In the last few years we’ve seen a huge growth in the number of both CBD (Cannabidiol) products on the market and the number of people who use them.
For those who are still unfamiliar, CBD is a compound taken from the hemp plant and a variety of the cannabis sativa plant species grown specifically for its derived products – but to be clear, it won’t get you high.
It’s completely legal and is fast becoming the new superfood of supplements, providing a host of physical and mental benefits.
There are many misconceptions surrounding hemp-derived CBD including the benefits and effects it has on the body – something that lifelong friends turned business partners Danny Birch and Ste Bacon aim to change.
The pair first came across CBD during their travels through the USA, and decided to try some raw extract oil after a long hike around the mountains of Colorado.
During their time there, they discovered that Colorado is an exporter of some of the purest and ethically grown CBD oil in the world – and their interest was piqued.
“The first time we used CBD in Colorado we felt that it significantly helped reduce the general fatigue and pains associated with hiking,” Ste tells us.
“On our return to Manchester, we continued to use CBD oil and over time we discovered further personal health and wellbeing benefits.”
Back at home, the pair reflected on the positive experiences that using CBD oil had given them and decided they wanted to share their knowledge and to try and help as many others as possible.
“Understanding the hard-working mentality of our great city, we wanted to share our own experiences with fellow Mancunians – particularly those who are looking for a natural way to harness the power of nature to help improve their quality of life and aid them in overcoming the daily challenges and strains of modern day life,” says Ste.
Enter Calm By Day CBD, expertly designed products derived from 100% organically grown hemp, certified both pesticide- and GMO-free and fully compliant with industry regulations. Imported from Colorado, this high strength pure CBD oil is mixed solely with organic coconut oil.
The benefits of Cannabidiol are extensive and, used properly, help to improve the quality of life for many.
CBD has been proven to offer pain relief, help with anxiety, and reduce symptoms for those with neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
Unlike cannabis, hemp is categorised as a food supplement, and is even grown at the Eden Project. Essentially, it’s just like a vitamin – and interestingly enough there are more antioxidants in CBD than in vitamin C and E combined.
This hemp derived product does not contain THC – the part of the cannabis plant that is psychoactive and gets you high. It is simply a wellness product, which is perfectly safe for use in both adults and children. And it has some phenomenal health benefits.
The human body actually has CBD receptors virtually within every cell and tissue type. The supplements work by binding to the receptors throughout the body – therefore suggesting a seemingly endless range to CBD’s uses.
The supplement has also been recognised and noted as helping to bring the body to homeostasis – a state in which our body is at complete balance, ensuring healthy cell communication, immune response, metabolism, memory and much more.
Failure by the body to achieve constant internal equilibrium can lead to serious illnesses and health conditions. This is where CBD products can help as part of our everyday lives.
The CBD craze really gained momentum with Charlotte’s Web. Three months after Charlotte was born, she suffered her first seizure. Her condition escalated rapidly and by age three and she became wheelchair bound, had stopped talking and couldn’t eat.
Charlotte’s family felt like they had nothing to lose by trying CBD oil as a last resort after she was diagnosed with Dravet’s syndrome – an extremely rare and debilitating form of epilepsy.
The effects were almost immediate and saw Charlotte go from over 300 seizures a week to no seizures at all for the entire first week using the oil.
Since then, there have been tons of scientific studies and evidence to support the many health benefits of CBD.
According to Health Line, CBD oil has several strong medical uses.
Researchers believe that CBD changes the way our brain’s receptors respond to serotonin – the chemical that contributes towards happiness. In fact, one study found that a 600mg dose of CBD improved people suffering with social anxiety, with other studies finding CBD helps reduce stress, decrease the effects of anxiety on the body, improve symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and support sleep in cases of insomnia.
The effects of CBD on the brain may also help manage pain. Studies by the National Institutes of Health are working on how the supplement relieves the pain symptoms caused by arthritis, chronic pain, MS, muscle pain and spinal cord injuries.
There has also been research into how CBD can help people with neurodegenerative disorders – diseases that damage the brain and nerves, including relieving the effects of Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s’ and strokes.
Chances are, you’ve most likely heard of Holland and Barrett stocking 5% CBD oil as a pipette alternative. At Calm By Day CBD, all products contain 88% CBD oil – a massive 83% more than H & B. And with the supplements only in capsule form, they ensure it tastes better and is much more practical and discreet for daily usage.
Costing £35 for a 10mg packet, £45 for 20mg and £65 for 40mg, anyone looking to improve their health and wellbeing through natural supplements should look no further.
All Calm By Day CBD products can be purchased online, with payment taken via bank transfer and your order ID as the reference. Every order includes free delivery.