Discover the Science Behind CBD Nature’s Remedy
So How Does CBD Work?
Humans have a biological system called the endocannabinoid system. It is responsible for maintaining homeostasis within our bodies, ensuring that all functions are balanced by stimulating receptors in the central nervous system.
Often, our endocannabinoid system is dormant due to a lack of naturally-occurring cannabinoids entering our body. When you supplement it with broad-spectrum CBD, it stimulates the body to wake up these receptors. Once homeostasis is restored, CBD can help to regulate mood, mobility, coordination, cognition, and other functions the endocannabinoid system is responsible for.
Various properties within this compound can benefit the body in more than one way, CBD is found to have pain-reliving and anti-inflammatory qualities which can help to manage mood, anxiety, pain, soreness and aches in joints and muscles caused by conditions such as arthritis, strain injuries, and overuse. It also aids in removing free-floating radicals and oxidants in the body.
The History Of CBD
The first known use of medicine derived from cannabis was reported in 2737 BC by Chinese Emperor Sheng Nung. Over the past 200 years researchers have been identifying the effective components of cannabinoids.
In early 1940, Adams and his University of Illinois team identified and synthesized cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabinol (CBN). In 1942, he was granted a patent on his method for isolating CBD. He was the first to identify tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). He and his team were also the first to determine if there were parts of the cannabis sativa plant that did not contain psychoactive qualities. As technology advanced in 1963 Dr Raphael Mechoulam was able to describe the chemical structure of CBD. The discovery of the chemical structure of CBD contributed to demystifying THC a year later. This finding was a big deal; it linked psychoactive and euphoric effects to THC and dissociated CBD as an intoxicating compound. It wasn't until 1978 that it was finally recognised for having no psychoactive properties which led to approvals.
There is still a stigma around CBD but with people sharing their incredible experiences they have had with CBD, these views are changing every day.
What Is CBD?
In 2016 it became legal in the UK to sell CBD, or products containing CBD and since then CBD has continued to rise in popularity.
Cannabis and Hemp are NOT the same thing. CBD comes from the hemp plant, hemp is a variety of the cannabis plant species that contains very low amounts of THC, whereas the cannabis plant has higher amounts of THC. For people who don’t know what THC is, it is short for Tetrahydrocannabinol and is the chemical that gives cannabis its physcoactive effects.
All of our CBD products contain less than 1mg THC, CBDV or CBN ensuring full compliance with the requirements of UK law. CBD is a naturally occurring cannabinoid found in hemp plants. Hemp contains more than 100 different cannabinoids. CBD is the second most abundant one after THC and is a non-psychoactive component that is believed to have several health benefits according to research.
Cannabinoids are active chemicals in hemp that have beneficial effects throughout the body, including the central nervous system and the immune system. CBD is known as a ‘phytocannabinoid', which is a plant-derived natural compound capable of interacting with cannabinoid receptors in our endocannabinoid system.
Many advocates of CBD use it for its anti-anxiety qualities. People have found it to help their anxiety and improve their mood by inducing feelings of calmness. Scientific research suggests that CBD may be able to promote the production of “feel-good” hormones in our body.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Research suggests that CBD doesn’t have any severe side effects on the human body.
However, some rare and uncommon effects may be experienced, including drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, dry mouth, and mood changes. Fortunately, many of these are mitigated with dosage corrections.
Will CBD Get You High?
As stated above unlike THC (the compound known to create the “high” people experience with cannabis), CBD is non-psychoactive. It doesn’t induce euphoria or make you high. So, the short answer is no. Furthermore, our CBD oils and CBD infused products are broad-spectrum, meaning that they are processed in a way that removes THC and gives the entourage effect.
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