Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non psychoactive cannabinoid, yet it still affects the body in specific ways, so there will be no head highs and no negative side effects, no matter how much you consume. and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are both cannabinoids. THC is the cannabinoid that has psychoactive effects (also known as being high.)
CBD, keeping it simple.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, is by far one of the most studied compounds of the 116-plus known cannabinoids found in industrial hemp. But what is CBD exactly? Being a natural compound of the plant, some hemp can contain up to 40% CBD. It can then be extracted from the plant to form an isolate, which is 99.99% pure, or broad / full spectrum extracts that contain other non psychoactive cannabinoids and terpenes.
CBD is actually regarded as the single most crucial cannabinoid ever discovered, and with on-going research, the list of uses continues to grow, giving more and more hope to those looking to enhance their overall quality of life.
Our CBD is a full spectrum extract, with 0% THC. These extracts have been sourced from the highest quality suppliers in the UK and the CBD oil we produce is 100% vegan friendly, so it does not contain any sort of animal derived ingredients.
DIFFERENT FORMS OF CBD
FULL SPECTRUM CBD ( or distillate as it is sometimes called) is the collection of the entire cannabis plants most therapeutic properties. Included in these extracted compounds are terpenes, These terpenes are known to offer their very own health benefits! For example, Linalool (found in lavender) has strong anti-inflammatory properties, Limonene (found in lemons) aid with digestion and Pinene (found in pine trees) relieves pain and is an antioxidant. FULL SPECTRUM CBD also does typically contain low percentages of THC.
BROAD SPECTRUM CBD is almost like a halfway house between full spectrum CBD and Isolate. the meaning of BROAD SPECTRUM is exactly as it sounds, using a broad range of the useful cannabinoids but not all. Our BROAD SPECTRUM CBD contains all of the useful and effective terpenes and cannabinoids but with 0% THC.
ISOLATE EXTRACT is simply Isolated CBD with no other cannabinoids. This extract usually contains 99.9% pure CBD, it contains no other elements of the cannabis plant, no tastes or smells and it contains no THC hence no psychoactive effects. It's as simple as that!
WHAT IS THE ENTOURAGE EFFECT?
Studies show that FULL SPECTRUM/BROAD SPECTRUM CBD offers higher levels of anti inflammatory relief than isolated CBD does at the same strength. The synergised interactions between terpenes and CBD is called the entourage effect, which means that the terpenes activate cannabinoids that would normally be dormant in isolated CBD. This means to you, that our BROAD SPECTRUM CBD products will give you the most for your money. BROAD SPECTRUM CBD (which is actually a whole plant extract) the entourage effect with every other cannabinoid apart from THC, so this makes it perfect for athletes, people who may be tested on a regular basis or people who just want THC Free products. Full Spectrum extract however, contains a very low amount of the cannabis plant's most prominent and psychoactive cannabinoid, THC, usually around 0.2%, which is the UK legal limit. At this strength though, this will not induce any sort of psychoactive effect at all.
US AND WHERE WE ARE IN THE INDUSTRY.
We mentioned honesty, and this is where it comes into play. As CBD resides in a relatively new marketplace, there are manufacturers that take advantage of this by selling hemp oil that contains little to no CBD. There are a few warning signs to look out for, so please consider the points below and ensure that:
• The products have been lab tested and approved to be pesticide, metal and chemical free
• 3rd party tests have been carried out
• Batch tests have been conducted and there is proof of certificate on the product.
• The products have been made by a reputable and trustworthy company
• Our CBD products contain less than 0.2% THC (which is the legal limit in the UK.
There has been a huge increase in popularity in the last 5 years when it comes to CBD in the UK marketplace. It can be found in high street shops and online stores all over the country. This is largely down to exposure in the media which highlights the effects cannabis oil can have on epileptic children. Subsequently, laws have been relaxed and CBD as a cannabinoid has been allowed to show the world what it can do, and we plan on helping it by showing the world how helpful and beneficial it can be.
Our CBD is a full spectrum extract, with 0% THC. These extracts have been sourced from the highest quality suppliers in the UK and the CBD oil we produce is 100% vegan friendly, so it does not contain any sort of animal derived ingredients and non-GMO. It is also extracted, manufactured, tested and in the UK enabling us to provide seed to shelf traceability to give you that added confidence in our products.
How CBD Works with the Body? and What is the ECS?
There have been recent studies which suggest that CBD communicates with our body's endocannabinoid system (ECS), a system that helps regulate the bodily functions that happen behind the scenes. Cannabinoid receptors are believed to be among the most plentiful in our central nervous system, and some researchers hypothesize that we could have a third, undiscovered one, as well. Through those receptors, the ECS helps regulate a lot of important functions, such as: Digestion, immune function, inflammation, mood, sleep and many more. We’re not saying that CBD will give benefits to all of these processes, however those endocannabinoids communicate in the same language as the receptors, which suggests that they have the potential to improve your bodily functions. Your body activates the ECS processes with complete precision so that it impacts only what it needs to. For example, if your reproductive hormones are out of sync and need some help adjusting, it will work to regulate them without altering your digestion or immune system.
Potential Benefits of CBD
If you suffer from social/general anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, panic disorder, or PTSD, CBD may help you manage it better. Researchers say CBD changes the way your brain's receptors respond to serotonin, which is a chemical linked to mental health disorders. The receptors receive chemical messages to help your cells respond to different stimuli. When CBD changes these receptors it leaves you more relaxed and better able to tackle whatever life throws at you.
Depression and the effects of PTSD
There have been thousands of examples of US war veterans finding benefits within consuming CBD. In the same way it could help with anxiety, it has the ability to regulate the behaviour of our brain's receptors, like slowing down neuron firing speeds which can interrupt negative thinking patterns for example.
The anti-inflammatory and pain relief effects of CBD might help people with injuries, arthritis, or chronic conditions. In 2016, a study was conducted using CBD in rats with arthritis pain. They applied varying amounts of CBD oil per day and noticed reduced inflammation, reduced pain, and no side effects in all the rats of the study within just 4 days. Several human studies have shown that CBD is effective in treating pain as well, specifically multiple sclerosis and arthritis
CBD has the ability to directly affect the receptors in the immune system which may reduce the overall inflammation in the body. What this means is that CBD may offer positive benefits for managing acne. One study done on humans found that taking CBD capsules prevented oil activity in sebaceous glands which are responsible for producing sebum. Sebum is a natural substance that hydrates the skin, but too much of it can lead to serious acne issues. If you've tried anything and everything to get rid of your acne, discuss the options of CBD treatment with your doctor. You may be surprised how helpful it can be.
A study in 2017 found that CBD may help prevent stress-related changes in blood pressure. Ten healthy volunteers in a study were given a single dose of CBD or a placebo. Those who were given the CBD all had lower blood pressure both before and after experiencing a very stressful event. These are just a few potential benefits of taking CBD.
ANTI-SEIZURE,NEUROPRODUCTIVE, PAIN RELEIF, CANCER TREATMENT AND MANY MORE...
AND THATS JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG, THERE ARE MANY MORE THAT WE KNOW OF TO THIS DAY.
THERE ARE ONGOING STUDIES THAT ARE BEING CARRIED OUT THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY AND THE GLOBE TO TEST THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CBD, THIS IS JUST WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR.
Potential Side Effects of CBD
As CBD isn’t psychoactive, there are usually zero side effects, as long as it is consumed responsibly. There are however a few factors to consider when starting to use CBD, especially if it is your first time! Start off with smaller doses and work your way up. This not only saves you money (if you are consuming more than you need), but it also ensures that you don’t overstimulate your endocannabinoid system, not that this is a major issue. It is however all about quality, not quantity. Taking too large of a dose, can in very occasional cases cause diarrhoea, loss of appetite, dizziness and fatigue. If you are taking any other medication then please consult with a doctor before using our products or any other CBD related food supplements product. In multiple studies, no major side effects of CBD oil have been observed, even at highly excessive doses. Although there are very few long term studies on CBD, scientists are confident that the natural powers of CBD won’t have any adverse effects on your physical or mental well being.