What is CBD?
Cannabidiol – CBD is a prominent cannabinoid found in the in the hemp plant, a close relative of the cannabis plant.
CBD contains many beneficial health qualities and can naturally help towards creating balance within your body by working alongside its EndoCannabinoid System (Click here for more information on homeostasis).
Our ECS (Click here for more information on the ECS) is a specific network that runs throughout our body and brain and is responsible for regulating many of our body’s processes including pain-sensation, appetite, mood and memory.
CBD is believed to have natural antibacterial qualities as well as being an anti-inflammatory, a neuroprotective and is also good for immune system support. There is evidence to support that when taken with the right profile or recipe of other cannabinoids and terpenes, CBD can help with a variety of health conditions and minor illnesses including depression and anxiety, it can help relieve some pains, reduce nausea and vomiting and improve sleep.
CBD won’t get you high, it is non intoxicating and is not known to be addictive, though there have been reports of negative effects that can include nausea, fatigue and diarrhoea and sometimes headaches. CBD can also increase the level in your blood of the blood thinner coumadin, and it can raise levels of certain medications in your blood by the same mechanism that grapefruit juice does. Because we know this, we always suggest you consult your own health advisor/professional before introducing CBD into your health and care regime, or speak to a pharmacist if you are worried about any medication interactions. Click here for more information on CBD from Harvard Medical School.
CBD has a very wide margin for dosing. There are many combinations of percentages and profiles available on the market. With the right information you should be able to find a product that should suit your individual needs.
We all react differently and everyone’s response and experience is individual, so whereas one person may respond after only one drop of the lowest % oils, others may need much higher % over a longer period of time to feel a similar amount of relief or benefit for the same health condition or complaint.
Whatever your reason for choosing this natural herbal supplement, we at The Ivy Garden hope you have a positive and enhancing experience when taking CBD.
For helpful information on CBD, from finding the right product, starting CBD, dosing and relevent health conditions, we always recommend joining a facebook group called CBD USERS UK. We find this site invaluable. There they have a huge amount of information available on many products and numerous health conditions. This CBD support group has over 53 thousand members. The brilliant admin team are amazing at answering all and any CBD related questions and their combined knowledge is unquestionable on the subject.
Sadly, there are times where we encounter some very unwell clients who are looking for help with some serious life changing and life limiting illness. At such times we would suggest you contact Realm of Caring. They are American based foundation that supports families and patients with information on using cannabis and cannabis derived products. We truly hope this helps you on your path to getting the information and guidance you may need.