WHAT IS CBD FLOWER?
CBD Flower is sourced from either Hemp or Cannabis plants that produce low quantities of THC. This type of smokable Hemp is non-psychoactive, meaning it does not get you ‘high.’ The federal limit for THC in any CBD product is <.03%. In lieu of the psychoactive effects, consumers turn to CBD flower for an abundance of wellness benefits & calming properties. CBD is known to help treat epilepsy, anxiety, depression, nausea, pain, insomnia and stress. CBD has gained extreme popularity over the last decade in the health, wellness, cosmetics & skincare, and pet industries.
WHAT IS CBG FLOWER?
CBG, short for Cannabigerol, is another Cannabinoid that's organically derived from Hemp or Cannabis. It is known as the 'Grandmother' of all phytocannabinoids, as it is typically the first compound to form, which then leads to THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids to develop in the plant. Originally discovered in the 1960's, CBG was one of the least studied cannabinoids in Cannabis and until recently, one of the rarest - a typical Cannabis plant contains less than 1% CBG . Modern developments in Industrial Hemp have allowed us to isolate and now farm strains that are bountifully-rich in CBG. Using these new strains, Hemp companies like Metolius are able to grow plants that primarily produce CBG as the main Cannabinoid, from which we harvest buds that are then dried and cured to create smokable-hemp flower.
Similar to CBD and thought to be even more effective, CBG is revered for its pain-relieving properties, as well as anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea, antibacterial, and stress relief benefits. CBG may just be the most medicinally-impactful cannabinoid known to man!
WHAT IS THE 'METOLIUS MAGIC'?
Our proprietary Metolius CBD & CBG blends, along with the unique enhancements of Isolate, Distillate & Kief deliver a robust flavor experience and powerfully calming effect. River Rolls are packed with tasty terpenes, which provides a full-bodied, smooth and balanced profile. When consumed simultaneously, CBG & CBD work together to provide pain relief, as well as potent relaxation and a sense of wellbeing. Studies have shown positive responses in anxiety & depression treatment, as well as inflammation reduction.
WHAT IS CBD DISTILLATE?
This is derived directly from the Organic Hemp flower we grow. Distillate includes minor Cannabinoids (such as CBD & CBG), as well as Terpenes - think of these as the “spices” in the flower, as terpenes are associated with the flavor profile. From an intensive extraction process, CBD Distillate leaves us with a highly-refined form of the compound with zero impurities, and turns out as a honey-like substance. Typically, Distillate contains around 50-75% CBD.
WHAT IS CBD ISOLATE?
Isolate is CBD in its purest form (99%). Using traditional methods to extract only the CBD Cannabinoid, stripping away all other compounds and removing phytocannabinoids (including those unwanted psychoactive substances such as THC), separating other plant matter, we are left with only CBD compounds from the Hemp plant.
Derived from this crystalline solid, we then create a fine powder of CBD Isolate with which Metolius products are enhanced. The benefits of this extraction process leave us with a pure, isolated form of CBD which is easy to use for proper dosage, efficacy, zero THC, and more versatility.
WHAT IS CBG KIEF?
Kief, derived from the organic CBG hemp plants that we hand grow and harvest at Metolius, is the resinous trichome that is found on many types of flowers. It contains high amounts of terpenes that contribute to the potency and bold flavor profile that we strive for with all of our products. These resinous trichomes actually protect the flowers of the plant, deterring pests & insects by the potent smells & stickiness.
We source 100% of our kief from the organic CBG, CBG White & Sour G, plants we grow on our own farm in Bend. Kief is often seen as a by-product in the production phase turning hemp flower into consumable products such as pre-rolls. Instead of letting this incredible substance go to waste, we decided to collect it and harness its power as part of our ‘Metolius Magic’. Look for our River Rolls, River Rocks & River Logs; all have enhancement options of a CBG Kief Finish!
WHAT IS THE 'UNIVERSAL CBX SYMBOL'?
Collectively known as CBX, Hemp-Derived CBD & CBG are rapidly gaining popularity in the consumable hemp products industry. CBX is the universal label for Hemp-derived CBD & CBG that is THC non-detect, meaning it is non-psychoactive. There is always less than .3% THC in all of our Metolius Hemp products. Please look for our Universal CBX Symbol, letting you know the product is non-psychoactive. You get all the chill, without the unwanted thrill!
Emerging research shows that when taken in unison, CBD & CBG produce remarkably potent synergistic effects. The powerful properties of CBD produce calm and stress-relief, combined with CBG’s benefits for pain, inflammation and nausea, create a harmonious formula for consumers.
WHAT IS THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM?
You’ve probably heard the term Cannabinoids - organic compounds found in the Hemp & Cannabis plants, associated with the physical & mental effects we feel. These include THC, CBD, CBG, CBN and many other known Cannabinoids. But how does our body actually feel and process these compounds? That is what our Endocannabinoid System is responsible for!
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a complex network of cellular receptors. It exists and is active in all of our human bodies, even if we don’t use any kind of Cannabis or Hemp. This system plays a role in signaling the body to regulate and maintain a variety of functions. While much is still being discovered about the ECS, research shows that the system plays a vital role in sleep, mood, appetite, memory and fertility. Our bodies actually produce Endocannabinoids naturally as needed, which help keep things stable and operating smoothly for us all.
WHAT ARE ENDOCANNABINOID RECEPTORS & WHAT DO THEY DO?
These cellular receptors are found throughout the human body, to which Endocannabinoids/Phytocannabinoids bind in order to create a reaction from the corresponding cellular receptors. Each receptor is associated with a different biological function. The two primary ECS Receptors that are the most studied are the CB1 & CB2 Receptors.
CB1 Receptors call the central nervous system home, while most CB2 receptors are found in your peripheral nervous system where your immune cells reside. Endocannabinoids (biologically-produced and native to the body) as well as Phytocannabinoids received from the intake of Hemp or Cannabis (CBD, CBG etc) bind with these receptors to deliver different effects, based on where they are located in the body. CB1 receptors located in the central nervous system (spinal, cranial etc) that receive cannabinoids can then target pain, promote brain function and more. Those that target your CB2 receptors may help relieve nausea, inflammation, infections etc that are linked to the function of a healthy and active immune system.
HOW DOES THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM ACHIEVE HOMEOSTASIS?
The body’s internal Endocannabinoid System is kind of like a built in regulator, helping us find balance and harmony in many different forms. Research over the last two decades has shown the ECS plays a vital role in regulating: mood, sleep, appetite, digestion, chronic pain/inflammation, immune response, active memory, cardiovascular system, muscle & bone growth, skin & nerve function, liver function and stress.
Quite the list of responsibilities! When all of these bodily functions, systems and organs are working properly in synergy, our bodies are in a state known as Homeostasis. Homeostasis is essentially a stable and well-balanced internal environment. If some sort of external environmental factor affects you such as an injury or illness, your Endocannabinoid System kicks in to help save the day and return your body to a state of harmonious Homeostasis.
HOW DO CBD & CBG INTERACT WITH THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM?
Recent studies have shown that CBD and CBG interact a bit differently with our Endocannabinoid System. While THC Phytocannabinoids typically only bind to our CB1 & CB2 receptors, it has been shown that CBD binds to both the CB1 and CB2 receptors as well as interacting with other biological systems in our bodies to provide a wide array of wellness benefits. CBD & THC actually have an opposite relationship when it comes to ECS receptors, as CBD is an inverse agonist to CB1 receptors; meaning CBD actually has the potential to curb negative side effects of THC when taken in unison, as it can trigger a reverse reaction from CB1 receptors. CBG is also a Phytocannabinoid that binds with both the CB1 & CB2 receptors, triggering effects from the CNS (central nervous system) to relieve pain and inflammation, as well as encouraging a healthy immune response.