Known as Cannabidiol (CBD), is one of 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants. Due to its non-psychoactive healing properties, CBD has become a very popular option for patients looking for a natural alternative to treat conditions such as chronic pain, anxiety, epilepsy and more. CBD interacts with a large self-regulatory system found within humans and all other mammals, called the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
CBD Isolate, currently being the only fully legal form to process in South Africa, allows patients the ability to access the benefits of CBD within today’s legislation.
As patients start to understand how CBD can be used to alleviate their symptoms, its popularity has increased and a large number of patients are turning to CBD products
CBD delivered to the body influences the ECS by interacting with its specialized receptor sites, called Cannabinoid Receptors, which are found on cells throughout the body.
There are 2 different types of these receptors, commonly referred to as cannabinoid receptors 1 (CB1) and cannabinoid receptors 2 (CB2).
The CB1 receptors are most commonly found on cells in the brain as well as other portions of the central nervous system.
The CB2 receptors are mostly concentrated on cells in the immune system.
There are 3 forms of CBD
CBD isolate is a form of CBD, or cannabidiol, which is a chemical compound present in the cannabis plant.
CBD Isolate is the purest form of naturally occurring CBD, containing up to 99.9%. This pure Isolate is often referred to as CBD Crystal because it comes in the solid, diamond-like form.
Those diamonds or CBD Crystals are then carefully crushed and ground into fine powder for easier consumption.
The main reason that people tend to choose CBD Isolate over Full Spectrum CBD Oil is because CBD doesn’t cause the infamous high and has numerous benefits for our well-being and scientifically proven possibilities to treat or prevent different problems and diseases.
Unlike full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD products, CBD isolate does not contain any THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis.
CBD forms part of cannabis but is not psychoactive or habit-forming, and has not been connected with any negative or dangerous side-effects. The Government Gazette (pg5, 43347 MEDICINES AND RELATED SUBSTANCES ACT, 1965 (ACT No. 101 OF 1965) allows the sale of CBD as a schedule (0) substance provided two conditions are met. Firstly, the product is sold as a complementary medicine with a maximum of 20 milligrams (600mg/per sales pack) or less daily dose of pure CBD allowed, and CBD products cannot be advertised as a cure or treatment for any specific condition, but only as a way to relieve minor symptoms or for general health maintenance.