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Discovered in the 40s, cannabidoil, or CBD, is a compound found in cannabis plants (also known as a cannabinoid). While it’s a component of cannabis, it does not cause a ‘high’ like other cannabinoids, because it does not affect the same receptors in the brain.
Instead, it has been used in medicine for alleviating the symptoms of certain epilepsy syndromes, anxiety, insomnia and chronic pain, and has gained popularity in recent years leading to its use in a variety of products, from skincare to lollipops.
Our latest blog post is written by Honest Hemp, a British and European grower of certified organic industrial hemp and a producer of CBD products. Their products are 100% THC free (the main psychoactive compound in marijuana, which produces the ‘high’), and are produced using environmentally friendly methods.
Here, they give us 5 reasons to try CBD.
1. Recovery from ailments
Every mammal has an endocannabinoid system, CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid systems CB1 & CB2 receptors which studies have shown have the potential to aid the recovery for a variety of ailments.
2. Trusted sources
Reputable brands such as Honest Hemp are completely natural and contain no herbicides, pesticides or nasties.
3. Healthy lifestyle
Promotes general wellness and a healthy lifestyle.
4. Suitable for special dietary requirements
Most CBD is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
5. Prescribed medical product
CBD is used as a prescribed pharmaceutical in other countries around the world.
Image 1: Cannabis plant
Image 2: CBD – Source: Hinterland co.
Image 3: Honest Hemp CBD