“one of the 104 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis or marijuana plant, Cannabis sativa”
…conversation around it is bound to cause a bit of a stir! However, by looking at the facts we can see the genuine potential this substance has for natural healing – and we can hopefully remove the scaremongering element. So, over to Sarah: read on!
More people than ever before are shifting their opinions about Cannabis, and are choosing CBD to provide natural relief for their medical conditions.
We all know that when trying anything new, there’s always a learning curve, and with CBD, it’s no different. CBD comes from the hemp plant, is completely natural and does not get you “high”.
- CBD doesn’t ‘do’ the work, it signals the body to do the work
- When we supplement our bodies with cannabinoids and feed our cannabinoid receptors, our Endogenous Cannabinoid System begins to work properly and begins to self-regulate and self-correct
- CBD supplementation is a completely natural way to help manage stress/anxiety, depression, regulate pain and help improve the quality of sleep.
THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM
Our endocannabinoid system is responsible for nearly every function and process in our body. Just some of the functions regulated by this system include:
- Moods and emotional responses
- Stress responses and anxiety
- Metabolism and energy
- Neuroprotection and muscle movement
- Memory and learning
- Sleep cycles
- Reproductive function
- Pain perception and inflammation
- Cardiovascular function
The endocannabinoids within your body are produced as needed and are quickly broken down by enzymes. The exogenous cannabinoids from CBD however are stronger and longer lasting.
Because your endocannabinoid system is crucial to so many vital functions, some researchers are suggesting that many health concerns could be the result of imbalances within this system. This theory could explain why the research into supplementing the system with CBD is showing so many potential benefits.
Research shows that CBD has the potential to alleviate pain, improve sleep, reduce inflammation, and improve the symptoms of anxiety and depressive disorders, including bipolar affective disorder. While the study of the endocannabinoid system is relatively new, the results have been quite fascinating.
In 1988, the first cannabinoid receptor was discovered in the brain of a rat. Researchers found that these receptors reacted specifically to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and were primarily found in regions of the brain responsible for mental and physiological processes such as memory, high cognition, emotion, and motor coordination.
Two years later, in 1993, the second cannabinoid receptor was found as part of the immune and central nervous systems. It was then that researchers started to realise that they may have been onto something, but believing these receptors were only found in rodents, felt it was no big deal…right?
Fast forward to 1995, researchers discovered that these receptors, now officially referred to as the CB1 receptor and CB2 receptor, were found not only in rats, but within thousands of other species, including humans.
Thanks to advancements in technology and knowledge plus tons of clinical trials, researchers were able to reverse engineer what they’d discovered. They traced back through the metabolic pathways of various cannabinoids, and uncovered an entirely unknown signalling system between the CB1 and CB2 receptors in our bodies and receptors found in Cannabis compounds, which they called “endocannabinoids.”
Due to the role of endocannabinoids in this system, the system was officially named the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
In order to discover the Purest CBD oils on the market there are various considerations. The oils must be:
- 100% organic.
- NON GMO.
- pesticide free.
- full spectrum, (which means the whole plant is used).
- including the legal amount of THC ( Europe’s legal amount is 0.2%).
- CO2 extracted (for purity and quality).
- mixed with a Sunflower carrier, which contains lectins, and aids absorption in to the body.
- government Lab tested.
- approved by the European and UK cannabis associations.
Unlike other brands that often weaken the finished product by attempting to mask the natural flavour of the hemp plant, Maxx4 does no such thing. I love that about them. To me, it’s not about how the oil tastes, its about keeping the finished product as potent as possible, therefore as useful to my needs as possible. With in a week of taking the oil I was feeling happier and less stressed. I have 3 children, two teenagers and a 10 year old. They noticed the difference: I actually sing in the car!! And I am more patient with them.