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What is CBD?

  

          CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis & hemp. Though it can be sourced from both, sourcing from hemp plants allow a higher CBD percentage whilst minimizing the THC content. 

Enhance your daily wellness routine with the natural goodness of CBD. Our premium hemp-derived CBD oil formulas contain a full spectrum of beneficial phytocompounds, terpenes, and flavonoids, including cannabinoids CBD, and CBDa. Our dedicated team carefully crafts every step of the CBD production process, to ensure that every drop of oil you receive is the best quality. We create our CBD oil range under strict pharmaceutical control to ensure you receive the highest quality extracts. Every drop is as close to nature as possible. Leaf Hemp Oils are available in strong and medium concentrations, as well as raw and heated formulations.

 

 

Does CBD Get You High? 

Unlike its cousin, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is nonintoxicating, meaning it won’t get you "high". While CBD is a component of marijuana (one of hundreds), by itself it does not cause a “high.” According to a report from the World Health Organization, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence

CBD doesn’t do the work. It signals the body to do the work. When we feed our Endocannabinoid receptors, our Endocannabinoid System begins to work properly. CBD exerts its actions through a variety of pathways. One site of action is the endocannabinoid system, a system of receptors found in the brain, central and peripheral nervous systems, fat, muscle, and immune cells. Naturally occurring substances called “endocannabinoids” and the cannabinoids found in marijuana are major effectors on this system.

What Is CBD Flower?

CBD flower is one of the oldest, easiest ways to consume CBD. In flower form, it contains pure CBD. It also contains the other 113 cannabinoids found in the hemp plant.

While this includes trace amounts of THC, it also means that people who smoke CBD flower should experience the entourage effect. Many people choose to smoke CBD flower. However, it can also be used to make your own CBD oil and tinctures

 

What Is the Entourage Effect?

The Entourage effect can best be understood as so: as this is the most natural form of CBD containing 113 other cannabinoids found in the hemp plant.

 

What Is CBD Oil?

CBD oil is one of the most popular products on the market -- and with good reason. It's incredibly convenient and discreet. It's also fairly versatile.

In fact, people take CBD oil in a variety of ways. CBD oil can be used sublingually or added to recipes for an added dose of CBD. While we're here to guide you on your CBD oil journey, the choice is entirely yours!

 

What is the Endocannabinoid System?

Experts are still trying to fully understand the ECS. But so far we know it plays a roll in regulating a range of functions and processes, including;

  • sleep
  • mood
  • appetite
  • memory
  • reproduction and fertility
  • Anti-Aging
The ECS exists and is active in your body even if you don’t use cannabis.
CBD doesn’t do the work. It signals the body to do the work. When we feed our Endocannabinoid receptors, our Endocannabinoid System begins to work properly. CBD exerts its actions through a variety of pathways. One site of action is the endocannabinoid system, a system of receptors found in the brain, central and peripheral nervous systems, fat, muscle, and immune cells. Naturally occurring substances called “endocannabinoids” and the cannabinoids found in marijuana are major effectors on this system.

Can You Smoke Hemp and CBD?

The short answer is yes, you can smoke hemp and CBD. In fact, it's one of the oldest methods of consuming CBD. The fact that it has only increased in popularity speaks for itself.

However, it really depends on your hemp or CBD product. For example, feel free to smoke CBD flower, or CBD-specific vape oils. Refrain from smoking other CBD products, unless manufacturing guidelines explicitly state that these products can be smoked.

 

What Is Full-Spectrum CBD?

Generally, full-spectrum CBD is a popular choice for a multitude of manufacturers. This means it contains 113 cannabinoids and terpenes. 

 

What Is Broad-Spectrum CBD?

Broad-spectrum CBD contains all the cannabinoids and terpenes found in cannabidiol -- without the THC. This makes it an excellent option for people who want a THC-free product, but still want to experience the entourage effect.

If you undergo regular drug testing, or have a sensitivity to THC, keep an eye out for products made from broad-spectrum CBD.

In the UK, cannabidiol isn't considered a controlled substance. In fact, it comes under the Novel Foods Act.

 

There are a few minor side-effects associated with taking CBD.

  • Dry mouth: Regular use of CBD could potentially lead to dry mouth. This side-effect is quite harmless, and can be remedied by staying hydrated.

    For more information, read our blog on: Can CBD cause Dry Mouth?

  • Low blood pressure: A study in the British Journal of Pharmacology showed that CBD could lower blood pressure. However, if your blood pressure is already on the lower side of the scale, we'd consulting with a healthcare professional.

    For more information, read our blog on: Can CBD lower Blood Pressure?
  • Nausea: While studies indicate that full-spectrum CBD can help with nausea and dizziness, anecdotal evidence suggests that CBD can intensify feelings of nausea.

    For more information, read our blog on: Can CBD help with Nausea?
  • Poor appetite: In 2017, an animal study in Frontiers in Neuroscience reported that CBD could act as an appetite suppressant. While this could help with weight loss, it could also encourage poor eating habits.