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CBD Oil

29/05/2020
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What is CBD Oil?

WHAT IS CBD OIL? In recent months, there has been a great deal of publicity with regard to CBD oil – and the messages can be confusing. In this blog, nutritionist Jenny Logan tackles the frequently asked questions, to try and provide some clarity on the subject. CBD stands for Cannabidiol. Because of this, some people are concerned that it could cause them to get ‘high’ or suffer the negative effects associated with cannabis. So, question one – IS CBD OIL SAFE? The short answer is yes. CBD is not... Read More

29/05/2020
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Men’s Health Month: Mental Health

According to government reports, men could now expect to live for 16.2 years in poor health. With this statistic in mind, this Men’s Health Month, I’m aiming to highlight some simple ways men can try and reduce this figure – and therefore increase their quality of life. Last week, we looked at Heart Health. Now, we turn our focus to mental health and wellbeing. Mental health is a major problem, especially in today’s fast paced society. Women are more likely to address their mental health, whilst men may look to... Read More

28/05/2020
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Meet Anandamide – The Bliss Molecule

MEET ANANDAMIDE – THE BLISS MOLECULE Anandamide, which can also be referred to as AEA for simplicity, is the main neurotransmitter used by our Endocannabinoid system. Its name comes from ‘anada’ – the Sanskrit word for bliss or happiness – but anandamide has been found to play a much wider role in our health and wellbeing. WHAT IS THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM? Every living creature has an endocannabinoid system. A relatively new discovery, the system was only identified in the 1990’s as part of the research into the effects of cannabis,... Read More

27/05/2020
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How does CBD Oil work? Introducing the Endocannabinoid System

CBD OIL – HOW DOES IT WORK? INTRODUCING THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM: Firstly, we need to understand that cannabinoids are not only found in cannabis plants! The human body produces its own cannabinoids, called endocannabinoids. These naturally produced cannabinoids are used, by a system named the endocannabinoid system, to regulate how messages are sent, received and processed by the body cells. The endocannabinoid system exists throughout all the different body systems – the brain, the nervous system, the heart, liver, pancreas and reproductive system. It regulates messages being transmitted throughout the... Read More