All You Need to Know About CBD

What Is CBD?

CBD is a chemical compound that comes from the hemp plant. CBD is one of around 100 cannabinoids found in the plant and these cannabinoids interact with the body's endocannabinoid system to help achieve optimum physical and mental health and performance. 
While the extent to the benefits and effects of CBD are still being explored, it tells us something that the United States Department of Health and Human Services holds a patent titled ‘Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants’.
CBD works with endocannabinoids that our bodies naturally produce to keep the receptors working at optimal capacity and achieve homeostasis. Up until now, the benefits of taking CBD looking very promising and exciting.

What Does CBD Do?

Thus far, CBD has been reported to help with hundreds of different health complaints and it is widely recognised to assist with relaxation and general wellbeing. Thousands of people around the world are reporting a wide range of benefits and results for various reasons.
CBD is non-psychoactive, so you get the benefits without getting high and it is 100% legal and safe.

Known Benefits of CBD

A Feeling of Calm and Relaxation: It has already been found that CBD helps us feel calm and relaxed.

Natural Neuroprotection: CBD is known to be and antioxidant and to be neuroprotective. Due to this, CBD is associated with a host of diseases and in particular autoimmune, inflammatory and age-related complaints.

General Wellbeing: CBD has been said to promote everyday wellbeing and improve quality of life when it is used by consumers as a food supplement.



How Does CBD Work?

We all have an endocannabinoid system (ECS) which many of us don’t know enough about considering it has been called "the most important physiologic system involved in establishing and maintaining human health". 

We have only known about the endocannabinoid system for around 25 years and we all have a complex network of cannabinoid receptors. The ECS is responsible for keeping our body in balance or homeostasis and our own body produces cannabinoids to maintain this. However, if our body is deficient in producing enough cannabinoids, this is where taking CBD from mother nature works in harmony with our body to top up the level of cannabinoids in our body to restore balance.

There is still a lot more to understand about the ECS but it is already known that it has a major impact on our physiological function; sleep, pain, inflammation, appetite, memory, mood and even reproduction.

There are two types of cannabinoid receptors found throughout the body (CB1 and CB2), but they are most abundant in the brain and immune system. Because your ECS is responsible for making sure your entire body is working optimally, its activity has been referenced alongside many diseases; from neurological disorders to arthritis and even to cancer.

In short, when our endocannabinoid system is working correctly, we are well and everything is working efficiently, but when we experience pain, such as migraines, ibs, fibromyalgia etc then the ECS is off balance or dysfunctional. This suggests that the ECS is the reason for many disorders that we experience. This is where CBD comes in to get our body back to equilibrium and this is why CBD is getting such incredible reviews!