CBD stands for, ‘cannabidiol’, and it is a naturally occurring compound found in the cannabis sativa plant. It was first discovered in 1940. Last year, clinical research found it to be helpful in treating conditions such as anxiety and pain.
CBD can be extracted from hemp or from marijuana. Hemp plants are cannabis plants that contain less than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), while marijuana plants are cannabis plants that contain higher concentrations of THC. For CBD oil to be legal in the UK, it must contain no more than 0.2% THC. (Cannabis oil, which has a higher THC content, is not usually allowed in the UK.)
Although CBD is linked to quicker recovery times for professional athletes, THC is still a banned substance in UK sport. This lead to the creation of Pure Sport CBD; a product which goes through a rigid testing protocol to guarantee 0% THC.
You can buy CBD in liquid or capsule form, and it is usually taken orally. The oil is dropped in the mouth and held for about 60 seconds before swallowing, and capsules should be taken according to the instructions on the pack.
Here are five benefits of using CBD oil:
It has been shown to significantly reduce the pain associated with diseases like multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
It’s early days but current research into CBD oil has indicated that it could be a useful treatment for both depression and anxiety. There has also been positive research into using it as a treatment for insomnia in children suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
CBD can benefit those with acne due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Early research has also suggested that it may control the skin’s over-production of sebum which causes acne.
Somewhat strangely (given how we usually view cannabis!) taking CBD oil has shown to be helpful for those trying to give up smoking as it seems to help suppress the urge to smoke.
CBD oil is being used to help cancer patients deal with the side-effects of their treatment such as nausea and pain. There is also ongoing research as to the benefits of using CBD to treat certain types of cancer directly, but it is too early to say how effective this is.
Curious to try CBD? On November 17th we are hosting a CBD + Yin workshop to experience the amazing benefits of CBD Oil. By combining CBD with yin yoga, we intend to introduce you to 2 hours of absolute bliss, restoration and nourishment. We hope the workshop offers long term benefits as you continue to enjoy your bottle of CBD oil and move through life with more ease and flow.
Cost is £65 and includes a bottle of 1000mg Puresport CBD oil Ticture - 0% THC. (Valued at £65!)