Why CBD

It’s a great question! With stigma levels decreasing and more and more CBD products becoming available below we look at why.

What is CBD?

CBD (Cannabidiol) one of over 100 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis or marijuana plant, Cannabis sativa. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis. This component within the plant can be attributed to the feeling of getting “high”. However, unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive. Most CBD products contain less that 0.2% THC.

This attribute makes CBD an appealing alternative to people who are in search of relief from pain and aches and pains without the hallucinatory effects of marijuana or other medically prescribed drugs. As we say at The Good Green Leaf Co. - As Nature Intended!

 

How is CBD oil made?

CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant. Many CBD oil products are extracted from hemp, rather than different members of the cannabis family, as CBD dominates the plant’s makeup. The plants are harvested and hung dry for a couple weeks before they are ready from the extraction process. This involves separating the desired oils away from the stalks and seeds of the hemp. Once extracted the oil can be added to carriers such as coconut oil or hemp seed oil.

 

What are the benefits of CBD?

Well where do we start? How about taking a step back in time to thousands of years ago? Our ancestors knew and discovered the benefits of extracting CBD to treat pain relief. It has been documented in ancient texts that CBD was used for rheumatoid pain, constipation and malaria. Studies have shown that patients with arthritis experience less pain and a greater range of movement. Another study looked at how patients with MS over a month benefitted from less muscle spasms and a smaller discomfort from walking or moving.

 

Mental Health

One of our aims is to remove the stigma of mental health through our charity work and at the same time this helps remove the stigma of CBD products. Around 1 in 6 adults suffer from one form of mental condition. Stress, anxiety and depression are all common place and you do not need to suffer alone. Depression is the single biggest contributor to disability worldwide. CBD oil studies and research has shown promise in improving patients mindset and putting them on the first step to recovery.

 

Other health benefits

A recent study from Harvard University “CBD has been touted for a wide variety of health issues, but the strongest scientific evidence is for its effectiveness in treating some of the cruelest childhood epilepsy syndromes, such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), which typically don’t respond to antiseizure medications. In numerous studies, CBD was able to reduce the number of seizures, and in some cases it was able to stop them altogether” They go onto say… ”CBD may offer an option for treating different types of chronic pain. A study from the European Journal of Pain showed, using an animal model, CBD applied on the skin could help lower pain and inflammation due to arthritis. Another study demonstrated the mechanism by which CBD inhibits inflammatory and neuropathic pain, two of the most difficult types of chronic pain to treat”

 

And many many more.

This is just a small snap shot of what CBD can do. Taking CBD oil regularly have shown to healthy brain functions and activity while keeping the heart in a healthy condition.

 

For information on dosage and other uses please see our blogs which are updated weekly. If there is any content you would like information on please let us know.

The Good Green Leaf team.

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