Cannabidiol Explained


What is CBD? CBD stands for Cannabidiol, a plant compound found abundantly in hemp plants.


For generations, hemp has been used as a botanical powerhouse to support humans health. In recent years, there has been a resurgence in hemp usage due to its natural therapeutic properties.


Cannabis is the botanical plant name for hemp, which is a member of the Cannabaceae plant family. Cannabidiol is just one of over 80 natural plant compounds found in this species of cannabis.


Cannabidiols are the main active ingredients of CBD products, where powerful natural hemp extracts are used to create oils, capsules, edibles, infused skincare and much more.


Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second most abundant cannabinoid in the cannabis plant after tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the cannabinoid responsible for producing a "high" sensation.


CBD offers a wide range of healing benefits — without the psychoactive effect of THC. It is known to be used for the treating numerous medical conditions such as inflammation, autism, epilepsy, chronic pain, stress and ADD/ADHD.


Having no psychoactive effects and carrying side effects that are much more tolerable than that of conventional synthetic medication, CBD has become an increasingly desirable treatment method.


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After the cannabis plant is cultivated and harvested, CBD can be extracted using many methods, each with its unique benefits and process. Ours is;


  • Carbon Dioxide Extraction: CO2 extraction is known for maintaining a high profile of terpenes, as it requires less heating. This means the finished product will be more aromatic than ethanol extractions. CO2 extraction is very precise, and is used to achieve accuracy in the amount and ratio of active components. This form of extraction uses carbon dioxide to separate the CBD oil from the plant material. A series of pressurized chambers and pumps are used to expose CO2 to high pressure and very low temperatures, resulting in an extracted oil containing high amounts of CBD.


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It is believed by scientists that the compound cannabidiol has the potential to help maintain balance in the body, by interacting with your internal endocannabinoid system which is found in the human body.


This system helps control bodily functions such as appetite, mood, immune response, pain, and sleep patterns.


Our team of chemists carefully crafts and curates every step of the CBD production process, to ensure that every drop of oil you receive is the best quality. 


We create our CBD oil range under strict quality control to ensure you receive the highest quality extracts. Every drop is as close to nature as possible so that you can be as well.


CBD works by stimulating your endocannabinoid system, to help promote balance, and calm in your body.


By extracting oil from hemp we are able to harness the beneficial properties, that the compound CBD naturally has to offer. We believe in the goodness of the whole plant, so our extracts contain a full spectrum of cannabinoids and not just CBD.


LEAF CBD oils are a perfect combination of our highly concentrated CBD extract and our rich hemp seed oil. We maintain the integrity of the whole plant in our extraction process, so you receive the full CBD benefits.


Unheated and unprocessed, our CBD oil offers the benefits of the hemp plant as nature intended. Packed with vital minor cannabinoids, omegas, vitamins, and minerals that are typically lost when heated.


LEAF's full spectrum whole plant formula helps to naturally support your endocannabinoid system by creating balance in the body. Simply taken on its own as a supplement in your wellness routine.


This unique opportunity to consume hemp in a way that preserves the plant’s complex structure of over 400 molecules.


Taking raw hemp oil in liquid form ensures a higher rate of absorption. In effect this means more of the CBD+CBG you take is used by the body.


History of CBD




When CBD was identified in the 1940s, scientists assumed it had little or no effect on the body. The main focus back then was researching THC and its pharmacology.


However, fast forward to the 1990s and a research team led by Professor Raphael Mechoulam (commonly acknowledged as the grandfather of cannabis research) discovered what has come to be known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS) – and this changed everything.