What is CBD?

CBD has recently gained huge traction as a powerful and proven natural alternative to conventional medicine for many health concerns. It is now legally approved if it meets the relevant requirements as laid down by SAHPRA. This is great news for people who would prefer to simplify their health regime with a more natural alternative as opposed to taking multiple medications for different health issues.

LEGAL CBD

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a cannabinoid and a naturally occurring chemical in cannabis plants. While CBD is derived from the cannabis plant, it is different to another cannabinoid, THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), which is used recreationally for its euphoric ‘high’ effect. Unlike THC, CBD and organic CBD Hemp Seed Oil does not give you the high that THC is known for and may, in fact, reduce the high.

CBD PRODUCTS

The Cannabis plant has many different varieties, including marijuana and hemp plants. In the past, it was associated with recreational marijuana use. Cannabis plants produce over 400 compounds – approximately 100 of these are unique to the plant and can be isolated for medicinal and other purposes. Cannabinoids are active chemical compounds, unique to cannabis plants. These are the ‘active ingredients’ in various cannabis products that can offer unique benefits and other effects.

CBD has recently gained huge traction as a powerful and proven natural alternative to conventional medicine for many health concerns. It is now legally approved if it meets the relevant requirements as laid down by SAHPRA. This is great news for people who would prefer to simplify their health regime with a more natural alternative as opposed to taking multiple medications for different health issues.

How CBD works

Understanding CBD

Understanding the endocannabinoid system and how CBD brings homeostasis to the human body is key to understanding how CBD works.


The endocannabinoid system is well-researched and scientifically proven. It is the reason a plant or plant-based compound is able to relieve minor symptoms, and so much more.


Therefore, the endocannabinoid system – and adequate intake of cannabinoids, like CBD and other medical hemp products – could assist with supporting our immune system.


The human body has cannabinoid receptors designed to allow cannabinoids to improve our health and wellbeing, helping to achieve homeostasis. Activities like yoga, a healthy diet, and consciously focusing on mental and physical well-being all help bring the body into balance – or arrive at that state of homeostasis – and so do the cannabinoids such as CBD.


There is also a reason we feel “out-of-balance” when we are sick or anything in our bodies is out of normal range: our physical body craves balance.
Endocannabinoid receptors are smart: they can only act on the bodily functions that are out of whack, to achieve precision homeostasis. The receptors cannot over function to negatively affect one system while attempting to bring balance to another. They work where and when they need to.
When homeostasis is achieved, the body works harmoniously – from elements in the blood to multiple organ systems, and beyond. When just one thing – like a hormone, for instance – is out of balance, your health can spiral out of control. Just a small change can affect the entire body negatively. Without homeostasis, we are simply unable to function at our peak.


Homeostasis does not have to be left to chance. The endocannabinoid system can help you achieve it.
Initial research demonstrates the endocannabinoid system’s ability to prevent overactivity in the immune system, which often causes an immune response, mainly inflammation. This inflammation disrupts homeostasis and can cause pain, chemical imbalances, neuro-responses and more.
Therefore, the endocannabinoid system – and adequate intake of cannabinoids, like CBD – could assist with immune system responses.
Therefore, the endocannabinoid system – and adequate intake of cannabinoids, like CBD – could assist with immune system responses.

 

Some reported benefits derived from CBD products have included:

 

  • Relief from Chronic Pain & Inflammation
  • Calming effect and reduced feelings of Anxiety & Depression
  • Better Sleep

 

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Homeostasis does not have to be left to chance. The endocannabinoid system can help you achieve it.