Alright, so you've heard the buzz, everybody from celebrities to my Grandma are taking CBD... but what is it?
Can CBD oil really help me? How do I choose what kind is right for me? Can CBD really make me... happy?
What is CBD?
To put it simply, all species of the cannabis plant produce cannabinoids. There are at least 113 of these compounds, with the two most-studied being CBD and THC. When you smoke weed, the THC in the plant gets you high, which is why THC and cannabis containing THC is illegal in the UK and much of the world. CBD doesn’t get you high, and has no common side effects. It’s also completely legal in the UK and US!
Can CBD really help me?
When ingested by humans, cannabinoids interact with the endocannabinoid system, a complex cell-signalling system that produces its own endocannabinoids. These are molecules occuring naturally within the body that moderate functions such as:
- Chronic pain management
- Immune system
- Cardiovascular function
- Bone and muscle growth
The endocannabinoid system is always working within the body, but consuming cannabinoids affects how it does its job. THC produces a psychoactive effect: CBD doesn’t.
It's believed that CBD works by preventing endocannabinoids from being broken down by enzymes, so they’re around for longer to help your body regulate all of those functions. Happy sleep, happy mood, happy life.
What's the right CBD for me?
Honestly - this varies from person to person depending on your needs. We aim to provide products that are accessible to all, taking in everybody's needs. Browse through our store and if you're still unsure, please get in touch for a free one-on-one consultation. We'd love to chat.