CBD oils have increased in popularity over the past few years. High profile celebrities, Kim Kardashian, Morgan Freeman, and Anthony Joshua have publicly advocated their support for CBD products. So why wouldn't CBD oil be safe?
Choosing to incorporate CBD oils into your daily life can support your mental well-being and physical health.
Interestingly, Anthony Joshua is an active brand ambassador for Love Hemp - and we are part of the same group, the only difference is that we specialise in producing and selling CBD products.
In 2020, the UK CBD market generated £314m in annual sales; this figure is expected to double by the end of 2021, and reach an astonishing £1bn within the next five years. You can be assured, CBD products and oils are safe.
Such widespread popularity has promoted greater research into CBD’s validity, safety and wellbeing benefits.
Although demand for CBD products is clear, they remain uncharted territory for many consumers. Why is there reluctance there? It's because of a
misunderstanding that CBD and Cannabis are the same things but THEY'RE NOT.
Cannabis contains an addictive element called THC, but this element has been removed from CBD products, leaving only the qualitative elements that don't get you addicted. This is why its consumption has grown in popularity but purists seem bent on ruining it for genuine consumers.
It's also widely unknown that Cannabis was once an important source of fibre in our diets but this was stopped by Governments frightened of a dependant populace.
If you’re unsure about the benefits of CBD oils or simply wanting to find out more information, we have flagged three key reasons why you should think about choosing them today.
Did you know our bodies were designed to work with cannabinoids like CBD? CBD oil’s interaction with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) can support our health. Through supporting the ECS, recent studies have indicated CBD oil’s potential to positively impact your mental health.
The ECS is one of the largest neurotransmitter networks in the human body; it consists of endocannabinoids and their receptors which help regulate crucial aspects of our health, such as our immune, reproductive, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and nervous systems.
Research has shown that CBD affects our bodies in the same way as endocannabinoids. Anandamide, one of the main endocannabinoids within the body, is a compound closely associated with our well-being.
Scientists have observed that taking CBD oil can increase anandamide levels which in turn can boost your mood: research has suggested that feelings of happiness are linked to having sufficient levels of anandamide in our bodies; whilst anxiety and depression can stem from insufficiency.
Many of the receptors found throughout the ECS are concentrated in the area of our brain which regulates our stress levels and mood.
When CBD interacts with these receptors, erratic stress signals can be reduced which improves our stress responses.
Scientists have discovered CBD’s potential to support and provide a range of different pain relief. Although CBD won’t completely reduce pain intensity, recent research suggests it could help make pain feel less unpleasant.
Chronic Pain - According to The National Institutes of Health’s research into the use of CBD for chronic pain relief, CBD may have the potential to reduce chronic pain through interacting with neurotransmitters and reducing inflammation.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - One of the most common symptoms of MS is muscle spasms. These spasms can be a constant source of pain. While research is still ongoing and evidence is mixed, some experts think CBD oil could help reduce such symptoms.
We all know how important a good night's sleep is; John Hopkins medicine claims a lack of sleep due to insomnia is linked to increased risk of anxiety, depression and forgetfulness.
In a 2017 review, researchers noted that initial research into CBD “may have therapeutic potential for the treatment of insomnia”. Whilst such research is not conclusive, and more evidence is needed to support the link between CBD and sleep, there are positive indications that CBD may support insomnia.
We hope this information has provided you with a greater understanding of CBD oils, and how choosing them might positively impact your daily life.