What Is CBD?
The Cannabis plant produces many chemicals - known as cannabinoids. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive chemical within the plant, which is responsible for the 'high' feeling you get when you smoke or consume it.
But not all chemicals within the cannabis plant are psychoactive. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive chemical produced by the plant. Once carefully extracted, CBD has many claimed health benefits.
Not only is emerging evidence suggesting that it's safe for long-term use, but it could have the capability to relieve debilitating, long term conditions such as depression, arthritis and diabetes.
What are the health benefits of CBD?
From a medical perspective, CBD is the most promising compound within the cannabis plant and boasts a range of health benefits. Some users claim that it helps them simply to relax , while others believe it helps keep diseases such as Alzheimer's and heart disease at bay.
More and more studies are being approved to investigate CBD in multiple areas of health. Early results are incredibly promising - both in animal and human studies - and CBD oil is becoming one of the fastest growing areas of interest in the medical field.
The potential benefits of CBD include the following -
Has anti-inflammatory properties, relieving users of chronic pain, such as back pain.
Reduces stress, anxiety and depression.
Has antipsychotic properties.
Reduces or eliminates epileptic seizures.
Treats pain related to multiple sclerosis and arthritis.
Reduces tumour growth.
Reduces symptoms related to conventional cancer treatments, such as nausea and vomiting.
Reduces or clears acne.
Lowers blood pressure, reducing the risk of stroke and heart disease.
Helps in reducing sleep difficulties and improving sleep quality.
Improves the quality of life of people with Parkinson's disease.
Why could CBD be a better option?
CBD offers a natural alternative to many conventional medicines, many of which can be addictive and have potential side effects with long-term use. Because of this, more and more people are using CBD oil products, either as an alternative or alongside their conventional medication, to manage their health conditions.
Is CBD legal?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is not a controlled substance in the UK, and therefore legal to both sell and consume. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive chemical responsible for people becoming high after consuming or smoking cannabis, is illegal.
Understanding Different CBD in the Market
PCR (Phytocannabinoid-Rich) Hemp Oil with Zero-THC is golden amber in color and rich in phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and fatty acids, making it a full spectrum oil. Our PCR oil has a high concentration of CBD, when combined with the other synergistic compounds makes it the most precious hemp-derived oil on the market.
CBD (cannabidiol) Isolate is a single molecule from the hemp plant that endures heavy processing to achieve its purity. All other beneficial cannabinoids, terpenes, etc. are destroyed in the process. The final product is a White / Off-white powder and used in many products to provide CBD.
Hemp Seed Oil is Green in color and does not contain phytocannabinoids. This oil is a popular food source due to the high content of protein and omega fatty acids. It’s also a beneficial emollient for skin.
Cannabis Oil or Hash is an oil similar to PCR, however, cannabis oil is dark green or brown and is traditionally created with a high THC content; this oil has psychoactive effects.