7 Interesting Facts That You Don’t Know About CBD

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Hemp is a Historical Remedy

Hemp is one of the earliest cultivated plants. It has been farmed for thousands of years to make rope, fabric, and paper. 

We know from ancient documents that the Egyptians used it, a 9th-century German nun called Hildegard Von Blingin, and Britain’s Queen Victoria to manage pain.

It would be used from childbirth to ‘head pains’ by mixing it with honey or wrapping injuries in hemp towels. While they didn’t understand the science at the time, they understood that hemp was healing. 

It took until 1940 for US chemist Rodger Adams to isolate CBD and THC from the cannabis and hemp plants. We also have Dr. Adam’s to thank for achieving a license to study the then illegal cannabis plant to help us isolate and understand CBD today. 

 

Cannabinoids and Your Body

In 1992, a team of doctors and researchers at the Hebrew Hospital in Isreal discovered the endocannabinoid system in our bodies. It is present at the earliest stages of life and is vital for brain development.

The system reacts to stresses, hunger, and pain. It releases cannabinoids to counteract cortisone and other stress hormones. The amount will increase each time if you experience the same pain or stressful emotion. There are cannabinoid receptors in our brains. CB1 and CB2 receptors accept plant-based phytocannabinoids.

 

Homeostasis And Your Body

Homeostasis is a system of pathways in your body that maintain your health and well-being. It achieves this by maintaining and adjusting the biochemical pathways that connect all the body’s systems and organs. The molecules that connect these pathways are cannabinoids. 

CBD is a plant-based cannabinoid. It is thought that it works so well as it can interact with the body’s endocanibiod system to reduce stress and inflammation.

Singing can also naturally increase cannabinoids and is thought to explain why music is so important in cultures around the world.  

 

Hemp and Marijuana Are First Cousins

Cannabis Sativa is the grandmother of Hemp and Marijuana. Over hundreds of years, they were cultivated into separate strains. One is Marijuana, the other Hemp.

CBD oil is derived from the stem, leaves, and flowers of the Hemp plant.  

  • Hemp classifies as Cannabis Sativa containing less than 0.3% THC.
  • Marijuana classifies as Cannabis Sativa containing more than 0.3%.THC.
  • Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the compound that causes intoxication or ‘high.’

The 2019 Farm Bill made these classifications legal under Federal Law.

 

CBD Oil Will Not Get You High

CBD oil with THC is extracted from Marijuana. This will cause a high feeling and is often present in medical marijuana products. 

Hemp-derived CBD oil contains less than 0.3% THC. It is not classified as psychoactive and will not get you high.

 

CBD Oil Is Different From Hemp Oil

CBD oil is produced by treating the stems, leaves, and flowers of the Hemp plant. It’s laborious to extract CBD from the plant and requires several processes before it is tested.

Hemp oil is cold-pressed from the seeds of the Hemp plant and contains no CBD oil. It’s also used as hemp protein, a vegan-friendly option to increase your dietary protein.

 

CBD Oil Has Minimal Side Effects

According to the World Health Organization,

“CBD is generally well tolerated with a good safety profile. Reported adverse effects may be as a result of drug-drug interactions between CBD and patients’ existing medications.

A dry mouth is the most commonly reported minor side effect of CBD oil use. If you take any prescription medications, please consult with your doctor or healthcare provider before trying CBD.

 

CBD Creams and Lotions Can Help Inflammation

CBD cream has grown in popularity for the treatment of arthritic joints and menstrual cramps. If taking oral CBD through oil or edibles causes you stomach discomfort, creams and lotions can bypass the stomach, but still allow your body to absorb CBD over a few hours. 

Creams and lotions are effective for anti-inflammatory pain relief, but not as effective for stress relief or as a sleep aid. 

 

If you would like to buy CBD, it is vital that you only buy CBD products from a reputable company. All our CBD products are organically farmed, and independently third-party batch tested. Every package comes with a unique QR-Code to tell you everything you need to know about your CBD product.

 

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