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CBD Oil health benefits

5 May 2022

Cannabidiol or CBD is the much hyped compound derived from cannabis

CBD is very different from Marijuana

CBD oil health benefits are derived from CBD (Cannabidiol) which is extracted from the hemp plant Cannabis Sativa and is a non-psychoactive compound – it doesn’t give you a ‘high’.  The World Health Organization reports: “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.”  Out of the hundreds of cannabinoids found in the Cannabis Sativa plant, the two most prevalent cannabinoids are CBD (Cannabidiol) and THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol).  Although CBD is non-psychoactive, THC on the other hand is the compound which can result in giving you a ‘high’, and is most associated with marijuana from the Cannabis Indica strain of the cannabis plant.  THC is removed from all of the products which Enjoy CBD sell online to comply with UK Government guidelines, however THC may also have medicinal benefits, particularly around controlling seizures and for this reason is being studied by Scientists worldwide.

Scientists have isolated hundreds of cannabinoids in the Cannabis Sativa plant which can potentially be used for medicinal purposes. As well as the high levels of CBD found in these hemp plants, they also have enormous commercial and industrial value; for example, the strongest ropes for the shipping industry are made from industrial hemp, together with clothing, paper and even biofuels.  Hemp seeds are also used in the beauty industry to make shampoos, soaps and body lotions….

Is CBD oil Legal in the UK?

CBD is both legal to purchase and to consume as it is classed as a ‘food supplement’.  CBD is not a controlled substance under the Misuse of Drugs Act so long as it has been produced from a UK approved, industrial hemp strain such as Cannabis Sativa.

It is legal to sell or purchase CBD products in the UK as long as they contain less than 0.2% THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) or none at all.  All CBD products, whether they are CBD tinctures, balms, capsules or vaping (e-liquids), must contain less than 0.2% THC.

What are the CBD oil health benefits?

Although we are unable to speak of specific health benefits derived from taking CBD products, Cannabis has been used as a medicine for thousands of years all over the world, including China, India and the Middle East. Last year a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) revealed that CBD may help with an array of health issues and there are a lot of research papers published on the internet to suggest that taking CBD as part of your daily ‘wellness’ regimen is a healthy choice to make.  CBD is thought to have significant therapeutic properties in helping to boost the ECS (endocannabinoid system). The endocannabinoid system plays an important role in regulating and balancing many of the processes in the body, including immune response, and helping to bring the body into ‘homeostasis‘.. On-going research shows us that there are a myriad of benefits that can be obtained from taking CBD (Cannabidiol) as part of a daily wellness regimen.  Top of the list is the research into the treatment of pain and inflammation as well as anxiety, depression and sleep deprivation, to name but a few…

We know that CBD binds to endocannabinoid receptors in the brain to exert its effects, but it also activates many non-endocannabinoid receptors which could explain why CBD has such a diverse array of perceived beneficial effects.

Safety of Cannabidiol or CBD

CBD (Cannabidiol) products are classed as food supplements in the UK and therefore are not subject to the same regulations as those for the medical industry.  As CBD contains less than 0.2% of the psychoactive substance known as THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), it is therefore perfectly safe and legal in the UK.

Enjoy CBD UK screens every product we stock to ensure they are of the highest quality and that the products we sell online in the UK contain what they say on the label, so you don’t have to.  We supply as much information as possible in order for you to make an informed decision when purchasing CBD from us.

CBD oil in chronic pain treatment

More and more people with chronic pain are turning to CBD in various forms for natural pain relief. Research shows that CBD interacts with CB2 receptors in your brain and immune system, changing the way your nerves respond to pain signals as well as the immune response.

In altering the pain pathway, CBD oil can produce anti-inflammatory and pain killing effects.

As CBD exhibits no signs of dependence or abuse in humans, it can often be a safer option than prescription pain killers like Opioids. People living with conditions like arthritis, MS or Crohn’s disease report CBD oil is extremely beneficial in relieving pain and increasing mobility and energy. Although scientific research is limited, its use in pain management is widespread.

Anxiety and insomnia can be eased with CBD oil

CBD is commonly used to address anxiety with several studies finding the use of CBD oil is helpful in reducing anxiety. One of the best examples is from a study published in 2011 in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. It found that people with generalised social anxiety disorder (SAD) who were given 600mg of CBD oil prior to a public speaking test, as opposed to a placebo, experienced significantly less anxiety, difficulty and discomfort during their speech.

In much the same way, people suffering anxiety at night or experiencing the misery of insomnia, studies suggest that CBD may help put your mind at ease, aiding with both falling asleep and staying asleep.

Depression and CBD

For those worried about the effects of more traditional medication for depression, CBD can be a great natural alternative that’s gaining massive popularity. Although it does not ‘cure’ depression, studies have linked CBD to the alleviation of many symptoms. It is thought that CBD acts upon endocannabinoid receptors in the brain to potentiate the effects of the neurotransmitter serotonin, enhancing the activity of receptors to which serotonin binds, causing uplift in mood and reduced stress levels.

CBD use in diabetes

Many studies have shown a correlation between regular cannabis use and a lower body mass index along with reduced risk of diabetes and obesity. Notably, a study conducted in 2006 showed that CBD on its own lowered the incidence of diabetes in lab rats. Furthermore, the Israeli-American ‘Biopharmaceutical Collective’ began stage 2 trials in 2015 to investigate the use of CBD in the treatment of diabetes.

Other uses of CBD include:

  • pain relief and inflammation reduction associated with Arthritis
  • helping in the treatment of high blood pressure
  • slowing cognitive decline
  • muscle recovery
  • mental clarity and better focus
  • alleviating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms
  • Acne and skin clarification
  • alleviating symptoms following Chemo Therapy

Medical grade CBD containing THC is proving highly effective in the treatment of epilepsy

Medical grade CBD containing THC is not to be confused with the readily available Cannabidiol on the High Street or Online Retailers.

Perhaps the most famous example is of Charlotte, a 5 year old girl suffering almost 300 grand mal seizures a day due to Dravet Syndrome – a rare life-threatening form of epilepsy. Her parents sought out controversial treatment in Colorado using CBD oil extracted from medical marijuana containing a higher level of THC than is permitted in the general sale of CBD products to the public. Upon administration of the oil, her seizures stopped almost completely. The high CBD/THC strain of cannabis is sometimes known as Charlotte’s Web in honour of her progress.  Although this is great news for those suffering needlessly from seizures that can be controlled by medical grade CBD, CBD oil health benefits should equally be available for other long suffering patients who could also benefit and not just the few….

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