What is CBD?

For the chemistry wizards and deeply curious,

For all our dazed, confused, and forever overwhelmed,

We heard and we are here with some answers. Complete with charts, symbols and maps, (ok, maybe there are no maps or symbols, but we definitely use words you’ll understand). With such a dynamic cultural, political, and medical history, we find all things CBD fascinating. So whether you consider yourself a brainiac, a bright and careful connoisseur, or this is your first time around on planet earth and you just want a square one
run down, read on friend. Read on.


ONDA Wellness

First things first, a few terms we will be throwing your way…

A CBDictionary if you will…

Cannabidiol (aka CBD)– a naturally occurring constituent of agricultural hemp. Out of more than 113 identified cannabinoids, including THC, CBD is the most abundant non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant.

Cannabinoid – The individual chemical compounds secreted by cannabis flowers. The cannabinoid works by imitating compounds our brains naturally produce called endocannabinoids. Specific cannabinoids bind to different receptors in our Endocannabinoid System, an expansive and essential receptor system necessary for maintaining homeostasis.

CBD Terms Definitions

Endocannabinoids – and their receptors are found throughout the body (e.g. brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells).The endocannabinoid system, performs a number of complex actions in our immune system, nervous system, and all of the body’s organs, to form a bridge between body and mind.

The Endocannabinoid System – helps regulate functions such as sleep, immune-system responses, and pain

Psychoactive – No this is not a clever contraction for that ex who continues to haunt your life in real time, but a reference to a chemical substance that can change brain function/affect the mind.

How CBD works

CBD endocannabinoid systemThe non-psychoactive effects of CBD come from how it affects our existing endocannabinoids. THC produces that “high” feeling by affecting our brain’s endocannabinoid system, activating the reward system. CBD, however, binds to a wide variety of physiological targets within the body, encouraging them to function better on their own.

How is CBD extracted?

Cannabidiol is insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents. Whole plant focused CBD products can be extracted using alcohol, or chemically extracted for a CBD isolate.

CBD molecular diagram At ONDA Wellness, our unique and patented process begins and ends with the good stuff. Using only certified organic coconut oil to extract CBD ensures we can provide you with a simple and effective product, as well as the benefits of what it means to use the whole plant as opposed to an isolate. Sure there is a time and a place for everything, but when it comes to health, we keep it as clean as possible.


What are the Health Benefits of CBD?

Due to government regulations, we cannot specifically state the conditions CBD may effect. (But lest our government think we don’t appreciate her, here’s a shoutout to the federally mandated categories of illness and injury for which hospitals may claim reimbursement including nine codes relating to injuries caused by parrots, and three relating to burns from flaming water-skis.) But I digress.

So without further ado, and only one apology for politically induced vagueness:

CBD has been the subject for a number of studies including it’s potential benefits for epilepsy, insomnia, anxiety, AND ADDICTION TO MARIJUANA. At the risk of claiming cure all capabilities, the research goes even further inspecting Cannabidiol’s ability to “prevent cell growth and induce cell death in cervical cancer cell lines,” and this from the U.S. National library of Medicine.

For more information on the potential benefits of CBD and products like this, we encourage you to continue researching. We know the internet can be a daunting place when researching controversial subjects, so please feel free to reach out with any questions and we can get you pointed in a helpful direction.

How do you use CBD?

ONDA Wellness coconut capsules come in both 25 and 50 mg so you can get specific with your dosage. Whether you choose to open a 25 mg capsule up and mix half of the contents into your smoothie/coffee/banana cream pie, or you take two 50s and a 25 to hit your peak flow, “dosage” should always be developed by the individual. Start small and see how ONDA works with your body, your mood, your goals. Try it in the morning, take it at night. Before a run, after a bike ride. Get creative with it and tune into you.