What is CBD?
CBD is the second most prevalent cannabinoid found in the Cannabis plant. CBD has absolutely no psycho-active intoxicating properties (unlike THC). Research has shown that CBD extracted from Cannabis and consumed has the potential to alleviate a wide range of conditions which include:
Sleep disorders/ insomnia
Stress and anxiety
Dosage recommendation: 2 – 4 per day (Max 20mg per day). Effects are usually felt after about 20 minutes.
Bio-availability: Edibles, in other words, ingesting, is somewhere in the range of 5–20%. The effects can be stronger and last longer than other methods of consumption as the cannabinoids are digested through the liver and intestines.
The Endocannabinoid system:
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is found in both humans and animals. It two receptors– CB1 and CB2. These receptors are found throughout the body, internally and on the skin, and help to regulate and bring the body to homeostasis, which is a state of equilibrium and balance. The ECS plays a crucial role in regulating our hormones, mood, appetite, digestion, memory, pain sensitivity, motivation, sleep and much more.
The ECS is involved in communicating and transmitting signals between the body’s various systems such as the central nervous system, the Immune System and the organs. The body produces its own cannabinoids, but these are unable to travel far in the body—this can lead to deficiencies in the ECS. This is why introducing plant- produced natural cannabinoids such as CBD, helps to supplement and support the ECS, which in turn helps to support and bring balance to the body’s various systems.