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  • CBD oil has become increasingly popular in recent years. It has been sparking widespread interest in everyone, from the general public to medical researchers exploring the health benefits of CBD oil. You will no doubt have seen ads for CBD oil in high street shop windows, online and in the news. Many are praising it as a treatment for a seemingly endless variety of ailments. It’s important to clarify that research into the medicinal properties of CBD oil remains limited. It is not yet proven to be the “cure-all” remedy that

  • CBD or cannabidiol is a chemical compound found in the Cannabis Sativa hemp plant. It’s gained considerable popularity recently - particularly for those seeking an alternative remedy for various mental and physical health problems.  Recent studies have identified surprising benefits and presented evidence of its positive effects. However, as far as studies are concerned there is still a lot to learn regarding this non-psychoactive substance. Physicians often choose not to recommended it even in areas where medical marijuana is legal, due to the lack of extensive study on potential side effects. But

  • When it comes to consuming CBD or cannabidiol, there are four main methods:  Inhaling - by smoking or vapingTopical - applying it directly to the skinIngesting – eating as edibles or mixed with foodSublingual – under the tongue However, these methods can have varying results. Below we’ll explore each option to see how effective they are so you can make an informed decision on what’s best for you. Inhalation Since it goes directly to the pulmonary system and into the bloodstream, inhaling CBD is one of the fastest ways to feel its effects and

  • Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that act on the Cannabinoid receptors in our bodies. There are nearly 500 identified cannabinoids and they’re typically divided into 3 types; EndocannabinoidsSynthetic cannabinoidsPhytocannabinoids Endocannabinoids are cannabinoids created naturally in the human body and are responsible for regulating a wide variety of biochemical processes. Because they are produced naturally, they don’t come from external sources such as Hemp. Taking synthetic and phytocannabinoids from external sources (such as Hemp) has an impact on the endocannabinoid system. Some for better and some for worse.  Synthetic cannabinoids are artificially created and are

  • Background There are at least 114 different cannabinoids found within cannabis plants and more than 1,100 other compounds called terpenoids and flavonoids[i]. The most well-known cannabinoids are δ-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). However, awareness of other cannabinoids including Cannabigerol (CBG) and Cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) appears to be increasing in consumers. Introduction Globally, the cannabis landscape is changing. US states including California, Oregon, Alaska, Maine, Massachusetts, Washington, Nevada, and Colorado allow the sale of cannabis for recreational purposes[ii]. Canada and Uruguay have legalised recreational use of cannabis and several European countries have lessened or abolished

  • Over the last decade or so, the Hemp plant or Cannabis has taken the spotlight in medical and health communities. The star of the show being a natural chemical compound called Cannabidiol, better known as CBD. This comes as a result of increasing studies around CBD which is beginning to unearth its therapeutic potential and remedial benefits. Seeing as you’re here, you probably know a bit about what CBD is, so we won’t go into that in this post. Naturally, the rise in popularity of CBD has created demand and a

  • CBD stands for Cannabidiol, a natural chemical compound found in the cannabis sativa plant. It is one of the several powerful cannabinoids found in cannabis. The lure of CBD lies in its alleged ability to treat a wide range of physical and mental health conditions. Scientific research has concluded that even though there may be relatively mild side effects for a minority of users, it is considered safe for human consumption generally. CBD is non-psychoactive, which essentially means it doesn’t get you ‘high’. There are at least 105 other types of known cannabinoids

  • The best science reliably informs us that vaping standard conventional e-liquid (with propylene glycol, vegetable glycerine, flavouring and nicotine) is 95% less harmful than smoking cigarettes. Then why did the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) announce in September 2019, they were saddened to hear about the first death from vaping in such a dramatic fashion in a press release which now appears to have been taken down? Unfortunately, the news was pounced upon and reported widely (1, 2, 3) before the facts and language where given the chance to be more

  • If you don’t already know what CBD is then see our previous post for more information. But seeing as you’re here, I expect you have some idea around the potential benefits of CBD and are probably an avid tea drinker. In this post we’ll discuss how to make CBD Tea, CBD Tea effects and CBD Tea benefits. Tea has been a luxury beverage for centuries and has been a valued commodity stretching from the Far East to the West, eventually finding its way to becoming part of quintessential British culture. Today, almost 100 million

  • Fairly common and broad questions we are asked are: ‘Will I fail a drug test if I take CBD?’‘Does CBD oil show up in a drug test?’‘Will CBD oil fail a drug test?’ Some slightly more specific questions range from: ‘Does CBD show up on a hair follicle test?’ to ‘Will I lose my job if I take CBD?’ CBD and Drug Testing Clearly, there is some apprehension and confusion about the effect of CBD’s role in drug test sampling. This is understandable as most questions are from people where drug testing is mandatory for their jobs.

  • This presents for us a vast topic area, in this article we’ll aim to give a brief overview of the methods to approach making sense of sources available. However, in future posts we’ll delve a little deeper into more specific areas of mental health research and cannabinoids including CBD, THC and CBG. For clarity, when we use the term mental health problems, it refers to the broad spectrum of different classifications, this includes anxiety and depression as well as more serious mental illness (SMI) such as bipolar disorder and psychosis. There

  • If you’ve read some of our previous blogs, you’ll be aware that our most cited sources are from published medical literature, freely available online. When we write about CBD and its effects, we don’t infer that the same effects are guaranteed from our products. This is due to the way in which the trial data are published and the lack of dosage information. This in turn makes it impossible for any company to say that their products will have the same effect as those found in trial data.  Our position is

  • Talking about gut health and bowels are not the most elegant pastimes. But problems with the digestive system are common. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition. According to advice from the NHS, it’s usually a lifelong problem, there's no cure, but diet changes and medicines can often help control the symptoms. The exact cause is unknown – it's been linked to things like food passing through your gut too quickly or too slowly, oversensitive nerves in your gut, stress and a family history of IBS. The symptoms associate with IBS

  • When it comes to CBD and pain management, we find there are symptoms which are generally more common - indicative from the top Google searches that deal with CBD and pain. These include; cbd oil for fibromyalgiacbd for migrainescbd for back paincbd for cancer paincbd for gout paincbd for paincbd oil for nerve paincbd and headachescbd for sciaticacbd and chronic pain As a general rule we like to keep away from speculation. In this article we’ll delve into the areas of pain management that we’ve independently researched. If the above symptoms aren’t

  • Now more than ever, people are taking particular interest in their wellbeing, immunity and prevention of illness. COVID-19, a form of Coronavirus is working its way through our populations. Those most at risk are the elderly (over 70s), people with long term health conditions, pregnant women and people with wakened immune systems. It is a virus that affects the lungs and airways and symptoms include a high temperature and a new, continuous cough. Communicable vs. non-communicable diseases Diseases from a public health perspective can be split into 2 categories, communicable and non-communicable. Communicable diseases