It’s a cultural obsession that’s taking over the UK supplement market and once you’ve tried it there’s no turning back. We’re talking CBD, the super ingredient currently making major waves in the wellness and health supplement industry. Plantinum CBD the premium CBD brand wants to share their journey, the science behind its hailed benefits and sharing the top 5 ways it can help improve your wellbeing plus the amazing bonus to the Plantinum CBD range is its Novel Food Range approved and all the products have full traceability.
Plantinum wants to bust the myths and be a trusted partner on all things CBD, so we’ve created a space that provides guidance and education as well as the foremost place to shop exclusive products that have the ability to boost your wellbeing and enhance your performance not only in general well-being but sports performance and recovery. Yes so whether you’re a daily runner, Sunday league football player or elite athlete – the benefits can be felt!
So, without further ado, let’s set the record straight and understand CBD and its essentials!
CBD is the acronym for Cannabidiol, and it’s one of over 100 naturally occurring compounds found in the cannabis plant. Before we go any further, let’s be clear about one thing: CBD will not make you high!
The psychoactive element of cannabis comes from a completely different compound known as THC. Because they’re derived from hemp rather than marijuana, CBD products contain less than 0.2% THC and therefore have no mind-altering effects. That also means it isn’t addictive, and, most importantly, it’s legal.
Your body loves it
You might may be new to CBD, but our bodies certainly aren’t. That’s thanks to something known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which governs a process called ‘homeostasis’ – essentially, your body’s reaction to its environment, such as temperature.
The receptors present throughout the ECS are what enable endocannabinoids to do their job, helping to keep many of your body’s other systems in check – things as diverse as pain, memory, mood, appetite, stress, sleep, metabolism, immune function, and even reproductive function.
Taking CBD engages these receptors, which communicate with the rest of your body to fix any imbalances your ECS detects. That means that it can essentially read what your body needs and naturally help it to restore harmony.
If you’re new to CBD, the best way to get started is to target specific problems, which in turn will improve your emotional wellbeing. At Plantinum, we group our products according to the five most common needs that everyone come to us for guidance on: Stress, Sleep, Pain, Sports performance and recovery.
Stress – Because it’s thought to enhance the natural serotonin receptors in your brain, CBD can boost your mood and alleviate stress and anxiety. A few drops under your tongue or in your morning coffee are all it takes or use a soothing CBD balm or oil as a hand cream or temple rub to help relieve stress-related tension in your body.
Sleep – More and more of us swear by CBD to help us get a better night’s sleep. In a higher dosage, its sedative effects can not only help to induce sleep but can give you a better quality of sleep that leaves you feeling totally rested after you wake up. A few drops at the end of the day on the tongue or in the bed to relax the body and mind.
Pain – Whether it’s chronic pain or a more specific problem such as monthly period pain, joint pain or a headache, CBD has huge pain relief potential. Rub a little cooling and heat rub into your muscles after-run or training session, for example, can help to soothe aching muscles and joints. CBD Eligible can also be a great way to help manage the pain through the day.
Sports and Recovery – CBD with its anti-inflammatory properties, is a great aid to soothe and aid recovery for joint and muscles. CBD oils, spray and eligible will aid both the mind and body to enhance recovery. Sports and Well – being is very much at the heart of Plantinum – CBD and most importantly the drive to help improve yourself and performance every day.