CBD HELP

CBD help for you to make more informed decisions. As we know CBD is relatively new to the UK shores and there is a lot of unknowns. Here we try and present as much information as possible. Help educate & enlighten you to the amazing possibilities this wonderful plant holds. We have collated this from questions that are being asked by our customers and what is being search for online.

We will continue to update our cbd help as new information comes to light.

 

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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.

CBD FREQUANTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CBD FAQS to Help Your Understanding

CBD Faqs

CBD Faqs to help your understanding. At citrus green CBD, we get asked many questions. As CBD is relatively new to the uk, there are still many unknowns. We have put together the answers to the most frequently asked CBD questions we have received over the years. 

What is CBD?

CBD, short for cannabidiol. A chemical compound (one of over 60 active compounds. ‘cannabinoids’) in the cannabis plant. It’s a naturally occurring substance used in products like CBD Oils and CBD edibles. People use CBD as a food supplement that helps them maintain a healthy lifestyle and improve their wellbeing. 

How does CBD work?

Research has shown phytocannabinoids (CBD) to be a potent aid in supporting overall wellbeing in human bodies, achieved when CBD enhances the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). These receptors are in virtually every cell and tissue type in the human body (hence the seemingly endless array of CBD uses).  

ECS affects many aspects of human health, including inflammation and immune function.

What is the correct CBD Dosage?

START LOW GO SLOW. Take regularly and consistently. Monitor effects. Increase dose 1-5gm. 5 to 10mg daily Light Dose 40 – 60mg Heavy Dose 

An effective CBD dose can range from 5mg of CBD per day to 150mg per day. Many users start with a few small doses over the day rather than one large dose. Use the same treatment for several days. They check the effects and if need be, adjust the amount. Please don’t overdo it.

How do you take CBD?

You can take CBD a few ways. That’s one of the benefits its that there is a way for everyone. Whatever your preference. Orally, through CBD Oils (Tinctures) ingested with CBD edibles or through inhalation CBD Vape & DAB.

Why do you put CBD oil under the tongue?

This application allows tissues to absorb the cannabidiol and diffuse it into the bloodstream. CBD will still impact you if you swallow the oil.

The difference is that circulating blood levels of CBD will increase when taken sublingually compared to only ingesting the oil. It will be more active CBD in the system, assisting our bodies by boosting the immune system and promoting a sense of wellbeing.

What’s the difference between Hemp & Marijuana? 

Marijuana & hemp are two different varieties of the cannabis plant. CBD generally is found in both. But, CBD is typically found in the seeds and stem of marijuana – not in the flowering buds. The strains usually used contain higher quantities of CBD and near-zero traces of THC. Most all CBD-based products in the UK come from the industrial hemp plant. 

What’s the difference between CBD & THC?

Both CBD & THC interact with the cannabinoid receptors found in the body & brain. But the effects are different. THC is the psychoactive compound in the plant that gets you “stoned”. CBD binds to CB-2 receptors in cell & body tissues outside the central nervous system. THC affects the brain by binding to CB-1 receptors. 

Will I get stoned from CBD?

No, CBD will not get you stoned. It’s a non-intoxicating compound. THC is the molecule that’s responsible for the psychoactive effects of marijuana. 

How is CBD made?

CO2 extraction is used to extract pure CBD isolate. It leaves practically zero traces of chemical contaminants in the end product. Alcohol extraction is another method.

Are there any side effects using CBD?

Most research has shown that CBD is perfectly safe. There are no known side effects, though some users have reported;

  • Dry mouth
  • Drowsiness
  • Lightheadedness
  • low blood pressure
  • Rarely can cause feelings of mild intoxication
Will my CBD show on a drug test?

A quality CBD product with minimal THC (0.02%) is improbable to show on a drug test. Research has shown people who consume 6 mg of THC per day have a 25% chance of failing a drug test. That equates to about 2,000 mg per day of CBD oil with a THC content of 0.3% or less. 

Will CBD interact with my other medications?

At low doses of CBD (anything under 150mg a day), it’s unlikely that significant drug-herb interactions will occur. It is possible that interactions may still occur. CBD can potentially interact with prescribed and OTC pharmaceuticals. If you’re taking medication, where maintaining a certain blood level is critical. Talk with your local GP, health care provider or pharmacist before trying CBD. 

CBD 

Hopefully the CBD faqs has helped you in understanding cbd a little bit better. As more people get curious about CBD we will no doubt receive more questions and will regularly update this CBD faqs blog and share on our social.  If you have any questions, please feel free to dm us on our social media accounts. You can also email we will be happy to help where we can. 

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. Consult your local GP is our advice. 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 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.

CBD oil uses and how it affects the Endocannabinoid System

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.

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 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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Is CBD oil legal

Is CBD legal

Is CBD oil legal in the UK? Short answer is YES. Here we go in to it a wee bit more for your piece of mind. Since November 2018 there has been a rise in people looking for, discussing, and using CBD. With many perceived benefits, and while you may know about some of the therapeutic uses for CBD, you may not fully understand the laws surrounding it. We will try and answer the one burning question: Is CBD oil legal in the UK?

Quick Read –

  • What is CBD? 

CBD a cannabinoid extracted from the hemp and cannabis plant. Used to promote homeostasis in the body & mind that may help is your daily wellness.

  • Is CBD oil legal in the UK?

CBD oil is 100% legal in the UK. THC content must be less than 0.02%. It is non-psychotropic.

  • CBD Oil UK regulations:

CBD produced under licence from the UK Home Office.

  • Is CBD oil safe?

CBD is non-toxic and non-psychoactive.

  • How is CBD oil used?

CBD oil is very versatile. Can take CBD dose through oils, tinctures, edibles, capsules, vape.

What is CBD?

CBD is a cannabinoid compound extracted from the hemp and cannabis plant. You may know of cannabis as the plant to get you high, and even though it comes from marijuana, it is non-psychotropic and will not get you high. THC is a different compound within the cannabis plant; THC is responsible for this. However, CBD co-operates with the endocannabinoid system in your body, to promote homeostasis, that in turn may help is your daily wellness.

Is CBD oil legal in the UK?

Rest assured, CBD oil is 100% legal in the UK as long as the CBD has a THC content of below 0.02%.

THC, as noted, is the psychotropic compound within the cannabis plant and THC being a controlled substance under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

CBD has to be extracted from an EU approved industrial-grade hemp strain. Hemp differs from cannabis as it naturally contains a higher concentration of the CBD compounds with lower THC levels.

For CBD to be sold and used legally within the UK, it must have a THC content of no more than 0.2%.

CBD Oil UK regulations

Under the Misuse of Drugs Act, Cannabis is a Class B drug. However, CBD is not registered as a controlled substance under this act. It is illegal to grow your cannabis or hemp in the UK. CBD producers in the UK must receive a licence and permission from the UK Home Office to do so. Then the first cannabis-based medicine became available in the UK under prescription in 2015, made possible by The Misuse of Drugs Act. Now in 2020 CBD products are legal, but they must have a THC level no greater than 0.2%.

Is CBD oil safe?

CBD oil that has been third-party tested lists all of its ingredients then it is widely considered to be safe. There has been no deaths attributed to CBD. There may be a few very minor side effects which are known. CBD is also non-toxic and non-psychoactive.

How is CBD oil used?

One of the many beauties of CBD oil is its versatility. You can administer your daily dose in many ways. So you can find the perfect method to use it that suits you. It comes as CBD Oil, CBD Vape/e-liquid, CBD Chocolates or CBD Gummies, CBD Capsules & more.

CBD Capsules

Capsules are a comfortable and easy method to take CBD. Pre-dosed, so if you are looking for an exact measurement. Some people are concerned that they aren’t able to measure the correct dosage from a tincture. CBD Capsules are a super convenient method to ingest your CBD supplements. Some people find the earthy taste somewhat challenging, so this is an excellent way of getting CBD into your system.

CBD Vapes

CBD e-liquids are a great way to get CBD into your bloodstream quickly and efficiently. If you currently vape this is an easy way to assimilate CBD into your current lifestyle.

CBD Tinctures

Among the most popular methods—especially for individuals trying a CBD treatment for the first time—is through a tincture. By using a CBD Oil / Tincture, the CBD enters your bloodstream quickly. Just a couple of drops under the tongue.

CBD Edibles

CBD edibles are regular snacks and treats infused with CBD. A great way to administer CBD exact dose and give yourself a nice sweet reward.

CBD Legality In Conclusion

CBD is legal in the UK. It’s legal as long as it meats the strong guidelines from the UK Home Office. The rules and regulation are continually evolving as we see more and more evidence around the benefits of this excellent substance. It means more and more fantastic products and brands will emerge, and that’s great news for all.

 

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. Consult your doctors or qualified health professionals for specific health questions. This is intended to serve only as an informational guide. It should never be considered medical advice.

 

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Dabbing CBD. What Is Exactly?

Dabbing CBD

Dabbing CBD what is it, and how can it help you? Millions around the globe see the benefits and therapeutic properties of CBD. It has, quite rightly, seen an astronomical rise recently. It’s now helping people in their daily life management and optimising their lifestyle. For individuals that suffer from the more intense or severe symptoms. For those who have tried CBD oil with minimal results. A different, more potent administration of the natural cannabinoid may be in order. DABBING.

Quick Read –

  • What is Dabbing?

Dabbing is a more modern method of consuming a higher concentrated CBD. Administered through vaporisation, using a dab rig or pen.

  • Dabbing CBD vs Tincture:

Some users find that tinctures strength is not strong enough or that the absorption to slow. Dabbing gives rapid, concentrated effect.

  • What to Dab?

Concentrated CBD Isolate extracted from the hemp plant. Up to 99% concentrate. In isolates, wax, & crumbles.

  • Why Dab CBD?

CBD Isolate also contains less plant material, so you are inhaling more of the cannabidiol instantly as it absorbed into the bloodstream. A more potent, more direct way to get a CBD dose.

  • How To Dab CBD 

To dab, your CBD wax, isolate or crumble you need a “dab rig” or dab pen. The hot surface within rig or pen vaporises the CBD; this is inhaled.

What is Dabbing CBD?

You may have heard of dabbing, or you may be completely unfamiliar with the term, “dabbing”. It is a more recent method of consumption of CBD. It’s the vaporisation of highly-concentrated CBD waxes and resins. Usually an excess of 90%. So, they are more potent than the CBD Oils or standard vape oils or CBD eLiquid. Unlike its close cousin (THC) CBD does not directly act on receptors in the brain; it does not get you high. It works by influencing receptors and neurotransmitters throughout the body. The immune system. The cell tissues. And the organ systems. It promotes general homeostasis and a wide range of health benefits. 

Dabbing CBD. May Help When Regular CBD Oil Doesn’t.

The typical method of CBD consumption is by way of oil tincture. Administer sublingually by placing drops under the tongue and swallowing. Since hemp-derived CBD (i.e. cannabis that contains less than 0.2% THC) Most CBD oils come in a range of different strengths. But for some users, they may find that even the most potent products are not strong enough. These do not provide therapy for their requirements. Most CBD concentrates come from the hemp plant. Unlike THC, which exists in the flower buds of the marijuana plant, we find CBD throughout hemp. Including its leaves, flowers, and even stems.

Pure Extraction

To be made into a CBD-rich concentrate, raw hemp material needs to be ground up and processed. Typically its by way of butane extraction, to extract the natural, pure CBD resin. Once obtained, the CBD-rich resin is processed further, to remove any of the excess butane material. It leaves a concentrated CBD product. This is a thick n sticky more potent CBD “wax” that is ready to be vaporised on your dab rig or pen. 

Can You Dab CBD Oil?

 To be very very clear, you cannot dab CBD oil. The act of dabbing must involve a specifically-produced concentrate. As we mentioned, these CBD concentrates / extracts come in a variety of different forms, including CBD isolates, CBD waxes, and CBD crumbles

What Do I Dab?

Dabbing CBD is associated with the concentrated CBD Isolate. It’s extracted from the hemp plant and is an all-natural product refined down to an incredible purity. At Citrus Green CBD we have CBD dab ready products available at up to 99% pure. They are the most potent CBD products on the market. It’s a new trend that’s in town and is a cannabis compound that doesn’t get you “stoned” or “high. It is non-psychoactive and is beneficial to maintain and support excellent health. These are isolates, wax, & crumbles. By choosing the dab method to absorb your CBD it makes it easy to get your daily intake. As its pure isolate, you know what you’re getting and how much you are using.

Higher Potency. Quicker

Dabbing your CBD offers the opportunity to consume higher potency than CBD Oils. If you are taking CBD oil (like topical or edible) and experiencing great results, it may not be beneficial reasons for you to move to dabbing. But if you want to try something new. Or, would like an alternative to the oils or feel you need to up the dosage to gain more benefits. Shifting to dabbing or adding it to your usual daily intake may be for you. 

Why You Should Be Dabbing CBD

CBD Isolate also contains less plant material. You are inhaling more of the cannabidiol and less combusted resin. When you dab CBD, the effects felt on the body are more rapid. Dabbing CBD means you feel it instantly. It absorbed into the bloodstream directly from the lungs with no interference. There is no delay as you get when it is taken orally and must go through the digestive system. When you inhale CBD through the dab, it provides you with the fastest form of relief. When inhaled, the cannabinoids are absorbed through the lungs and into the bloodstream. From there, they have quick access to the body. As time passes, a section of the CBD community has been adopting this method due to its effectiveness.

Dabbing Over Ingesting

Sublingual and oral CBD products like tinctures and capsules are very easy for us. Yet they suffer from low bioavailability. When swallowing an oil-based CBD capsule, only 5-10% of the molecule has a powerful effect. The rest of the dose is flushed from your body as waste. Once ingested, it can take up to 90 minutes for the CBD to take effect. It requires a user to consume higher amounts of the compound the desired active impact. When it comes to inhaling CBD, dabbing is a highly concentrated way to use the compound. Compared to vaporising, dabbing is simply a more potent, more direct way to get a dose.

Dabbing Downsides

While dabbing is efficient, that does not mean that it is free of downsides. Inhaling vaporised CBD is not as accessible as other more conventional means. It is not as easy as swallowing capsules or eating edibles. Also, the effects of inhaling cannabidiol vapour may only last for 2-3 hours. Taking the compound can last up to 7 hours. 

How to Dab CBD

To dab your CBD wax, isolate or crumble you need a “dab rig” or dab pen. Dabbing is associated with the vaporisation of these CBD concentrates. Once applied to a hot surface within the rig or pen, can be inhaled. The first step to dabbing is to get your concentrate out. You’ll want to divide your dose out. Most CBD concentrates users find 1-2 rice grain-sized pieces of the concentrate is the average size for treatment. It produces a pure, smooth draw of the CBD that lets the user inhale more significant quantities of CBD at a time. You take in short, intense bursts of a smaller yet more concentrated form of CBD.

Pure. Instant. Relief 

It means that dabbing CBD gives you a more enhanced absorption. You feel the effects far quicker. It also produces a more profound impact as the CBD is more concentrated. It also means there are fewer health risks associated with smoking any form of plant material. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out and contact us, 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 medical advice. It is not to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. 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 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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CBD AND ALCOHOL

CBD and Alcohol

Can you mix cbd and alcohol? In recent time, CBD has turned up in many forms. From CBD Oil tinctures, CBD edibles, vape, balms, dog treats, face masks and more. Some with more tangible benefits than others. Small batch brewers and distilleries have even jumped on the movement. These manufacturers are producing CBD-infused gin, beers, and other alcoholic beverages.

Now the question that is arising is; is it safe to mix cannabidiol and alcohol?

Quick Read –

  • What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a prevalent compound found in the cannabis plant. CBD has no psychoactive properties. It doesn’t get you high and used as a food supplement and part of a wellness routine.

  •  Mixing CBD & Alcohol:

Taking CBD & booze together may amplify the effects. However, toxicity within the liver is reduced.

  • CBD & Hangovers:

CBD may help reduce inflammation leading to pain. Additional studies have stated that CBD may help to prevent nausea & vomiting.

  • CBD & “The FEAR”:

CBD may help you promote a sense of calm by stimulating neurotransmitter systems. The CBD helps restore balance to the endocannabinoid system. It prevents overstimulation of your CB1 receptors. It also boosts your body’s production of endocannabinoids, giving a little sense of chill.

What is CBD?

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

In case you are new to CBD, and this is the first page on our site you have stumbled upon.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound found in the cannabis plant. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD has no psychoactive properties that can get you high. The CBD is plucked from the cannabis plant. It’s then mixed with a carrier oil, such as coconut, palm, olive, or hemp seed oil.

November 2018 Change in the UK

Since November 2018 CBD in the UK has gained an astronomical rise in its popularity. (rightly so we believe). And with the increase, it is now available in all these new forms to take or use.

The factor that defines each variety of CBD is the cannabinoids. Within the Cannabis, there is a class of compounds known as; cannabinoids.

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

In 1995, it was discovered that, by communicating 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.

CBD & Alcohol

The Effects. 

We need to be mindful that CBD and alcohol each interact with our bodies in different ways. Depending on a host of factors, size, tolerance, genetic makeup & metabolism, you will react differently.

Both Alcoholic drinks & CBD can promote feelings of calmness and relaxation (think of a glass of wine at the end of a busy day). Taking them together may amplify these effects. More research is required for us to ascertain how the two can affect your mood and behaviour.

CBD Oil after drinking.

Even if you are not mixing the 2 together directly in CBD cocktail. CBD & alcohol can interact if you take them within four to eight hours of each other. If you have a drink after work, then a CBD vape before you go to bed. The CBD could have a more powerful effect than it would without a drink. Mixing CBD and alcoholic beverage may lower blood alcohol levels. CBD has also been seen to while reducing some of alcohol’s toxic effects on the liver.

Spirits, wine, beer and CBD all relax you. Alcoholic drinks can lower your inhibitions. These effects could be strong and long-lasting when you mix the two substances. On CBD, you may feel a sense of calm or a little mellow, alcohol may intensify this experience. Larger doses of both may make you very sedated.

Heavy Drinking Then CBD Not recommended

And, it is not recommended to combine heavy drinking and a large or strong dose of CBD. Now the good news is that there may be benefits to taking CBD with alcohol. Soyona Rafatja continued, a New York-based functional and integrative family medicine physician.

Studies shown

study in the journal Psychopharmacology discovered the individuals who had alcohol and a 200mg CBD capsule actually had lower blood alcohol levels than those who had drink alone. But they still experienced the same effects from the alcohol. Another study showed rodents experienced less alcohol-induced cognition impairments and motor coordination when they were given CBD as a topical gel while alcohol was administered.

Be Mindful of Your Tolerance

Combining alcohol & CBD whether it’s together in a cocktail or having a pint then CBD vape is still inconclusive. So be mindful. Keep the doses low if you are trying both on their own first, so you know how you react to them. CBD oil is unlikely to reduce immediate alcohol intoxication or impairment of motor skills. But, CBD may help alleviate hangover symptoms such as headaches and nausea

Does CBD Oil Help with Hangovers?

You may or may not be already familiar with CBD oil as a popular wellness product. Many individuals around the globe now use CBD as part of their daily routine or management. Its administered through CBD ediblesCBD Oil / TinctureCBD vape or DAB, and it is proving to help people improve their daily lives.

Here in the Uk, we are fond of a pint or two or a few wines of an evening. A cheeky gin at the weekend, or a prosecco (glass/bottle). Ok ok, so we all love a drink in the Uk. Whatever your tipple, what we can all agree on is that no-one enjoys the morning after the night before.

Hangovers are the absolute worst. 

As stated CBD oil is very unlikely to alleviate immediate alcohol intoxication or impairment of motor skills. But, could your CBD help get rid of a hangover? For most, hangovers don’t tend to last too long. That’s depending on your tolerance, what you have had & how much you have had to drink. It leads to dehydration, oxidative stress (an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in your body) and this causes a number of different effects in the body and within the immune system.  There have been many home remedies that have been lauded as curing a hangover. Simply drinking water. “The hair of the dog”. Or, a roll n sausage, a bottle of Irn Bru. In most instances, they simply tend to go away on their own!

The symptoms of a hangover can include;

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches
  • Lowered blood sugar
  • Dehydration
  • THE FEAR

There’s a lot of encouragement regarding cannabinoids and pain treatment. In a published study in 2018, It states how the relationship between CBD and our CB1 receptors located in our brain has the potential to ease our nervous system’s pain response.

The review also states how activated CB2 receptors may decrease inflammation. CBD does, in fact, have natural soothing effects and helps target general inflammation.

Dedicated CBD Studies

Dedicated studies haven’t focused on the relationship between cannabinoids and hangovers. A study in the British Journal of Pharmacology inquiring about chemotherapy-induced vomiting and nausea and CBD’s role does actually exist.

Vomiting decreased significantly, the study showed. This is due to the activation of their cannabinoid receptors. This result, per the study, was promising for the future of anti-nausea treatments as well. 

The Fear

A quintessential British term. As defined by the Urban dictionary; “The Fear” in the sense that you have done yourself some lasting damage after a night of heavy drinking. Its symptoms are:

  • A feeling that you’re going to die soon (& not just due to your hangover symptoms)
  • A sense that people/organizations are out to get you;
  • That angst you feel that you may have offended someone the night before;
  • Foreboding about the next time you meet people or return to the place where you degraded yourself that previous night.

The fear is Genuine,

This is especially so if you must go to work, and you are still suffering.

Hangover cure?

CBD may help you promote a sense of calm by stimulating neurotransmitter systems and neural regeneration. It could help restore balance to your endocannabinoid system. It does this by preventing the overstimulation of your CB1 receptors. And, by boosting your body’s production of endocannabinoids.

CBD & Alcohol Conclusion 

More evidence is coming into the lexicon every day about CBD. When mixed together with spirits it may amplify the effects. CBD may lower levels of toxicity on the liver without impairment. Where it may help in your wellness routine when it comes to drinking is with the morning after. It has been shown to help with nausea, as it can lower inflammation. Its may also help promote a sense of calm. Therefor using CBD before bed, and the next day may help you soldier on.

Hope That Helps

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Disclaimer: This content is for informational & educational purposes only. It’s not intended to provide medical advice. It is not to take the place of any medical advice or treatment from a personal GP. Your local GP should be consulted. The information here is intended to serve only as an informational guide – a starting point of reference for you – and should never be considered medical advice.