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Cannabidiol (CBD)

The amount of people talking and taking CBD is growing everyday, over 6 million in the United Kingdom is already taking it, since CBD has been legal in the U.K, YESSS it is completely LEGAL IN THE U.K!

More people than ever before are shifting their options about cannabis and choosing CBD to provide natural relief for their medical conditions, Many were skeptical, how does a natural compound, let alone a cannabis compound, could beneficially treat a large amount of conditions, but guess what.... CBD works!

Completely new to CBD?

Then lets get started and follow the journey through to the very end. 

What is CBD?

 CBD is an acronym for Cannabidiol. CBD is one of more than 100 Cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Even though it derives from cannabis plants, CBD has become increasingly popular since hemp was legalised. It provides many beneficial therapeutic effects with no downside. It is non-psychoactive. The hemp and cannabis plant has a rich medicinal history, going back thousands of years, providing relief for many all around the world. CBD is the health and wellness substance that everybody seems to be talking about. It is linked with relieving the symptoms of a variety of illnesses and diseases ranging from: depression, anxiety and even epilepsy. The benefits of CBD are the reason more and more people are interested in how it works in the body. CBD is endorsed constantly for pain relief or as an anti-inflammatory.

Are hemp and marijuana the same?

No, but this is why we are here – to give you a better understanding about it. Cannabis has two main primary species, hemp and marijuana. Hemp has been harvested commercially for its seed, stalks and flowers. Not only is hemp grown for its health benefits, but it is grown to create plastic, clothing textiles and obviously food products such as hemp oil, hemp protein powder and hemp milk.  This is where CBD comes in, hemp comes with high concentrations of CBD but lower in THC. Whereas Marijuana is just the opposite, it is high in THC but low in CBD. Therefore, Marijuana is harvested purposely for its psychoactive properties and relaxation.

The Human Endocannabinoids System

also known as endogenous cannabinoids, are molecules made by your body. They are similar to cannabinoids, but they are produced by your body.
The three key components of the human Endocannabinoid System are:

– Cannabinoid receptors found on the surface of cells.

– Endocannabinoids are small molecules that activate cannabinoid receptors.

– Metabolic enzymes that break down endocannabinoids after they are used.

How is CBD made?

CBD comes from the cannabis plant, as we all know, but the way it is extracted is key. CBD LAB LONDON products are extracted using supercritical CO2, which is is known as the ‘gold-standard’ method of extraction. To turn the extract into the CBD oil, the carrier oil allows the manufacturer to adjust the potency and makes it easier to use and be absorbed into your body. You will find CBD oils made with a wide range of carriers including hemp seed oil, coconut oil, olive oil and MCT oil. At CBD LAB LONDON we use MCT oil (Medium-chain triglycerides), MCT oil can provide an energy boost and deliver the cannabinoids straight to your bloodstream quicker. Once the carrier oil is added, it gets bottled up and sent to the third party lab, to get tested for purity and quality of the oil.

Different types of CBD

Firstly let’s start off by what your personal preferences are. Some may prefer oral drops which are very popular with no distinct taste or odours. You may want to add this to your food or beverages, it’s really down to personal preference.
What are the reasons for taking it? Pain relief? Depression and anxiety?
CBD Isolate is pretty much what it says ‘Just CBD’

Broad spectrum : The whole plant except the THC

Full spectrum : The whole entire plant.

CBD comes in Various strengths:

Low, Medium and High. If you are new to CBD and a first timer, start with the lower strength. Start with one drop daily, under the tongue and monitor it for a minimum of 7 days. Everyone is different, some take effect straight away, some may not. If it does not feel effective after 7 days, increase the dose to two drops daily?

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