Cannabidiol or CBD, is one of over 100 compounds found in the hemp/ cannabis plant belonging to a class of molecules known as cannabinoids. It is a non-toxic compound and used across different applications; from e-liquids to oils and cosmetics to food products. While derived from the cannabis plant, CBD is not psychoactive unlike its more common cousin THC and will not get you high. Although CBD’s mainstream success (due largely to its undeniable medicinal qualities) has only been fairly recent, the hemp plant actually has a long history of providing health and therapeutic benefits across the world for hundreds if not thousands of years. We are dedicated to restoring CBD’s place as a wholly medicinal super herb.
How CBD Works
The endocannabinoid system or ECS regulates many bodily functions such as sleep, pain, mood, appetite and responses from the immune system. Phyto cannabinoids such as CBD, THC and CBN fit like lock and key into the network of existing receptors found throughout the body.
The receptors in the ECS are divided into two categories: CB1 and CB2.
CB1 receptors are concentrated in the brain and central nervous system whilst CB2 receptors are mostly in the peripheral organs, especially cells associated with the immune system.
By stimulating the endocannabinoid system CBD promotes homeostasis in the body, reduces pain sensation and inhibits inflammation.
There are over 65 molecular targets of Cannabidiol in the human body. These target locations and receptors allow CBD to deliver its therapeutic benefits to you without the need to worry about any psychoactive effect (caused by THC).
For CBD to properly function, it is necessary that the active substance in any CBD based product is of good quality and is backed up a with laboratory report confirming it’s purity and concentration. The higher the concentration of CBD in a product, the better your chances of enjoying its maximum benefits.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Cannabidiol is a popular natural remedy used for many common ailments and is an appealing option for those who are looking for relief without the mind-altering effects of THC or negative side effects of certain pharmaceutical drugs. CBD is gaining momentum in the health and wellness world, with many scientific studies confirming it may help treat a variety of ailments like chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia, psoriasis, eczema, acne, dry skin, inflammation and arthritis to name a few. The list of possible benefits is increasing all the time.
THC and CBD are the most abundant cannabinoids found in the hemp/cannabis plant. The main difference between them is CBD is non-psychoactive and produces no “high.” Whilst THC is psychoactive and induces the “high” most commonly associated with cannabis.
The CBD used in The Farmula products is extracted from industrial hemp strains that contain high concentrations of CBD and low concentrations of THC. The CBD is then isolated from the raw hemp extract into its pure form. This isolation process ensures that we don’t have any THC detected in the test analysis we run. If you would like more information on any product, please get in touch.
CBD oil is very different from hemp oil even though it originates from the same plant. Hemp oil is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant by cold-pressing them. It contains no CBD, THC or other cannabinoids. CBD however, is extracted from the flowers of the hemp plant using a process called supercritical CO2 extraction. This hemp extract is then taken and purified in order to isolate the CBD compound into a pure form.
We use this pure form of CBD and suspend it in a carrier oil (medium chain triglyceride) to make our CBD Oil. Beware of confusing marketing pretending that they’re the same. If a product contains CBD, it should tell you exactly how much it contains on the label or in the ingredients list.
Reports of negative side effects from CBD use in humans are extremely rare. In fact, CBD is considered a very safe compound. A World Health Organisation report has found no adverse health outcomes but rather several therapeutic and health benefits. As with any supplement, consult with your doctor before taking CBD with any other medication.
It’s a common question, yet it’s somehow difficult to answer. The fact that people use CBD for different kinds of disorders means that there’s not a uniform dosage that everyone should follow. Furthermore, factors like weight, sex, and age must also be considered, especially if you’re taking other medications too. Besides the various factors mentioned, each person has their own unique experience with CBD.
To find the ideal CBD dosage that suits you, you might require a bit of experimenting and tweaking. Most people starting out with CBD usually find that a dose from 25 to 50 mg taken daily should be enough to provide you with an efficient dose of cannabidiol.
Yes! The Farmula CBD product range is completely legal to buy and use in the UK. Our 99% pure CBD is all third party lab tested to ensure THC levels are in compliance with UK laws and legislations. We publish the independent lab reports for every batch of CBD we receive. Click here to visit our lab test page.