cbd and general wellbeing

How can CBD Improve your General Wellbeing?

CBD works with the body’s natural internal system called the Endocannabinoid System. It interacts with the natural processes within the body to maintain balance for general wellbeing; this is also known as homeostasis. Many people take regular CBD to maintain balance within their body, much like going to the gym regularly or taking a daily vitamin. It’s super easy to work our premium CBD Oils into your daily routine – why not try adding it to your morning orange juice or cup of tea for a daily wellness boost?

CBD, Homeostasis and Wellbeing

Homeostasis is defined as ‘any self-regulating process by which biological systems tend to maintain stability while adjusting to conditions that are optimal for survival.’

Homeostasis also involves regulating our bodily systems in regards to a roughly 24 hour cycle. For instance, our day/night circadian rhythms are regulated via melatonin. Homeostasis also helps to regulate food intake, cortisol levels, core body temperature, and the timing of other biological processes.

Put simply, homeostasis ensures our body is kept in optimal condition by orchestrating a variety of internal changes in response to internal or external changes. To learn about how CBD can help fitness and recovery, check out our CBD and Fitness page.

Consider how body temperature, hunger or stress can alter how your body functions, and how you have direct feedback loops which prompt you to sweat or eat etc. For example, our body temperature hovers around 37° C, and we have processes in place to maintain this by shivering when cold or sweating when hot.

The endocannabinoid system (or ECS) is a complex physiological system present in all mammals. Recent research has highlighted the complexity of the endocannabinoid system and suggests it is involved in managing various homeostatic processes. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a phytocannabinoid found naturally in the cannabis plant that interacts with the body’s natural endocannabinoid system.

Cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 are found across the body but located most extensively in the central nervous system and immune system. Cannabinoids produced by our body called “Endocannabinoids” interact with the ECS and bind with the receptors. The two most well-known of these compounds are called 2-arachidonoyl glycerol (2-AG) and anandamide.

Enzymes break up endocannabinoids when they are no longer needed or if they are produced in excess. The most common of these enzymes are known as MAGL (breaks down anandamide) and FAAH (breaks down 2-AG). The homeostatic feedback loop can be maintained via endocannabinoids binding with receptors, completing their tasks and being broken down. Our body can then repeat this process until homeostasis is achieved.

The growing body of research on the endocannabinoid system suggests that the endocannabinoid system switches into gear when it senses certain imbalances in the body, and then switches back off once order has been restored to the system.

To reach homeostasis, our bodily systems must find a balance. An example could be; an athlete applies greater stress to their body, leading to pain and inflammation. This is sending homeostasis out of balance, and so the endocannabinoid system begins to try to restore balance to the body. Taking cannabinoids as a supplement can assist this process. If you want to learn more, why not check out our CBD Knowledge Centre.

FAQs: CBD for General Wellbeing

What CBD dosage should I take for general wellbeing?

It depends on the person, but generally a low dosage should do. If you aren’t sure what a low dosage means for you, why not take a look at our CBD dosage guide. You may want to step-up your dosage each day until you find the right amount for you. The FSA recommends a maximum daily dosage of 70mg.

What CBD product is best for general wellbeing?

It depends on your personal preference. Here at Hemp Well we offer a range of CBD products so were sure you’ll find something you like. CBD Capsules are easy to take and great for on the go. Meanwhile our CBD Oils are great to add to a morning cup of coffee. Feel free to call us to discuss what product might suit you best, we are always happy to help.

Does CBD make you happier?

“Happier” is certainly a subjective term, but many customers suggest CBD has improved their quality of life – in some cases dramatically. The role CBD and the endocannabinoid system play is about helping your body to maintain it’s natural balance. There are no psychoactive or “high” effects when taking CBD, but some experience improved quality of life thanks to managed pain, reduced anxiety etc. Click here to read one of our guest posts about how CBD helped give a father his life back.

Is CBD legal in the UK?

CBD is legal in the UK. UK regulations state that CBD oil is legal so long as it contains no THC. Our CBD is regularly checked by third party labs to make sure our products are safe and legal. These reports are always available to view on our website, and we’re proud to be one of the first companies to have their products listed on the FSA’s new approved CBD products list. When you buy CBD from HempWell, you can rest assured that you’re receiving high quality, ethical CBD products.

Is CBD safe to use?

CBD is completely safe.Our CBD isolate has a guaranteed purity of at least 99.9%. We extract our CBD from hemp we grow ourselves, so we know exactly what it’s made of! We regularly have our oils tested by third-party labs to make sure there’s quality in every bottle. You can check out our lab reports here to see results from these tests.

Can I take CBD for fitness while on medication?

Consult your doctor if you’re thinking of taking CBD while on medication.

How long does CBD take to work?

CBD has short and long term effects. In the short term, depending on how you choose to take CBD, you will begin to feel effects from anywhere between 10 minutes and 2 hours; you can find more information on individual products here. However, CBD can also have a longer term effect on you and your body. As you continue to take CBD, some will stay in your body, and slowly build up to further help your endocannabinoid system. As a rule of thumb, we recommend that you use CBD consistently for at least 2 weeks to begin to see the full effects of our products.