All About CBD

What is CBD & what does it do?

  • CBD stands for cannabidiol and is one of the primary natural cannabinoids found in the industrial hemp plant
    • It is a non-intoxicating component of the cannabis (hemp) plant with enormous therapeutic potential
    • Unlike the Tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC) strain of marijuana, CBD oil does not produce any psychoactive effects
    • In order to extract CBD oil from the cannabis plant, producers isolate the CBD from the THC to ensure that the oil will not be psychoactive
  • CBD works on the basis of something called the endocannabinoid system
    • This body system exists in all humans and is an integral part of our neuro-immuno-endocrine network
    • Scientists made the discovery of our endocannabinoid system only in recent years — we did not always know of its existence.
  • Essentially, the endocannabinoid system is a network of neurons and synapses throughout your body and brain
    • These emit and respond well to cannabinoids — a chemical that the hemp plant produces and, yes, a chemical our own bodies produce!
    • So, while our bodies produce their own cannabinoids—endocannabinoids—primarily anandamide, and 2-AG (2-arachidonoylglycerol) a “phytocannabinoid” or plant-derived cannabinoid like CBD or THC can activate the same receptors in the body and have similar or stronger effects than our own endocannabinoids.

      • This is similar to how morphine derived from the poppy plant can reduce pain by activating the body’s endorphin receptors.
  • CBD works because the cannabinoids it contains bind with the the endocannabinoid system (CB1 and CB2 receptors) to create a fully functioning network of neurons in your body
    • That’s why our bodies respond so well to CBD when we provide it with extra cannabinoids — these chemicals occur naturally in our own bodies!
  • There are over 113 different cannabinoids in hemp
  • The Endocannabinoid System regulates processes in body like appetite, pain, mood, memory, and peripheral nervous system
  • The Endocannabinoid System has many different tasks, but the main goal is always homeostasis
  • Homeostasis, in a general sense, refers to stability or balance in a system
  • When you get stressed your mind releases cortisol, which can be helpful in dangerous situations
  • It is also important for long term health to bring your body back into homeostasis

What makes Nature’s Ultra CBD different?

1. SEED TO SEAL STANDARDS

2. SMART SPECTRUM

CBD companies are popping up all over the world. Unfortunately, most of them do not really understand the plant, the oil, or the law and the consumer is ending up with products that may not work, may not be good for them, or may be illegal. What that means is that products are cropping up that are riddled with impurities, toxins, CBD dosage different than what the products is labelled, illegal levels of THC, synthetic CBD molecules, some of which are considered drugs with more hallucinogenic power than plant-based THC, again illegal to sell without a prescription.

1. Quality starts at the source. Nature’s Ultra CBD is grown high in the mountains of Colorado. High altitude farming comes with fewer pests, naturally, which allows CBD to be grown without toxic pesticides.

2. Nature’s Ultra has one of the first hemp farms in the United States to hold both a USDA organic certification and USDA organic handler’s certification. All products are tested in multiple stages throughout the manufacturing process for potency and purity.

3. No heavy metals. All products have been subjected to rigorous laboratory testing to ensure that it contains the optimal amount of CBD and is free of heavy metals.

4. No solvents. Harsh chemicals are never used in the manufacturing process thanks to the proprietary CO2 extraction methods.

5. The QR code on bottle will lead you to the lab test results. You can share and leverage these amazing results with anyone interested in using these products!

6. Quality extraction process. The green-friendly CO2 extraction process produces the purest CBD at 99% or higher. Nature’s Ultra also certify all of their products for zero THC (0.00%).

7. All ingredients are natural, organic, vegan approved, and gluten free.
You buy essential oils from Young Living because we are experts in farming, distilling, and testing and you want the same expertise when you harvest and extract your CBD oil. Nature’s Ultra products offer pure CBD with 0% THC, all paired with powerful Young Living essential oils.

Smart Spectrum™:

Nature’s Ultra products are pure, potent, Seed to Seal certified, and unlike any other brand on the market, offer the benefits of Smart Spectrum™ CBD science. Because there are little to no CBD regulations and with the whole hemp plant you don’t know what you are getting, we created our own Smart Spectrum™ products. This provides the best way to control purity and efficacy.

Nature's Ultra takes pure Seed to Seal Certified CBD isolate which is the best way to ensure there is no THC and control purity. You’ve probably heard a lot of talk about isolates versus full-spectrum oils. The term “full spectrum” is poorly defined and it currently means there are other compounds in the plant or “everything” in the plant is in the oil. We know, however, that full spectrum may contain other ingredients that you don’t want like THC, contaminants, or toxins. For these reasons, NU has chosen to work with the pure CBD isolate.

Nature's Ultra then adds Young Living’s pure essential oils to the CBD isolate. They are able to use their leading knowledge of terpene chemistry to formulate specific combinations of CBD and natural terpenes to selectively broaden and round out the natural spectrum of Nature’s Ultra Products. The terpenes found in essential oils can increase the overall efficacy of a product and the terpene profile of hemp oil is miniscule compared to those of essential oils.

Anytime you use Nature’s Ultra products, or give them to your pet, you can rest easy knowing that you are getting pure, potent, clean, natural products, uniquely blended to work with your body in the smartest way.

Every state also has its own laws and regulations, PLEASE educate yourself on your state’s regulations prior to purchasing CBD; you are responsible for transportation and understanding your states’ laws. This includes shipping regulations; Nature's Ultra may not ship to all states. Young Living will move as quickly as the law will allow. If we get ahead of the law, there is risk that we will have the product pulled, and then no-one can benefit.


Q. HOW DO I GET CBD?

Become a Young Living member to get the best pricing on all CBD products from Nature's Ultra. Once you are a Young Living member, you will then need to link your Young Living account to Nature's Ultra.

Q. HOW DO I LINK MY ACCOUNT?

A. U.S. members should link their Young Living account to Nature’s Ultra in the YL Virtual Office. To link your account, log in to your Virtual Of ce, click “Quick Order” in the left navigation, and then click “Nature’s Ultra CBD” in the left navigation under “Quick Order.” Review the information in the Nature’s Ultra sign-up form on your screen, click the boxes to acknowledge that you have read and agree to the member agreement and terms and conditions, and then click “Create Account and Send Email.” restrictions prevent the PV earned on Nature’s Ultra from being applied to Young Living’s monthly PV promotion.

Q. WHY ARE NATURE’S ULTRA PRODUCTS LABELED FOR EXTERNAL/TOPICAL USAGE NOW WHEN THEY WERE PREVIOUSLY LABELED FOR INTERNAL CONSUMPTION?

A. Nature’s Ultra CBD moved from internal consumption to topical label instructions to stay on the safer side of the complex and rapidly-shifting FDA regulatory landscape. This environment is changing quickly and as the FDA changes and clarifies its position, we hope to be able to adjust our labeling as well.

Q. CAN I DIFFUSE CBD OIL?

A. No, CBD oil should not be diffused.

Q. ARE THESE PRODUCTS OKAY FOR MILITARY MEMBERS TO USE?

A. Even though CBD isolates by definition contain zero percent THC, due to the varying accuracies of drug-screen tests, it is suggested that employees subjected to drug screening consult with their employer and Nature’s Ultra before using the products.

Q. WILL MEMBERS IN MARKETS OUTSIDE OF THE U.S. BE ABLE TO PURCHASE PRODUCTS FROM NATURE’S ULTRA?

A. At this time, only members and/or the public in the United States can purchase CBD products from Nature’s Ultra. We are closely monitoring the legal landscape and will expand this offering to other markets as quickly as possible.

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Dr. Michael Buch Update 2.5.19

Hi Everyone,

With all the interest in CBD lately, I thought we should discuss how it works in the human body. I'll apologize in advance for the lengthy post ...this is a very complex subject. 

We humans have a complicated neurological network and an important part of this network is the endocannabinoid system.  The word "endocannabinoid" is a contraction for "endogenous cannabinoid". Endogenous means something that occurs naturally in all our bodies. So the endocannabinoid system is an important part of our bodies and we are all born with it. To understand what it does, we need to talk a little bit about our neurological system. As you know, our nerves transmit signals all over our bodies. They do this by generating small electrical signals, called action potentials, or nerve impulses. The grade school model for nerves is kind of like electrical wires, conducting electricity throughout your body. But this model is far too simplistic. 

In fact, the individual nerve cells that make up the "wiring" in your body are all lined up head to tail, but they don't touch (there is a space between them called the synapse), and you all know that you can't conduct an electrical signal through a broken wire. Instead, there is an elaborate chemical system that transfers the coded messages in the electrical impulses from nerve cell to nerve cell. Here's how it works: The electrical signal in the nerve cell travels from the head of the cell (called the axon) to the tail of the cell (called the dendrite).  When the signal gets to the end of the cell, chemicals are released, which float across the space between the cells (the synapse) and bind at special proteins (called receptors) at the front of the next cell. These chemicals "transmit" the signal to the next cell, where the whole process is repeated until the signal gets to its final destination (e.g, the brain). This entire process happens in milliseconds, so it's extremely fast. The chemicals that transmit the signals from cell to cell are called "neurotransmitters". There are many, many different neurotransmitter compounds and special receptors to bind them in every nerve cell, and each binding event at a particular receptor generates a particular electrical signal (a particular frequency) in the nerve. It's like a molecularly coded message! 

The endocannabinoid system is a particular group of these neurotransmitters and their corresponding receptors that help transmit billions of signals across your nerves. Your body makes a chemical called  2- arachidonoylglycerol (that one just rolls off the tongue doesn't it?) which is a neurotransmitter that binds at receptors on the nerve endings to help carry nerve signals in the nervous system. The receptors to which 2- arachidonoylglycerol binds have been identified and named CB1 and CB2. Another endogenous neurotransmitter that binds to the CB1 and CB2 receptors is a compound called anandamide. Anandamide can produce some minor alterations in perception or behavior while

2- arachidonoylglycerol does not produce any mind-altering effects (different coding for the nerve impulses).

Now here's where it gets interesting. Think of receptors as a lock, and the neurotransmitters as the key. Only neurotransmitters with the proper size and shape can bind at the receptor, just like only the proper key can fit into a lock. Both CB1 and CB2 are specially shaped to allow 2- arachidonoylglycerol and anandamide to bind to them, and when they do, the neurons produce electrical signals with the frequencies that are coded by these molecules. For some unknown reason, it just so happens that two molecules produced by plants (not endogenous to humans) also fit into the CB1 and CB2 receptor binding sites (like duplicate keys in the lock). These molecules are tetrahydrocannabiol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). THC mimics anandamide and CBD mimics 2- arachidonoylglycerol. So these compounds mimic two of our endogenous neurotransmitters, and, therefore, they can impact nerve signals and affect different functions in our bodies. CBD, because it mimics 2- arachidonoylglycerol, does not produce any hallucinogenic responses and does not have any negative cognitive impact. Scientists are still studying the effects of CBD in humans, but I think you can see that if a chemical can act on neurons, it has the potential to impact a great many systems in the human body.