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The Power of


A group of naturally occurring and closely related chemical compounds that bind to certain cannabinoid receptors in the body. Cannabinoids are divided into two categories:



Cannabinoid compounds produced by the body (endo means “within”).



Cannabinoid compounds found in the cannabis or hemp plant

(phyto means “plant”). There are over 100 phytocannabinoids, including:


CBD: A compound that has extensive medical benefits, it’s known to relieve pain, reduce anxiety, help with sleep, and soothe skin conditions.


CBG: Known as the mother of all cannabinoids, it can be used to manage inflammation, IBS, tumors, anxiety, glaucoma, and autism.


CBG: Known as the mother of all cannabinoids, it can be used to manage
inflammation, IBS, tumors, anxiety, glaucoma, and autism.


THC: A compound which has psychoactive effects and causes
the “high” feeling.


CBDA: The “raw” form or precursor to CBD, CBDA interacts with specific enzymes in the endocannabinoid system and is a wonderful way to help relieve inflammation and associated pain.


CBN: A non-intoxicating cannabinoid, it Is a great option to help with arthritis, glaucoma, sleep and neurodegenerative diseases.

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All CBD is NOT created equal

By now you’ve probably heard of CBD (cannabidiol), a natural compound found in the cannabis plant. Its gained popularity in the news as more and more people are using it to treat a variety of symptoms. Unlike THC, another compound found in cannabis, CBD is not psychoactive — meaning it doesn’t change your state of mind when you use it.


Though the use of CBD is growing rapidly, the industry is still in its early stages. It’s important to note that not all CBD is created equal.

Use caution when deciding what you purchase and where you purchase it. Some brands cut corners and deliver inferior products to save money. Here are a few things to look for when purchasing your CBD products:

  1. Safe ingredients. Do you really want any fillers or unnecessary chemical flavors? Review any chemicals that you are not familiar with before ingesting them.

  2. Quality ingredients. Most CBD oils use a carrier oil such as coconut oil and hempseed oil. Just like olive oil, there are different grades of these oils and it impacts the flavor.

  3. Accurate labels. Look for clearly stated ingredient lists and nutritional information.

  4. Test results from 3rd party laboratories. Check the supplier’s website for lab results. Make sure the CBD content on the lab report matches what is stated on the product label and that the THC content is less than 0.3%

  5. Full spectrum vs isolate. A big difference between CBD products is whether the CBD oil is full spectrum or an isolate. CBD is just one of over 100 compounds found in the cannabis plant. Each compound has the potential to magnify the benefits of the others (called the “entourage effect”). A full spectrum CBD product will contain a wide variety of these compounds, including up to 0.3% THC (not enough to get you high but enough to increase the entourage effect), while an isolate only has CBD.


Even though CBD is now available at convenience stores, liquor stores and more, it’s never a good idea to buy from an outlet where the staff might be uneducated about the products and their effects. Also, beware of buying on the internet. Most doctors recommend that you not buy CBD online unless it’s from a retailer that has a local location that you are already familiar with. Without verification there are just too many downsides. The best way to protect yourself and make sure you get the safest, highest quality CBD is to buy Wave directly or shop at a local store that puts their products — and their associates — through a rigorous vetting process.

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