What is CBD?
CBD otherwise known as cannabidiol is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in the hemp plant.
THC is the cannabinoid that gives a psychoactive effect and is illegal in the UK.
CBD is legal in the UK and has no pyschoactive effects making it safe to use for all ages. It has been classified as safe by the World Health Organisation.
The laws in the UK will allow CBD to be sold as a food supplement however we are not permitted to make any medical claims about it.
How Does CBD Work?
Cannabinoids in the form of CBD attach themselves to receptors in the body known as CB1 and CB2 and work directly with the body’s own naturally occurring endocannabinoid system.
CBD, and all other cannabinoids, attach themselves to certain receptors in the body. The body has two cannabinoid receptors called CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors. While THC plays on the CB1 receptors (which are mostly in the brain), CBD has their greatest effect on CB2.
Ways That CBD Can Be Used
CBD is now found in everything from deodorant to facial cleansers and even shampoo, but it is most commonly taken orally as a tincture, powder, capsule, oil or edible in the form of chocolate or gummies, externally on the skin as a oil, salve or moisturiser or inhaled through a vaporiser as a wax or oil.