What you need to know about CBD
Have you joined the CBD revolution? There’s a reason that 7 million people in Britain are already using CBD to help them regain control over their health.
And you may be surprised to discover that the first recorded use of cannabis as a medicine was by legendary Emperor Shen Nung in China between 2696 – 2737 BC. There’s evidence that cannabis has been used medicinally – and recreationally – all over the world for thousands of years.
CBD has been linked to the ability to fight inflammation, soothe sore muscles, relieve menstrual cramping and intestinal pain, reduce stress, aid in sleep, provide mental clarity, and aid in weight management, and with more than 160 scientific trials currently underway looking into how it can help with any number of conditions, it’s an exciting time for medicine and scientific research.
Whatever your health needs, and whether you’re a long-term CBD users, or just getting started on your journey, you’re sure to find something in this range that suits you.
About CBD and exploring the Endocannabinoid system
CBD is a shorter, easier way of saying ‘cannabidiol’.
It’s a chemical compound produced by the Cannabis sativa plant, and this natural substance is something of a secret weapon in the wellness world, with the ability to interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system.
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a biological system first discovered in the late ’80s and early ’90s. It is essentially the body’s system of endocannabinoid receptors and the endocannabinoids that interact with them
When the endocannabinoids bind to the cannabinoid receptors, they are able to produce physiological responses necessary for keeping cells alive and healthy. They are believed to help regulate a variety of functions in humans including sleep, mood, memory, appetite, reproduction, and pain sensation.
The effects of CBD are not psychoactive and will not create any of the effects associated with getting high.
The effects of CBD depend on the amount of CBD ingested. Some people report an energetic feeling, while others report an increased feeling of drowsiness. Most people understand that CBD is quite calming.
CBD for common health problems
Research shows that CBD oil has the potential to benefit people’s health in many ways. Studies have shown that CBD can help to encourage sleep, fend off anxiety and depression, relieve pain, decrease inflammation, support relief from oxidative stress and maintain heart health.
CBD is commonly used to address anxiety, and for patients who suffer the misery of insomnia. Studies suggest that CBD may help with both falling asleep and staying asleep.
CBD may offer an option for treating different types of chronic pain. A study from the European Journal of Pain showed that, using an animal model, CBD applied on the skin could help lower pain and inflammation caused by arthritis.
Another study demonstrated the mechanism by which CBD inhibits inflammatory and neuropathic pain, two of the most difficult types of chronic pain to treat.
Have fun exploring the different flavours and delivery methods that are available to you and if you’re taking any medication, please talk to your healthcare practioner before beginning any therapeutic regimen involving CBD to ensure your safety.