A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO CBD


What is CBD?

We have come across many people who are genuinely worried and concerned about trying CBD, primarily because it is connected to the name Cannabis. Although there is still a hangover from all the scare stories and misinformation about cannabis, it is now recognised as one of the most important plants on the planet and has a great deal of benefit to offer. CBD (Cannabidiol) is one of the most prominent compounds found in a Cannabis (Hemp) plant and has been found to be beneficial without any side effects.Furthermore, it is completely legal in the UK and the World Health Organisation recently announced CBD to be safe and non-toxic, with no risk of harm. CBD does not get you high, is non-intoxicating, and has no psychoactive effects.


Why do we need Cannabinoids?

For thousands of years cannabinoids have been found in the natural food chain of life on earth. Then in the 1900s, prohibition greatly reduced human and animal ingestion of these essential nutrients.

The link between cannabinoids and the human body was found by scientists in late 1980s when there was a discovery of cannabinoid receptors in the brain. This in turn led to the discovery of what is now known as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). It is now widely accepted that humans, as well as most other living things on Earth, all have an Endocannabinoid System, and this is where Cannabidiol (CBD) has become of particular interest.

What can CBD do for me?

From birth, we naturally produce endocannabinoids, which is a compound similar to CBD. Cannabinoids aren’t just found in plants but in us too, which is why it is so important to take CBD to support our health and wellness. When we take CBD it supports our endocannabinoid system (a system of receptors throughout our body) helping to keep our bodies in balance. Not only does it help to maintain balanced health, but it optimises our wellbeing. This is why CBD taken regularly, can help us to maintain good health.

What is the Endocannabinoid System?

The endocannabinoid system is a group of receptors in both the brain and the nervous system which regulates a huge variety of processes, CBD and other cannabinoids interact with these receptors. In each tissue, the cannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same – homeostasis, the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite fluctations in the external environment.

There are two types of cannabinoid receptors found throughout the body (CB1 and CB2), but they are most abundant in the brain and the immune system respectively. In a nutshell, your ECS is responsible for making sure your entire body is working optimally. This is why feeding your endocannabinoid system is so important for maintaining and supporting a healthy body and mind.

How do I consume CBD?

We all have an individual experience when taking CBD products. It is best to start on a low to medium level and slowly build up over a few weeks. It is best to take CBD in the morning, ideally before food. Then space out the intake throughout the day as required. Taking CBD at least 1 hour before you go to sleep as this will allow the cannabinoids time to work with your body.

How much CBD should I use?

Using CBD as a food supplement is about finding out what works for you, in terms of both how you use it and how much to use, start low and go slow. Do not exceed the maximum adult daily dose of 200mg.

CBD OIL

A popular way to take CBD supplements, our whole plant, full spectrum CBD oil is designed for new and experienced users alike. Take 2-3 drops under your tongue, hold for a minute and then swallow. Repeat 2-3 times a day.

VITALITY RANGE

An innovative advanced water based formula, offering easy and fuller absorption in your body. Take 1 dose per day by pressing and releasing the pump directly into the mouth. Dose can be increased to 2-3 pumps per day when an extra boost is required. Pleasant tasting, it can be added to hot and cold drinks.