“CBD oil” is a new buzzword and you probably have bumped into it several times. CBD is one of the two most recognizable cannabinoids found in the hemp and cannabis sativa plants. Cannabidiol is the subject of various scientific researches and studies which focus on the potential medicinal and therapeutic applications. Our article demonstrates 5 interesting facts that you probably did not know about cannabidiol!
5 Interesting Facts You Did Not Know About Cannabidiol (CBD)
1. Legal status of CBD products
The legal status of CBD product makes thousands and thousands confused. Can you consume cannabidiol without getting yourself into legal issues? Will you need to deal with criminal charges if you purchase CBD oil? Should you be worried of negative legal consequences?
Asides from some minor exception, you can purchase and consume CBD products in all the countries of the European Union. Cannabidiol products, which were extracted from hemp, are legal in the United Kingdom. Therefore, you don’t need to worry about breaking the law if you wish to use oil, drops or vaping liquid which contains CBD. MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) requires CBD manufacturers and resellers to sell their products as food supplements and avoid making medical claims.1 Our webshop retails only legal products, which are safe for human consumption. If you still have concerns about the legal status of CBD, check out this letter that we received from the Home office.
2. Cannabidiol doesn’t have a mind-altering effect
While THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is a highly psychoactive substance that can have an intense effect on your perception of reality, CBD products have no mind-altering impact. You can enjoy your favorite cannabidiol products without getting stoned.
3. CBD products are versatile
Customers are not limited to CBD oils only. Cannabidiol can be administered in several different ways. Finding the most convenient method is up to you! Do you prefer vaping liquid over CBD oils? Are CBD capsules even more appealing for you than our easily consumable drops? Feel free to explore all the available options on our webshop!
4. CBD does not attach to CB1 and CB2 receptors
Cannabinoids produce their effects in the human body by binding to CB1 and CB2 receptors. Our body has its own cannabinoid producing system, called the endocannabinoid system. The exogenic cannabidiol content of CBD products appears to avoid attaching to these receptors. You might be a little bit confused now. How could CBD products have any effect without actually attaching to CB1 and CB2 receptors? Well, the answer is surprisingly simple. They increase the number of cannabinoids human body uses from its own endocannabinoid system.2
5. Cannabidiol might have numerous health effects
Dozens of studies are focusing on the potential health benefits of cannabidiol. The medical implication of CBD products has captured the attention of alternative and conventional medicine as well. Based on the findings of a research, which was conducted by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, CBD compounds may be really beneficial for those who suffer from certain diseases.
“Numerous diseases, such as anorexia, emesis, pain, inflammation, multiple sclerosis, neurodegenerative disorders (Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease), epilepsy, glaucoma, osteoporosis, schizophrenia, cardiovascular disorders, cancer, obesity, and metabolic syndrome-related disorders, to name just a few, are being treated or have the potential to be treated by cannabinoid agonists/antagonists/cannabinoid-related compounds.”3
What are your thoughts on CBD oil? Have you ever considered using cannabidiol supplements? What is the most appealing potential health benefit of CBD oils for you? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!