Today, there is an outstanding range of hemp oil products available to purchase online in the UK. You can buy CBD oil, CBD vape liquid, CBD capsules, and even CBD chocolates – but it wasn’t always that way. It took quite a journey for cannabis extract products to hit the shelves, and it all starts with getting to know the endocannabinoid system.
Dr Raphael Mechulam was the first person to discover the tetrahydrocannabinol cannabinoid (THC) in the middle of the 1960s. We know THC today as the psychoactive substance located in the cannabis plant, that since its discovery, has been used recreationally across the glove for many years. At this point, science was only beginning to learn the workings of cannabis and just what it could be capable of.
Moving forward in history, a different side of the cannabis plant was discovered – today responsible for many of the best hemp oils in the UK market. Hundreds of cannabinoids were located in the plant, and it was shown that they interacted with the body completely differently. CBD then became the source of intensive research, it was isolated, and the benefits were discovered by a group of scientists; a process that took decades.
Many years later, the receptors CB1 and CB2 became the source of intrigue, known as the two receptors that react with CBD. These receptors are found on the cell surface in the body and were named the endocannabinoid system.
Discovery of the endocannabinoid system led to further understanding of its workings, such as how cannabinoid receptors can deliver messages that influence certain functions.
It is the presence of the CB1 and CB2 receptors that make CBD oil products so useful. The body can interact with cannabinoids and create its own, with the presence of these receptors identified in many animals around the world. Due to its widespread presence, it’s thought that it’s possible to be deficient in cannabinoids which could, in turn, affect the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is already known to play a vital role in the maintenance of homeostasis, with supplementation of cannabinoids believed to be beneficial in establishing a framework to keep our bodies functioning as they should.
To ensure that THC is not present to cause any adverse effects, all the Hempura CBD products keep the presence of THC to near-zero levels and an absolute minimum; in accordance to the regulations that all CBD products must have undetectable levels of THC present. Unlike THC, the cannabinoid CBD is incredibly beneficial and has none of the adverse psychoactive effects.
Our ability to supply the best CBD products UK wide, with just trace amounts of THC, means that you can buy CBD chocolates, enjoy our range of hemp oil, or use Hempura CBD vape liquids without any problems!
Hempura is a leading company and brand in the CBD oil industry in the UK. Built on a foundation of leading manufacturing techniques, top-grade hemp, high-quality CBD extracts, strong logistics, as well as attention to detail and quality, Hempura has managed to set themselves apart in the UK CBD industry. Hempura's team of experts are always working diligently to ensure you get the best CBD oil, extracts and service every time.