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What is CBD?

Updated: May 31

Cannabidiol (CBD) is the reason why most people look to cannabis for wellness. It’s found in ample supply across most strains of cannabis and hemp, just like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but its consumption doesn’t lead to intoxication.

CBD was first discovered in 1940, and its chemical structure was first described in 1963. In the two decades between, researchers tested the effects on primates before conducting clinical studies on people.

In the 1970s, research on CBD began and the research with clinical trials led to the formulation of some of the first synthetic cannabinoid drugs.

In recent years, CBD has grown in popularity and is widely used in daily routines.

How CBD works

THC and CBD act on the same endocannabinoid receptors in the body, but CBD does so indirectly. With this remote effect, CBD is thought to inhibit THC binding at these receptors. This is also thought to be why CBD does not have psychoactive side effects.

While THC is responsible for much of the psychoactive effects of cannabis, research suggests that it works together with CBD like yin and yang to balance the experience.

CBD is unique in its ability to interact with the opioid, dopamine, and serotonin receptors throughout the body as well, suggesting many paths for future research.

Compared to other cannabinoids and phytochemicals, CBD is the most studied for its clinical possibility.

Research is actively underway to explore various aspects of CBD, utilizing animal models and anecdotal evidence from medical cannabis users. Some areas of investigation include the topical application of CBD. Ongoing clinical trials aim to further understand the relationship between CBD and various physiological responses.

How we use CBD

CBD is the backbone of the Kinloch Wellness product line.

As the main cannabinoid in our gummies, pre-rolls, tinctures, and capsules, it delivers a potent entourage effect when paired with minor cannabinoids and complex terpene profiles.

Our CBD is sourced from hemp, which is bred to contain less than 0.3% THC. Each Kinloch formula is infused with purified extracts to ensure high contents of rare cannabinoids, and minimal to no THC. Our products deliver no psychoactive side effects, so you can rely on a clear-minded CBD experience every time.


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