CBD – What Exactly is it?

Intro to CBD

CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring compound from the Cannabid Sativa Plant, whish is also known as Marijuana or hemp. There are over 113 identified cannabinoids – with CBD and THC being the most thoroughly researched.

It's a naturally occurring substance that's used in products like oils and edibles to impart a feeling of relaxation and calm. Unlike its cousin, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the major active ingredient in Marijuana, CBD is not psychoactive. Today the therapeutic properties of CBD are being tested and confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world. A safe, non-addictive substance, CBD is one of more than a hundred “phytocannabinoids,” which are unique to cannabis and endow the plant with its robust therapeutic profile.Cannabidiol is a popular natural remedy used for many common ailments, this makes CBD an appealing option for those who are looking for relief from pain and other symptoms. CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil. 

Both CBD and THC have significant therapeutic attributes. But unlike THC, CBD does not make a person feel “stoned” or intoxicated. That’s because CBD and THC act in different ways on different receptors in the brain and body.

CBD can actually lessen or neutralize the psychoactive effects of THC, depending on how much of each compound is consumed. Many people want the health benefits of cannabis without the high – or with less of a high.

Public awareness of CBD, especially CBD vape liquid has increased massively in recent years, with many users talking openly about the positive effect CBD use has made to their well-being. CBD is no longer seen as an alternative lifestyle product, and its mainstream acceptance has been aided by wellness experts and social media influencers praising its properties. 

So What is a Cannabinoid?

Cannabinoids are the natural phytochemicals found within the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids are important to our well being because they interact with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a complex network of cannabinoid receptors and neurotransmitters located within our brain, central nervous system, peripheral nervous system and our immune system. The ECS controls a wide range of biological functions such as cognitive performance, stress management, memory, pain perception, immine system and our mood regulation. Researchers have found that cannabinoids like CBD and THC could benefit the body and brain in numerous ways. During this research they discovered that it is the THC that induces the psychoactive effects where as CBD is not intoxicating but has the capabilities of many health benefits.

What is CBD Oil?

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is one of over 100 active cannabinoids products that’s derived from cannabis. It is second only to THC for its abundance within the plant, and accounts for up to 40% of the plant’s make-up. Cannabinoids are the chemicals naturally found in marijuana plants. Even though it comes from marijuana plants, CBD doesn’t create a “high” effect or any form of intoxication. There’s some controversy around cannabis products like CBD oil because of recreational marijuana use. But there’s growing awareness about the possible health benefits of CBD oil.

CBD Oil is available from Mighty Vape as it’s original form in dropper style bottles, as well as capsules and as a vape e-liquid.

Vaping CBD Liquid is probably the most popular form of consuming CBD Oil. CBD Oil vaporises at approximately 200 degrees, making it perfect for vaping devices. Research has also shown that vaping CBD is beneficial for those that are taking up vaping from quitting smoking, as although it contains no nicotine and does not produce a high, the compound manages to stave off the nicotine cravings

Below we have tried to put together a few of the common questions you may have regarding CBD, it’s uses and the various forms that it is available in.

Is Buying CBD Legal?

Purchasing CBD products in the UK is perfectly legal.

The law changed on 13th October 2016 in the UK to enable CBD products to be regarded as medicines. A number of studies have been carried out, and standards have been established to ensure the quality and safety of CBD, and protect people's health and well-being. Any licensed CBD containing product can now legally be considered by the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to be medicinal.

However, to date, no official licenses have been granted to CBD products and, as such, they are currently legally classified as food supplements.

All CBD from the  EU are certified strains of hemp that are used to extract CBD oil contain a maximum legal limit of 0.2% THC - the psychoactive element of cannabis.

Will I get High Taking CBD Products?

Sorry, but the short answer is NO. All our products at Mighty Vape follow the strict guidleines with less than 0.2% THC – the element that creates the psychoactive stimulants. The THC component of cannabis is still classified as a Class B controlled drug in the UK.

CBD is non-intoxicating even at concentrations well beyond what most people would ingest.

Are there any Nasty Side Effects to using CBD Products?

The use of CBD products are still in their early days, but as yet researchers have found very little evidence of side effects. The recent trials have found that there a no significant side effects and that adults tolerated CBD in all it’s forms. CBD seems to produce no significant outcomes to the central nervous system, the only reported side effects that have been recorded are that some users may feel tired with a loss of appetite. 

What are Some of the Health Benefits of CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a popular natural remedy used for many common ailments. 

  • Depression                                                           
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders 
  • Arthritis                                                                 
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Addiction
  • Cronic pain
  • Insomnia
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Menapause
  • Acne

So Now you Know the Benefits of  CBD – It’s Time to Find Out Which One Would Work For You

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