What is CBD?
CBD is short for Cannabidiol, one of the most abundant natural compounds found in the hemp plant.
Since ancient times hemp has been used by humans to promote a healthy lifestyle. In recent years, the use of hemp in the health and wellness sector has increased significantly due to its natural therapeutic properties.
Cannabidiol is just one of more than 80 natural compounds that can be found in the hemp plant. It is also the main active compound used in CBD products such as oils, capsules, cosmetics, edibles and many more.
When CBD was first identified in the 1940s, experts assumed it had no effect on the body as the priority at the time was THC research. However, in the 1990s a research team led by Professor Raphael Mechoulam (recognised as the grandfather of cannabis research) identified the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the human body.
Recent scientific research suggests that Cannabidiol has the potential to help promote balance in the body and an overall sense of well-being through interaction with the endocannabinoid system. This system helps control functions such as mood, immune response, pain, appetite and sleep patterns.