Everything you need to know about CBD

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol - CBD Structure | fmulaplus

How does CBD work?

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

The cannabinoids found in the Hemp plant, like CBD, work alongside a naturally-occurring system found in all human beings, called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).

The ECS is a vital system in the human body, as it is the digestive, immune and nervous systems. It is a complex cell-signalling system that produces its own endocannabinoids, which play a fundamental role in the physiological and psychological systems of the body. Although experts haven’t yet determined exactly how it works, we know it helps to regulate a range of functions and processes. These include modulating pain, regulating appetite and digestion, maintaining memory, reducing inflammation, managing immune system responses, monitoring sleep and many others. All these functions contribute to homeostasis, known as the stability of the body’s internal environment.

CBD helps you maintain a natural balance

Although our bodies naturally produce cannabinoids, we can help to supplement them with plant-based cannabinoids, such as CBD, to optimise the ECS and contribute to homeostasis. Like we do with protein, we can increase CBD intake to support our body to regulate our physiological systems.

How does CBD affect me?

Does CBD have any side effects?

Safety studies of CBD1 showed it is well-tolerated, however as with any other supplement, there is always a chance it could cause adverse effects or reactions. Common side effects might include:
● nausea
● vomiting
● loss of appetite
● right-sided upper stomach pain
● tiredness
● itching
● dark urine
● or yellowing of the skin or eyes

Cannabidiol is broken down by the liver. If a person has a liver disease or symptoms of liver problems, we recommend contacting a doctor before proceeding with taking CBD. Using CBD with other drugs that make the individual drowsy can worsen this effect. We recommend asking a doctor before using CBD with opioid medication, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, or medicine for anxiety or seizures.

Types of CBD

Full Spectrum (Whole)

Refers to the full range of cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and other compounds that are present within the plant with THC. Sometimes referred to as ‘Whole Plant Extract'.

Broad Spectrum

Put simply, it’s Full Spectrum minus any trace amounts of THC. It still contains cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other compounds present in the plant.

Isolate Extract

The Isolate Extract solely contains the CBD cannabinoid.

Learn more about CBD

CBD Dosages
CBD Terms Glossary