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What Is CBD?

 What is CBD Oil?

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. 

CBD works with endocannabinoids that our bodies naturally produce to keep the receptors working at optimal capacity and achieve homeostasis. 

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.

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

How Does CBD Work?

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."

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

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.

A dysfunctional Endocannabinoid System can lead to several conditions and diseases. By re-balancing the ECS by taking CBD, we can slow or even stop the onset of many illnesses and diseases. We also know that the ECS has a major impact on our physiological function, including; sleep, pain, inflammation, appetite, memory, mood and even reproduction.

Around the body (but mainly in the brain and immune system) we find CB1 and CB2, cannabinoid receptors that respond to the cannabinoids found in CBD. A properly functioning ECS is directly related to how well your entire body functions. The ECS' activity has been referenced alongside many diseases.

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!

There are so many benefits that CBD oil has to offer, which is why we’re dedicated to bringing you the best CBD oil on the market today.

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Our own personal health issues are the reason we’re so passionate about sharing the gift of CBD with the world. We’ve learned and experienced firsthand how powerful the substance can be, and we wholeheartedly desire as many people as possible to give it a try.

If you would like to see the oils and balms we currently offer, please head over to our store. If you have any questions about the products, or even just CBD in general, we’re more than happy to answer them via email at info@prolifecbd.co.uk. You can also browse our website, including our Education Centre, for all sorts of up to date information.