CBD is a legal, naturally occurring substance which is extracted together with over 100 other nutrients from hemp plants . If taken regularly with food or drink it can support the body’s endocannabinoid system which helps maintain your health and balance but with no risk of getting high.
- CBD (an abbreviation of Cannabidiol) is a naturally occurring substance that is found in some plants and is known as a “phytocannabinoid”.
- The cannabis plant contains the most significant quantities of these phytocannabinoids and of the 100+ phytocannabinoids presently identified in the plant, CBD and THC are the most abundant.
- The cannabis plant, like all plant types, comes in different varieties including Hemp (Cannabis Sativa L.) which is a well known variety that contains large quantities of CBD but little to no THC which is the compound that gets you ‘high’.
- Your body is also home to a complex system known as the “endocannabinoid system” (ECS). This system was discovered in the early 1990s so it’s a relatively new area of knowledge.
- The ECS is extremely important and is found in the brain, organs, glands, connective tissue and immune cells. It helps to regulate every physiological system such as our nervous system, digestive system, reproductive system, immune system and our muscular system. When balanced and working properly, the ECS is thought to be responsible for moderating pleasure, energy and well-being.
- Without venturing too deeply into technical terms, we can say that scientists understand that within the ECS, cannabinoids (called “endocannabinoids”) are produced by the body and interact with the different cannabinoid receptors (we know the two main receptors as CB1 and CB2) responsible for transmitting signals within our bodies and creating balance, known as “homeostasis”.
- There are many factors which can prevent the ECS from working properly (such as natural ageing and also intake of toxins and stress – both of which are all too common in today’s society). Mary-Jane’s CBD food and drink supplements provide a source of phytocannabinoids which interact with these receptors and support the beneficial effects of the ECS.