What is CBD?
CBD, or Cannabidiol as it is fully known, is one of the most studied and commonly found Cannabinoids. It is naturally produced in the body ( found in breast milk to aid human development), along with being one of 82 natural compounds found within the Cannabis plant. CBD oil can be derived from either Marijuana or Hemp, both being by-products of the Cannabis plant, but there are very distinct differences between the two.
CBD derived from Marijuana contains very high levels of THC. THC is also known as Tetrahydrocannabinol, and is the compound that causes the ‘high’ feeling. CBD derived from Hemp contains very little or no THC at all meaning it is completely non-psychoactive. CBD can interact with the cells in our bodies as the molecule has a similar composition to chemicals that are naturally produced by the body called Endocannabinoids.
By interacting with the Endocannabinoid system via receptors in the brain, the central nervous system, peripheral organs and many other areas, CBD has been found to produce many therapeutic effects.
All CBD Sport products are derived from the Cannabis Sativa L. plant, also known as commercial Hemp. Our products have 80% Phytocannabinoids but zero traces of THC- unlike medical Marijuana products that contain high levels of the psychoactive substance Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
As many of CBD Sport hemp products contain zero or trace levels of THC, (the compound that causes a Marijuana high), they are completely non-psychoactive and legal to sell and buy in the UK. The products that do contain THC contain less than 0.2% which is well below the legal requirements and nowhere near enough to have any effect.
How Does It Work?
CBD interacts with the body’s Endocannabinoid system. The four primary uses of this internal system include neuroprotection, stress recovery, immune balance, and homeostatic regulation. As the CBD compound is remarkably similar to compounds produced naturally by the body (Cannabinoids are found in breast milk and are crucial for human development), they can lock onto the body’s Endocannabinoid receptors and act as a switch resulting in therapeutic effects and an increase in overall health and wellbeing. As hemp CBD does not contain any THC, its Cannabinoid profile is perfect for people looking for the health benefits of Cannabis psychoactivity.
What Are the Health Benefits of CBD?
Over 23,000 studies have been published in peer-reviewed medical journals over the past ten years studying the effects of Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, and Cannabinoids on the body. As CBD Sport cannot make any medical claims regarding the health benefits of hemp supplementation due to the UK’s MHRA laws, we advise all customers to research this area themselves extensively.
Are CBD Sport Products Legal?
Yes. CBD Sport only sell legal Hemp extracts, not high THC Cannabis.Our products are exclusively derived from EU and US approved industrial Hemp and as such are completely legal to sell and buy in the UK. Customers need to be careful when purchasing CBD products as some available from other vendors are derived from Marijuana, and therefore contain over 0.2% THC making them illegal.
As an athlete what you put into your body is of the utmost importance. CBD Sport products are proudly all natural and derived solely from organically grown hemp. They do not contain GMO’s, solvents or pesticides and of course all products are zero THC.
All products are formulated using our exclusive 92% pure CBD oil, with MCT C8 oil or sunflower oil as the carrier.