cbdCBD (Cannabidiol) is a plant based, chemical compound extracted from Hemp plants, CBD is one of many active ingredients (Cannabinoids) that make up the essential oils derived from the Hemp flowers and leafs

CBD, as well as, or in combination with other Cannabinoids, effects our Endocannabinoid system and helps battling many ailments, and is currently gaining much attention from big pharma due to its potential to destroy cancer cells, relieve pain, treat ptsd and more

The human Endocannabinoid system (ECS)

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of cannabinoid receptors located in the brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems, consisting of neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors. Known as “the body’s own cannabinoid system”, the ECS is involved in a variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory.

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Two primary endocannabinoid receptors have been identified: CB1,  in 1990; CB2, 1993. CB1 receptors are found predominantly in the brain and nervous system, as well as in peripheral organs and tissues, and are the main molecular target of the endocannabinoid ligand (binding molecule), Anandamide, as well as its mimetic phytocannabinoid, THC.

One other main endocannabinoid is 2-Arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) which is active at both cannabinoid receptors, along with its own mimetic phytocannabinoid, CBD. 2-AG and CBD are involved in the regulation of appetite, immune system functions and pain management.

And yes, every living creature has an Endocannabinoid system, even you

So we all have CB Receptors in our body

Yes, CB1 and CB2 Receptors (Cannabinoid binding sites) are found in all mammals including humans.

Cannabinoid binding sites exist throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems.

The two most relevant receptors for cannabinoids are the CB1 and CB2 receptors, which are expressed predominantly in the brain and immune system respectively.

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Density of expression varies based on species and correlates with the efficacy that cannabinoids will have in modulating specific aspects of behavior related to the site of expression. For example, in rodents, the highest concentration of cannabinoid binding sites are in the basal ganglia and cerebellum, regions of the brain involved in the initiation and coordination of movement.

In humans, cannabinoid receptors exist in much lower concentration in these regions, which helps explain why cannabinoids possess a greater efficacy in altering rodent motor movements than they do in humans.

Why have I never heard of CBD

Due to the biased, negative media coverage of the medicinal properties of Hemp and Cannabis, people tend to only know about the more negative aspects of Cannabis in their immediate surrounding

Not many people know of the 85+ Cannabinoids in Cannabis that have 100’s of medical aplications

That combined with a strong political agenda to counter all knowledge on Hemp, and the fact that the actual plants have been illegal to be studied for over 70 years, researchers have never before been able to study and test these active ingredients (Cannabinoids) of the hemp plant

America, England and a few other countries even fired their official chief medicinal researchers after they urged their governments to allow studies into Cannabinoids for medicinal aplications

Is CBD an alternative medicine

No, not in the old fashioned way we tend to look at alternative medicine, and although CBD and other Cannabinoids are used and researched by some of the biggest pharmaceutical companies around the world, Cannabinoids are not yet incorporated into our model of medicinal patenting, so by default not classified as medicine yet

CBD products are globally considered to have medicinal properties, although it is 100% organic and all natural in its raw form

All CBD products are of medicinal grade and should only be used after consulting your personal physician or doctor if you have any doubts

Is CBD a natural product

Yes, in principle CBD is a natural rproduct and all the companies in our web shop use natural extraction to produce CBD extract for their products.

Is CBD legal

Cannabidiol is not scheduled by the Convention on Psychotropic Substances