With the CBD-infused product market being the fastest-growing segment of the health industry, it’s strange to think of a time where the cannabis plant and any associated products were overlooked and underappreciated for the amazing benefits it can provide. In today’s age, there has been a huge shift both culturally and legally, one that Gibson’s Goodology is proud to be spearheading as we see the re-evaluation of cannabis / marijuana on a global scale being legalised for both medicinal and recreational purposes.
A significant part of this shift in perception of cannabis has been thanks to the beautiful online community, coming together to share helpful information about the benefits of CBD products and dispel the myths surrounding this innovative space. The information is there at your fingertips, with universities, science blogs and online forums ready to welcome you with open arms into the world of CBD- however, with so much conversation floating around, some misinformation can slip through the cracks. One example of this is the myth that CBD oil can get you high, which isn’t the case. So, it’s important when understanding this plant’s potential to heal you physically, mentally, and spiritually to dispel these common myths by gifting you the knowledge of how CBD works and how it affects the body.
The beauty of the cannabis plant is in its complexity; it has around 400 different types of molecules within it. Of these 400, a total of 120 of them are known as cannabinoids. Here’s the important bit to remember: they’re termed cannabinoids because they bind to specific receptors within our bodies; the cannabinoid receptors. Relax; it’s perfectly natural, we all have them. This entire endocannabinoid system within our bodies plays a multitude of vital functional roles; such as controlling the sleep/wake cycle, your mood and appetite, pain management, and even your memory.
Of these 120 cannabinoids, the two you’re probably most familiar with are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol). They are found in abundance; and the fundamental difference between the two, is often what results in misinformation about CBD products (and marijuana in general). You see, THC is the psychoactive component in marijuana; THC is what gives you that “high”. CBD on the other hand is entirely non-psychoactive; and is arguably the most widely-studied cannabinoid amongst scientists and medical professionals alike. It’s also the component we built an entire company around because we believe so much in its benefits, which we’ll be exploring a bit more today.
Pain and Inflammation Management
If you’re a sufferer of conditions such as fibromyalgia, arthritis or migraines; then perhaps it might be well worth your while to consider the use of CBD for chronic pain. When the CBD cannabinoid attaches to the receptor, research has suggested that you could experience a reduction in pain, thanks to the cannabinoids altering the pain perception pathways in the brain; ultimately gifting you with relief.
CBD in cannabis is also thought to help reduce inflammation within the body, which is especially useful in countering inflammatory conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease and even rheumatoid arthritis. Of course, any medical professional will tell you that decreasing inflammation within the body will invariably lead to an improvement in your overall health; so if it’s a means to an end, who are we to judge? According to a Harvard report, in certain instances medical marijuana (dominant in CBD, and not THC) has been prescribed by doctors to replace the long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen, which can have negative side-effects.
This is arguably the strongest argument that CBD has presented to date; numerous instances of documented medical evidence and literature have demonstrated the beneficial nature of CBD in combating childhood seizures – and not just any seizures, but those of the severe variety (Dravet Syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome). Probably less seriously (but equally as important), due to CBD’s effect on the body’s limbic system; it could also be beneficial in alleviating symptoms relating to anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), ADHD, Tourette syndrome, epilepsy and even multiple sclerosis.
Reduction of anxiety
The literature has also documented CBD’s effectiveness in helping significant reduction in anxiety, a study in 2011 found that people with Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) reported reduced anxiety levels as a result of an oral daily dose of CBD. So, if you’ve been battling these issues, our Green Tea and Passionfruit will make the perfect evening drink whilst socialising with friends, a little drop of love that leaves you with a warm glow inside.
The usefulness of CBD in treating a seemingly endless variety of conditions and ailments continues to be studied; but so far, the results are looking promising. There have been claims of CBD being used to counter sleep disorders such as insomnia and generally improve the quality of your sleep, and even lowering signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression. The topical application of CBD-infused skin creams has even been reported to improve the condition of inflammatory skin conditions such as acne, itchy skin and psoriasis.
While it's possible to obtain your daily dose of CBD through a variety of products (capsules, oils and tinctures, beauty products, etc); we daresay none of those options are quite as tasty as ours nor do they come in the form of three all-natural and elegant flavours. Just one, two or three of our liquid hugs a day will provide enough CBD to allow you to feel the full effect of Goodology. So, what’s stopping you from finding your flavour right now with Gibson’s Goodology?