What Is CBD? And CBD Oil Benefits?
Written By : Dylan Mortimer, BA
So what is CBD? Cannabidiol or CBD for short is the naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of the cannabis plant which has a rich history as a go-to medicine dating back thousands of years. Present-day, the therapeutic properties of this wonderful extract, is now being investigated and acknowledged by medical professionals around the world. There are over one hundred “phytocannabinoids”, of which CBD is one. They are all unique to cannabis and enable the plant with its compelling therapeutic profile.
Where confusion often occurs is when the relationship with another medicinally, active phytocannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is brought into the conversation. Cannabidiol is closely related to THC, which is the compound that causes the high that cannabis is most well known.
While both Cannabidiol and THC are the two components of cannabis Sativa that have been studied the most by scientists, they also have significant therapeutic attributes. However, unlike THC, CBD will not intoxicate a user or make them feel high. This is due to CBD and THC acting in very contrasting ways on particular receptors in the brain and body.
In our experience, customers are seeking the health benefits of cannabis without the high from THC. Research has shown CBD to lessen or neutralize the psychoactive effects of THC, subject to how much of each compound is consumed. A good option is to start with CBD oil given that CBD is therapeutically potent as well as non-intoxicating, therefore, making a good case as an appealing treatment option especially for those who are relatively cautious about trying cannabis for the first time.
HOW DOES CBD WORK?
What do we know about the endocannabinoid system and if it doesn’t function properly? And what are the ramifications of a chronically deficient or overactive endocannabinoid system?
Recent studies of the endocannabinoid system have advanced our current understanding of health and disease. The implications for nearly every area of medical science are clear to see and also explains how the benefits of CBD oil and THC makes them such resourceful compounds. Demonstrating the reasons marijuana is such a widely consumed mood-altering plant, even given its illegal status.
CBD benefits along with THC to interact with the human body in many ways. One of the main ways they can impact us is by mimicking and enhancing the effects of the compounds in the human body called “endogenous cannabinoids” – given this name due to their similar properties to the compounds found in the cannabis plant. “Endocannabinoids” are part of the regulatory system called the “endocannabinoid system”.
The endocannabinoid system plays a crucial role in regulating a broad range of physiological processes that affect our everyday experience. Our moods, our energy levels, our intestinal fortitude, blood pressure, bone density, immune activity, glucose metabolism, how we experience pain, stress and hunger, can all be altered.
CBD OIL BENEFITS
Pure CBD oil products can be purchased with varying amounts of CBD. These products are also available for smoking or vaping at cannabis dispensaries throughout the USA in states that have legalized the plant for therapeutic medical use. In 2018, primarily in response to massive consumer demand, a huge, unregulated market in CBD oil products reached a critical mass. A wave of consumer interest in all things CBD became newsworthy with many film stars, athletes and parents of desperately ill children all singing the CBD hemp oil benefits.
CBD oil has been marketed as a curative for the sick and a preventive for the healthy, along with all-purpose chronic pain relief for pets as well as people of all ages. Its has also been discussed that the oil may help with anxiety.
As well as a growing awareness of cannabidiol as a potential health aide, there has also been an increase in misconceptions about the effects of CBD and cannabis therapeutics.
Here in the UK consumers are benefiting from ready access to CBD oil both online and in the high street, the downside is inconsistent quality in the range of products.
Unfortunately, many hemp-derived CBD products are mislabeled as to cannabidiol and THC content. It has also been found that poorly processed oils may be tainted with toxic solvent residues, including pesticides, heavy metals, artificial flavours and colours, and other contaminants.
Fortunately, high-quality natural products from Karma Coast have received amazing customer reviews, and we have up to date lab testing reports on all our organic hemp oil. We advise research and face to face discussion before taking any CBD product, don’t just read the label or trust a high street CBD oil brands. Those who understand that cannabis and CBD are best used as part of a healthy lifestyle will see more effective results. Our goal at Karma Coast is to provide our customers with the best CBD oil in the UK.