What is Cannabidiol (CBD?)
The two main ingredients that are found in the marijuana plant are CBD and THC. Together these compounds are other known as cannabinoids.
There are well over 100 Cannabinoids in a plant with the 2 main compounds being THC & CBD.
THC is the compound known to give you the psychoactive feeling unlike CBD which doesn’t.
Most of the CBD used as a food supplement is found in the least processed form of the cannabis plant, known as hemp. Hemp and marijuana come from the same plant, but they couldn’t be more different. From birth, we naturally produce endocannabinoids-a compound similar to CBD.
People are shocked to find out we actually produce endocannabinoids in our body which the CBD reacts well with.
CBD is becoming the new supplement of the world with the industry on the rise and customers pushing more towards the products all over Europe from general well-being to sports athletes moving towards the supplement.
Is CBD legal?
For CBD oil to be legal in the United Kingdom, it must contain no more than 0.2% THC. CBD oil, which has a higher THC content, is not usually allowed in the UK.
The CBD in the products we sell is standardised to contain no more than 0.02% THC, a level well below the amount to result in any psychoactive effect. CBD is not addictive.
CBD has entered the main stream in the Uk over the last couple of years. It has its critics and also its advocates.
Also know as cannabidoil is found in the cannabis, but unlike THC- the ingredient that makes cannabis users high- CBD has no psychotic effect.
The cannabis plant is made up of more than 100 different cannabidoid, chemical coumpounds that act on cannbinoid receptors in there cells.
We cannot stress enough that whilst CBD shows great promise, as yet there are no conclusive human based clinical based trials which have proven the effects of CBD. Therefore CBD should not be used to treat any underlying medical conditions and patients must always seek medical advice from their GP first and foremost!