What is CBD?
Here at Holistic Herb, we are proud to offer our customers an extensive and diverse range of CBD oils in a variety of different strengths and flavours. While many people who visit our website will already know what CBD is, many others are hoping to learn a little more about it and where it comes from as well as its different uses. This page will allow you to find out everything you need to know about CBD so that you can make a more informed decision about whether or not it could benefit you.
CBD, which is short for Cannabidiol, is found within the cannabis plant. It is the second most abundant constituent in hemp and typically represents up to 40% of its extracts. It is also one of 144+ currently known compounds that are known as Cannabinoids, which the cannabis plant exudes onto its leaves and flowers as a response to sunlight and pests.
In the human body, it is thought that the Endo-Cannabinoid system could be responsible for regulating and balancing an array of different essential processes, including our immune response, communication between the cells, metabolism, appetite, memory and more. It has also been suggested that this system is designed to interact with cannabinoid molecules. Endo-cannabinoids are thought to be internal cannabinoid molecules that our bodies produce, which trigger the ECS receptors. However, it is believed that certain environmental factors may inhibit our production of these endocannabinoids over time. While the mechanisms are not well understood, CBD is thought to interact with a range of cell receptors, causing subsequent physiological responses.
What are the effects of CBD?
There is often a high level of confusion surrounding the effects of CBD and how it could make an individual feel, as it is ultimately derived from the cannabis plant. THC, short for Tetrahydrocannabinol, is the main cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant and is responsible for the ‘high’ feeling that one could experience when consumed. Therefore, as a controlled substance it is illegal if the product’s THC content exceeds 0.2%. CBD, however, is a completely different compound and does not cause any psychoactive effects at all, meaning that all CBD products are legal in the UK, providing that there is no THC present.
While the potential effects of CBD are likely to differ for every individual, it has been reported that it could bring about a variety of positive effects such as the promotion of a sense of relaxation and calm, relief from stress and anxiety, an improvement in quality of sleep, a reduction in pain and the promotion of relaxation of the muscles. For this reason, it is added to a range of products on today’s market, such as edibles, topical creams and vaping products.
CBD Oil at Holistic Herb
For many people, one of the simplest and most effective ways to take this is orally, which is why premium CBD oils such as the ones we offer here at Holistic Herb are so highly favoured and account for the majority of the market. Available in a selection of doses and concentrations, you can choose from our CBD oil drops as well as CBD oil sprays, making it easier than ever to find out what works best for you.
To allow any CBD product to be at its most effective, it needs to have a high level of bioavailability in order for it to reach systemic circulation and travel to different parts of the body. While oral CBD has the lowest bioavailability of all delivery forms, the pros outweigh the cons. The low absorption rate of oral CBD can be offset by the fact that its duration can be longer than other delivery methods. It is thought that the average amount of time that an orally consumed CBD molecule stays in the body is 4.2 hours, compared to 3.3 hours for injected CBD.
Here at Holistic Herb, we offer uniquely micro-emulsified CBD oils which have a vastly superior Total Bioavailability compared to many other products on the market. With over 15x more of the active CBD in our products being fully absorbed by the body and rapid onset, you can be confident that our level of bioavailability is helping to bring a more efficient product to the table. Find out more about CBD as well as the products that we offer by visiting our blog.