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WHAT IS CBD?

WHAT IS CBD?

The Big Question! This is the first thing that people ask!

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CBD stands for Cannabidiol and this is a compound (or what is often referred to as a cannabinoid). There are over 100 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, but CBD is NOT cannabis itself and is only a very small element of the cannabis plant. CBD is NOT psychoactive.

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THC is the cannabinoid that is psychoactive and that makes you 'high', not CBD. 

Just because CBD doesn't get you high, it doesn't mean it doesn't have many other benefits. CBD has now been linked to many, many health benefits and is gaining more and more popularity each day.

Many people are seeking alternatives to pharmaceutical medication that can often come with negative side effects.

Approximately 30 years ago, scientists discovered that we have an Endocannabinoid System (ECS) that is closely linked to the nervous system. It seems that our ECS could be extremely important in preventing, managing, or even treating certain chronic conditions. The Endocannabinoid System is a unique communications system in the brain and body that affects many important functions, including how a person feels, moves, and reacts.

So, put simply, our bodies naturally produce cannabinoids that help us stay in balance. When we fall ill, this is a sign that the Endocannabinoid System is out of balance and our bodies are not producing the amount of cannabinoids that our body needs. This is where CBD comes in. CBD is a cannabinoid that our body is already producing, so in taking CBD oil from the natural hemp plant, we are making sure that our body is topped up and getting all that it needs to achieve or remain in homeostasis.

What happens if we don't take CBD and our own Endocannabinoid System is dysfunctional? DISEASE. Cancer, Diabetes, Chron's, Alzheimer’s and many others.

By re-balancing the ECS by taking CBD, we can slow or even stop disease and illness.

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After much research, it has been found that CBD can provide relief for chronic pain, anxiety, inflammation, depression and many other conditions such as these below:

  • Autoimmune diseases (Inflammation, Arthritis)
  • Neurological conditions (Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s, MS, Epilepsy, Huntington’s, Strokes, Brain Injury)
  • Metabolic syndrome (Diabetes, Obesity)
  • Neuropsychiatric illness (Autism, ADHD, PTSD, Addiction)
  • Gut/Digestion disorders (Colitis, Crohn’s)
  • Cardiovascular dysfunction (Atherosclerosis, Arrhythmia)
  • Skin disesase (Acne, Dermatitis, Psoriasis)

WHY NOT JUST TAKE HEMP OIL INSTEAD OF CBD OIL?

Industrial Hemp is grown and used for multiple things, but it contains significantly less cannabidiol than other cannabis-rich strains.

A huge amount of hemp would be needed to extract a small amount of CBD and there is a risk of toxins being drawn through the soil this way.

Hemp-derived CBD doesn't contain critical medicinal terpenes and secondary cannabinoids found in cannabis oil, and these are said to be needed to get the full benefit of CBD.

CBD oil is CO2 extracted and offers you the entire benefit of the cannabis plant but WITHOUT the THC and therefore WITHOUT the high.

WHICH CBD SHOULD I CHOOSE?

In our opinion, the only way to take CBD is in full spectrum. Full Spectrum oil means that you are getting all of the compounds from the cannabis plant (including THC but with less than 0.03% THC so that the psychoactive element isn't present). This then allows for the 'Entourage Effect' whereby the 400+ compounds in cannabis have a synergistic effect on the body.

So you may see CBD isolate or synthetic CBD selling in many places, these are not seen to be as effective at all in gaining the benefits that CBD can bring.

In most cases, you get what you pay for in the world of CBD. But still be careful. Buy from someone reputable, someone who gives you the information about the % strength as well as the mg amount of CBD, a company that can provide lab reports to prove the concentration of the CBD.

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