CBD oil benefits.
CBD is the most abundant cannabinoid, or compound, found in industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.). It is one of the world’s oldest cultivated plants. Historical uses include Queen Victoria using it back in the 1800’s and otherwise, the crop being used for paper (bibles), clothing, ropes and sails (Royal Navy). Nowadays it is used as an eco-alternative to concrete and environmentally friendly packaging. In other words, it’s a valuable and versatile crop! So, what are the CBD oil benefits?
Firstly, it’s important to note that industrial hemp is naturally high in CBD and low in THC.
THC is the compound that is psychoactive. It’s found in higher concentrations in other strains of cannabis (not industrial hemp). Hemp oil made from the seeds has been used for a long time as an oil for salad dressings, frying etc. Now, the other parts of the plant are being used (extracted) to produce a health supplement, delivering CBD oil benefits to users.
Cannabinoids have been studied from as early as the 1940s but research has only increased in recent years, starting in the 90’s as cannabinoid receptors were found. Lately, research has intensified as the world has gone ‘CBD crazy’ and anecdotal stories of how and why people are using CBD are matched with scientific studies. Some of these can be found here:
We can’t make any claims unfortunately for specific CBD oil benefits. It’s a food supplement and not a medicine, for which we would need a license to market (CBD oil). The MHRA (Medicines Healthcare Regulatory Agency) and ASA (Advertising Standards Agency) prevent any CBD health benefits being made and we are adhering to their rules!
In the UK alone, an estimated 1,000,000 people are using it for many different reasons. This number has risen rapidly and is still doing so daily. It’s not fully understood how CBD works in the body. However, the receptors, as mentioned earlier, are part of our endo-cannabinoid system (first discovered in the 90’s). When we take CBD oil it is thought to create balance, or homeostasis, with these receptors. And for many different aspects of physiology.
CBD1 and CBD2 receptorsBrain and Body.
Our endo-cannabinoid system is made up of two different types of receptors – CBD1 and CBD2. Depending on where the receptors are located, they have different purpose and function. CBD1 receptors are found in the brain and CBD2 are found all over the body (including the Immune System) and are much more common.
It’s important to note that not all CBD oil is the same. Therefore, CBD oil benefits may vary depending on which oil is being used, in what strength and with what carrier oil. For instance, it is likely that the ‘make up’ of two CBD oils (different brands) will vary. CBD is just one of the compounds extracted from the hemp and two oils will have a different structure/contents of cannabinoids. Think of it like choosing a bottle of wine.
Best CBD oil
At healthstrong, we are proud to provide the very best CBD oil. We guarantee a minimum amount of CBD/CBDa, illustrated by the amount of milligrams on the front (300mg-1000mg). After that, we include other cannabinoids, which deliver health benefits too. This is often referred to as the entourage effect of CBD oil, In conclusion, all of the cannabinoids are working together and become even more powerful. We’ve been involved with CBD oil since the early years so lean on us with any additional questions or help needed.