The Nature and Science of CBD

Learn the basics and review the benefits of our full-spectrum CBD products.

What is CBD, exactly?

CBD, or cannabidiol (can-ah-BID-ee-al), is one of more than 150 natural compounds, or cannabinoids (CAN-ah-bin-oydz), that can be found in the Cannabis plant (aka hemp). While the FDA hasn’t confirmed its benefits, there have been many clinical studies which indicate cannabinoids can help you uphold your body’s natural state of homeostasis, counter balance stress, restore healthier sleep cycles, and generally, help you flourish through the pressures of everyday life. Basically, cannabinoids help your body’s natural systems interact and operate in harmony.

How does CBD work?

Your body is already programmed to process CBD and it already produces its own cannabinoids with a natural network of receptors called the Endocannabinoid System. The Endocannabinoid system helps us uphold our body’s natural balance, even when outside factors and lifestyle choices make that harder than ever. Phytocannabinoids from CBD instinctively fit into the receptors of the Endocannabinoid System due to the similar molecular shape and chemical composition of those naturally produced by the body and help it complete its physical process of keeping us in good balance and in good health.

What does CBD feel like when I take it?

Because each and every person is different, the best answer to this question is – it depends. Your body’s response will likely differ from the next person, because everybody’s Endocannabinoid System will react in a personalized manner based on your internal needs at the time. The most commonly reported effects are a feeling of relaxation, calm, and sharper focus, but the best way to determine how it will work for you is to give CBD a try for yourself!

What are Cannabinoids?

Cannabiniods are natural chemical compounds found both in the human body and in hemp plants. The cannabinoids we naturally produce are called endocannabinoids (EN-doh-can-ah-bin-oydz). The ones found in hemp plants, like CBD and THC, are called phytocannabinoids (FIE-toe-can-ah-bin-oydz). They both interact with a system of receptors in our bodies called the Endocannabinoid System, which is responsible for helping us regulate various systems in the body, including sleep, hunger, inflammation, mood, and our overall state of natural balance.

 

When we regularly take phytocannabinoids in the form of CBD, it enhances our ability to make more of our OWN endocannabinoids and improves the communication between our body’s various systems through the endocannabinoid system, helping you stay naturally cool, calm, and collected throughout your day-to-day.

How is Hemp different from Marijuana?

THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the chemical compound found in marijuana that is responsible for producing the mind-altering “high”. CBD and THC are both cannabinoids that are derived from the Cannabis plant, but they are bred differently to produce different desired results.

 

Both THC and CBD are harvested from unfertilized, female hemp plants. The difference in results is engineered entirely in the breeding process. Hemp plants marked for CBD harvest are selectively bred to produce little to no THC and high levels of CBD. CBD products sold across the US must only contain a maximum of .03% THC, which is 33 times less THC than the least potent strains of marijuana.

 

THC and CBD both serve up a bevy of health benefits, although CBD is non-psychoactive, safe, and legal in all 50 states, making it the daily ritual you can count on to be your best, naturally – without the high.

Where does Miraflora CBD come from?

Our premium CBD oil comes from the flowers of organic hemp plants grown in Boulder County, Colorado. More specifically, CBD is harvested from the trichomes of the flower, or the little sparkly crystals that form on the outside of the buds. These trichomes contain more than just phytocannabinoids. They also contain compounds called terpenes and flavonoids, which work together with the phytocannabinoids to yield what is referred to as “full-spectrum” CBD oil. According to research, full-spectrum CBD oil is the most effective form of CBD, as it utilizes the natural synergy of all the compounds to produce “The Entourage Effect” in your body, which you can learn more about in The Endocannabinoid System section.

 

CBD oil is not meant to be confused with the hemp seed oil you might find in the grocery store. While it’s great for cooking and has high nutritional value, hemp seed oil does not contain CBD and is made from seeds while CBD oil comes from the flower.

 

Miraflora is committed to producing the highest quality, most effective, full-spectrum CBD oil by utilizing strains, production methods and extraction processes that capture all of the pure components that the plant produces naturally to provide a superior flower oil ingredient for formulation.

“Our premium CBD oil comes from the
flowers of organic hemp plants grown in
Boulder County, Colorado”

The Miraflora
Difference

You’ll feel the premium difference with your first Miraflora CBD experience. We hand havest the flower of the hemp plant, separating the rich benefits of the flower from the rest of the plant and we utilize our genetic and plant science research foundation alongside a laser focus on delivering products that can be used safely and therapeutically to provide complete standardization, product consistency and traceability from the DNA of the genetics through the extraction of the oil. The result is an organic, reliable, full-spectrum hemp flower oil that always includes the full range of cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, essential oils & amino acids in order to drive maximum efficacy.

All of Miraflora’s CBD products are:
Grown in the great state of Colorado
Produced using Organically Certified CO2 Extraction Methods
Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment - Health Certified
Grown with natural organic production practices
Pesticide & GMO Free
Certified with Farm to Formulator with a traceable Chain of Custody
Never made from hemp seeds, stems, leaves or stalks
Never made from hemp seed oil
Never made from fractionated isolate

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Third-party lab results you can trust.

Our Colorado-grown, full-spectrum CBD is organically farmed and rigorously refined to produce consistent results you can feel, and you can fact-check us yourself. Check the bottom of your product bottle, where you’ll find the product’s lot number. Find this number under the appropriate product listed below and click on the link to view the lab results. The lab results contain information about the date of manufacture, attributes (like consistency and color), potencies, terpenes, pesticides, heavy metals, solvents and so on. This page includes both in-house and third-party lab results. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to let us know!

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