid System. Without going too much into the science of it, this system has its own set of transmitters just like our nervous system has. These transmitters are built from lipids (fats/oils) which makes them fat soluble and is the reason why your typical CBD is usually an oil, a butter, or in our case, is directly infused with the naturally occurring oils of the coffee beans.

These transmitters are the messengers and link to CB1 & CB2 receptors, which are the two main receptors in the Endocannabinoid System. These receptors are located on a wide range of different cells throughout the body. 

Depending on the type of cell the receptor is located on will determine the benefits.

Benefits of CBD

There is a very wide range of benefits of CBD. Some of the most talked about benefits are its ability to help with anxiety and depression, its effectiveness in treating people with epilepsy, and how well it helps minimize pain and inflammation. 

More and more research is showing just how beneficial CBD can be.

Whether you’re looking for a solution to a health problem you’re having, or would just like to take away the daily jitters you get from your coffee, CBD may be a great option for you. Check out our CBD buying guide to get started.


Thinking of Trying CBD?

Here’s why you should start, or continue, your journey with CBD with us:

  • Our products are infused with THC-free Broad-Spectrum Distillate, derived from the whole plant, so you get a full profile of terpenes and cannabinoids.  
  • Many products on the market use CBD isolate, or a water soluble nano-CBD, that unfortunately breaks down at high temperature, and are not as effective as a broad (or full) spectrum of cannabinoids due to the entourage effect.  
  • Our CBD Coffees contain over 80 different phyto-cannabinoids, including CBD, CBC, CBG, CBG-A, CBC-A, and CBN, among many others. In addition to the cannabinoids naturally present in our industrial hemp extracts, there are many other types of natural molecules in our concentrated hemp extract infused coffee: amino acids, carbohydrates, vitamins, omega fatty acids, trace minerals, beta-carotene, chlorophyll, flavonoids, ketones, nitrogenous compounds, alkanes, glycosides, pigments, water, and terpenes. 

Need inspiration? Check our CBD gift guide to get more ideas on what to try.


 About the Author
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This article was written by Jordan O'Hara, Founder of Windansea Coffee. 
You can learn more about him here.



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