What are cannabinoids?

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Cannabinoids are a group of fatty compounds found in hemp, other plants and even the human body. Cannabinoids from plants are referred to as phytocannabinoids and those produced by the human body are called endocannabinoids. (The prefix phyto- means plant, while endo- means that it comes from within.) Cannabinoids are the primary chemical compounds produced by the cannabis plant. These compounds are key players in normal immune and central nervous system functioning. Hemp naturally produces more than 80 different cannabinoids. Of these 80+ non-psychoactive phytocannabinoids, cannabidiol (CBD) is the most widely known, and others include cannabigerol (CBG), cannabichromene (CBC) & more.

Those cannabinoids can be extracted from hemp. In fact, scientists found that these plant compounds have an effect on the body when they work together, rather than alone. This means that CBD and all those other great compounds can help support the body. Charlotte’s Web extract includesan assortment of hemp's cannabinoids, plus beneficial plant compounds like terpenes, flavonoids, and other valuable hemp compounds to support the body and that’s why it’s more than just CBD.*

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