What is CBD, exactly?

A safe, non-addictive substance, CBD, or Cannabidiol, is one of more than a hundred phytocannabinoids found within the industrial hemp plant. Our bodies naturally produce cannabinoids through our endocannabinoid system. CBD has become a popular supplement to people’s nutrition to aid in their health and wellness. 

Here at Genesee, we provide you with functional foods that are already incorporated into your healthy lifestyle, with CBD blended in as an active ingredient. We did the research on CBD so you don’t have to, and we want you to use us as a resource. Our CBD sources are some of the highest quality CBD and by incorporating it into a food that is already in your cabinet, you won’t have to take the extra step of adding it into your everyday routine.

CBD works by binding with the receptors in your endocannabinoid system thus supplementing it and helping it function optimally. Like a multivitamin, it is beneficial to take CBD every day to get the most out of it. 

The important thing to note is that not all CBD is created equal. There are different “levels” of CBD – isolate, broad-spectrum, and full-spectrum. An isolate is where they isolate the CBD from the plant and extract it, and use only that portion in the product. Full-spectrum is using the entire hemp plant and all of its other benefits. Broad-spectrum is a happy medium where they extract the THC (can be up to 0.3% found in the hemp plant) and remove it, but still keeping all the other cannabinoid profiles and terpenes in the product. Genesee uses broad-spectrum CBD so you can retain as many benefits as the plant has to offer without fear of having any trace amounts of THC in your system.

Genesee also uses a water-soluble CBD, which is the highest bioavailable form. By using this CBD, there is less waste with our product. Your body is absorbing 100% of the CBD (compared to 20-25% you would absorb from an oil) which allows us to use less CBD, passing on the cost savings to our consumers. 

Genesee also sends our products to an outside lab to be tested for multiple profiles. We then in return, provide our consumers with a Certificate Analysis, so you can verify that what we are claiming to be in our products are actually there, making us a brand you can trust.