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CBD oil explained

What is CBD Oil?

CBD stands for Cannabidiol and is one of approximately 85 cannabinoids found in both the hemp and cannabis plant. CBD is extracted either with olive oil or a CO2 method and usually mixed with an oil base to form CBD oil. A few drops of the oil are added to the tongue several times per day. This is enough to work with our body’s most important physiological system to promote healing at a cellular level, with the recently discovered ENDOCANNABINOID System (ES). Please note, high levels of CBD are only found in special strains of hemp produced for this purpose and that cold-pressed hemp oils generally do not contain CBD.

How CBD works

The compounds in the hemp plant interact with receptors found throughout the body. The receptors can be found in the nervous system, and even in the immune cells. When we take CBD oil, the cannabinoids bind with these receptors and may bring the body back into balance. Taking CBD works to promote the optimum function of our own endocannabinoid system to potentially relieve pain, nausea, stress, and anxiety.

Which CBD is right for me?

Always go for a trusted brand like EthicaCBD, who are ethical and sustainable. Hemp can act like a sponge for heavy metals and toxins, so you want to make sure that you choose a good quality CBD oil.

What strength is best?

When it comes to dosage, everyone is different. Some people can be more sensitive than others so it's recommended to play around with dosage. EthicaCBD recommend starting with 3 drops of CBD oil to get 15mg, and gradually increasing this. Others may need 3 drops up to three times a day. Some people may need up to 70mg in a day, but it is not recommended to go above this.

Best CBD for stress

All CBD will help to bring about homeostasis in the body, helping with stress and anxiety. EthicaCBD Calm is great for stressful periods when you feel restless and overwhelmed, and the added botanicals also help to promote emotional balance.

Why CBD under the tongue?

CBD as an oil rather than a capsule is absorbed very effectively. When we hold the oil under the tongue for 1-2 minutes before swallowing it absorbs through the mucous membranes lining the mouth, bypassing the digestive system and going directly into the bloodstream.

The Endocannabinoid system explained

Only 20 years ago, scientists discovered that the ES is a central component of the health and healing of every human system (and most animal systems too). This endogenous cannabinoid system, is named after the plant as both hemp and cannabis contain compounds that work directly with this natural system. It was through researching how cannabinoids work in the body that led to its original discovery. Scientists are calling this the MOST important physiological system involved in establishing and maintaining human health.

Endocannabinoids occur naturally in the human system and their receptors are found throughout the body; in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. In each tissue, the cannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same: HOMEOSTASIS. This explains why CBD is linked to helping improve so many varied conditions from Alzheimer’s, reducing the growth rate of cancer cells, asthma, chronic pain, glaucoma, sleep problems, stroke and anxiety to a post-traumatic stress disorder, auto-immune illness such as MS & fibromyalgia, muscle spasms and more.

How to maintain your own Endocannabinoid System

Omega-3 fatty acids are a precursor for the body to produce its own endocannabinoids, so this is a great thing to include in your daily intake.

CBD oil blend recipe for eczema

Add a few drops of CBD oil (choose any strength of CBD oil) to some virgin coconut oil and mix well. Then apply topically to the affected area several times per day. The CBD oil will turn the coconut oil a slight green colour, so be sure to let it soak into the skin for a few minutes before it comes into any contact with your clothes as it may stain. The CBD oil is safe to apply on children’s skin as there is no known toxic level. This oil blend will do wonders help to heal the skin and soothe the symptoms!

CBD oil can be ingested and used topically to support everyday wellness.

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