What Is CBD?

With CBD currently being at the forefront of a new awareness and its popularity growing daily there is no wonder people are wanting to understand more about CBD's crudentitials. Cannabidonal also known as CBD , Is a compound originating from the cannabis sativa plant, which is often more commonly known as the Hemp plant, now we understand there are some confusing terms relating to cannabidiol (CBD), so we have put the following together to try and dismiss some of your worries and concerns.

CBD itself was discovered in 1942 by an American chemist Roger Adams, prior to this very little was known about the differance between CBD & THC.

 

 Cannabidiol (CBD) is a phytocannabinoid and is one of over a hundred cannabinoids or molecules that are uniquely produced by the cannabis family and has no psychoactive qualities, unlike the other major active ingredient in marijuana known as tetrahdrocannabiniol (THC) which is an illegal substance in the UK.

CBD however, is a legal compound that is found in the Cannabis Sativa Plant, with CBD deriving mainly from the Hemp plant and in some cases the marijuana plant where there is low level THC. Hemp refers to the cannabis plants that contains less than 0.01% THC and is totally legal to be cultivated by licensed farmers within the uk. 

All varieties of the cannabis family produce cannabinoids, this includes CBD, Hemp. Cannabinoids are produced in all mammals,  and our brains  have specific receptors which are instinctively designed to accept these cannabinoid compounds into our systems. CBD is thought to affect our cell signalling system (known as the endocannabinoid  system), which helps our bodily functions.

So in short CBD is a naturally occuring substance that can be attained through many products which are all included in this website i.e edibles, teas, oils, balms , capsules and cosmetics are just a few of your available options. We would encourage you to do further research about the natural benefits of CBD, to diminish any of your worries and core concerns or if you would prefer, contact us here at info@nineteen28.org.

CB1 receptors are located primarily in the central nervous system while CB2 receptors are in the peripheral tissues of the immune, gastrointestinal and nervous systems, and to a lesser degree in the central nervous system. CB3 receptors are in various parts of the brain—the hippocampus, cerebellum, thalamus—but newer research has discovered that it is also in the spleen, gastrointestinal tract and adrenal glands.

More recently discovered  was CB1 receptors in 1990 - https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/neuroscience/cannabinoid-1-receptor

Then in 1993 CB2 receptors were discovered - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4164977/

 

1999 CB3 receptors-: https://cbdmednews.com/

These discoveries have given a greater understanding of the encannabinoid system and how far CBD interacts with it.