CBD - What is it, and what are the benefits? Meet Love Hemp!
The perfect pairing with our Fix8 Kombucha? A splash of CBD. Read on to find out why...
Love Yourself With Love Hemp CBD!
This week we’ve teamed up with our friends over at Love Hemp to help you love yourself with CBD, all in the spirit of Valentines.
CBD has a wealth of health properties available at just a few drops and you can have access to this miracle product for a special 30% off until the end of February, available only to our Fix8 family! Enter code “FIX8LH30” at the Love Hemp checkout.
Want to be in with a chance of winning the ultimate self-love health bundle? Head over to our instagram page here and enter our joint giveaway!
So, what is CBD?
Like all plants, hemp contains many different types of compounds which makes up the biology of the plant. Some of these are called terpenes, which give it that instantly recognisable earthy peppery aroma, and flavonoids which are a group of plant metabolites that provide health benefits through their antioxidant properties. But hemp and cannabis boast another set of compounds called cannabinoids, and the two main cannabinoids in hemp are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
However, these two cannabinoids vary significantly. THC is the compound that is used recreationally which causes a high and is illegal in the UK. CBD is used therapeutically, is non-psychoactive so does not cause a high of any kind and is fully legal in the UK.
It is known for its healing and therapeutic properties and has been responsible for aiding users in reducing pain and inflammation, improving sleep quality, lessening symptoms of anxiety and managing mood and stress levels. It really is the miracle product! Love Hemp CBD is available in oil drops and sprays which are taken orally, vegan gummies and chocolates, and vegan capsules for those of you who prefer to take supplements in capsule form.
How is all this possible? Here’s the science:
The reason for these magical effects is due to how CBD works in the body, specifically with the endocannabinoid system. All mammals have an Endocannabinoid System, a cell-signalling system within us that contains cannabinoid receptors and it produces compounds called endocannabinoids. These are the human version of plant cannabinoids (cannabinoids but made by the body).
CBD (a plant cannabinoid) targets the endocannabinoid system receptors when ingested and helps to balance the body’s essential functions such as sleep, mood, inflammation, pain, and to support our general health and wellbeing. The CBD is recognised by the endocannabinoid system, which then allows it access to certain brain receptors via the CB1 and CB2 pathways. CBD works to harmonise the body and pull all functions into natural balance, otherwise known as homeostasis.
Introducing CBD into your diet, along with gut-healthy options such as kombucha rich in probiotics, is a great way to start feeling good from the inside out. Our gut microbiome (trillions of bacteria species and microorganisms living in your intestines) is the epicentre of your body, and therefore should be treated with the utmost respect! Like CBD, this microbiome is essential in serving functions critical to your health and wellbeing, such as mood, sleep, inflammation, immunity and brain health.
Introducing CBD into your diet alongside gut loving kombucha will no doubt support your overall wellbeing, both physical and mental. Always consult a medical professional before introducing a new supplement into your diet.
To learn more about multi-award winning brand, and their CBD products, check out their website www.lovehemp.com