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Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the two most abundant cannabinoids that occur naturally in the Cannabis sativa plant. Both substances interact with and influence endocannabinoids and their receptors found spread throughout the brain and body as part of your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). 
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The skin is the largest organ of the body— surely you’ve heard this fact before. But what is actually going on with our skin? The largest organ of our body is not only our most important protective shield, but also an incredibly complex system involving neurological, immunological, and endocrinological functions. Let’s take a look at what systems are at play within our skin and what CBD can do to support healthy skin function.
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If you’ve ever inhaled wet pine in a mist-filled forest or taken in a deep, relaxing breathe of lavender oil at the end of a yoga class, then undoubtedly you’ve experienced the fragrant power of terpenes. Often referred to as the aromatic compounds within essential oils, terpenes are protective odors that plants and flowers naturally produce to ward off predators and attract pollinators.
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Cannabidiol, or CBD, is generally regarded as being safe and effective. With little known side effects, users of CBD products can experience the beneficial properties of the cannabis plant while avoiding the negative psychoactive properties of THC, which can be an unwanted side effect for some. Most experts agree that CBD can be taken safely, but with a major caveat— a CBD product is only as safe as how it was produced.
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