Cannabinoids are the tiny chemical compounds that come together to make the cannabis plant. There are over 100 cannabinoids in each cannabis plant.
The two main components of Cannabis are Cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive component which is legal, and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the psychoactive component and is illegal. (in some markets, including the UK).
CBD comes from the hemp plant. Hemp is a variation of the cannabis plant species that contains high levels of CBD, and minimal traces of THC. CBD cannot make you “high”. To confirm that this is the case, and to give our customers peace of mind, we offer batch testing for customers and prospects to see the laboratory results for any specific batch of CBD.
As a comparison, Marijuana contains smaller amounts of CBD but larger amounts of THC, the component associated with “high”, and is the more commonly known version of cannabis.
In recent years, scientists have discovered that cannabinoids are not only found in plants (phytocannabinoids), but also in all mammals, most importantly humans (endocannabinoids).
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a neuromodulator mechanism that plays a role in central nervous system development and in regulating a variety of physiological and cognitive processes. Its job is essentially to observe these systems and processes, ensuring they are all working in order. If for some reason they are not, the ECS will help by signalling the release of specific biological compounds or enzymes.
The ECS is made up of a series of receptors, which regulate bodily processes such as sleep, immunesystem responses, and pain. The ECS comprises of two core receptors (CB1 & CB2) which go to work and repair, nourish and balance the body.
CB1 receptors exist in the brain and the spinal cord, working to regulate appetite, memory, mental cognition and to reduce pain. CB2 receptors’ primary role is to reduce inflammation.
Predominantly found in the immune system, they also exist in many other areas of the body, including the gut, spleen, liver, heart, kidneys, bones, blood vessels, lymph nodes, endocrine glands, reproductive organs, and across the skin.
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Terpenes, the source of plant's aroma and flavour, are organic hydrocarbons that are found in hundreds of plants around the world, which help in both repelling bugs / and attracting insects for pollination.
Over 100 different terpenes exist in cannabis, with different combinations and levels of concentration, all contributing to the variety of different products' scents and aromas.
The entourage effect takes place when hundreds of natural components within a plant interact together and with the corresponding receptors in the human body, to produce a stronger effect than any one of those components used alone. It’s a synergistic effect. The different natural compounds amplify each other’s effects, making the overall plant more effective in maintaining balance in the endocannabinoid system.