What is CBD?

It seems that CBD is everywhere nowadays. Whether it is the high street selling a multitude of items or online stores, CBD based products being advertised and sold is on the increase. But what exactly is all the rave and what is CBD?

CBD is an abbreviation for cannabidiol. As already mentioned, this ingredient is being advertised across the world in the natural products industry. It is also the current spotlight regarding the latest in cannabis research. CBD is in actual fact one of many cannabinoids (or molecules) which is uniquely produced by the cannabis family. People associate cannabis with psycho-active effects ( the strong effect it has on our cognitive brain activity and the “high” associated with it). Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, the primary psychoactive element in marijuana), CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it doesn’t have a strong effect on our cognitive brain activity and therefore eliminates that “high” feeling.

CBD Receptors - the connection

It is important to learn that each variety of the cannabis family produces cannabinoids and this includes hemp. The commonly known cannabinoids are CBD and THC. However, there are other types and it has only been in the past decade whereas science and research has significantly studied in-depth these cannabinoids.

The human brain has receptors which are designed to accept these cannabinoids, known as CB1 and CB2. It is these receptors that are primarily responsible for the assimilation of cannabinoid molecules into our system.

This results in the psychoactive and immune responses which are correlated  with cannabis consumption. With CBD, as already explained, the THC (psycho-active element) is literally eliminated and safe to use.

So this now leads us to the massive influx of CBD based products which are finding their way into the high street stores and online websites. The past decade has seen significant advances in both cannabis processing and consumption methods. Concentrated products such as oil and rosin (a sap-like product which is extracted via heat and pressure) have now been introduced. These techniques now allow for a much cleaner ingestion, such as vaporisation, to become more widespread. The same can be said for “infused technologies” which is used when CBD is added to cosmetic creams. This advancement in such new techniques and technologies have brought about more consistent, identifiable dosages to the end-user. This also allows for safer methods of consumption and absorption. Science continues to research and investigate many other effects and benefits of CBD and its usage and the results so far are looking extremely promising.

CBD Global UK uses only the very best CBD infusion techniques and use only high-premium sourced CBD with THC levels LESS than 0.2%, which falls below the current legal limit and is therefore completely safe to use.