Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of 113 identified, naturally occurring organic compounds, which come from the leaf of the sativa plant. It is a safe, non-addictive, non-psychoactive phytocannabinoid, which means CBD can be taken for its impressive therapeutic benefits, without a “high” .

How Does It Work?

CBD is an organic compound that regulates and assists the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS has two types of receptors throughout the body classified as CB1 and CB2, these have the potential to positively affect many different pathways and systems in the body.

The ECS system works in conjunction with most other systems in the body to maintain balance so that the body can function at an optimal level, this is called homeostasis. When the body is faced with internal or external changes, it attempts to keep each function at optimal capacity so that it can thrive (think of how the body increases sweat production when we are working out in order to cool the body).

When we introduce CBD into our system, it encourages more interaction with the receptors of the ECS throughout the body. CBD can also influence receptors in different systems such as 5ht serotonin receptors, which has an effect on excitatory and inhibitory hormone levels in the brain and TRPV1 receptors which has an effect on pain and inflammation.

If you’re struggling to find energy, focus and concentration during your day, rather than choosing a caffeinated drink that can lead to negative side-effects; jitters, the need for constant top-ups, potential decreased sleep quality and quantity, choose a natural, healthy alternative like CBD.

Pure 100 CBD naturally increases the uptake of focus and concentration neurotransmitters (dopamine and serotonin) in the brain so that you can focus, without the crashes associated with caffeine.

Not only this, but it also decreases feelings of anxiety and can help with sleep quality, meaning you can hit your deadlines, but also feel rested and prepared for the next day.  Who wouldn’t choose to have better overall productivity throughout your work week and home life?

Pure 100 CBD can help you rest your body and mind. CBD is commonly used by those who struggle to sleep well, thanks to its calming effect on busy brains. Studies suggest that CBD may help with both falling asleep and staying asleep by having an effect on the body’s natural signalling system, called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).

This signalling is thought to influence the activity of various hormones, neurotransmitters, and other cells that affect things like the sleep-wake cycle and emotional regulation.

Sleep is an important factor for recovery.  Important hormone levels are regulated during the sleep pattern, and a lack of good quality sleep can cause physical and cognitive fatigue, and is a risk factor for common illness.  The body’s natural signalling system, the ECS, helps to regulate cortisol levels which, in turn, helps to prevent weakened immune function, weight gain, muscle atrophy, and other negative side effects of chronic stress and high cortisol levels.

CBD can help support the sleep-wake cycle, aiding recovery and supporting a healthy body.