Unless you’ve been hiding away in a cave, you’ve probably noticed there’s a CBD oil obsession going on in the UK. Can one humble hemp oil help so many human malaises? Or is CBD some kind of 21st century snake oil?
If we hopped in a time machine, turning back the clock five years, no one apart from a select few, had ever heard of CBD oil. These days not a day goes by without some kind of ‘CBD oil cured my X’ sensationalist story, with even celebrities like Kim Kashardian and Jennifer Aniston getting in on the act. The internet is crammed with CBD-cure-all accounts for seemingly unrelated health conditions. But can they all these purported CBD oil benefits be true?
No Medical Claims
If you’re expecting to find an exhaustive list of health conditions that CBD may benefit, this is not going to be the right place. CBD products available in the UK are sold as nutritional supplements, meaning they can support the healthy functioning of your body and do not treat or cure any illness. While there may be some extremely exciting studies out there highlighting CBD’s therapeutic potential, in order to talk about any specific health benefits, a special marketing license is required. Plus, the CBD products themselves need to have gone through exhaustive clinical trials.
That’s why no reputable CBD oil company (such as Spirit of Hemp) will suggest that CBD can cure or help the symptoms of any illness or disease.
CBD - The Ultimate Multi-Tasker
CBD (Cannabidiol) was first isolated in the 1940s, but for many years was underestimated in scientific research because it didn’t have any intoxicating effect. The fact that unlike THC, CBD didn’t activate CB1 cannabinoid receptors in the brain and central nervous system, meant that CBD might never be more than a cannabinoid-also-ran.
However, over the last twenty years scientists have uncovered a host of biological mechanisms by which CBD affects the body which may explain why CBD appears to help such varied aspects of people's wellbeing.
More research remains to be carried out explaining why CBD seems to be such a versatile molecule. In the meantime, many people continue using CBD oil as a way to maintain optimum health, supporting the everyday functioning of their minds and bodies.
At Spirit of Hemp, we’re delighted to accompany you in this journey towards vitality and abundant health by offering our range of organic, full spectrum CBD oils. Feel free to contact our customer service team if you have any questions about our whole plant CBD product range.