What is CBD? What’s it all about?

The number one FAQ!

Okay so, science lesson mode for a second. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound that comes from the cannabis plant. *Gasps* ‘Cannabis?!’ The cannabis plant has many subsequent compounds. CBD, for example, is extracted from the Hemp plant. Marijuana on the other hand is completely different. So, CBD isn’t ‘weed’, no it does not get you ‘high’ and yes it’s totally legal! C’mon guys! It may sound obvious to some of you but these are genuine misconceptions people make all the time (my mum included, I think she thought I was suggesting becoming a drug dealer when I told her I was starting a business with CBD infused products – not kidding!) Anyway, CBD is sometimes referred to as Cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is one of the most highly concentrated and researched compounds among many in the cannabinoid group.

CBD is actually already naturally produced by our bodies. Our ‘endocannabinoid system’ is essential to many of our physiological and cognitive processes such as energy levels, mood, memory, metabolism, stress, pain, blood pressure and many more. So consuming CBD, in whatever form, can complement your endocannabinoid systems to ensure they function efficiently and ‘slow – or in some cases stop – disease progression’ if that was to be the case.

If I haven’t bored you too much with the science yet and you’re still reading – we’re onto the good bit. So, why is CBD so great? CBD is widely known for its benefits, medically and in everyday life. Simply searching ‘CBD benefits’ in any search engine will undoubtedly show you its capabilities and success stories surrounding issues such as anxiety, depression, cancer, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, Parkinson’s – just to name a few!

Not only that, CBD is believed to help with general health, energy levels, stress, skin etc. so incorporating CBD into your daily routines would be beneficial for your body and your mind.

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Fact of the fortnight: Olivia Newton-John uses CBD oil to help with her cancer diagnosis saying she is ‘treating it naturally and doing really well’ – wowza! For the Telegraph article click here.

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