What is CBD Oil?

For decades, there has been controversy surrounding the somewhat infamous Cannabis plant.

Some have argued against its illegal status, claiming its health benefits outweigh the risks. Others have maintained that its psychotropic effects on the mind, including anxiety and paranoia, are enough to keep it condemned from public use.

However, recent years have seen a growing popularity in CBD (Cannabidiol) oil - a safe, legal alternative. CBD oil is a natural oil derived from hemp; a bushy, green herb from the Cannabis sativa family. Unlike marijuana, CBD oil is non-psychotropic and doesn’t cause a high, thanks to the absence of psychoactive THC (tetrahyrocannabidiol) hemp. This makes it a safer, less controversial and legal alternative to ‘weed’, while still offering significant health benefits.

CBD oil interacts with the body through the endogenous cannabinoid system (ECS), which regulates the body’s general state of balance for functions such as mood, sleep, appetite, hormone regulation, and pain and immune response. It is becoming increasingly popular among athletes, who highlight its properties as being beneficial for swift recovery after training sessions.

Other applications for CBD oil are continually being uncovered, with research being conducted into its botanical properties to see whether it can help with improve other areas of health. Preliminary results are looking promising, so watch this space!

July 05, 2017 by Stephan Smits