Cannabidiol (CBD) is extracted from the flowers and leaves of the Cannabis Sativa L. (Industrial hemp) plant. The Hemp plant enjoys a combination of incredibly strong and versatile fibre, delicious and nutritious seed products and CBD.
EU certified strains of hemp (Cannabis Sativa L.) can be grown outside in large quantities as the plant has no psychoactive properties nor recreational value. Modern strains of black market cannabis can be considered quite separate from these plant varieties. CBD is one of over 100 cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant family which is non-psychoactive, and has been demonstrated as being biologically active.
Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol(THC) is another such cannabinoid, this is the psychoactive component of cannabis which is illegal.
Every person is constantly producing cannabinoids within their own body, they are essential.
They are one of the basic mechanisms our cells use to communicate with one another and is thought to be a major factor in the body’s ability to achieve homeostasis; (a natural and healthy balance of inter dependent bodily systems).
Essential dietary fatty acids such as Omega-3 have been shown to be used by the body as building blocks to make the bodies own cannabinoids, and the importance of these for overall health and wellbeing are well established. Significant amounts of cannabinoids are also found in human breast milk.
Phytocannabinoids (cannabinoids of plant origin) interact with this system in individual ways depending on the nature of the individual phytocannabinoid.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is thought to act on the endocannabinoid system (endogenous cannabinoids are those naturally present in the body) indirectly, by modulating the breakdown of the body’s own cannabinoids, supporting the potential of the natural signalling system and therefore the body's ability to maintain good health.