CBD is a safe non-addictive substance and one of more than 100 cannabinoids which are unique to the cannabis plant with significant therapeutic attributes and research has indicated positive effects related to relief from chronic pain, anxiety, inflammation, depression and many other conditions.
Details of the growing amount of studies and research into Canabidiol can be found online including from top research institutions such as Kings College London.
CBD vs THC
Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are two primary cannabinoids that occur naturally in the Cannabis plant. Each acts in significantly different ways on receptors in the brain and body. CBD is non-psychoactive unlike THC and does not make you feel high or intoxicated but is still therapeutically potent. This makes CBD an appealing treatment for anyone who wants to receive the benefits of the plant without any of the psychoactive, intoxicating and potentially addictive effects.
Bioavailability is the proportion of a substance which enters the circulation when introduced into the body and so is able to have an active effect. A lower bioavailability means you have to consume a lot more CBD in order to get the same amount absorbed as opposed to something with a very high bioavailability like CBD Spring Water.
THE ENDOCANNIBOID SYSTEM
Along with the 11 major organ systems in the human body; circulatory, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic and digestive, we also have the Endocannabinoid system (ECS). This is a critical molecular system, which is now known to be the most important system for maintaining human health. The primary function of the ECS is to maintain balance within the body by controlling many of its vital functions, including regulation of key bodily systems, sleep and appetite.
CBD has been shown to be beneficial to the ECS to help maintain these vital functions and achieve homeostasis. Ultimately, CBD, homeostasis and balance combined are key to your wellbeing and healthy lifestyle.
Most biological systems are actively regulated to maintain certain conditions within a small range such as the body temperature not being too hot or too cold, sugar levels not too low or too high, etc. Homeostasis is the concept referred to maintaining these systems for optimal performance. The root of CBD’s many health benefits is its ability to help restore homeostasis.
CBD and PREGNANCY
Whilst there has been ongoing research taking place around CBD and pregnancy, we feel it is still at the early stages. Our current recommendation is that CBD Spring Water should not be consumed during pregnancy.
- Not intended to be used by persons under the age of 18
- Not intended to be used as medicine
- Do not exceed your recommended daily dose
- Consult with your doctor if you have a medical condition or are taking medication
- Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet