CBD otherwise known as Cannabidiol is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, CBD is non psychoactive and non intoxicating. It has been classified as safe by the World Health Organisation.
It is safe for both children and adults to use. We do suggest a responsible adult administers this supplement to a child.
With increased popularity there are now over one and half million users in the UK.
I’ve spent hours upon hours researching Cannabidiol and trying to understand how it actually works in the body. All the research and videos seemed really scientific and I just couldn’t get my head around why it did work.
In this video, I’ll explain in laymen’s terms everything you need to know about CBD.
What is CBD – Its not psychoactive so you won’t get high. It is just one of over 100 cannabinoids found in the hemp plant.
When its in the cannabis plant its main role is to maintain the plants health and fight off free radicals that cause disease.
How it Works in the Body – Cannabidiol interacts with our Endocannabinoid System. By fueling the ECS it enables the body to function at full capacity.
The four main roles of the Endocannabinoid System are-
Neuro Protection- Protection of Nervous System
Homeostasis – Bringing the body back to wellbeing by balancing mood and sleep
Stress Recovery- Physical and emotional stress in the body.
The ECS lends a hand in nearly everything we do including memory, appetite, reproductive system, Pain sensation and much more. CBD is classified as pharmacological because it effects multiple pathways all at the same time.
Our bodies naturally produce a chemical called Endocannabinoid which we create to feed our ECS system.
Unfortunetly for some us we have a deficiency which means we dont create enough. Therefore using a CBD supplement can be beneficial because it is nearly identical to endocannabinoids. This means it fits into our ECS system like a lock and key.
This is why people feel a sense of wellbeing when they start to use it.