Cannabidiol, CBD, was first discovered in 1940 when it was isolated from the hemp plant. By now this wellness-infusing elixir is known to many to help with a myriad of emotional, physical and metal conditions.
If you’re new to CBD, this page will be a great CBD guide
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Say hello to CBD
your new best friend
Cannabidiol (CBD for short) is a safe psychoactive, non-intoxicating, non-addictive part of cannabis, the plant that’s been used as medicine for thousands of years. Today the countless therapeutic properties of CBD are being tested and confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world. CBD is the second most common active ingredient in cannabis (marijuana), derived directly from the hemp plant.
The extraordinary things CBD can do
A plethora of CBD studies have shown that CBD can provide relief from seizures, pain, anxiety, and inflammation. According to Harvard Medical School, the strongest scientific evidence of how effective CBD is clear to see when it was successfully used to treat some of the cruellest childhood epilepsy syndromes (which usually don’t respond to medications). In numerous studies CBD was able to reduce the number of seizures, and, in some cases, stop them altogether.
Animal studies, and self-reports or research in humans, suggest that CBD can help to reduce anxiety and help with insomnia and ease and treat chronic, inflammatory, and neuropathic pain. It’s been reported to give relief to patients with fibromyalgia, MS, Parkinson’s Disease, and endometriosis, to mention but a few.
It can also be a help for those who’d like to stop smoking or using drugs as it’s suggested it lessens cravings. It’s also speculated in recent science reports that CBD could be used to reverse long term damage caused by smoking cannabis.
Into Your Morning Routine
To make delicious CBD Coffee you need delicious coffee beans.
For ours we use a Tanzanian arabica. Smooth and intensely velvety, this bean grows on the volcanic soils of Mount Kilimanjaro, where nutrient rich soils ensure it has the best start to life.
“…Kilimanjaro coffee exhibits distinct origin tasting flavors along with a lovely body and shining acidity that have given it a reputation as one of Africa’s best coffees.” – Espresso Coffee Guide
The next, and final ingredient is hemp.
The key difference between hemp and cannabis is their THC content. THC is the mystical, psychoactive chemical which gets you ‘high’. Cannabis contains a lot while hemp does not.
Both contain a spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes, nutrients and compounds, all interacting with each other and you, to create what is called ‘the entourage effect’ or ‘whole plant medicine’.
To protect these delicate compounds and ensure that they reach your cup of coffee, we extract and infuse, both slowly and gently. The process we use is called, sub-critical CO2 extraction and is regarded as the most ‘natural’ method.
Full Spectrum CBD Oil
Our 5% CBD oils contain a full range of natural cannabinoids. Through a gentle process of CO2 extraction, the valuable cannabinoids and terpenes of the hemp plant (Cannabis Sativa) are kept intact, thus obtaining a full spectrum of natural cannabinoids. Certified hemp plants are grown organically, meaning that our CBD oil is GMO-free. In addition, our oil is gluten-free and contains no artificial preservatives or colourants. All of our CBD oils are vegan and contain no animal traces.
Our natural hemp oils are a beautiful amber colour with a natural scent and taste. By taking Full Spectrum CBD the effectiveness of the supplement is increased due to all the compounds working together on the endocannabinoid system, to create the “Entourage effect”.
We take your health very seriously, because of this we continually 3rd party test our products to ensure they meet our and your high standards. This means we create a pure, clean, quality oil that doesn’t involve post-processing resulting in a high-quality product for our customers.
CBD Sanctuary is a UK brand that is proud to say our CBD oil is 100% natural and organic with zero pesticides, herbicides or fungicides making for an amazingly pure oil with a huge range of benefits.
How Can CBD Help You?
Studies show that CBD may help alleviate depression by altering serotonin levels in the brain. But more research is needed to understand how it can be used as a treatment for depression. CBD products that contain a high level of CBD and a low level of THC have been found to be most effective for depression.
Studies have shown that CBD may help reduce chronic pain by affecting endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation, and interacting with neurotransmitters. CBD is frequently used by athletes, footballers, cyclists and high impact sports to enhance and aid recovery.
A 2017 study in the Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry tested the anxiety levels of 57 men in a simulated public speaking test those who received 300 milligrams of CBD experienced significantly reduced anxiety during the test compared to those who received the placebo.
Animal studies have suggested that CBD has pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties, but these effects have not been validated in quality studies in humans. Anecdotally, some people with arthritis who have tried CBD, but not all, report noticeable pain relief, sleep improvement and/or anxiety reduction.
Researchers are looking at a receptor located in the brain to learn about the ways that CBD could help people with neurodegenerative disorders, which are diseases that cause the brain and nerves to deteriorate over time. This receptor is known as CB1.
Other studies find CBD helpful in reducing various psychiatric and medical symptoms like anxiety, insomnia and pain in patients with substance use disorders, indicating that CBD may be an effective treatment for addiction. Further studies are ongoing.
How can CBD
me feel better?
CBD works through the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) in our brains. A study reports that ECS receptors present in the entire human body consist of cell receptors. ECS starts physiological processes that help to controll and maintain body processes; like support in regulating pain, immune system, memory, mood, and sleep patterns. It was discovered in 1990 that ECS responds to external phytocannabinoids (like CBD) which acts to enhance the functions in our bodies. Experts aren’t exactly sure yet about how CBD interacts with the ECS. But many believe that CBD acts like a booster for the ECS, helping it to access its own endocannabinoids, which allows it to carry out its functions effectively.
You cannot OD
when you use CBD
Regardless of what CBD product you’d like to try, you don’t have to worry about accidentally giving yourself an overdose. Simply because it is not possible. If you use too much, your body will disregard it. The receptors in your brain will ignore it.
We suggest starting on a low dose and building it until you get the desired effect. Add a bit more every three days or so and check in with yourself to feel how you’re responding. If you get to a point where you don’t feel any extra benefit (or feel worse), you’ve gone too far. Go back to the dose you used previously, as that will be your ideal dose.
You can start to feel benefits within 24 hours. But it might take as long as 6-8 weeks to notice the difference. It’s all about how quickly the CBD manages to wake up the receptors in your body that you need for CBD to have an effect.
CBD, broad spectrum versus full spectrum
We know that it’s tricky to get your head around CBD and what it is. We receive a lot of questions about the difference between broad and full spectrum CBD. So, here’s an explanation:
Full-spectrum CBD: If you want to maximise the benefits of cannabis, full-spectrum CBD could be your best bet. It’s often the CBD connoisseur’s choice as it gives you the famous “entourage effect”. This is the theory that when multiple components of cannabis work together, you reap more benefits. However, full-spectrum CBD can sometimes give a feel of “high” due to the THC, and it could potentially show up on a drug test (even within the legal limits).
Broad-spectrum CBD: Broad-spectrum CBD contains a range of naturally occurring compounds from the cannabis plant, but usually no THC. It still contains some other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, which may offer benefits beyond the CBD alone. One potential plus of broad-spectrum CBD is that you keep a clear mind — no THC means no “high” feeling. A drawback could be that CBD without THC may not be quite as effective as the two together.
Find CBD Products
that work for you
Our goal is to be your one stop shop for CBD products. That’s why CBD Sanctuary offers all the CBD products you could wish for, conveniently cherry-picked for your every need. We offer CBD skincare, CBD oils, CBD coffee, CBD gummies and supplements and much more.
We’re constantly adding products to our site, so keep an eye out for exciting new CBD solutions. All of CBD Sanctuary’s products are high quality and within the legal guidelines. The way you choose to use it is totally a matter of preference.
4 quick answers to your CBD questions
Yes. Any CBD oil from hemp plants is legal in the UK if it contains less than 0.2 THC. All our products are below the legal limit.
No. It will NOT make you feel high. It’s different from THC, which is what makes you high.
Yes. And in most cases, you should even take it daily for best effect.
It depends on your age, weight, and other factors. No one is the same. Try this calculator to get an idea or ask us at the forum!