What is CBD and How Does it Work?
CBD otherwise known as cannabidiol is one of over 100 healthy cannabinoids found within the hemp/cannabis plant. Hemp has been used as a food supplement for thousands of years by countries all around the world because of its health benefits. In recent years we have seen an explosion in the sale of CBD Products as more people become aware of its wellbeing properties.
CBD and THC are the two most dominant cannabinoids found in cannabis. CBD is Non Psychoactive and THC when taken in large amounts causes a psychoactive effect otherwise known as stoned or high. Here in the UK we extract CBD from industrial hemp because it is naturally high in CBD and low in THC therefore you will not get high from consuming any of our CBD Products.
The stigma around cannabis being a drug is based solely on the THC element of the plant and not CBD or the other non psychoactive Phyto cannabinoids and terpenes. The World Health Organisation have classified CBD as Safe. Therefore you can feel assured that all our CBD Products at our CBD Shop in Bradford or our online store are novel foods approved, lab tested, 100% legal and safe to use for the whole family.
Although the laws in the UK will allow CBD to be sold as a food supplement we are not permitted to make any health claims or medical claims about it. Basically we can tell you what it is and how to use it however we can’t tell you what you would use it for or any of the benefits.
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.
The endocannabinoid system is the biggest neurotransmitter in the body. It sends messages to help maintain physiological, emotional and cognitive stability.
As an adult we naturally produce a chemical called Endocannabinoids that feed our ECS System. Because CBD is nearly identical to our natural endocannabinoids, it fits into our body like a lock and key.
Therefore consuming CBD will allow the cannabinoids to reach the bloodstream and feed the ECS system.
Here you can learn about the different ways to use CBD