CBD is primarily used for medical purposes across the world, and it was patented by the US government as a neuroprotectant and antioxidant. CBD was legalised in the USA at the end of 2018 and was legalised in Britain in November 2018. Since then, anecdotes from CBD users across the world have ensured that it has gone from strength to strength in popularity.
CBD helps to achieve and support homeostasis – one of biology’s most fundamental concepts that ensures a stable balance in the body. When an individual is healthy, their body should be in a state of equilibrium, and will produce and release heat in order to retain a stable temperature, regardless of external conditions.
CBD has many benefits that are widely reported through anecdotal evidence but also through studies and scientific evidence. Although CBD is available on the NHS in the form of Epidiolex, it is still difficult to access it. High profile cases such as Alfie Dingley's have made the general public aware of its anti-seizure qualities, and since then, support has rapidly grown across the country.
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is found in all vertebrate species, including humans. This is an internal system that processes cannabinoids. The human body and cannabis both produce cannabinoids, so they are biologically compatible. The ECS ensures that the body can interact with cannabis’ active chemical compounds.
Cannabis receptors, endocannabinoids, and metabolic enzymes are all components of the ECS that mean humans are fully equipped to react with cannabinoids. This means that CBD has powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotectant effects.
CBD can help people suffering from many conditions due to its different benefits. When CBD is taken, endocannabinoid receptors located throughout the body will help relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Endocannabinoids regulate brain cell firing by allowing receiver neurons to regulate input, rather than the other way round – this can help people who suffer with anxiety.
CBD is also a strong muscle relaxant, meaning that it can combat seizures in children and adults, and it’s known to aid sleep, help people stop smoking, and combat nausea.
For all these benefits, there are very few side effects. Rarely, people may encounter nausea, irritability, or trouble sleeping, but this short list pales in comparison to side effects found on prescription drugs. Here at Canavape, we continue to have positive feedback on our products, from our CBD oil to the e-liquids we sell for people who vape. You can read customer reviews online at Trustpilot.
Last updated: Tuesday 26th March 2019