CBD Health

CBD information about how it may help your health and wellbeing.

Here we are trying to provide you with as much information as possible so you can make the right choice as you look to improve your health.

Whether you are looking for  physical improvements with the anti inflammatory properties or need a little sense of calm in your life CBD may be the product for you.

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Immune System Function. How To Boost

Immune System

You may have heard the term “immune health” its typically used to describe habits, food and supplements that are used to help your immune system stay strong and for you stay fit & healthy.

Things happen, you may scratch your skin and bacteria gets in. You eat something that just wasn’t cooked correctly or cleaned as it should have been. You rub your eyes, not realizing that the door handle that you touched had a virus on it. And suddenly you have a little unwanted guest within your body.

This is when your immune system steps up. It issues the white blood cells & other chemicals that abolish these threats. It can also cause a reaction in your body, for example, a sneeze, to get rid of the virus in your nose.

Boost Your Immune System

It is vitally important, particularly post Covid, that we do all we can to boost the immune system to ensure we fight off the invisible enemies that are bacteria and viruses. Having a week immune system or low immune system makes it more difficult for your body to fight. 

Quick Read

  • Our Immune System

Our immune system is a complex network of tissues, cells, and organs. The immune system works together to destroy foreign cells or particles, thus keeping you healthy and alive. 

  • White Blood Cells to the Rescue 

The white blood cells seek out foreign cells (Germs / Bacteria / Viruses) in the body and destroy them.

  • The Lymphatic System

The micro motorway that carries all the white cells throughout your body.

  • How It Stops Germs. Keeping You Well

Your white blood cells lock on to the germs to absorb or destroy them.

  • The Endocannabinoid System and Immune System

We produce endocannabinoids to help regulate cell function, including cells in the immune system. ECS is a homeostatic regulator maintaining biological balance.

  • CBD & The Immune System

CBD, as with other cannabinoids may influence the ECS which in turns helps boost the immune system

  • Anti-Inflammatory Benefits

Inflammation is a vital response that isolates infected areas and prevents toxins from spreading. CBDs anti-inflammatory properties reducing the immune system’s inflammatory response

  • Maintaining a Healthy Gut

The gut microbiome (good & bad gut bacteria) found in the intestines play a vital role in helping your body maintain a balanced immune response.

An  Overview of Our Immune System

Each minute of every day, we are constantly exposed to a stream of infections, diseases, bacteria and viruses (antigens). The simple intent of these invaders is to run amok and wreak havoc on our bodies. Without defences built into our system to keep them at bay, we’d all last about five minutes on this beautiful planet.

Thank goodness we have an immune system: a complex network of tissues, cells, and organs.

The immune system works together to destroy foreign cells or particles, thus keeping you healthy and alive. The key players who make this happen white blood cells.

 

White Blood Cells to the Rescue

A germs aim is to get under your skin, quite literally. Germs can get in through a cut, on something you are eating, filter through the air, or wait on a surface for you to touch it and then rub your mouth or eyes.

As soon as they are inside, they breed & you are infected. This can make you feel ill.

Your immune system knows there is a problem. It can tell the difference between the foreign cells and your own through the proteins on the surface of the cells.

Seek & Destroy

The white blood cells seek out these foreign cells to destroy them

White blood cells start in the bone marrow. Your body is constantly making new cells as they have a short life. It can range from a few weeks to as little as a few days.

They are in several places within the body, including:

  • Blood vessels
  • Thymus
  • Adenoids
  • Spleen
  • Lymph Nodes
  • Tonsils
  • Small Intestine
  • Adenoids
The Lymphatic System

Your lymphatic system is the motorway that carries all the white cells throughout your body.

When you feel ill, you may feel your lymph nodes, the glands in the groin, neck & armpits are slightly swollen or tender. This is completely normal, and It indicates that your immune system has kicked in and looking to attack the infection.

The Lymph nodes also act as filters for the immune system. They latch on to germs, damaged and dead cells & terminate them.

How It Stops Germs. Keeping You Well

Your white blood cells lock on to the germs to absorb or destroy them.

As with learning a new skill, it takes time to gain experience. Your immune systems work in the same way. The 1st t time your body comes into contact with a type of germ, the response of your immune system may take some time. You may need several days to make and use all the germ-fighting parts you need to get rid of your infection.

It takes time to hack the germ’s code and destroy it.

The Endocannabinoid System & The Immune System

Maintaining a healthy immune function is a balancing act. It relies on the communication between the immune tissues, cells, and organs. With the discovery of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the 1990s, scientists have found another key piece of the puzzle.

This discovery is still recent, & we are still learning more about it each year and how it works within ours. What we have learned, however, is that the ECS helps establish and maintain homeostasis.

Homeostasis

The ECS is a homeostatic regulator, always working to maintaining biological balance.

Our bodies produce endocannabinoids as needed to help regulate cell function, including cells in the immune system.

The endocannabinoid system comprises two main receptors (CB1 and CB2), known as endocannabinoids, plus the proteins that transport our endocannabinoids and the enzymes that break them down in the body.

Endocannabinoids

Endocannabinoids are produced on demand, travelling backwards across chemical synapses and modulating cell activity. This help with immune function and inflammation. Both CB1 and CB2 receptors can be found on immune cells.

Endocannabinoids act upon immune cells directly through the CB2 receptor.

Scientists know that plant cannabinoids like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) impact our health by interacting in different ways with the endocannabinoid system.

Can CBD Boost Your Immune System?

CBD oil is still a new product, with new studies and benefits are coming to the forefront every day. CBD and other cannabinoids may influence the ECS which in turns helps boost the immune system. This may help improve your overall health.

Anti-Inflammatory

CBD has anti-inflammatory properties; this can reduce the immune system’s inflammatory response. Inflammation is a vital response that isolates infected areas and prevents toxins from spreading.

Ideally, you don’t want to suppress your body’s inflammatory response, as toxins could then spread throughout the body. You don’t want to promote unnecessary cell death, nor do you want to stop healthy cell growth.

You surely don’t want to suppress the proteins that signal your immune response and lead white blood cells to where they need to be.

T-Cell function

And you don’t want to hinder your T-cell function and thus hinder your body’s ability to destroy antigens and remember those attackers.

Gut health

Maintaining a healthy gut microbiota is another vital way to boost your immune system. A large proportion of the immune system is in the GI tract, where there are large numbers of organized lymphoid tissue and scattered innate and adaptive effector cells.

Gut Microbes

The gut microbiome, the collection of organisms (good & bad gut bacteria) found in the intestines play a vitally important role in helping your body maintain a balanced immune response.

Excessive inflammation in your gut can lead to gut microbiota dysbiosis, intestinal permeability and an impaired intestinal immune response.

ECS

One way the body counteracts this is through the endocannabinoid system. Like endogenous cannabinoids, CBD may support a healthy intestinal inflammatory response. The key message here is that keeping the gut healthy supports overall immunity.

Boost Immune System

We are more acutely aware than ever the importance of keeping free of bacteria and viruses. How they can be contacted easily and the dangers within. We can do all we can to ensure that it is contracted, however, another step is to ensure we have the best defences, internally, should something breakthrough.

 

Let’s be the best we can be. 

 

Disclaimer: This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not to provide medical advice. It is not to take the place of medical advice. And, treatment from a personal physician. All readers are advised to consult their local GP. Or a fully qualified health professionals for specific health questions.

This information only an informational guide. Its a good starting point of reference. It should not be considered medical advice.

 

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CBD Glossary. Understanding The CBD Jargon

CBD Glossary

Some Common CBD Terms & What They Mean. 

To be a savvy CBD shopper, you need to know the lingo, so we have trawled through all the terms & jargon to bring you a CBD glossary. You may be new to the world of CBD, or you are looking to become even more knowledgeable we have got you covered. Here’s a glossary of phrases to help empower you as you shop. 

CBD Glossary 

2-AG

A derivative of arachidonic acid that’s naturally occurring in the brain. It acts as a messenger molecule, playing roles in depression, appetite, memory, and fertility; one of the two known endocannabinoids.

Activated

Referring to a product that has endured decarboxylation (the heating of cannabinoid) to transform them from their naturally occurring, acid form to an activated non-acid form.

Agricultural Hemp

The variety of the Cannabis Sativa plant that contains less than 0.3% THC in the dry weight material. Grown for industrial purposes and the plant behind the majority of your CBD. 

Anandamide

A derivative of arachidonic acid. It occurs naturally in the brain (& some foods) & acts as a messenger. It plays a role in your appetite, depression, fertility & memory. This is 1 of 2 currently known endocannabinoids.

Bioavailability

Bioavailability of CBD is the effectiveness of a specific ingestion method. It refers to how quickly, and how much, of the product is absorbed into your bloodstream.

Blended Spectrum

The profile of a CBD product containing both a raw full-spectrum CBD. And, non-activated cannabinoids as well as activated cannabinoids.

Broad Spectrum

The cannabinoid profile of a CBD product. Broad-spectrum includes a full-spectrum range of cannabinoids with a THC wholly removed. Understanding Broad spectrum CBD.

Cannabidiol (CBD)

Cannabidiol is just one of the 100 wonderful cannabinoids found within the cannabis plant. This phytocannabinoid is one of the most plentiful in the plant and generally most abundant in industrial hemp. It has a wide range of anti-inflammatory compounds as well as many potential wellness uses. It may also help promote a sense of calm.

Cannabinoid

A class of diverse compounds found within the cannabis plant. The cannabinoids interact with the cannabinoid receptors located throughout the body and brain in a system called the endocannabinoid system. They alter neurotransmitter release.

Cannabinoid Profile – Cannabinoid Spectrum

The types & amounts of various cannabinoids found in a cannabis extract.

Cannabinoid Receptor Type 1 (CB1)

CB1 is a g protein-coupled receptor found throughout your body. These receptors are concentrated in the spine & brain. Many studies have implicated the CB1 receptor in the maintenance of homeostasis in health & disease.

Cannabinoid Receptor Type 2 (CB2)

CB1 is also a g protein-coupled receptor found throughout your body. These receptors are located in the peripheral nervous system.

Cannabinoid Receptors

Cannabinoid receptors are part of your endocannabinoid system. There a 2 receptors, CB1 & CB2 running throughout your brain & body.

Cannabis

Cannabis is a genus of plants in the Cannabaceae family. The plant is classified by its species (Sativa or Indica) or by classification (marijuana & hemp).

Cannabis Sativa

Its a species of plant within the Cannabis genus. It includes both agricultural hemp and marijuana.

CBC

Cannabichromene. A phytocannabinoid found in the cannabis plant that has little to no intoxicating effects.

CBD

Short for cannabidiol. A phytocannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Does not result in euphoria (High / Stoned) and has shown to have benefits on human and animal health.

CBD Extract

This is the thick, oily substance extracted from industrial hemp. Its contains cannabinoids, terpenoids, & other plant materials. CBD extract will be high in CBD & low in other cannabinoids.

CBD Isolate

An isolate is a crystalline powder of the single (isolated) CBD molecule. Its created by further processing an extract to remove other terpenoids and plant materials.

CBD Oil

The most common form of CBD derived products often tinctures. The term may also be used to describe a stand-alone extract or extract contained within different product types.

CBD-A

Cannabidiolic-acid. An acidic cannabinoid that’s a naturally occurring raw form of CBD produced directly in the hemp plant.

CBG

Also known as the parent cannabinoid. CBG is the chemical forerunner to THC & CBD.

CBN

Short for cannabinol. A phytocannabinoid found in cannabis. Produced when THC is metabolized & has little to no intoxicating effects.

Chlorophyl

The green pigmented molecules found in plants & algae. It is essential for plant photosynthesis.

CO2 Extraction

The method used to extract our Plus CBD Oil concentrates; CO2 gas is pressurized into a safe liquid & used to remove oils from plants with the advantage of no solvent residue.

Concentrate

A concentrated form of cannabis extract. They are also known by another name like shatter, wax, or extract. Commonly used for in CBD Dab rig or with dab pen for dabbing.

Dabbing

Vaporizing shatter, wax, or extract, by placing it against a scorching surface & inhaling the vapours produced. Full guide to Dabbing CBD

Decarboxylation

Removing a carboxyl group from the chemical compound. The process is used to convert the CBD-A in some CBD Oils Raw.

e-Liquid / (Vape Juice)

These liquids are used in vape mods and vape pens. They are inhaled through vape mod via heating to 200+ degrees Fahrenheit.

Endocannabinoid

The naturally occurring cannabinoid in the human body.

Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

The ECS is the biological system which serves a variety of physiological functions. It includes emotions, memory, pain, & appetite. Endo stands for endogenous. Originating within the body. Find out more about the Endocannabinoid Sytem.

Entourage Effect

It’s the idea that biologically active compounds can have heightened biological activity. When they are administered in combination with otherwise inactive compounds as opposed to isolated active compounds administered alone.

Extract

An extract, most often from industrial hemp. An oily substance derived from cannabis. It includes plant materials, cannabinoids, fatty acids, & terpenoids. It can be consumed directly or used as a base to create other products.

Extraction

The process by which one of several available extraction methods are used to create a phytocannabinoid-rich oil extract from the cannabis plant.

Fatty Acid

The long hydrocarbon chain, with a carboxyl group (COOH) at the end; an essential part of the fat-soluble components of living cells (lipids).

Full Spectrum

It contains a full range of cannabinoids, terpenes, & other cannabis compounds to what is commonly found in industrial hemp. Interested in find out more about Full Spectrum CBD?

Hemp

Cannabis types bred as a fibrous material for use in a wide variety of applications. Hemp contains a low THC content. It is often grown outdoors and can be grown in most climates.

Hemp Oil

Oil created from hemp. It could be hemp seed oil or a CBD rich extract.

Hemp Seed Oil

The hemp plant has the oil extracted from the seeds of the plant. It uses a cold expeller-pressed extraction method. It doesn’t contain cannabinoids unless infused with CBD. Its a highly nutritious food source. Because, it’s packed with Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids, amino acids, fibre & more.

Homeostasis

Self-regulating method of any system in your body automatically finding balance. We talk more about homeostasis in the ECS article.

Industrial Hemp

A class of hemp defined by the Uk government. By definition, a cannabis plant must contain less than 0.3% THC.

Liposomes

Small round sacs containing hemp oil extract used to increase the bioavailability and effectiveness of a product.

Marijuana

A type of cannabis cultivated for high-THC content for recreational & medical use

Microdosing

The act of taking small, repeated doses over a long period rather than one, more significant portion.

Nanoemulsion

A water-soluble emulsion of hemp extract oil droplets. They are broken into tiny particles 25 nanometers in diameter. This process increases surface area and thus is up to 5x as bioavailable as traditional oil-based products.

Non-psychotoxic

Does not have a harmful effect your mind, personality or behaviour. It wont get you “stoned.”

Phytocannabinoid

A plant-based cannabinoids found in the species of cannabis.

Phytocannabinoid

The name of naturally occurring cannabinoids. Phyto as a prefix simply means derived from plants.

Plant Sterol

Cholesterol compounds that are naturally occurring in most plants.

Raw oil

A plant CO2 extraction from industrial hemp. Cannabidiolic Acid, CBD-A, comprises a significant proportion of the extracted cannabinoids in the raw oil.

Spectrum

Its the classification of a product defined by the levels of various cannabinoids & terpenoids found in an extractor product.

Terpene

A large & diverse class of potent smelling organic compounds, produced by a variety of plants and insects. As well as this, they are known to provide a range of potential benefits through the entourage-effect.

Terpsolate

This is created by combining a CBD isolate & a terpene extract

Tetrahydrocannabinol / Delta-9 THC

Commonly known as THC. This cannabinoid is the famous high-producing matter in marijuana. It produces euphoria and has psychedelic effects. As well as this, its also shown to carry numerous potential health benefits.

Tincture

Tinctures are created by steeping cannabis flowers/isolates in high proof alcohol. It’s then applied to a low heat for an extended period. This allows the compounds in cannabis to infuse into the neutral spirit. This is then boiled. The result is a liquid which delivers the effects of the cannabinoid particles without smoking or another form of combustion.

Topical

CBD delivery method where the product is applied directly to the skin. It can come as a balm, cream or lotion. You can simply apply the balm over the areas where they’re needed.

Water Soluble CBD

A form of CBD that is water-soluble made by using nanoemulsions & liposomes. This type of CBD has a greater bioavailable than oil-based products. Its also great to add to drinks, such as coffee and smoothies

Questions?

We will keep this CBD glossary up to date as new products, new production techniques and scientific evidence comes to light.

If you have questions about our cbd glossary or anything else, please feel free to dm us on social. And, you can also email we will always be happy to help.

Let’s be the best we can be. 

 

Disclaimer: This CBD glossary is for informational & educational purposes only. It is not to provide you with medical advice. It’s not to take the place of medical advice. And, treatment from a personal physician. Consult you local GP, or, fully qualified health professionals for specific health questions. This information a guide. Its a good starting point of reference. Don’t considered medical advice.

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CBD Recovery. Can It Help Your Workout Recovery?

CBD Recovery after a Workout

CBD recovery, does it help? Each & every day, we gain more knowledge, become more enlightened to the possibilities of being a healthy human being. Our news feeds, and social media timelines are awash with some fantastic information about optimal living. The best supplements, eating clean and working out. But, separating what truth is and what is “fake news” can be tricky.

If you’re thinking about adding CBD oil to your workout routine, we explain here why you hurt after a workout. What is happening in the body. And, how CBD interacts to help.

Quick Read

  • Why does it hurt after a workout? 

Exercise causes microdamage to your muscles. This triggers inflammation that results in muscle aches and fatigue.

  • CBD Fight post-workout inflammation?

CBD affects neurotransmitters and hormones in our own endocannabinoid system. That helps reduce inflammation.

  • Athletes & CBD

Reducing inflammation allows for quicker recovery. Quicker recovery means more training. 

  • Sleep vitally crucial for recovery

Restoring damaged proteins, actin, troponin & myosin & converting your lactic acid to glucose in your liver.

  • How to add CBD into your workout recovery

One of the many benefits of CBD is all the ways you can take it. So, this means there is something for everyone. 

 

 

Does CBD help after a workout? 

1stly why does it hurt after a workout?

Everyone who has ever worked out will know, there are many sensations you may experience after a workout. Most notably stiffness, pain and soreness. This is because the exertion of your exercise puts your body under physical stress. This stress causes microdamage to your muscles. This triggers inflammation. As a result, you get muscle aches and fatigue.

No matter how fit you think you may be, sometimes you feel it after working out. (No pain no gain right?)  Each time you exert your muscles, you cause tiny microscopic damage to millions of small proteins that make up your muscle cells. As the (NHS explains). Those muscles become inflamed, this triggers the body to respond & repair, causing muscle soreness or stiffness. As we get older the inflammation increases. Because of this, it makes it both longer and harder to recover. 

CBD Fight post-workout inflammation?

Can CBD help in reducing inflammation? The answer can be found in CBDs role in the endocannabinoid system. CBD specifically impacts the neurotransmitters & hormones in your body. Within the ECS.

The ECS is used to help control homeostasis throughout your body. (Which fundamentally means internal balance.)

Athletes use CBD to help them recover quicker between each workout or competing. What does faster recovery mean? They’re right back to the gym sooner to continue training. Because of this, high-level athletes in Premiership Rugby, NFL, PGA, and UFC are using cannabidiol (CBD) supplements.

Athletes are now turning to CBD.

Often athletes will use anti-inflammatories or ice after a workout, competing or an injury. By reducing inflammation, it limits the damage caused to nearby muscle & joint tissue. You will see athletes now using ice baths directly after a workout. Some also use medications. Ibuprofen or Aspirin is used to limit inflammation & muscle soreness post workout. CBD now offers a natural alternative or addition to recovery. Because, its able to reduce most of the unhelpful inflammation. 

Training Every Day; Cbd Helps Every Day

Tara Laferrara, Former sprinter and a fully certified personal trainer. Tara told MensHealth.com about her own use of CBD. “As a personal trainer & someone that works out every day & really pushes myself a lot. I noticed the biggest difference in inflammation & stress after a workout,” 

Laferrara was proposed CBD by friends in the fitness trade in 2014. Now, she is a devoted user. “It basically manages & prevents my joint inflammation. That aching kind of feeling, that I’d get after a heavy lift day,” she stated.

Scientific proof for CBD recovery?

Laferrara’s anecdotal experience may be engaging. But, you might still have doubts. There are scientific findings out there. And, there is more and more coming to light all the time that may answer some of your questions.  

In 2018 review of 132 studies published in the Frontiers in Neurology. CBD can reduce inflammation in the body. Also, it helps improve pain & mobility in patients with MS (multiple sclerosis). 

“It is anti-inflammatory. Antiemetic. Antioxidative. Antipsychotic. And, neuroprotective,” the review confirmed.

“Broadly speaking, it does decrease inflammation when rubbed on muscles as an ointment or taken orally,” stated Dr Solomon. Previous chief medical officer & founding member of HelloMD,

Improving Sleep Quality & Duration

Another critical factor in recovery is sleep. Because, this is when most of our recovery processes become active.

What takes place while we sleep.

  • Restoring damaged proteins, actin, troponin & myosin.
  • Removing cellular debris from imperfect areas.
  • Converting your lactic acid to glucose in your liver.
  • Stimulating differentiation of stem cells into new muscle fibres.

Sleep deprivation can posture adverse effects on recovery.

How to add CBD into your workout recovery.

One of the many benefits of CBD is the multifaceted ways that you can administer it. So, whatever your preference, there will be a way for you to insert into your recovery regime easily.

Ways you can add CBD to your supplement regimen.

So, you have decide on a way you want to take your CBD. The next part is the dosage. But, no need to worry. You can find out what is the correct CBD dose to take in our blog. 

How To Get The Most From CBD For Muscle Recovery

The recovery process is very complex and different for everyone. Here are some additional tips to make the most of your recovery with CBD. 

  • Eat Well. Diet rich in proteins and phytonutrients

To recover the body needs access to quality raw materials. We require proteins (and their amino acid) to build the structures of muscle tissue. We also need the nutrients and vitamins.

  • Stretch after you workout 

It helps to remove harmful lactic acid after a workout. Stretching improves the blood flow to the affected muscles.

  • Use CBD both internally & topically

This is going to provide the best chance for CBD to exert its effects on the muscles.

  • Get plenty of sleep 

As mentioned, sleep is a significant component of recovery. Take your time to rest. It will help you get back into the gym faster.

  • Drink loads of water 

During the recovery process, it releases a lot of metabolic waste directly into your bloodstream. Because of this, it needs to be filtered out by your kidneys. Water helps.

  • Take additional supplements

There are many excellent, natural supplements for promoting recovery. Branched-chain amino acids (BCAA’s), turmeric, magnesium, B vitamins, vitamin C & more.

  • Listen to your body

At times, the pain you experience after a workout can be delayed. If you feel a sharp pain, or the pain is accompanied by fever, visit a doctor immediately.

Final Thoughts on CBD Recovery. 

CBD offers some fantastic & unique benefits to the recovery process. And, it may help reduce inflammation & alleviate symptoms like muscle tension. It may also improve our quality of sleep to support the repair process. 

All these qualities may explain why so many sports enthusiasts & athletes alike report improvements in recovery times after using CBD.

The field of CBD and muscle recovery is still young, and there are dozens of new research studies out there & in progress. But, you need to be curious. Look out there & check out our social pages as we share new information. We promote new discoveries, news & videos as it comes to the forefront. However, if you have any questions, please feel free to dm us. You can also email we will be happy to help.

Let’s be the best we can be. 

 

Disclaimer: This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not to provide medical advice. It is not to take the place of medical advice. And, treatment from a personal physician. All readers are advised to consult their local GP. Or a fully qualified health professionals for specific health questions. This information only an informational guide. Its a good starting point of reference. It should not be considered medical advice.

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Endocannabinoid System & CBD Connection

Endocannabinoid System

What is the Endocannabinoid System? What Role Does Is Play. 

When it comes to understanding CBD. Its purpose for maintaining a full, healthy lifestyle. It is vital to have an overview and understanding of the human endocannabinoid system (ECS). Here we try to breakdown how CBD interacts with the body. How it is claimed to help with so many different elements of wellness. Daily management and recovery. We know that cannabis and its active compounds, called cannabinoids, can influence our bodies.

How Does ECS Work?

Here we look at the endocannabinoid system and all it can do. To make it clear we want to give you quick understanding homeostasis (don’t worry it will become clear why) There is also many many wonderful articles out there that go into the ECS in great detail. We welcome you to do your research, be curious and find out more.

Quick Read

  • Understanding CBD Oil:

over 100 active compounds derived from Hemp that can influence our bodies in several ways.

  • Homeostasis, what is it and what role does it play:

The body maintaining a state of equilibrium to stay healthy and function properly

  • What is the Endocannabinoid System:

endocannabinoids & cannabinoid receptors that exist throughout our bodies. Two primary cannabinoid receptors. They are called the CB1 and CB2 receptors. They regulate appetite, immune system functions and pain management

  • How CANNABINOIDS interact with the ECS:

100 cannabinoids naturally occurring in the cannabis plant, each one can interact with our ECS differently. Cannabidiol binds directly with our cannabinoid receptors which lead to a better functioning of the ECS and a healthier body.

  • The Role of Receptors and Enzymes:

when you take CBD oil or another CBD product, you are absorbing CBD into your bloodstream and allowing it to interact with the ECS. If your endocannabinoid system is struggling to keep up with homeostasis, CBD can maybe give it that much-needed boost

  • Final Thoughts on The Endocannabinoid System:

The endocannabinoid system is a major system in the human body. Not only is it crucial to our survival. It is also fundamental in understanding what impact taking CBD could have on our bodies.

Endocannabinoid System, CBD & Homeostasis

This dynamic state of equilibrium is the condition of optimal functioning for the organism. It includes many variables. These include body temperature and fluid balance, being kept within certain pre-set limits (homeostatic range). To enable our bodies to function correctly, we need to remain within a specific framework that stops us all from getting sick and help us to to be who we are.

The goldilocks effect:

Everything in our body needs to be not too hot, not too cold, but just right.

Everything in our bodies is monitored so that, when something changes, the body adapts and changes it. And this is where our endocannabinoid system comes in.

What The Endocannabinoid System? 

The endocannabinoid system is a network of receptors that exist throughout our bodies. It is thought to exist in pretty much all animal life on earth. The ECS is imperative to our very continuance.  

The cannabinoid receptors subsist on the surface of the cells & listen to what’s going on your body. They relate this information about our bodies status & ever-changing conditions to the inside of the cell, supporting the appropriate measures to be taken. In other words, they will enable us to maintain homeostasis by monitoring what is going on in our bodies.

CB1 & CB2

Scientists have identified two primary cannabinoid receptors, called the CB1 and CB2 receptors. Although both types of receptors can be found all throughout the body, CB1 receptors are more highly concentrated in the brain and central nervous system, whereas CB2 receptors can be found more abundantly in the immune system, organs, and tissues. CBD. 2-AG and CBD are involved in the regulation of appetite, immune system functions and pain management

Cannabinoids, Found In All Living Life

You may have heard of cannabinoids found in plants, called phytocannabinoids. But, the body also produces its own. Referred to as endocannabinoids. These molecules are created whenever we need them, usually in response to some change in the body. They can bind directly with the cannabinoid receptors – you can think of them as slotting into one another like a jigsaw puzzle or a lock and key.

2 ECS 

To date, scientists have identified two significant endocannabinoids, Anandamideand 2-AG. Endocannabinoids are made from fat-like molecules within cell membranes.

Once the endocannabinoids have fulfilled their usage, metabolic enzymes can break them down again. FAAH breaks down Anandamide, while MAGL breaks down 2-AG. This process is what separates endocannabinoids from other molecular signals like hormones or neurotransmitters, which can be stored in the body.

The Endocannabinoid System Discovered

The ECS is not often talked about in medical schools. Everyone has heard of the respiratory system and the cardiovascular system, but the endocannabinoid system is not as famous. This is because it was only discovered recently. And, that is why it remains relatively understudied.

1964 Cannabinoids Found

In 1964, an Israeli scientist named Dr Raphael Mechoulam was able to identify and isolate THC for the first time. After the cannabinoids were isolated, it paved the way for research into why cannabis has the impact it does on the human body.

1998 CB receptors Found

In 1988, Allyn Howlett and William Devane discovered the first cannabinoid receptor in the brain of a rat. They began to map the CB receptors in the brain and found that there were more of these receptors than any other neurotransmitter receptor. This is the endocannabinoid system.

That’s why it has its name – named after the cannabis plant, which helped to lead to its discovery.

ENDOCANNABINOID Systems Role in The Body

As we have talked about, the ECS plays a vital role in maintaining homeostasis. But what exactly does this mean? Well, the ECS really does have a massive role in keeping us healthy, so much so that we wouldn’t be able to cover everything in just one article.

ECS Deficiency

Having a deficiency of endocannabinoids could cause a vast range of complications in the body. If we don’t have enough endocannabinoids, we can’t fix specific problems that arise. This relates to both mental and physical difficulties.

Anything you can think of that homeostasis helps to regulate, the ECS will be involved in. This makes it an incredibly critical system.

Functions of the Endocannabinoid System
  • Induction of synaptic depression
  • hippocampal neurogenesis
  • Memory
  • Appetite
  • Energy balance and metabolism
  • Stress response
  • Social behaviour, and anxiety
  • Immune function
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Analgesia
  • Thermoregulation
  • Sleep
  • Physical exercise
How Do Cannabinoids (CBD) Interact with the ECS?

With all this information on the endocannabinoid system, it’s logical to jump straight to wondering how a plant cannabinoid interacts with our ECS. Of course, with over 100 cannabinoids naturally occurring in the cannabis plant. Each one can interact with our ECS in different ways. THC and CBD are the most well-known and most well-studied.

THC (CBDs more infamous cousin)

Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the most infamous active compound in cannabis. It can interact directly with our endocannabinoid system. THC binds with our cannabinoid receptors. Its the same way as our endocannabinoids react. THC seems to have a preference for our CB1 receptors (found in the brain) which is why THC can cause psychoactive, intoxicating effects and produce the famous ‘high’.

CBD Compound

But what about CBD? Cannabidiol is slightly different; instead of binding directly with our cannabinoid receptors, it has an indirect influence on the ECS. It can help us to produce more endocannabinoids naturally, which in turn leads to a better functioning of the ECS and a healthier body. 

CBD Receptors and Enzymes.

When someone smokes weed, a cannabinoid from the plant matter fastens to the CB1 receptor within the brain and creates a high feeling. THC is the name of this cannabinoid, and this is short for Tetrahydrocannabinol. One of your very own endocannabinoids attaches to the same receptor. Called the Anandamide.

Anandamide

While both THC & Anandamide are very similar, Anandamide will not get you high or stoned as THC can. Anandamide can have a calming effect on the mind and body. Anandamide gets its name from Ananda, Taken from the Sanskrit word Ananda. It means “joy, bliss, delight”. 

Why Anandamide doesn’t get you high, and THC does is to do with the FAAH enzyme. The FAAH’s job is to break down the endocannabinoids & Anandamide. It works promptly on the ones your body naturally create. But, it can not break down the THC. This means THC sticks around for a lot longer and therefore has a much more significant impact. 

Firing Your Neurotransmitters

Cannabinoids and endocannabinoids work as neurotransmitters in the brain. (chemical messengers delivering information from cell to cell) Neurotransmitters all communicate with different receptors and therefore have several different outcomes. 

CBD

The plant-based cannabinoid getting the attention of researchers around the globe is the cannabidiol. CBD. It has absolutely no psychoactive properties. This means all its benefits come without the burden of being high as with THC. One function of CBD inside the brain is stopping the FAAH enzyme breaking down Anandamide. This means the Anandamide can have much more of an impact

CBD interacts naturally with the ECS

When you take a CBD product, you are absorbing CBD into your bloodstream. The CBD then  interacts with the ECS. If your endocannabinoid system is struggling to keep up with homeostasis. CBD can maybe give it that much-needed boost.

ENDOCANNABINOID System.

Final Thoughts

The endocannabinoid system is essential in the human body. It is not only crucial to our survival. It is also fundamental in understanding what impact taking CBD could have on our bodies.

As you can see, the existence of the ECS is very encouraging for the CBD industry, as it shows why CBD can have such a positive impact on people.

If you have ever heard of the endocannabinoid system and felt a little lost, we hope that this article has explained everything you need to know about the ECS and its functions.

Hope That Helps

Hopefully, you now have a better understanding of how CBD interacts with the body. Be it wellness, management and recovery. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to DM or email us we will always be happy to help.

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Disclaimer: This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not to provide medical advice. It is not to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers are advised to consult their local GP. Or a fully qualified health professionals for specific health questions. This information only an informational guide. Its a good starting point of reference. It should not be considered medical advice.

 

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What Is CBD? How Might It Help?

What is CBD?

Why do you keep hearing about CBD, what is it? Never in the history of the health and wellness industry has a product seen such an astronomical rise within the collective zeitgeist as CBD oil have in the last 5 years or so. Here we look at the history, the science, how it works, famous users, and how it may help you.

Quick Read –

  • History of CBD:

Discovered in 1940. From 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants, CBD is 40% of the plant’s extract. 1996 legal in the USA. 2018 Came to the UK.

  • CBD The Science:

A non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis. CBD and marijuana are very different. CBD is derived from industrial hemp that’s most often used since it contains less than 0.3% THC.

  • How Does CBD Work?

It impacts the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which includes receptors located throughout the body and brain. Activates 2 receptors, which are the CB1 and CB2. The receptors that are activated by CBD, using CBD hemp oil can change things like pain perception and inflammation.

  • CBD vs THC:

Tetrahydrocannabinol. THC affects your body in many ways because when you use it, your brain is then triggered to release the chemical dopamine. THC gets you high. CBD doesn’t create euphoria or intoxication, CBD doesn’t get you stoned.

  • How does CBD work?

CBD effects the compounds in our bodies called endogenous cannabinoids. The endocannabinoid system performs an absolutely vital role in regulating a broad range of physiological processes that affect our everyday experience.

  • Famous CBD Users:

Nate Diaz, UFCchampion, Eddie Hall, Strongman, George Kruis & Dominic Day, Rugby. Bubba Watson, Golfer.

The History of CBD

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a Phytocannabinoid which was discovered in the 1940s. It is one of 113 different cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. It accounts for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. There are claims that CBD has many many helps benefits. Several enlightened countries have embraced this beautiful plant for many years. Still, in recent times the US has been leading the way with the boom. Use of marijuana products been to pass in law in 1996 in California.

CBD Oil in the Uk

In the UK, CBD really came to the forefront of the British consciousness in June 2018. Charlotte Caldwell had her son’s cannabis oil confiscated at Heathrow airport when she tried to bring it into the UK from Canada where it is legal. Billy, Charlottes son, suffers from a virulent form of epilepsy, having as many as 100 seizures a day.

Ms Caldwell accused the Home Office of “signing her son’s death warrant”. She opened an extensive debate about the legal status of cannabis in the UK. Since then, CBD oil in the UK has been rising steadily in general conversation and in the media. The eyes have been open to the possibilities of what this beautiful plant can do for peoples lives and help them manage against erroneous circumstances that life has dealt them. More so we have seen innovative and new developments, more scientific research meaning we have a better understanding of the overall benefits.

Every day we see more evidence of the overall compounds within the hemp plant and what they may be able to do for different parts of the body, mind and soul.

The Science Bit

CBD is a non-psychoactive composite found in the cannabis plant. It contains no THC or shallow levels of THC (less than .3%), CBD is absolutely no way whatsoever going to get you high or stoned. THC is the part of the plant that gets you stoned (standard-issue weed is roughly 18% THC) The THC levels are so low that it lacks the psychoactive properties.

CBD is often used in therapeutic and medical contexts. It comes from the hemp portion of the cannabis plant, the same family as marijuana. However, though they are both processed from the same component of the plant, CBD and marijuana are not the same. In the past marijuana, producers have bred their hemp plants to have a higher amount of THC because of the effects it produces on the user. Still, when people are farming hemp to get CBD oil, they don’t try to make it higher in THC. It’s better to actually reduce the amount of THC as much as is attainable. People generally wonder is CBD hemp oil actually marijuana? The answer is simply no. Both of these substances are obtained from the same type of plant, but they’re not the same, and they do not have the equivalent uses. 

What is Hemp?

A huge part of understanding what CBD is and whether it is the same as marijuana is knowing what hemp is, and what the cannabis plant is. Terms like cannabis, hemp, and marijuana are used mutually, but this not always most accurate. Hemp is the term used to indicate to the cannabis plant and the fibrous parts of the plant. It is extracted from the stalk of the cannabis plant and is used to create rope, rope, and other useful materials. This amazing plant has been in use millennia & is one of the oldest domesticated crops. 

Hemp Categories

There are several categories of the cannabis plant. Hemp is the non-psychoactive type of cannabis. Hemp & marijuana come from the same the class of cannabis, but the uses, their chemical elements & how they’re farmed are different from one another. Since hemp does not contain THC, it can’t produce the high associated with marijuana.

CBD oil is found in both marijuana & industrial hemp. It’s the CBD obtained from industrial hemp that’s most often used since it contains less than 1% THC.

How Does CBD Work?

So how does it work? Fundamentally, as with other compounds found in the hemp plant, when someone takes CBD, it impacts the endocannabinoid system, which includes receptors located throughout the body and brain. THC precisely activates 2 receptors, which are the CB1 & CB2 receptors. CBD does not stimulate these receptors, not directly. The cannabinoid receptors found inside our bodies regulate many different processes that we experience daily, including mood, appetite, memory and pain sensation. When activated, it can be by naturally-occurring endocannabinoids. It can also be activated by the plant cannabinoids found in hemp and cannabis.

CBD Receptors

The CB1 receptors are found principally in the central nervous system, also in smaller amounts throughout the body, including in the liver & lungs. The CB2 receptors are part of the human immune system, and they’re found in specific blood cells. The CB1 receptors are part of how the body and the central nervous system. It produces & also releases particular neurotransmitters. This is why they’re psychoactive effects of using specific types of cannabis. The CB1 receptors are also dealing with various processes within the liver. They can impact things such as appetite, pleasure, and pain. As we have touched upon, CB2 receptors interact with your immune system.

CB1 & CB2

However, while CB1 & CB2 receptors are activated using cannabis with THC contents, CBD is not the same. CBD stimulates receptors such as the adenosine and serotonin receptors. Because of the receptors that are activated by CBD, using CBD oil can change things like pain perception & inflammation. CBD activates the adenosine receptors, which may help with anxiety & mood because these receptors release your dopamine. In many cases, when people take higher concentrations of CBD, it may enable the 5-HTIA receptor, which is a serotonin receptor. 

CBD vs THC

This is a ubiquitous question people have. CBD & THC: what is the difference? Firstly, we will cover what THC is, and then compare CBD vs THC, and look at CBD in the marijuana plant.

What is THC?

THC is the shorter name for “Tetrahydrocannabinol”. When a user has marijuana, the chemical THC is responsible for the “high” It produces the psychological effects of psychoactive of the substance. THC replicates the impact of your body’s naturally produced cannabinoid elements. We all have cannabinoid receptors throughout our central nervous system that influence things like coordination, thinking, and memory. When marijuana is used, the THC found in this substance attaches to our receptors. Thus the changes in things like sensory perception may occur when a person is stoned or high.

THC

THC is only one of the many compounds that are obtained from the marijuana plant, & more specifically, it is found in the resin secreted by the flower. Cannabinoids are just a different compound found in these plants, both hemp & marijuana. THC affects your body in many ways because when you use it, your brain is then triggered to release the chemical dopamine. Therefore, you may experience a little euphoria. THC also changes how information is concocted in your mind, particularly in your hippocampus. This may create changes in your thinking, and there’s also the potential for someone to experience hallucinations. When someone administers THC, it usually starts to affect them in anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes, and these effects can last for up to 2 hours.

What Are the Effects of CBD?

So, what are the effects of CBD & the benefits? Are there potential risks of using it? What are the possible therapeutic effects?

There are over 80 active cannabinoid chemicals in the marijuana plant, and CBD is only one of those. However, when you take CBD, it doesn’t create euphoria or intoxication. This is due to CBD doesn’t interact with the CB1 or CB2 receptors in the brain and body. There is still the need for more in-depth clinical studies. We need more evidence concerning the effects of CBD & CBD benefits for specific infirmities. Preclinical research has shown there may be many powerful effects of this excellent substance.

Are There Side Effects? 

While it seems like CBD oil has excellent promise in treating a variety of severe conditions, people wonder whether there are any side-effects. Some of the potential side effects that may occur in a few users can include slowed thoughts or movements, dry mouth, light-headedness, & sedation. At a higher dose, using CBD doesn’t seem to be associated with toxicity. There may also be a tiny percentage of people who notice effects on their mood. Many find a positive impact on their thoughts & state of mind when using CBD oil, like what they would experience with other psychoactive forms of cannabis, but without the high. 

How does CBD interact with your body?

CBD & THC interact with your body in a variety of different ways. The first idea is they impact us is by mimicking and augmenting the effects of the compounds in our bodies called “endogenous cannabinoids”. It’s named because of their similarity to the compounds found in the cannabis plant. These “endocannabinoids” are part of our regulatory system. This is called the endocannabinoid system (ECS).

The endocannabinoid system plays an absolutely crucial role in your body. It regulates a broad range of physiological processes that affect our everyday experience. 

The endocannabinoid system affects;

  • Mood
  • Energy level
  • Our intestinal fortitude
  • Immune activity
  • Blood pressure
  • Bone density
  • Our glucose metabolism
  • how we experience pain, stress, hunger, and more.

What happens if the ECS does not function properly? Are there consequences of a deficient or overactive ECS?

In a word, its disease.

Modern science has shown that the endocannabinoid system is systematic in nearly all conditions. So, it stands to reason that modulating endocannabinoid system activity may have therapeutic potential in almost all diseases affecting humans,”. Pal Pacher and George Kunos, scientists with the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), suggested in a 2014 publication.

Famous CBD Users

CBD Oils are being used in a multitude of ways by many different individuals in all walks of life. From day to day use, and managing life’s challenges, as part of an overall healthy lifestyle or to help in their turn of life, CBD has been seen to help many. Many sports stars and athlete are also using as part of their routine.

Nate Diaz, UFC MMA champion

Nate Diaz is former wold champ UFC fighter and probably best known here in the Uk for his fights against Connor McGregor. He is a big advocate for the use of hemp oil drops due to its positive impact on the human body.

As an enthusiastic user of CBD, he supports its use as it helps with the healing process & inflammation. Backed by scientific studies & a multitude of anecdotal testimonies, hemp oil helps regulate the immune system’s responses. This is because it interacts with CB1 and CB2 receptors in the human body.

Eddie Hall, Strongman

Eddie Hall, the former professional strongman, noted for winning the World’s Strongest Man 2017 & the only competitor to deadlift 500kg. He is a long-time fan and consumer of CBD oils. 

George Kruis & Dominic Day, Rugby

George Kruis and Saracens team-mate Dominic Day take cannabis oils, capsules and balms which they say help “put our bodies back together”. “I was probably taking prescription anti-inflammatories and painkillers four or five times a week just to get to the weekend to play. It wasn’t where I wanted to be at all. I just don’t take that stuff now, I stick with the CBD oil.” Day states. 

Bubba Watson, Professional Golfer

Watson is of the high-profile PGA players to endorse & now invest in cannabidiol company. Scott McCarron, earlier this year, signed an endorsement deal with a hemp manufacturing company. “I’ve personally felt the benefits of cbdMD’s products,” Bubba Watson said in a statement

Man golfers have been secretly flirting with it over the past couple of years. Tiger Woods & Phil Mickelson were heavily suggested to be consuming CBD-infused gum at recent tournaments this year, including the Masters which Woods won.

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What is The Correct CBD Oil Dose To Take?

CBD DOSAGE. How Much CBD Should I Take?

What is the best cbd dose to take for my needs? When taking your CBD, there is no one size fits all. No easy to determine dosage for every single person. Each person is different. Each person will react to the CBD Oils differently. At Citrus Green CBD, we have advice and tips we have collected from experts in the industry. 1st hand experience. And, many happy customers giving us feedback. We have taken all this data to come up with a guide for you to use when determining what is the best CBD Oil Dose for you.

Please note we are readily available to answer any questions or queries you may have DM us. We genuinely hope to help you in finding your perfect dose, whatever your requirements. 

Whether its for sports excellence. Daily life management. Or, as part of an overall healthy lifestyle.

START LOW, GO SLOW 

Quick Read –

  • Low MG CBD Oil:

Start small and increase gradually. Give it time. Start with a low recommended dosage for your weight/need. Increase dose 1–5 milligrams if needed.

  • CBD Dosage Guide / Table:

Guide to show CBD mg recommendations for weight & need.

  • CBD Strengths / Delivery Method:

CBD Oil strength varies from each bottle to bottle. It varies depending on your preferred method to take. Orally, 30 mins to take effects last 2-4 hours. Vaping for rapid impact lasts less than 45 mins.

Low CBD Oil Dose

Start Small. Then (if needed) Increase Your Quantity Slowly.
It’s usually best to start with smaller amounts when you first begin your CBD regimen. Then start working your way up gradually until you achieve the desired results. Different users may react differently. It depends on their weight, metabolism, and the ailment they are managing. Users can adjust their daily CBD dosage accordingly.
Give it time. Start with a lower recommended dose for your weight and goals. If you don’t notice positive effects, within 3–7 days, increase the dose by 1–5 milligrams. Repeat this step until you find your optimal dose. Do not to exceed recommended amounts.

CBD Dose Table

Severity of managements 45 -68 kg 68 -90 kg 90 – 115kg
Low 5-10 milligrams 10-15 milligrams 10-20 milligrams
Medium 10-15 milligrams 15-20 milligrams 20-30 milligrams
High 15-30 milligrams 20-40 milligrams 30-40 milligrams
Very High 30-40+ milligrams 40-50+ milligrams 40-60+ milligrams

Different CBD Dose Different Delivery

The CBD Oil strength varies from one bottle to another bottle and delivery method, what to focus on is the total amount of mg, milligrams, of CBD per day you want/need to take.
The following table should help to assist you in deciding which CBD Strength & which way to take

Delivery Method pros cons time of onset duration of effect recommended if.
Ingestible (E.g. edibles; capsules; oil drops; drink powders) Convenient; Discreet; Doesn’t harm the lungs Slow to take effect 30-60 minutes 2-4 hours Consider discretion a top priority and/or want more control over dosage
Smokables (E.g. Vapes; flower) Fast acting; Easy to use; Social; Familiar Non-discreet; Smoking/Vaping are illegal in many public settings; Can feel harsh on the lungs Instant 45 minutes-1 hours Are trying to quit cigarettes or need fast-acting relief
Topicals (E.g. Lotions; balms; gels) Can be applied directly to affected area; Bypasses liver metabolism; Long-lasting; Can be worked into daily hygiene routine Slow to take effect Varies widely due to factors like hair growth and amount of fatty tissue Typically, 5+ hours Experiencing local pain of the skin or joints or into body care in general.
Transdermal Patches Longest lasting effects; Bypasses liver metabolism; Steady release of CBD into the bloodstream May take hours to feel effects Varies depending on amount of fatty tissue and hair on the skin 1-2 days Have chronic pain or will go a long period of time where the other delivery methods aren’t available

CBD Taken Orally

Types: CBD oil, TincturesCBD EdiblesCBD Capsules

When you ingest CBD, it passes through the digestive tract. Here it’s assimilated into the bloodstream & from there it travels everywhere within the body.

Time-frame: This is the most delayed route for CBD to reach its targets, but also the most prolonged period that it’s active. Peak bloodstream levels are anywhere between 1-6 hours — best for long-term supplementation.

Oral – Sublingual (under your tongue) or Buccal (inside of the cheek)

Types: CBD oil, tinctures

CBD travels into your bloodstream, through capillary-rich areas underneath the tongue, along the gums and cheek. From here, it avoids first-pass metabolism and sent throughout the body.

Time-frame: This route gets CBD into your bloodstream faster than swallowing. Under the tongue (sublingual) is generally quicker than against the cheek (buccal). However, because most of the CBD absorbed, peak bloodstream levels range from 0.5 – 5 hours.

Inhaling CBD

Types: CBD Vape CBD eLiquid  / CBD Dab

When you inhale CBD, it passes to the lungs where it transfers into your bloodstream. Inhaling avoids the first-pass effect. CBD, when taken orally, is reduced before it reaches the system. 

Time-frame:  This is the most immediate way to get CBD circulating through your system. But it also is valid for the shortest period. Peak bloodstream levels are within 10 minutes.

CBTropicals / CBD Creams

Types: Creams, lotions

Topical CBD diffuses across your skin and reaches local targets. Muscles, inflammatory cells, and pain-perceiving nerves. Very little, if any, enters the bloodstream. Unless for transdermal activity.

Time-frame: Varies, depending on the target.

 

That should help you on your journey into CBD Oils. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to DM or email us we will always be happy to help.

 

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This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice. It is not to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals for specific health questions. The information presented on this page is intended to serve only as an informational guide – a starting point of reference – and should never be considered medical advice.

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Full Spectrum Vs Broad Spectrum CBD Oil

Full Spectrum or Broad Spectrum CBD

What is the difference between Full spectrum or broad spectrum cbd? Whether you are completely new to CBD Oil or still looking for the right one for you, choosing the right CBD for you a few things pop when you are trying to decide. Strength, brand and full spectrum or broad spectrum. He we dive in to the differences between the two to help you on your journey. You can go into each in more depth in our other articles. Full spectrum cbd oil / Broad spectrum cbd oil.

Quick Read –

  • Full Spectrum or Broad Spectrum?

Both have an amazing array of potential benefits for body and mind. Similar compositions with slight differences.

  • What Is Full Spectrum CBD Oil?

Full spectrum CBD Oil have no cannabinoids remove. Can have no more than 0.2% THC. Creates entourage effect.

  • What is Broad Spectrum CBD?

The refining process is critical in removal of unwanted cannabinoids.  No traces of the THC compound.

  • What CBD Should I Use?

Broad-spectrum CBD Oil still offers all the benefits of full-spectrum CBD without any trace amounts of THC. Full spectrum has all compounds within the plant for for entourage effect.

 

Full Spectrum or Broad Spectrum?

Full vs broad spectrum CBD: While both have an amazing array of potential benefits for body and mind, broad spectrum CBD Oil and full spectrum CBD Oil have similar compositions with slight differences. Because of this, you may experience different benefits with one product that you might not necessarily have with the other.

Full spectrum and broad spectrum CBD Oil both contain a wide range of the cannabinoids. But they are not the same. To understand the difference, it’s best to understand them individually.

What Is Full Spectrum CBD Oil?

Full spectrum CBD Oil have no cannabinoids removed. The reason for this goes back to the entourage effect. All the cannabinoids work in perfect synergy for the betterment of the whole, and the THC is still included. In the UK full spectrum can have no more than 0.2% THC. This is not enough to have any psychoactive effect on you.

The Entourage Effect

Full-spectrum CBD compared to broad spectrum contains everything that the plant contains. Full-spectrum CBD is full of all the terpenes, cannabinoids, flavonoids, and fatty acids found in hemp, all of which have therapeutic worth of their own and help create what’s known as the entourage effect.

What Is Broad Spectrum CBD Oil?

The refining process is critical for crafting broad spectrum CBD Oil. During this step of the process, there is the removal of unwanted cannabinoids from the formula. Some CBD brands choose to remove the THC from their products. However, they will keep the other cannabinoids in the formula. With broad spectrum CBD oil, you are still getting the synergy of the other cannabinoids.

No THC

The only one missing from the product is the THC. It offers all the entourage benefits associated with full-spectrum CBD, without any chances of THC being absorbed into the body.

Why Would You Choose Broad Spectrum CBD Oil Over Full Spectrum CBD Oil?

At the end of the day, both these types of CBD oil have their potential benefits for the body & mind. While having the THC in the full spectrum CBD Oil it may help boost the overall formula and give the entourage effect, removing it from the calculation doesn’t hurt the product itself. A broad spectrum oil can be just as effective at supporting wellness.

Filtered For Clarity

Broad spectrum CBD oil doesn’t come with any excess baggage. These CBD products are derived from hemp and have had THC removed from the final formula, meaning potential psychoactive side effects are even more highly unlikely. Broad-spectrum CBD is an excellent choice for individuals that can’t have any minute traces of THC in their system, whether for legal purposes, passing a drug test, or anything else. For professional sports individuals we would always recommend broad spectrum CBD Oil.

The THC Is Removed

By removing trace amounts of THC (like the permitted 0.2%), you’re left with a product that can be used confidently by anyone who cannot have traces of the psychoactive cannabinoid in their system. Most importantly broad-spectrum CBD Oil still offers all the benefits of full-spectrum CBD without any trace amounts of THC.

Easier On The Palate

With broad spectrum the colour is usually clear, with little or no taste so it’s easy on the palate. If taken sublingually, orally or within drinks it offers no bitter aftertaste. There is less of the herbaceous earthy taste that comes with the full spectrum. Full spectrum is darker in colour, with the full on earthy taste which some people can find somewhat………..challenging.

Conclusion.

Both broad spectrum and full spectrum CBD Oil both contain most of the wonderful cannabinoids required for your wellness. The slight differences in taste, colour and most importantly THC levels mean that whatever your needs there will be a product that suits you.

You can check out our articles where we go into more depth on the individual components and differences on broad spectrum cbd oil and full spectrum cbd oil.

Lets Be The Best We Can Be. 

Disclaimer: This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice. It is not to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals for specific health questions. The information presented on this page is intended to serve only as an informational guide – a starting point of reference – and should never be considered medical advice.

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What is Broad Spectrum CBD. Zero THC.

What is Broad Spectrum CBD

When shopping for your CBD Oils, you may have come across the phrases Broad Spectrum CBD and Full Spectrum CBD Oil. (Seldom referred to CBD isolate particularly on American or Canadian CBD sites). Here we will break down the term broad-spectrum CBD oil. For further information on Full Spectrum, you can read more in our Full Spectrum blog.

Quick Read –

  • What Are Cannabinoids?

Within the Cannabis plant, there are over 113 compounds known as cannabinoids. That interact with receptors in the human Endocannabinoid System (ECS), that deliver unique health benefits to the body.

  • Cannabinoid Spectrum:

Depending on the strain and classification used for extraction, the composition and cannabinoid profile differ.

  • What is Full Spectrum CBD?

Full Spectrum CBD is an extract that contains all compounds found naturally occurring in the plant. The “entourage effect “occurs as the compounds of the plant work together to magnify the therapeutic benefits.

  • What is Broad Spectrum CBD?

Starts with the extraction of everything contained in the hemp plant, this includes all traces of the THC compound. Broad Spectrum CBD contains multiple, isolated cannabinoids.

  • What Type of CBD Should You Use?

Broad-spectrum CBD Oils are ideal for sporting devotees and professionals who want no traces of THC. New users may also find the taste more palatable than the earthy Hemp aftertaste of full-spectrum CBD Oil.

What Are Cannabinoids

Let’s start by discussing the factor that defines each type of CBD — cannabinoids. Within the Cannabis plant, there is a classification of compounds known as cannabinoids.

Among these are CBD and THC, along with over a hundred others which scientists have discovered naturally occurring within different Cannabis strains.

In 1995, researchers discovered that, by interacting with receptors in the human Endocannabinoid System (ECS), cannabinoids like CBD could deliver unique health benefits to the body.

Later, they discovered that each cannabinoid could affect the body differently.

For example, while THC delivers the psychoactive effects associated with getting “stoned,” CBD does not. CBD has shown to counteract the psychoactive effects of THC.

There are other various ranges of effects delivered by other cannabinoids like Cannabigerol (CBG) and Cannabinol (CBN). The full collection of cannabinoids forms the cannabinoid spectrum.

The Cannabinoid Spectrum

The cannabinoid spectrum range contained within a CBD product is what determines whether the product is a full spectrum or broad spectrum CBD Oil.

So, how does that work?

In creating a CBD product, the cannabinoid content is extracted from the Cannabis plant, using methods such as CO2 extraction.

During this process, other compounds found within the plant are also extracted, including terpenes, flavonoids, and other cannabinoids.

Depending on the strain and classification used for extraction, the composition and cannabinoid profile will differ.

Hemp Extraction.

For instance: Hemp, which is a classification of Cannabis Sativa, contains little to no THC, compared to a Cannabis Indica strain, which may include a 1:1 CBD to THC ratio.

Depending on the use of the end-product, firms will choose to pluck from a strain of Cannabis that suits their needs best.

Once its extracted, the company can then choose to refine the extract to contain only specific cannabinoids & plant pants. The contents of the refined compounds are what determines if the CBD extract is a full spectrum or broad Spectrum

What is Full Spectrum CBD?

For a full deep dive into the full Spectrum, please read our blog on full Spectrum CBD, but here is the gist. Full-spectrum CBD is an extract that contains all compounds found naturally occurring in the plant, including terpenes, essential oils, and other cannabinoids.

The full-spectrum of cannabinoids from the plant works together to magnify the benefits of each. Commonly referred to as the “entourage effect “.

What is Broad Spectrum CBD?

During the CBD extraction process, everything contained in the plant matter is removed, including any traces of THC, terpenes, waxes, oils, chlorophyll and more.

What’s left is pure CBD and nothing else. Like Full Spectrum CBD, the CBD compounds are preserved, however, in the broad Spectrum CBD the THC compound is eradicated, completely. Broad Spectrum CBD can still deliver the benefits, and, there are no the risks of psychoactive effects of THC.

This is what makes this product great for athletes and sports enthusiasts, where they may be worried about testing.

What Type of CBD Should You Use?

Now you have a general understanding of each type of CBD. You’re probably wondering why someone would prefer one over the other; and more importantly, which type you should choose.

First, either of the types isn’t better than the others.

Every individual has different needs, and this determines which type of CBD is best-suited for their unique conditions.

Broad Spectrum Full Spectrum Differences

  Pros Cons
Full Spectrum CBD Offers full benefits of the Cannabis plant (entourage effect) Potential to have side effects
CBD that has been extracted from the cannabis plant along with all the other compounds and cannabinoids Undergoes fewer processes to produce Super low traces of THC may show up in drug tests
    Strong natural earthy taste
Broad Spectrum CBD Offers full benefits of the Cannabis plant (entourage effect) less research, availability & data on potential benefits
CBD that has been extracted from the cannabis plant along with all other compounds and cannabinoids, except THC No risk of psychoactive effects may have strong flavour

You can find out more about the differences in our full spectrum vs broad spectrum cbd article

Final Thoughts on Broad Spectrum CBD

We want to confirm that any one type of CBD Oil (Broad Spectrum or Full Spectrum) isn’t better than others.

There are so many factors that determine how a cannabinoid will impact the body. That can include things like the chemical makeup of the individual, the weight of the person & the individual’s history with other substances.

Broad Spectrum; The Sports Enthusiasts Choice

For some, Broad Spectrum CBD may be the best choice as it delivers the full benefits of the Cannabis plant without the psychoactive effects of THC. It may be that you are in a profession where you require 0% THC in your system. For others, a high-dosage of pure CBD may do the trick and others may need the benefits that only the full Spectrum can provide.

More CBD Research Still Needed. But its coming.

Research into the effectiveness of each Spectrum at the individual level is still in its early stages. More and more research is coming every day, so it may take some time and experimenting to figure out which is best for you.

As researchers continue to learn more about this compound, it may serve as a vital component in the future of our overall wellbeing. With dozens of health benefits already revealed in existing studies, cannabinoids like CBD have the potential to impact the lives of countless individuals.

With continued research, a brighter, healthier, more natural future is in store for us all.

Let’s Be the Best we can Be.

 

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What is Full Spectrum CBD Oil

Full Spectrum CBD Oil

What is Full Spectrum CBD & The Differences in Broad Spectrum CBD Oil? If you are new to CBD Oils, just curious, or looking for all the facts before deciding on your best course of action, then you will have no doubt come across Full Spectrum & Broad Spectrum as one of your choices. Here we are going to dive into what it is precisely. We aim to provide you as much info on this type of CBD to help you make an informed decision as you make the journey to CBD oil and its many potential benefits.

Quick Read

  • CBD Oil Compounds.

Full spectrum CBD oil contains more of the cannabinoids contained in marijuana, and it offers a more excellent range of benefits than pure Broad Spectrum CBD.

  • What is Full Spectrum CBD Oil

All the cannabinoids extracted from the wonderful hemp plant. Darker in colour. More earthy in taste.

  • Full-spectrum CBD Oil vs Broad Spectrum

In broad-spectrum CBD Oil the CBD compound has been isolated. It is more transparent in colour with very little taste — no risk of THC intake.

  • The Entourage Effect

The entourage effect highlights the way that the different cannabinoids contained in full spectrum CBD products work together that may produce a higher level of efficiency for users

CBD Oil Compounds

With a whole range of healing advantages, cannabidiol – or CBD oil – has grown in popularity in recent years. There are different types of CBD products. However, it is essential to understand these differences. The two main types of CBD you will likely come across are Broad Spectrum and Full Spectrum. 

Another difference that it’s essential to be aware of is the difference between hemp oil – often marketed as a CBD oil. While the two hemp CBD & cannabis CBD originate from the same group of plants, there are distinct differences within the two. In cannabis, there are much higher levels of THC, for example, while hemp tends to have lower levels. What confuses matters in the world of cannabidiol, however, is that hemp CBD oil is seen “more legal” simply because of its name

Hemp CBD oil is not secondary to other kinds of cannabidiol. However, it is worth knowing if the CBD oil that you’re purchasing is a hemp extract or a cannabis-derived extract.

There are many ways to take your CBD oil. You can ingest in the form of a tincture that can be taken Sublingual (drop under the tongue) in edibles or as CBD vape to as a safe and effective way of ingesting CBD oil products. You should know that full-spectrum CBD Oil has a particularly earthy taste that some people may find a challenge getting used to

What is Full Spectrum CBD Oil?

Full-spectrum CBD oil, also known as whole plant CBD, is different from Broad Spectrum CBD Oil in that it contains all the cannabinoids 

These include:

  • CBD
  • THCA
  • CBGA
  • CBDA
  • CBG
  • THCV
  • CBC
  • CBCA

There has been some attention because extracting all the cannabinoids from the cannabis plant also means that there are minimum amounts of THC – which is the psychoactive aspect of cannabis – in your CBD oil. But, these amounts are diminutive & profoundly regulated (to a max of 0.3 per cent), this minimizes the psychoactive chances of full-spectrum CBD Oil. To be considered a legal product in the UK, THC levels cannot exceed these regulations.

Each of the different cannabinoids found in marijuana has an assortment of health benefits. The combination of these compounds means that the CBD is supposed to be more effective. 

Full-spectrum CBD Oil vs Broad Spectrum

When it comes to maximizing the gains of CBD oil, full-spectrum CBD oil’s use of the whole plant & all the associated cannabinoids gives it advantages over pure Broad Spectrum CBD. Before 2015, the thought was that Broad Spectrum CBD was a better option due to its refined nature. However, in 2015 study by the Lautenberg Centre for General Tumour Immunology in Jerusalem discovered that higher levels of relief might be attained.

Isolated CBD, as opposed to full spectrum CBD oil, is the pure form of CBD only. It does not contain other types of cannabinoids. There is no risk of THC intake in Broad Spectrum CBD. The CBD compound, on a molecular level, is separated from the rest of the cannabis compounds

Similarities and Differences

When it comes to the cbd compound similarities, there’s a straightforward example — both contain cannabidiol. There are also several ways that CBD is extracted to make both Broad Spectrum CBDs & full spectrum goods, with CO2 extraction being one of the best options.

Here’s a breakdown of the differences between the 2 different CBD products:

Broad Spectrum CBD

  • Pure CBD
  • No THC or other cannabinoids
  • Typically, it does not carry all plant compounds, e.g. terpenes
  • Treated and more refined than a full spectrum product.
  • Delivers straight CBD with not THC

Full Spectrum CBD

  • Bears CBD and other naturally occurring plant compounds
  • Contains less than 0.3 per cent THC (when derived from hemp)
  • Undergoes fewer processes than Broad Spectrum CBD
  • Works synergistically with THC and other plant compounds

Although Broad Spectrum CBD is a more concentrated form of cannabidiol, this doesn’t mean that it has more significant effects. While more research is needed, some research indicates that full spectrum CBD, which is a combination of cannabinoids, plant compounds and sometimes other herbs, has a complementary effect, known as “the entourage effect.”

CBD has the most documented benefits among other non-intoxicating cannabis compounds, but these other components can combine with CBD for a dynamic combination.

Although fullspectrum CBD typically includes other cannabis compounds, the THC levels are still shallow (less than 0.3 per cent) when the product originates from hemp.

The Entourage Effect

The 2015 Lautenberg Centre for General Tumour Immunology study discovered valuable information about full spectrum CBD oil. The research, conducted on mice, demonstrated the more excellent anti-inflammatory results of this particular form of CBD. A higher dose generated more significant levels of ease, showing that the combo of the cannabinoids has a kind of entourage effect that makes it superior to Broad Spectrum.

This entourage effect highlights the way that the various cannabinoids contained within full spectrum CBD products work together to produce a higher level of efficiency for users

Nutrient Profile

An additional benefit is that the full spectrum variety contains other compounds and minerals. These include a range of fatty acids, beneficial fibre and terpenes. These other compounds are favourable for the body, improving general health in addition to the more specific benefits of CBD oil that contains all the different cannabinoids.

Full-Spectrum CBD

Final Thoughts

As you have read the Full spectrum, CBD refers to a solution that includes all the naturally occurring plant compounds, including other cannabinoids (like THC), terpenes and essential oils. It is a beautiful product that has many slight differences over a broad spectrum. New to CBD Oils? We will direct you to our broad-spectrum CBD Oil selection of products. If you a sports enthusiast or professional we would also direct you to a broad spectrum cbd oil (as they contain 0% THC). Well into your CBD health journey? like the stronger, earthy taste and looking for the entourage effect of all the aspects of the hemp plant? Then the full spectrum is for you.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to DM us we will be happy to help and assist where we can.

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DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this article is for general information and educational purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice. Therefore, any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. Please check with your local GP before starting or changing your CBD routine