What is CBD?
CBD is short for Cannabidiol, a compound found in hemp and cannabis plants that‘s classified as a food supplement. CBD has no psychoactive properties but is regularly confused with THC - a controlled psychoactive substance that also comes from hemp and cannabis plants and is regulated as a medicine.
Research has shown that CBD can help balance the body and mind because of how it affects our endocannabinoid system (ECS). Seen as the bridge between body and mind, the ECS is responsible for regulating functions within the body as well as how we interact with our environment and people around us. Made up of a collection of cell receptors and corresponding molecules in the body like the brain, nervous system, and immune cells, it looks after many cognitive and physiological functions like mood, memory, pain and appetite. The chaos of modern life and the natural ageing process can upset the balance of our ECS but CBD may be able to counteract this. Scientific studies have revealed that CBD can interact with our ECS in a way that leads to body and mind achieving a state of optimal equilibrium (known as homeostasis).