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CBD vs THC

CBD (Cannabinoid) is a non-psychoactive compound found in both Cannabis and Industrial hemp.

Cannabis is known for its high concentration in THC, the chemical that effective alters you mind set or ‘gets you high’

Industrial Hemp however, is rich in over 140 other CBD variations which that a whole host of suggested benefits.

Cannabis and Industrial Hemp are two separate plants that share similar properties, but Cannwell is produced from Industrial Hemp isolate removing all the THC compounds leaving you with just the benefits of CBD.

Out of desperation or lack of information, most users believe that CBD from marijuana is more potent compared to that derived from Hemp. The notion could be as a result of the psychoactive effects of Marijuana.

However, on a molecular level, CBD from hemp and that derived from Marijuana is identical. According to renowned researcher Franjo Grotenhermen, of the International Association of Cannabinoid Medicines says the body is only interested in the molecular structure and not where the molecule comes from. That means that CBD from hemp is absorbed and used the same way with the same effects as CBD from the Marijuana plant.

The only difference is that the percentage of CBD in hemp plants by dry weight is lower on average compared to the proportion found specially bred marijuana plants.

What is CBD?

CBD is one of over 140+ know Cannabinoids and it a phytocannabinoid that occurs naturally in hemp.

There’s a misconception that CBD can make you high like THC – it does not. CBD interacts with different receptors in the endocannabinoid system.

Cannwell CBD takes a lot of precautionary measures to make sure THC does not contaminate the product so that you receive the full benefit.

CBD can be extracted from medical Marijuana plants or industrial hemp plants.

Industrial hemp is not illegal in the UK and as such CBD can be extracted. It allows for the hemp grown from other countries to be imported legally.

Even though CBD has attracted a lot of attention primarily because of the benefits that users have reported after using, it’s only one of more than 140 cannabinoids that scientists have discovered.

What is broad spectrum CBD?

As mentioned there are over 140 different cannabinoids in industrial hemp. Other prominent Cannabinoids include CBC (Cannabichromene), CBN (Cannabinol), CBG (Cannabigerol), CBDV (Cannabidivarin) and CBDA (Cannabidiolic Acid)

Even though numerous other products have been found, most of the research has been rightfully focused on CBD particularly with the benefits that it has been reported to offer.

CBD can be extracted from various parts of the hemp. It can be obtained from the leaves, flowers and the biomass of the hemp or marijuana plant.

Once the plant is of the right age, a variety of methods can be used to obtain the CBD and its variations from different parts of the plants. The methods include cold ethanol alcohol extraction, sub and supercritical CO2 extraction and dry ice extraction as well as the olive oil extraction.

Each of the methods is effective in extracting CBD. Under the right conditions, the quality of the CBD is the same no matter the kind of method used to extract the oil.

Considering the numerous benefits that CBD has to offer, it’s only logical, that growers and processors would try to find ways to get the maximum amount of CBD and its variants from a single plant.

Thanks to a bit of science and cross-breeding, it’s now possible to grow cannabis plants that have high levels of CBD. These plants are known as CBD-rich strains. They have helped to boost the supply of CBD and support the growing demand.

Should I take CBD if I’m healthy?

You don’t have to wait until your health is in turmoil to seek the benefits of CBD – as our founder Dan Rodwell did.

For most people, their first encounter with CBD is as a result of persistent health problems. But, CBD has not gotten traction by improving the condition of those with ailing health but also supporting a healthy body and making it better at fighting numerous ailments, aiding recovery or helping with better rest cycles.

Most people have turned to CBD as a supplement, which they can take on a daily basis. It has been associated with among other benefits improving mood and it also contains a variety of vitamins and minerals ,which include Vitamin C, Magnesium, complex vitamins and calcium. It’s also rich in fatty acids which are critical in keeping your body running at its best.

There’s still a lot of research being done to uncover more details about CBD. Thus far, most of the details about CBD are very encouraging and the demand for CBD will only continue to grow. With these few facts, you’re better equipped to start on your CBD regimen.

How does CBD work?

CBD interacts with the ECS and opens the doorway to the beneficial effects of CBD, along the molecular pathway. Our bodies have an Endocannabinoid system (ECS) that receives and transmits signals to and from the cannabinoid itself, interacting with the receptors and providing a balance.

What dosage show I take?

It is said that for every 4.5kg of body weight our ECS can regulate around 1 – 6 mg of CBD.

Much like protein or a more common example, Berroca, our body will discharge any excess CBD from the system and in turn be wasted.

What is the most effective way to take CBD?

There are numerous ways to absorb CBD, whether it be sublingual via an oil, ingest via an edible or inhale via a vape. Each method of absorption is personal to the individual – you’ll know and work out which is best for you. We do not advocate a certain way, as this is very individual to the person.

Ingestible products have a systemic effect and work on your whole body, however it depends on the strength of the CBD and the edible as to how much will be absorbed through your digestive system.

The most effective way to absorb CBD into your bloodstream, is via inhalation. Effects can be near immediate making a good option for the potential benefits of pain relief.

When you inhale CBD, such as vaping it, the alveoli in your lungs absorbs the compound very quickly. The lungs also offer a larger surface area for absorption. Once CBD passes through the alveoli, speedily since you are breathing continuously, it enters the bloodstream. From there, it travels quickly through the body. Compared to other methods, inhaling absorbs more CBD at once and much faster too.

You can take CBD sublingually, which means holding it under the tongue for a minute or two before swallowing. This method allows the mucus membranes of the mouth to absorb CBD instead, bypassing the digestive system and metabolism in the liver entirely. Since no enzymes break the CBD molecules down and it does not travel through the stomach, CBD is able to reach the bloodstream faster.

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