What is CBD (Cannabidiol)

This months herbal remedy article compiled in conjunction with the Body Store, Syston looks at the healing qualities of Cannabidoil (CBD).

As with any herbal or alternative remedies, if you have an existing health problem please consult your medical practitioner before taking.

CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is yet another of the amazing nutrient compounds found in the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. Hemp is a source of nutrients unlike any other with an oil containing all the families of essential fatty acids, a protein with all the amino acids human require, and now CBD is set to join this list with its own amazing health promoting properties.

Cannabidiol is one of the most prevalent chemical compounds found inside the resin glands (trichomes) of the female cannabis plant. These chemical compounds are known as cannabinoids, substances that bind to special receptors on your cells that are part of the extensive endocannabinoid system found throughout the human body.

The endocannabinoid system is a vast network of cell receptor proteins with many functions. Certain receptors are heavily concentrated in the central nervous system. But, others are found all over the body. They’re in your skin, digestive tract, and even in your reproductive organs. The endocannabinoid system plays a part in controlling many body functions including mood, cognition, movement, appetite, immune response, sleep, ovulation, and sperm development. The human body produces compounds similar to those in the Cannabis plant, called endocannabinoids. Molecules found in Cannabis are technically called phytocannabinoids, CBD’s more famous relative tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is just one of the 85+ cannabinoids found in the Cannabis/Hemp plant.

For more information on the range of CBD products available, as they come in different forms, balm, atomiser sprays etc., call in and speak to Raj, he can advise or pick up a leaflet.