What Is CBD

What Really Is CBD?

CBD is short for cannabidiol, its a chemical compound from the cannabid sativa plant. It is 1 of 113 cannabinoids in cannabis plants and accounts for up to 40% of the plants extract. Over the last 40 years, research and studies have been conducted, highlighting the potential of CBD and the benefits it can provide users with.

Whats The Difference Between CBD & THC?

THC and CBD are both cannabinoids derived from the cannabis plant, but they’re different in many ways, both CBD and THC have the exact same molecular structure: 21 carbon atoms, 30 hydrogen atoms, and 2 oxygen atoms. A slight difference in how the atoms are arranged accounts for the differing effects on your body. Both CBD and THC are chemically similar to your body’s endocannabinoids. This allows them to interact with your cannabinoid receptors.Despite their similar chemical structures, CBD and THC don’t have the same psychoactive effects. CBD is psychoactive, just not in the same manner as THC. It doesn’t produce the high associated with THC. CBD is shown to help with anxiety, depression, and seizures.

Is CBD Legal In The UK?

In short, yes, CBD supplements are legal in the UK. However, it is important that you purchase these from a reputable source, or it could turn out to be illegal or not what you think it is.

CBD products are only legal in the UK if it is made from certain approved strains which contain less than 0.2% THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol in the growing plant. THC is the psychoactive compound found in cannabis which is responsible for the “high”.

What Is An Endocannabinoid System?

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a biological system first discovered in the late ’80s and early ’90s, although much remains unknown about the system today.

The ECS is largely comprised of endocannabinoids, receptors, and enzymes that are believed to help regulate a variety of functions in human including sleep, mood, memory, appetite, reproduction, and pain sensation. Scientists still have plenty of questions about the human endocannabinoid system and how it functions.