What is CBD?
CBD (Cannabidiol) is one of the 2 major ingredients found in the Cannabis plant. It a non-intoxicating component which has enormous therapeutic potential.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is just one of over 85 Cannabinoids presently identified in the cannabis plant and is the second most abundant Cannabinoid in cannabis after THC.
In hemp, however, THC is only present in trace amounts, while CBD dominates the plant’s makeup. CBD interacts with our naturally occurring systems, but is non-psychotropic, it doesn’t cause a high.
The cannabis plant also contains over 400 phytonutrients. Our suppliers groundbreaking Extraction methods allows them to extract all of these natural nutrients without using any heat or harmful solvents. Not only are you getting a high concentration of CBD with their products but you are also getting 400+ other nutrients in a natural, safe, easy to use and affordable product.
Is CBD Legal?
CBD is legal in the UK if sold as a food supplement and if it contains 0% THC. CBD products that are produced using Cannabis Sativa L. (hemp) are able to be legally sold as food supplements. The Food Supplements Directive 2002/46/EC defines a food supplement as foodstuffs which supplement a normal diet and which are concentrated sources of nutrients or other substances with a nutritional or physical effect.
Hemp has been used as a nutritionally rich ingredient for thousands of years. Its also one of the oldest and most sustainable crops to be grown in the world.
How Should I Take CBD Oil?
A few drops of the oil can be put under the tongue 2-3 times a day. The oil is then left in the mouth for 1 minute before swallowing. The recommended daily dose (max. 15 drops a day of CBD 2.75% and 10 drops a day of CBD 5%) should not be exceeded. CBD Capsules should be taken according to label instructions.
What Are The Benefits Of CBD?
CBD has been linked to helping a wide variety of health issues, but the strongest scientific evidence is for its effectiveness in treating some of the cruelest childhood epilepsy syndromes, such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), which typically don’t respond to antiseizure medications. In numerous studies, CBD was able to reduce the number of seizures, and in some cases it was able to stop them altogether. Videos of the effects of CBD on these children and their seizures are readily available on the Internet for viewing, and they are quite striking. Recently the FDA approved the first ever cannabis derived medicine for these conditions, Epidiolex, which contains CBD.
CBD is commonly used to address anxiety, and for patients who suffer through the misery of insomnia, studies suggest that CBD may help with both falling asleep and staying asleep.
CBD may offer an option for treating different types of chronic pain. A study from the European Journal of Pain showed, using an animal model, CBD applied on the skin could help lower pain and inflammation due to arthritis. Another study demonstrated the mechanism by which CBD inhibits inflammatory and neuropathic pain, two of the most difficult types of chronic pain to treat. More study in humans is needed in this area to substantiate the claims of CBD proponents about pain control.