Hemp is in the midst of a massive revival but is nothing like so many health fads that come and go because it has been around for thousands of years and up until the early 1900’s was considered natures most versatile and durable plant.
In the late 1980’s, researchers discovered the previously unknown Endocannabinoid System (ECS) which turned out to be the most important system in the body, as it controls key functions including mood, memory, sleep, appetite, pain tolerance, body temperature and inflammation. It also plays an important role in the maintenance of Homeostasis, the body’s natural internal equilibrium, which maintains temperature, blood oxygen, salt levels and hydration.
The ECS is made up of receptors located throughout the body and is activated by signaling moclecules called Endocannibinoids. The Cannabinoid compounds found in Hemp, mimic the body’s Endocannibinoids and have the ability to influence key functions in a positive way.
Hemp is a complete source of protein, containing 20 amino acids, 9 of them essential Amino Acids, the building blocks for strong bones, tissue and skin, as well as omega 3 an 6 in a balance 3:1 ration to prevent excessive inflammation, balanced hormones and maintain heart rate. Hemp is rich in vitamin E complex, crucial for good skin, hair and cell growth and phytosterols, know to lower cholesterol.
Hemp seeds are one of the highest sources of plant based Magnesium, a key nutrient for healthy Neurotransmitter function that alleviates Stress. Containing Iron too, essential for Red Blood cells and Zinc to maintain a strong immune system, Hemp is a unique source of the Best Nutrients found in Nature.
It is estimated that one in three people experience some sort of sleep disorder in their lifetime and sleep deprivation can cause some serious health risks including depression and obesity.
Women are two times more likely to suffer from Insomnia than men, 35% of sufferers have a history of insomnia in their family and 90% of people who suffer from depression experience insomnia.
Hemp oil (CBD) could be a solution for the two reasons. Taken at low doses, Hemp oil has been shown to boost alertness, so it is perfect for those mornings when your feeling too cranky to cope. Higher doses act like a sedative ensuring that once asleep, you stay asleep. Diet is also important.
CBD is the name given to the Cannabidiol which is the most abundant Phyto-cannabinoid extracted from the hemp plant. Extraction can be by alcohol or CO2, C02 being the gentlest method. All our oils, use the super-critical CO2 extraction method.
They contain a full spectrum of naturally occurring cannabinoids, non GMO, free from pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers, parabens, kosher and vegan friendly, lactose and gluten free.
So this is just a small bit of information to help you understand the Hemp plant and CBD oil. There is a wealth of information online and you can rest assured that the quality of our oils is guaranteed and registered with the Cannabis Trades Association UK.
Cannabidiol oil is a natural component of the hemp plant. Chia Chia does not have the intention to create the impression that we can diagnosticate anyone or treat illnesses and/ or heal diseases.
However, there is enough research available online to form your own opinion on CBD oil.