You might have heard of CBD. In fact, it would be difficult for anyone who watches the news or reads the papers to not have heard of it. But what is…
What is CBD oil?
CBD stands for cannabidiol which is a compound known as a cannabinoid, that is found in the cannabis plant. There are over 60 cannabinoids in the plant, and CBD is one that has sparked a lot of interest from the medical profession as it seems to have an abundance of medicinal properties. One of the other cannabinoids found in the plant is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is psychoactive, and it is this which gives users a sense of a `high` – and also is the `illegal` part of the plant. It is illegal to have products with a THC level of over 0.2% in the UK, but by being able to grow cannabis plants with low levels of THC (usually known as hemp) we can make products which are both high in CBD, and low in THC.
The endocannabinoid system is a system in the human body which has been discovered relatively recently. When CBD or other cannabinoids are consumed, it can trigger the cannabinoid receptors in the endocannabinoid system, which can then help the body to regulate itself – called homeostasis. The main benefit of CBD for people is to promote well-being by being in a state of homeostasis. This means that your body is well balanced and kept at ideal levels for the body`s best performance. This includes regulating processes such as your body temperature and oxygen levels, as well as pain management, immune response and the regulation of mood.
What can CBD do for you?
CBD is known to have strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties but whilst there are many medicinal claims which are made about CBD, medical research is still ongoing. We do know, however that taking CBD is great for your general well-being, and it can be congested in a number of different ways – such as vaping CBD e-liquids, spraying it under the tongue with a CBD oil spray, taking CBD capsules as you would any other vitamin or pill, or applying a lotion or CBD balm to the skin. Whilst the other methods involve consuming CBD internally, balms are applied to the skin, which mean the CBD can be used topically, doesn`t enter the bloodstream, and is great for the skin. Despite a plethora of personal experiences, there still isn’t enough medical research to back it up as medicinal, as this is still a new field. That doesn't mean, however, that CBD won`t do you good, so why not find out more about natural CBD products at cbdoil.co.uk.
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