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CBD {canabidiol}

CBD is the 'non ​psychoactive' component from the Cannabis plant variety and highly regarded for its health and well-being characteristics.

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About CBD {canabidiol}

 

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the Canabis flower which is high is natural resins, Canabis has been used for its medicinal benefits for thousands of years. Currently we are seeing a change in attitudes to the benefits of specific isolated compounds and the therapeutic properties of CBD which are currently undergoing significant tests and trials by doctors and scientific communities around the world particularly noted as a safe, non-addictive substance, CBD is one of more than a hundred “phytocannabinoids,” which are compounds unique to cannabis and endow the plant with its robust therapeutic profile.

CBD is closely related to another important medicinally active phytocannabinoid: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound that causes the high that cannabis is famous for. These are the two components of cannabis that have been most studied by scientists.

Both CBD and THC have significant therapeutic attributes. But unlike THC, CBD does not make a person feel “stoned” or intoxicated. That’s because CBD and THC act in different ways on different receptors in the brain and body.

CBD can actually lessen or neutralize the psychoactive effects of THC, depending on how much of each compound is consumed. Many people want the health benefits of cannabis without the high – or with less of a high.

The fact that CBD is therapeutically potent as well as non-intoxicating, and easy to take as a CBD oil, makes it an appealing treatment option for those who are cautious about trying cannabis for the first time.

A Multi-functional Molecule

As Many people are seeking alternatives to pharmaceuticals with harsh side effects – medicine more in sync with natural processes are becoming more popular.

 

By tapping into how we function biologically on a deep level, current studies indicate CBD can provide relief forr chronic pain, anxiety, inflammation, depression and many other conditions.

Extensive scientific research – (much of it sponsored by the U.S. government) – and mounting anecdotal accounts from patients and physicians highlight CBD’s potential as a treatment for a wide range of maladies, including (but not limited to):

  • Autoimmune diseases (inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis)

  • Metabolic syndrome (diabetes, obesity)

  • Skin disease (acne, dermatitis, psoriasis)

  • Neurological conditions (Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s, Multiplesclerosis, Epilepsy, Huntington’s Chorea, stroke, (traumatic brain injury)

  • Neuropsychiatric illness (Autism, ADHD, PTSD, Alcoholism)

  • Cardiovascular dysfunction (Atherosclerosis, Arrhythmia)

  • Gut disorders (Colitis, Crohn’s)

CBD has proven neuroprotective effects and its anti-cancer properties are being investigated at several academic research centers in the United States and elsewhere. A 2010 brain cancer study by California scientists found that CBD “enhances the inhibitory effects of THC on human glioblastoma cell proliferation and survival.” This means that CBD makes THC even more potent as an anticancer substance. Also in 2010, German researchers reported that CBD stimulates neurogenesis, the growth of new brain cells, in adult mammals.

CBD and hair -

Research indicates CBD and its component compounds and fatty acids are beneficial as a preventitive measure against hair loss, thinning hair, and for stimulating hair regrowth. These fatty acids are needed for improving new hair growth. Hemp seed oil can also improve blood circulation in the scalp, thereby also stimulating new hair growth.

 

Aside to the anti inflammatory benefits of CBD, as an oil rich in fatty acids (naturally occurring in healthy hair) often removed with harsh shampoo's, another benefit of these these acids is protection, sealing the follicle from air born contaminants and environmental pollution. 

​Strengthen and protect hair. Hair strands are made out of protein, which is why experts recommend a protein treatment for weak, broken hair. CBD oil contains all 21 amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. When used regularly, it can help strengthen and fortify your hair. Also, CBD is full of fatty acids that provide moisture and seal the cuticle. It’s rich in antioxidants, too, like vitamins A, C and E, so it helps to protect the hair from environmental damage. 

 

Enhance hair growth. CBD contains nutrients that boost hair growth. “CBD helps stimulate and enhance the growth of hair through the scalp’s absorption of the main fatty acids, Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9. It also contains GLA (gamma linoleic acid) which promotes natural hair growth.”     

Further improved performance. In addition to using CBD enhanced products we recommend the use of complimentary CBD oil (food supplement oil) which can help reduce the physialogical contributing factors to healthy hair by reducing stress & anxiety and overall well-being (which is often related to premature hair Loss and under performing imune system). Whilst the dosage of CBD as a topical treatment (shampoo, conditioner, serum) which each yield localy applied benefits as mentioned above, however taken in conjunction with our cbd oil food supplement the calming and many other incumbent benefits can significantly improve the condition of hair. 

Improve scalp health. CBD contains high doses of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and vitamin E – all of which are benifitial to the scalp, It’s also a natural anti inflammatory which makes it ideal for common scalp conditions like psoriasis or follucilitis. Moreover, it balances your scalp’s natural production of sebum (or oil), whether you have too much or too little.“CBD is an adaptogen, meaning it regulates sebum production so it is great for oily, dry or normal hair types,” Mollie explained. “It helps to address dry, flaky scalp as well as eczema and psoriasis.                             

CBD and Skin Health.
                        

Common Questions

Q - Is the use of CBD legal in the UK?

A - Yes - providing it contains no more .2% THC content it is legally accepted level and readily available in UK stores, at this level there are no psychoactive side effects when consuming CBD oil. There are prescription only Cannabis oils which have a higher level of THC and used in medical circumstances when the psychoactive effects contribute to the treatment of certain rare disorders.

We only use certified suppliers of CDB and fully conform with UK law.

Q - Why are your CBD oils called food supplements?

A - Current UK legislation states that no medical claims can be made about the benefits of CBD oil in a manner that helps sell the product in a false or misleading way, therefor any medical claims must be backed up with costly clinical trials and licences to produce and sell medicinal products - a privilege only available to the global pharmaceutical industry. As CBD is a natural compound which is recognised for its lack of side effects its use as a natural food  and health care supplement it's use as an ingredient to consumer products has been granted. 

Q - How Is the UK CBD Industry regulated?

A - Currently the use of CBD in food and personal health products is not heavily regulated, consumer shared knowledge and social media are establishing parameters and findings about the benefits and side effects of the use of CBD creating its own 'consumer led guidance' and advisory points to which discerning producers are being led by consumer expectations.

Q - What is the difference between Medically (Prescribed)           CBD and products available on the high street?

A - Medically Prescribed CBD products are produced under government licence and commonly contain high volumes of THC which can have benefits to complicated health issues, for medical practitioners to prescribe such products they must meet stringent guidelines and been through extensive clinical trials. As a result medical practitioners can not prescribe or recommend non certified products. As hemp derived CBD is low in psychoactive THC (less than 2%) it seen as safe for consumer use and readily available from high street retailers. 

If you have any questions regarding our products please email us and we will be happy to answer any enquiries. 

If you have any questions regarding our products please email us and we will be happy to answer any enquiries. 

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