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What is CBD?

What is the fuss all about? 

We think it is incredibly important that you know what you are putting into your body, so we want to be as clear with you as possible with our products. CBD is an acronym for Cannabidiol, which is one of two main cannabinoids found in the Cannabis and Hemp plants.  

Cannabinoids have received an infamous reputation due to CBD’s counterpart, Tetrahydrocannabinolor THC. However, CBD is not psychoactive: this means that unlike THC, ingesting CBD won’t get you ‘high’, meaning the benefits of the plant can be extracted without the negative side effects that THC causes. 

As there is no high, CBD is becoming increasingly popular for a multitude of reasons, and the benefits CBD can bring filter into many aspects of users’ lives. For example, users’ report elevated feelings of calmness, loss of anxiety and improved sleeping patterns. CBD has even been known to improve the general mood of the user! 

Many have reported to use CBD as a form of pain relief for a variety of ailments ranging from mild everyday pain to severe discomfort. It is thought that CBD interacts with the receptors in the brain and immune system to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain. It is growing in popularity due to the fact that on top of these properties, it seems to have no adverse side-effects, unlike the majority of modern medicine.  

Preliminary research indicates that CBD has antitumor effects meaning it may be valuable in the treatment of cancerous cells. It has been found to amplify the death of tumour cells in colon cancer and leukaemia. In addition to this, is has been known to stop the spread of cervical cancer cells.  

 

How does it work? 

In all our bodies there is a system known as the Endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is responsible for many physiological and cognitive processes, including: fertility, appetite, mood and memory (and many more). Research has found that CBD seems to inhibit an enzyme responsible for breaking down a key endocannabinoid, known as anandamide.  

By introducing CBD into the body, anandamide stays around for longer in the body before being metabolised. Therefore, a regular intake of CBD can support and boost our endocannabinoid system to function optimally. 

 

For more information please visit www.lucidhemp.co.uk 

 

Disclaimer: 

*Cannabidiol oil (CBD) is a natural component of the hemp plant.  
We do not make any medical claims regarding our products. Our products are food supplements and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you need medical advice, you should always contact your doctor or other appropriate medical professional. * 

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