What is CBD Oil?
CBD Oil comes from Industrial Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.), a strain of cannabis. This has been around for thousands of years. It was one of the world’s first cultivated crops, with many different uses.
CBD and THC
There are many strains of cannabis which contain varying levels and ratios of compounds, called cannabinoids. The two best known are Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). These are also the most dominant cannabinoids within the plant.
Industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is a strain that has high concentrations of CBD and low levels of THC – a cannabinoid that’s psychoactive. So with CBD Oil you can get all of the benefits of CBD – without the high that’s typically associated with THC.
Over the last 20 years, researchers have been extensively studying the health benefits associated with all of the compounds in cannabis and in particular CBD.
This has only started to emerge in recent years and with a better understanding of how CBD interacts with our ‘endocannabinoid system’. This contains group of receptors found in the body, in the brain and nervous system.
This has ignited a huge demand for CBD oil. An estimated 300,000 people used a CBD product in the UK alone last year.
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