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How Will CBD Help Me?

All our products are sold as supplements to help promote wellbeing. CBD is still relatively new, and although initial research has been very positive regards treatment of a wide range of illnesses we recommend carrying out your own research before taking CBD.

What Is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 80 naturally occurring cannabinoid compounds found in the Cannabis plant. Cannabis is an umbrella term under which there are a number of species including Hemp and Marijuana. The cannabinoid compound THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the most prevalent type found in Marijuana and is responsible for the ‘High’ or psychoactive response provided by its use. CBD (Cannabidiol) is the second most prevalent compound in Marijuana and the most common compound found in Hemp. CBD is none psychoactive and does not provide the ‘High’ associated with THC.

How Does CBD Work?

The Endocannabinoid system and its receptors are found throughout the human body. They are found most densely populating the brain and central nervous system but can also be found in all major organs, connective tissue, glands and the immune system.

The endocannabinoid system helps to regulate many essential functions in the human body including;

  • Sleep
  • Appetite, digestion, hunger
  • Mood
  • Motor control
  • Immune functions
  • Reproduction and fertility
  • Pleasure and reward
  • Pain
  • Memory
  • Temperature regulation

 

Endocannabinoids are essentially the messengers telling the body when to start processes and when to stop them. They help maintain the balance of the body and its systems in an optimal state.

CBD works by preventing the enzyme FAAH from breaking down Endocannabinoids meaning the bodies naturally produced cannabinoids are more numerous.

Is CBD Safe?

The short answer to that is yes, it is safe. However, there are a few possible side effects.

Studies have noted a possible decrease in activity of T and B cells in habitual users of CBD. This may increase the risk of contracting the HIV infection or worsen the disease progression. Tumours may grow and metastasis. It can also exacerbate asthma.

CBD may also cause slightly lower blood pressure, dizziness, dry mouth and lethargy. It can also decrease liver enzymes that are responsible for metabolising more than 60% of prescribed drugs.

These studies are still only declaring the side effects as ‘possible’ as many users were found to have high tolerance levels and could use as much as 1,500 mg a day with no side effects what so ever.

It is widely considered that the benefits of using CBD are far higher than the potential risk of side effects. So if you are considering using CBD oil to help you with an existing chronic illness, it is worth building your tolerance level up slowly to keep a check on any possible side effects.

Is CBD Legal to Use?

Yes, CBD is legal in the UK. Please click the link below for the MHRA statement on products containing CBD.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/mhra-statement-on-products-containing-cannabidiol-cbd

How Can I Take CBD ?

There are many ways of taking CBD, and there is no right or wrong way. Topical methods, such as CBD balm, are perhaps the most straightforward approach and are favoured by individuals using CBD to alleviate aches and pains. The most common ways of taking CBD are orally through Oils, E-liquids or Tablets. How you decide to take CBD will largely depend on your own personal preference.

Why Does CBD Pricing Differ So Much?

Like all products that are naturally sourced you will find significant price differences between different brands. This is typically down to how the product is produced and the quality of ingredients used. The products supplied by CBD Herbal Store are produced from organically grown natural hemp and are carefully hand-picked. In short, any product purchased from our store will be of the very highest quality available in the UK.

Does CBD Make You High?

THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the compound found in Marijuana that causes people to get a ‘high’ feeling. CBD contains many of the same positive elements as THC but does not have the psychoactive properties. CBD will not make you feel high.

Can I Take CBD with Other Supplements or Medicines?

Whenever introducing a new supplement, it’s always advisable to first seek advice from a doctor or pharmacist.

Is CBD Addictive?

No, CBD is not addictive. When individuals become addicted to marijuana, they are developing a reliance on the ‘High’, or, psychoactive response to THC. The CBD used in products supplied through Cbdherbalstore.com is derived from the hemp plant. THC is only present in trace amounts which are far below the levels needed to cause a ‘High’. Therefore it is not possible to form an addiction to CBD.

How Long Does CBD Take to Work?

When taking any medication or supplement the speed at which the effects are felt will vary from person to person. Therefore it’s difficult to provide a definitive answer. The rate at which CBD will work also depends on the delivery method used. Capsules or tablets will generally have slower release meaning effects are felt more gradually. Spays and drops are absorbed more quickly and will, therefore, provide more immediate results.

Can Professional Sports People Use CBD

The world anti-doping agency prohibits cannabinoids as a group; however, Cannabidiol (CBD) is a noted exception, and sports people can, therefore, use it. Click here to view the WADA website.

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