What is CBD?



If you are wondering why CBD products is popping up everywhere, well you're not alone....come to find out it’s all about this healthy natural occurring chemical compound named Cannabidiol, or (CBD) for short. 

Cannabidiol is one of 113 identified phytocannabinoid (Phyto means plant) derived from the Cannabis Sativa L. plant discovered in 1940 by Dr. Roger Adams and his associates at the University of Illinois.  It accounts for up to 40% of the plant's extract.  CBD is a safe and an non-addictive substance.  It is the second-most dominant active chemical compound found in the plant just after Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Tetrahydrocannabinol or (THC) for short is the chemical compound that causes a person to feel high or buzzed This feeling of euphoria is called psychoactive.  Make no mistake about it, CBD is closely related to THC. Both CBD and THC have significant therapeutic attributes medicinally. However, each of these amazing chemical compounds perform differently in the brain and other body CB1 and CB2 receptors. CBD is great for people who want the health benefits of cannabis without the psychoactive effect from THC.


Why is CBD so expensive?

Millions of dollars are spent in cultivating, manufacturing, processing, producing and the delivery of hemp. USA grown hemp is highly regulated. Hemp farmers and processors must pay for state licensing to do their business. Then there are expenses involved in testing the crops before and after harvesting to assure they are within legal cannabinoid limits and free of pesticides and other contaminants.

Next, the raw hemp flower needs to be transported to an extraction facility where it undergoes the processes mentioned earlier. 

The end product need to be packaged, shipped, marketed and advertised in order for consumers to find them. 

All told, an very expensive process that literally makes CBD worth it's weight in gold.   


A little CBD goes a long way

Although a 250 mg bottle of CBD oil costs around $30, a common dosage is a mere 10 mg (give or take). That’s around 1/100 of a tablespoonful of pure CBD.  At that dosage, the bottle would contain a total of 25 servings at a cost of about $1.20 a day.  Many people spend more than that amount each day on sodas or snacks.  We all know those things aren’t good for us. But very few people consider a soda and a bag of chips to be expensive.  

CBD, on the other hand, could greatly improve your quality of life.

Moreover, as we all know, being in poor health can be exceptionally expensive.  

That being said, money is money at any cost and you don’t want to waste it.  So it’s important to determine an ideal dosage of CBD oil for your needs and not exceed that amount. Taking more than you need is a waste of money and unlikely to produce better results.

We invite you to browse Norwood Natural's online CBD shop and take advantage of the many health benefits CBD has to offer.  We are a leading, small family owned and operated brand, providing the finest quality ingredients to our customers.  

The materials use in our products are made from Pure Organic Hemp Extracts, all Non-GMO, gluten free and free of artificial compositions. Manufactured and processed per mandated State Law (licensed in Indiana).   You can trust Norwood Natural's for all your CBD needs.

We are only scratching the surface of understanding when it comes to the healing power of the hemp plant.  In recent studies, there are a plethora of amazing benefits and uses of the natural plant.   Stay Tuned.