What Is CBD (Cannabidiol)?

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What is CBD?

So you have heard of this new thing called CBD? It does lots of things and is being added to almost everything you can think of. There is CBD Chocolate, CBD vapes and CBD beer – everything has CBD in it now and it is pretty easy to find. 

So, what is CBD? What does it do? And why should you care? Good Question!

Cannabidiol (CBD), is a non-psychoactive compound that is found in the Cannabis family of plants: mainly Hemp. It is one of 113 Cannabinoids which make the cannabis plant so special. It has been associated with a very wide range of well-being outcomes as it helps to maintain our bodies balance (via the Endocannabinoid System).

Although Cannabis has a very high number of cannabinoids (including CBDa & CBG), things like Olives, and Flax seeds also contain these compounds. CBD is a ‘phytocannabinoid’ due to the fact that it is derived from a plant. 

We already produce Cannabinodis in our bodies, but these plant-based compounds support what our body is already doing. Much like other regular healthy things like fatty acids, or Rosemary & Tomatoes. 

If we boil the compound down beyond the hystria and ‘fad’ of the CBD pillowcase, CBD is at its most basic is a compound found in a plant that helps your body do it’s thing. So taking a CBD supplement every day could have a huge positive impact on your well being. 

The most common form of CBD is the CBD oil  which can either be full spectrum or based in an MCT oil, but it can be found in whole plant pastes, vape oils and water soluble mixtures. 

What does CBD Do?

When understanding what CBD does, you must understand the role of the ‘Endocannabinoid System‘. This can be found in all of us, and was discovered when scientists tried to understand why the cannabis plant made us ‘high’; thus this system was named after the plant which lead to its discovery.

The ECS is part of our body’s ability to continue to exist- it regulates a perfect balance called Homeostasis. This process helps our bodies internal environment to remain stable while there are external changes.  

Homeostasis impacts many essential bodily functions and ensures that our bodies are working properly. So by supporting the ECS there can be a significant improvement your general well being. 

It is worth pointing out however, that we are all different and our ECS’s work differently from person to person; the variables being age, weight, diet, metabolism and any health issues you may have. What one person experiences, is different to another. It is always advised to start small, and increase the dose as you go. 

Where Can I Find CBD?

Right. Here. We have a range of organic and supreme quality CBD oils that are designed specifically so that you get the best out of your CBD supplement. You can visit our shop and see what we have on offer.

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