CBD is becoming very popular since it became legal in most countries. Many people are benefiting from its therapeutic qualities and its use is increasing.
This is an introductory guide to CBD oil.
Cannabis is not a dirty word!
Cannabis is no longer a dirty word. There, I said it. Medical cannabis is now going mainstream. The largest grower of medical cannabis in the UK is British Sugar. Sure, they’ll call it industrial hemp but call it what it is. It is cannabis.
Cannabis. Industrial hemp. Hemp. Marijuana. Weed. It’s all the same plant. The only difference is the levels of cannabinoids in that strain. Medical cannabis will have high levels of CBD and low levels of THC. Recreational cannabis will have High levels of THC and low levels of CBD. The same plant. Different levels of cannabinoids.
What is the difference between THC and CBD?
CBD (Cannabidiol) is a compound found in the Cannabis plant. There are approximately 85 compounds (cannabinoids) founding the cannabis plant. The two most well known are CBD and THC.
CBD can is consumed in several ways including vaping, oral drops, gel capsules, and edibles.
Unlike its cousin, THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD is completely non-psychoactive. You can enjoy the many health benefits of the cannabis plant without getting stoned. This means that you can go about your daily routine in exactly the same way. There are no side effects and, apart from a feeling of well-being, you won’t even notice any difference.
CBD is a popular option for those seeking a natural alternative to common conditions. CBD helps with chronic pain, anxiety, depression, multiple-sclerosis, epilepsy and insomnia.
In fact, the benefits of CBD are many and go beyond these conditions. Many users report a feeling of well-being and calmness.
Scientific research is still in its infancy. Most of the data we have so far is anecdotal. There are many case studies of people who have transformed their quality of life using CBD oil. CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory. Inflammation is the bodies automatic response to distress in the body, it helps the body in many ways.
My personal CBD experience
My personal experience of CBD oil lasted six weeks. In fact, it has lasted longer than that because at the end of my six week experiment, I never quit. I was that impressed that I continued to use CBD oil. I only took CBD oil out of curiosity and not necessity. I was very impressed with the results. I imagine it is life changing for people with conditions where it helps relieve pain or anxiety.
In those six weeks I lost weight (fat not muscle), I slept better and I had a feeling of calmness and inner peace. I continue to learn more about cannabinoids everyday and advocate its use.
For me it’s simple. CBD works!
CBD doesn’t work for everybody. I have heard reports that some people do not feel any different when they consume CBD oil. That said, there are many wrong ways to consume CBD and very few correct ways. CBD gel capsules are an inefficient way to consume CBD. Liposome CBD oil is a very effective way.
The people who report to not feeling any effects may be taking their CBD in such as way that the bioavailability of the CBD is reduced to almost nothing. Digesting CBD oil for example, is not an effective way to consume CBD oil.
The most effective way to consume CBD oil is using liposome CBD oil. This allows the cannabinoids to enter your blood stream very quickly. A satisfactory way to consume cannabinoids is vaping or sublingual oral application. Sublingual application is holding the oil under your tongue and letting the CBD oil absorb. A less effective way to consume CBD oil is gel capsules.
How does CBD oil work?
CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory (pain relief) and anti-anxiolytic (reduces anxiety). This allows it to provide natural relief against chronic pain, stress and anxiety.
The benefits of cannabinoids do not stop there. The real strength of cannabinoids is that fact that they interact with the human body so well. In act, the human body has receptors already built into our body which CBD plugs into perfectly.
The system is the called Endocannabinoid System.
Introducing – The Endocannabinoid System
In 1988, the first cannabinoid receptor was found in the brain of a rodent. These cannabinoid receptors turned out to be plentiful in the brain – more so than any other neurotransmitter receptor.
Researchers found that these receptors reacted to THC. They are located in the regions of the brain responsible for mental and physiological processes such as memory, high cognition, emotion, and motor coordination.
A second cannabinoid receptor that reacted to CBD was discovered. This receptor was associated with the immune and central nervous systems.
Researchers discovered that these receptors, now referred to as the CB1 receptor and CB2 receptor, are found not only in rats, but within thousands of other mammals, including humans.
In fact, this system, referred to as the Endocannabinoid System, started to develop 600 millions years ago. Long before the human race even existed.
The Endocannabinoid System is one of the most important systems within our entire bodies. It is responsible for maintaining homeostasis (a balance required by all, healthy living things).
CBD helps to keep your body in balance
CBD helps maintain homeostasis (balance). If our Endocannabinoid System is out of balance, your whole body could be at risk. The Endocannabinoid System it is responsible for many of our day to day functions.
To give you an idea on how the Endocannabinoid System helps maintain homeostasis, lets look at an example.
When we become stressed, our body releases a stress hormone called cortisol. Cortisol can be helpful when we need to react quickly to a dangerous situation (fight or flight response). Too much cortisol can disrupt the natural balance of our body and mind can result in serious health problems.
When endocannabinoids are released by the body, it not only helps provide instant stress relief, it also helps manage our perception of stress so that we can look at the situation with a clear mind. This helps us make better decisions. Many users of CBD oil report a ‘clarity of mind’ which is where this originates from.
In summary, scientists discovered that there is a system already built into all mammals that are uniquely designed for cannabinoids.
These systems are part of the vital functions in our bodies. Our bodies were designed to work with cannabinoids.
They can be considered as essential to our overall mental and physical health and well-being.
Is CBD Legal in the UK?
CBD oil and products are legal in the UK as long as the THC levels are below 0.2%. CBD oil is sold on the UK high street as a food supplement. CBD products are legal in most of Europe as well but please check the local regulations in any country that you wish to purchase CBD in.
You must be 100% happy with your purchase. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you have 30 days in which to return your product for a full refund.
Any statements, posts or associated content has not been evaluated by the FSA (Foods Standards Agency) in the UK or the EFSA (European Foods Safety Authority) and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural constituent of hemp oil. nHance Life does not sell any products that violate the United Kingdom Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. Always seek advice from a medical doctor before starting any dietary or food supplement.