A daily supplement for daily wellness
Maybe it’s the age we live in but from slowing down the frenetic pace of day to day living, to the food we eat and the medicines we take, we’re on a quest for simpler and more natural solutions. Trends are all about timing, coming along when we’re ready to embrace new things and open our minds to changing old habits. That’s why now is the time for CBD oil, the food supplement that everyone’s talking about to take its place in the spotlight.
Derived from the Cannabis Sativa plant, CBD oil is changing what we thought we knew about cannabis, and how it can be used as a force for good. A new conversation is helping to transform its image as a recreational drug used simply to get high, to one where the focus is on how its unique properties can help us maintain general health and wellness.
It might surprise you to know that cannabis has been used for thousands of years with the earliest recorded use of cannabis as a medicine in China in 2737 B.C. by the Chinese Emperor Shen Neng, who wrote about its effectiveness for treating gout, malaria, beriberi and rheumatism. Even Queen Victoria is rumoured to have used it.
It’s taken us a while to catch up but now the modern world is discovering what the ancient Egyptians, Chinese and Indian civilisations took for granted. In CBD oil we have found a holistic remedy that can hold the key to our wellbeing in more ways than we could imagine.
The excitement around CBD oil is down to its reported pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties and whilst medical research continues to probe into the way CBD works with the body, advocates claim that it can help to ease a range of conditions including anxiety, depression and joint pain, as well as providing a holistic way to calm down and relax.
Is CBD legal?
You may be wondering how a supplement that come from the Cannabis plant can possibly be legal, and the answer lies in the fact that the Cannabis Sativa plant is divided into two crops: Hemp (also known as Industrial Hemp) and Marijuana and each have different amounts of two of the most well known chemical compounds or ‘cannabinoids’ found in cannabis - CBD or Cannabidiol and TCH or Tetrahydrocannabinol.
Hemp is higher in CBD which is the non-psychoactive compound, whilst Marijuana is typically higher in THC, the psychoactive compound which causes the intoxicating high usually associated with the use of Marijuana.
CBD oil is extracted from the flower and leaves of Hemp plants specifically grown to contain high levels of CBD and low levels of THC. That means that Hemp CBD is completely legal in the UK as long as it contains less than 0.2% of THC. It’s also important to know that CBD oil is classified as a supplement and not a medicine so manufacturers can’t make any medicinal claims about their products or position them as medicines.
As the THC content is so low, Hemp CBD products are not addictive so won’t get you high. That gives you the reassurance of knowing that you’re free to incorporate a CBD oil supplement in whatever form you choose into your daily wellness routine.