CBD


 

 

WHAT IS CBD?

 

          CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis (marijuana). While CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana, it is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant.

 

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.

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.

 

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 potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”

 

HOW TO USE OUR OIL

 

CBD oil can be used throughout the day, to help support a healthy and balanced lifestyle. When it comes to taking our oils, your personalized CBD dose is unique. Start slowly and try 1 or 2 drops, then work your way up if necessary and increase the dose, until you find your ‘CBD sweet spot’.

Simply use the dropper applicator to administer CBD oil directly under your tongue, or add a few drops to your food and beverages for a more discreet method.

For maximum absorption: we recommend using the dropper to add drops directly under your tongue, this method helps your body feel results faster.

Our lower concentrations are ideal for those who are new to CBD that want to promote a sense of overall wellbeing. While our stronger concentrations, are perfect for those that need a higher CBD dose and are best for more severe symptoms.

  • Low 500mg Full Spectrum Premium CBD Oil contains 1mg of CBD+CBDa per drop and a total of 500mg of CBD per 10ml bottle.
  • Medium 1000mg  CBD Full Spectrum Premium CBD Oil contains 1mg of CBD per drop and a total of 1000mg of CBD per 10ml bottle.
  • Strong 2400mg Full Spectrum Premium CBD Oil range contains 5mg of CBD+CBDa per drop, and a total of 2400mg of CBD per 10 ml bottle.
  • Intense 4800mg Full Spectrum Premium CBD Oil contains 5mg of CBD per drop and a total of 4800mg of CBD per 10ml bottle.

WHAT IS OUR ECS?

The Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system refers to a collection of cell receptors and corresponding molecules. You can think of cell receptors like little golf holes on the surface of your cells. The key to sinking the put in these golf holes are chemical molecules called agonists. Each time an agonist binds to a cell it relays a message, giving your cell specific direction.

The endocannabinoid system is the name for a series of cell receptors that respond to certain kinds of agonists. Two primary cell receptors make up the ECS, Cannabinoid Receptor 1 (CB1) and Cannabinoid Receptor 2 (CB2). The keys for these receptors are called endocannabinoids.

Endocannabinoids are like the body’s natural THC. In fact, endocannabinoids got their name from cannabis. Plant cannabinoids were discovered first. Endo means within, and cannabinoid referring to a compound that fits into cannabinoid receptors.

The ECS involves three core components: endocannabinoids, receptors, and enzymes. 

What does the ECS do?

Cannabinoid Receptors are found all throughout the body, giving them a wide variety of functions. However, certain receptors are more concentrated in specific regions. CB1 receptors are abundant in the central nervous system. CB2 receptors are more often found on immune cells, in the gastrointestinal tract, and in the peripheral nervous system. Leaf CBD products are derived from EU Approved Hemp and is a CBD supplement in a high concentration.

The diversity of receptor locations shows just how important endocannabinoids are for day-to-day bodily function. They help regulate sleep, digestion, mood, motor control, immune function, reproduction and fertility, pleasure and reward, pain, memory and temperature regulation.

Endocannabinoids are the chemical messengers that tell your body to get these processes moving and when to stop. They help maintain optimal balance in the body, also known as homeostasis. When the ECS is disrupted, any one of these things can fall out of balance.

How does CBD interact with the ECS?

 

The other major cannabinoid found in cannabis is cannabidiol (CBD). Unlike THC, CBD doesn’t make you “high” and typically doesn’t cause any negative effects. 

Experts aren’t completely sure how CBD interacts with the ECS. But they do know that it doesn’t bind to CB1 or CB2 receptors the way THC does. 

Instead, many believe it works by preventing endocannabinoids from being broken down. This allows them to have more of an effect on your body. Others believe that CBD binds to a receptor that hasn’t been discovered yet. 

While the details of how it works are still under debate, research suggests that CBD can help with pain, nausea, and other symptoms associated with multiple conditions. 

 

Where do endocannabinoids come from?

If your body cannot produce enough endocannabinoids, you might be in for some trouble to maintain homeostasis, especially for athletes who have different nutritional requirements compared than the sedentary set. 

Endocannabinoids are the chemical messengers that tell your body to get these processes moving and when to stop. They help maintain optimal balance in the body, also known as homeostasis. When the ECS is disrupted, any one of these things can fall out of balance.

What about endocannabinoid deficiency?

Some experts believe in a theory known as clinical endocannabinoid deficiency (CECD). This theory suggests that low endocannabinoid levels in your body or ECS dysfunction can contribute to the development of certain conditions. 

 

HISTORY

Cannabis has been cultivated for its medicinal, psychoactive, and physical properties for thousands of years. The earliest recorded medicinal uses of the plant date as far back as 1400-2000 BC. In the 19th century, William Osler, credited for creating the first residency program and considered to be a “Father of Modern Medicine”, was a proponent of the medicinal use of cannabis. He believed the plant was an effective treatment for migraines.
By 1937, the “Marijuana Tax Act” was passed, representing the U.S. government’s first step toward regulating and taxing the production of hemp and marijuana for industrial and medicinal purposes3. However, the Act was ruled unconstitutional in 1969 and marijuana was criminalized shortly after. As a result, research into the medicinal qualities of marijuana was effectively halted for many years.
CBD was first discovered by Dr. Roger Adams and his team at the University of Illinois in 19404; however, its structure was not fully elucidated until 19635. While CBD was discovered more than 20 years before THC, THC has dominated cannabis research until recently6.

 

 

USAGE

 

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THE SCIENCE and BENEFITS

 

 

Both THC and CBD bind to the endocannabinoid receptor called CB1. By weakly binding CB1 receptor, CBD is thought to inhibit the release of glutamate, an excitatory neurotransmitter7. This is important because the inhibitory actions of the CB1 receptor play a role in maintaining normal brain activity – CB1 receptors protect the brain against seizures8.

Through its interactions with the endocannabinoid system, CBD may counteract many of the psychological and physiological effects of THC9. Additionally, CBD increases levels of an endocannabinoid called anandamine, which creates anti-inflammatory effects through its activation of cannabinoid receptors10.


Another biochemical target of CBD is the transient receptor potential (“TRP”) class of channels. These channels affect the levels of calcium within the cell. The action of CBD at these receptors can increase calcium levels in a number of different types of cells11.


CBD also increases signaling of the 5HT-1A serotonin receptor12. Serotonin is a chemical found in the body that regulates mood balance. Serotonin system dysfunction is associated with a variety of disorders, including depression.
Many antidepressants work by increasing serotonin levels in the brain13. The actions of CBD at serotonin receptors have been associated with decreasing anxiety and protecting brain cells from death.

 

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 and the body begins to SELF REGULATE and SELF CORRECT ITSELF. 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.