Did you know that only hemp seeds contain 75-80% polyunsaturated fatty acids – the highest in the plant kingdom?
Hemp seeds are high in two essential fatty acids, linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3). They are also a great source of vitamins and minerals including; vitamin E, B vitamins, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron and zinc. Though hemp may not replace any products you use to supplement for these vitamins – it is certainly a great contributor.
In our CBD gummies we use a raw, organic, unrefined, cold-pressed hemp seed oil as a carrier for our CBD. We believe that the whole of the plant is good for you and always look to include the plant where possible.
Hemp seed oil can also be found in your local supermarket so why not replace your olive oil for hemp seed and share your thoughts with us on our Instagram page – @coldpressed.cbd
CBD is the latest health trend and while the younger generation are benefiting from the benefits of CBD, the older generation are currently being left behind.
CBD gummies are a great way to get these health benefits without having to smoke or vaporise hemp. Not only will you get all the benefits of taking CBD, but gummies are easy-to-swallow and also taste great. These treats give you the power of an ancient plant in a delicious sweet.
Terpenes are produced by a variety of plants including the cannabis plant. They are organic compounds found in the same glands that produce the cannabinoids. They tend to have a strong odor and have developed to protect the plant. More than 100 terpenes have been found in cannabis and they combine in different ways to create distinctive strains. Research into the entourage effect looks at how terpenes work with cannabinoids to aid with anxiety and mood disorders.
The five mostly commonly found terpenes identified in cannabis include;
This is the most commonly found terprene in modern cannabis. It’s thought to have sedative and relaxing effects. Myrcene is also found in beer hops and mango.
This is the most common terpene found across all plant species and has anti inflammatory properties. It is also thought to help with anxiety. In Japan, going for a walk in the pine woods is known as shinrin-yoku. This practice has recently been studied for its ability to help with anxiety. Pinene is found in pine needles, rosemary and basil.
What makes this terpenes interesting is its relationship with the endocannabinoid system and its ability to bind to CB2 receptions in a similar way to CBD. This is why Caryophyllene is thought to have additional medicinal properties. The terpene is also found in black pepper and cinnamon.
Limonene is another terpene which may increase mood and help with stress relief. It has a citrusy smell and can also be found in lemon and orange peel. It is commonly used to fragrant cleaning products used around the house.
This is another spicy terpene, similar to Caryophyllene, and can be found in nutmeg and cumin. It offers uplifting effects and is found in most strains but in trace amounts.
Cannabinoids are compounds found in the cannabis plant. There are at least 144 separate cannabinoids that have been isolated, each offering different effects. They bind to receptors in our bodies and you can find out more information on the endocannabinoid system here.
Below we look at the 5 most commonly identified cannabinoids found in the plant:
CBD is a chemical found in the cannabis plant. CBD doesn’t contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis that produces a high. CBD does not change a person’s state of mind when consumed.
THC is the main psychoactive compound found in Cannabis. Certain pharmaceutical forms of THC have been approved by the FDA to stimulate appetite and to treat sickness from chemotherapy. It has also been used to treat neuropathic pain, spasticity and overactive bladders.
CBN forms when the THC in cannabis degrades due to over exposure to air or ultraviolet light. It is mildly psychoactive and is thought to have sedative effects. According to a 2002 study it can also help with pain relief.
This is the parent cannabinoid, to which other cannabinoids are synthesised. When the plant grows, all but 1% of CBG converts to the other compounds mentioned in this article. So far, in–vitro studies have shown some indications that CBG may help with colitis, neurodegeneration, and could potentially inhibit the growth of certain cancer cells.
There has been little research into CBC however we do know that it is non-intoxicating, so it doesn’t produce a euphoric high like THC. It is thought to bind to different receptors in our body and has potential to increase levels of the bodies natural endocannabinoids like anandamide.
It is of our belief that CBD should not be used solely to enhance an experience but should be part of a holistic self-care routine. Having said that the stress-relieving qualities of CBD and meditation could work hand in hand to reduce the anxieties of the modern world.
Similar to the practice of meditation, CBD also has properties that may help you to relax. The addition of CBD into your daily routine can produce similar effects as those seen with the addition of meditation. We believe that this is why many people often choose to enhance their daily meditation with a dose of CBD.
Results do depend on the dose and there isn’t a one-size-fits-all. As a general rule of thumb, it’s always good to start with a low dose when incorporating a new supplement into your routine and then gradually increasing this when required.
Another consideration to take into account is that CBD can take time to work and it may not show results right away. CBD works with your endocannabinoid system in an interesting way; the more you consume it, the more receptive your body becomes to it. It might take some people a couple of months of continuous CBD consumption in order to fully experience the benefits. If you are consuming CBD orally it’s also important to know that it can take up to an hour to absorb into your body — this delay will need to be worked into your preparation for mediation.
Many CBD users report positive and relaxed moods after consumption, something that can help a lot when it comes to meditation. It also promotes awareness and focus, helping people’s thoughts stay in the moment.
All in all, there have been very few studies on CBD and meditation and whether or not they are more effective taken together. However, we do know that by themselves, CBD and meditation are independently capable of helping a person relax and feel a sense of calmness so why not give it a go.
There are many different ways to consume CBD. Within this post we will explain why we chose to create the most natural, vegan friendly, vitamin enriched CBD gummies available in the UK.
What are CBD gummies?
CBD gummies are sweets containing cannabidiol (CBD) oil. They are rising in popularity and in North America, edibles now make up a third of sales. This increase in popularity is due to the fact that they are a discreet and tasty way to ingest CBD. It is also much easier to dose CBD gummies than it is when smoking or vaping CBD flower. This allows consumers to start slow and increase the number of milligrams (MG) consumed to get to to the right tailored dose.
How to consume the CBD gummies?
CBD gummies can be more active (bioavailable) when held in the mouth rather than chewed and swallowed immediately. The cannabidiol in the CBD gummies enters the bloodstream quicker when absorbed sublingually than it will through the digestive system. So enjoy the natural flavours of our CBD gummies before swallowing.