What is CBD

Origins

Throughout history, Hemp and Cannabis has been known to have therapeutic effects. One of the first documented uses dates back to 2737bc when Chinese emperor Sheng Nung used a cannabis tea to aid a variety of ailments including memory, malaria, rheumatism and gout. CBD first discovered and isolated as one of 104 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids by American chemist Roger Adams. Which was then studied by Dr Raphael Mechoulam who made the first breakthrough in understanding the effects of individual cannabinoids in 1963 when he successfully identified the stereochemistry of CBD. This prompted research into a variety of ailments which CBD could potentially be beneficial for, such as chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia, depression, fibromyalgia, arthritis, epilepsy and numerous neurodegenerative diseases.

Current research suggest that CBD has no lethal dose and does not have any known serious medical side effects, it is not psychoactive and does not have a “high feeling” associated with it.

Types

There are currently a huge amount of products containing CBD including topicals, capsules, pills, tinctures, wax, edibles and isolate.

Uses

CBD has been studied for its potential in treating many common health problems including chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia, depression, fibromyalgia, arthritis, nausea, epilepsy and numerous neurodegenerative diseases. It can be taken orally, topically or vaped.

Dosage

Is dependent on numerous factors including weight, height, product, extraction method, desired effects among others. General guidance is to start on a low dose and gradually increase leaving a minimum of 3 days before increasing e.g. start with half a pipette in morning and half at night if satisfactory stay at that level if you require more increase to 1 pipette morning and 1 at night etc…

Mg/Ml explained

Mg stands for milligram which is essentially the total CBD content and Ml refers to millilitre which is the total amount of liquid e.g. 30ml of 2500mg CBD oil would mean there are a total of 2500 milligrams CBD in a total of 30 millilitres of liquid.