Introduction to CBD
Most people are relatively new to CBD and the benefits and product ranges available. Whether you have heard about CBD through a friend or family member or have read an article in the newspapers, online or in a magazine, CBD is not a passing fad it’s here to stay. The benefits of CBD as experienced by CBD consumers speak for themselves. Whilst clinical research and scientific trials are still in their infancy, the CBD products themselves are starting to make their mark based solely on the natural, soothing, pain relieving and relaxing properties that users experience. There are now an estimated 1.7 million daily UK users of CBD, this number is rapidly growing as the benefits of becoming more and more prevalent through use by adults of all ages.
CBD products have been found to be safe for most healthy adults. The research that has taken place so far supports the idea that CBD products are safe when used appropriately.
What is CBD?
CBD (cannabinol) is a naturally occurring substance contained within the hemp plant. It is also categorised as a cannabinoid and one of 100’s of cannabinoids found in hemp. Cannabinoids were first discovered in the hemp plant, but since then they have been identified as occurring in the human body and other biological systems.
CBD is very similar to the chemicals that are found naturally in the human body, as part of the Endocannabinoids system.
The Endocannabinoids system Is a biological system composed of Endocannabinoids Which our our lipid-based retrograde neurotransmitters bind to cannabinoid receptors and are vital for our peripheral nervous system. First discovered in the 1990s by researchers who were exploring THC. Experts are still trying to understand the ECS, however so far links have been made between ACS regulating a range of functions including reproduction and fertility, memory, appetite, mood and sleep.
The ECS is present in the body naturally whether or not we use any hemp oil CBD or THC products.
When we do use CBD products, they interact with the ECS system and due to their familiarity in nature with the natural chemicals in the body integrate to help assist with sleep, mood, and pain receptors. The relationship between ECS and CBD within the body means that it is safe to use CBD to be used by healthy adults.
How To Use CBD:
CBD The balm and CBD The cream can be used on a daily basis, we recommend use once or twice daily after a shower or before bed.
CBD topicals are also great for moisturising and soothing skin. CBD has been found to contain properties that persist in anti-aging as well as more therapeutic properties to help with relaxation stress relief and pain.
In terms of therapeutic effects of CBD, when applying via a balm or a cream the effect is lessened due to the balm or cream needing to be absorbed through the skin epidermal layer first.
Balm or creams are therefore ideal for individuals looking for localised topical use without extreme or intense effects.
CBD applied topically in the form of a cream or balm will enter the bloodstream in lesser amounts than other CBD products taken orally or through inhalation. This is because the CBD in the cream or balm must first pass through the layer of epidermis/skin before it can enter the bloodstream. The amount of CBD actually reaching the circulatory system is therefore much lower however the CBD will still have the desired effect on the endocannabinoid receptors in the skin, giving the effects required.
The slow release of CBD into the bloodstream means that CBD creams and CBD balms and topicals are a good starting point for anyone on their CBD journey especially those who have localised pain or discomfort or require a particular area on the body that needs attention.
Usually with CBD the cream and CBD the balm the effects will start to be noticed within the first half hour to an hour and with regular use daily effects will be maintained. It usually takes an hour for the product to absorb fully and then the effects may last up to around five hours. Topical products are always a good start for those who have pain, muscle stress, post exercise muscle tension or fatigue and those who wish to try CBD but without ingesting.
Our skin is the most sensitive part of our body and is made up of Endo cannabinoid receptors and therefore topical is used for both relaxation and cosmetic purposes have become incredibly popular with CBD consumers.
CBD topicals are ideal for those wanting to start a CPD regime but who have a particular concern relating to localised pain such as knee pain, shoulder tension, next stiffness, ankles or hands.
Not only do CBD the cream and CBD balm provide excellent relief for a number of ailments, they are also created with moisturising properties to help keep skin supple and smooth.
Fast absorption into the skin helps to ensure that the products are effective as possible. Do use the product all that needs to be done is a layer applied to unbroken clean skin and rubber in, leave to absorb and enjoy the benefits.
Will I experience drug side-effects from CBD?
In the UK any CBD on the market from a reputable retailer should not contain THC. THC is the psychoactive ingredient/cannabinoid which causes a feeling of a “high”. All our products, creams and balms contain 0% THC and have absolutely no psychoactive side effects. They are safe to use regularly as part of a daily CBD routine.
Does CBD have medical or medicinal benefits?
There has been much research in recent years in the field of CBD and its effects on the human body. Some of this research can be found in our research pages. In the UK, the medicines and healthcare products regulatory agency have placed regulations in place to prevent CVD retailers and producers from claiming that CBD has medical or medicinal benefits. As such reputable retailers will not make medical claims about CBD products that they sell, however many customers do experience positive effects of CBD in their everyday use.