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Jamie Wood is a natural health fanatic and brainchild of plant-medicine. He created the Woodies company, which is an innovative and exciting online company that is committed to providing its customers with the best quality, 90+% pure CBD product. All the products created by this company are free of additives, certified natural products and quality-controlled so that they provide the best quality to customers. Their products contain a full spectrum of cannabinoids together with terpenes. Also, the hemp-flower oil used by Woodies is among the best products available on the market and helps to enhance your CBD experience.
How it all started
The founding of Woodies came about from an unfortunate event that occurred three years ago. Let us take you back to how it all started. Jamie is the step-son of Ronnie Wood, who is a renowned Rolling Stones guitarist. Jamie was following the footsteps of his dad and living a Rock “n” Roll lifestyle, smoking up to 20 cigarettes a day. This lifestyle continued until he suddenly suffered a heart attack that acted as a wake-up call. His doctors ordered him to make drastic lifestyle changes, especially to quit smoking. It was the only way for him to stay healthy and live a longer life. It was from this point that he began his journey towards wellbeing, health, and satisfaction, while also looking for something that will fill the emptiness left by his 20 cigarettes a day habit.
On one faithful day, he finally found the solution to his problem. It was on a business trip to the U.S., where he had the opportunity to enjoy the effects of CBD for the first time in his life. He described this encounter as a “moment of magic” and was very eager for his family and friends to also experience this feeling. It was from this encounter that he decided to create the Woodies company and bring the best quality and pure cannabidiol to the U.K.
The Woodies company produces CBD oils and vapes. Their oils are used sublingually, which is a great way to get the CBD into the body. Using this route, the CBD can get into the body within minutes. It diffuses seamlessly into the capillaries or blood vessels under the tongue. Once it is in the blood, the CBD does not pass through the liver. It goes directly to the tissues where it is needed. This process is relatively fast when compared to taking pills orally. When you take a pill orally, it is absorbed from your gut and taken to the liver where it is metabolised. During the process of metabolism, the concentration of the CBD is reduced, thereby lessening its effects. This process is called the first-pass metabolism. Vaping is another great way to bypass first-pass metabolism. The vapour from the vape pen diffuses seamlessly from your lungs to the bloodstream where it is taken to the various tissues.
What are CBD and THC?
These are terms that have become popular nowadays. CBD, THC and other cannabinoids are being used to create many supplements. All of these compounds are derived from the cannabis plant. Most of us know the cannabis plant because of its wide use recreationally. Cannabis has health benefits that we are beginning to explore now. Humans have used cannabis for many generations. Ancient civilisations used this plant for different purposes. Some used it medicinally or spiritually; while others used it just for recreation. There are many different types of cannabis plants. The ones that are most known to us are the hemp and marijuana plant, but there are about 200 others. These plants can not only be distinguished physically but also chemically.
Cannabidiol or CBD is a compound extracted from the hemp plant. The hemp plant contains more CBD than the marijuana. CBD is the compound that gives cannabis its medicinal benefits. Also, it does all of this without getting you “high” and does not have any other intoxicating effects. Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is another compound found in cannabis, specifically in marijuana. It is found in higher concentration in marijuana when compared to the hemp plant. So, this is one of the ways to distinguish hemp from marijuana using their chemical composition. THC is the compound that gives cannabis its psychoactive effects. This means that it is the reason why people get “high” when they smoke marijuana or consume in edible forms.
What is so distinctive about CBD?
Well, people have been using cannabis for a long time without knowing its chemical composition or how it interacts with the body and how the body interacts with it. As of today, cannabis and its associated products are a billion-dollar industry and studies are being carried out to find out more about the plant.
Not long ago, the endocannabinoid system (ECS) was discovered in the human body. This was a breakthrough as it let scientists to understand how CBD and THC interact with the body. Research has shown that ECS has receptors all over the body. It has two types of receptors - CB1 and CB2. CB1 and CB2 are found mainly in the brain and the immune system. The CB1 receptors have more affinity to THC, which produces the intoxicating effects. CBD can bind to these receptors and trigger immune responses and cellular changes that bring about health benefits. The receptors of the endocannabinoid system can bind to three types of compounds - endocannabinoids, phytocannabinoids, and synthesised cannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are the compounds produced in the body and act as chemical messengers. Phytocannabinoids are compounds derived from plants such as CBD and THC. Finally, we have the synthesised cannabinoids that are created in the laboratory, such as Marinol. All of these compounds mimic the action of endocannabinoids. The ECS is believed to maintain and restore homeostasis within the body. It controls the following process in the body:
- Motor control
- Inflammation/Immune Response
- Cardiovascular System Function
- Skin and Nerve Function
- Liver Function
- Bone Remodelling and Growth
- Muscle Formation
- Learning and Memory
Uses of Cannabidiol
Over the years, CBD has been used for various issues. Research is still going on to find out more its benefits, but as of now, here is what we know:
Can relieve pain
As far back as 2900 B.C., marijuana has been to treat pain. Recently, scientists found out that CBD is one of the compounds that provide the pain-relieving effect. Some studies have shown that cannabidiol can help reduce chronic pain by interacting with the receptors of the ECS.
Anxiety and depression
Anxiety and depression are a significant problem in our society today. Almost half of the patients that get into the doctor’s office are suffering from some anxiety or depression. Research shows that a dose of 300mg of CBD is effective in significantly reducing anxiety
Acne is a skin condition that affects over 9% of the population. CBD can help decrease the sebaceous gland from producing too much sebum. It is the excess sebum production that causes acne.
Is CBD safe?
Before consuming anything, we need to make sure that it is safe for our body. It is just a natural instinct. People have been using cannabis and CBD-related products for a long time, and no significant adverse effect has been reported. The biggest safety study on CBD was done using Epidiolex - an FDA-approved drug used for the treatment of epilepsy. Judging from the study, no severe adverse effects were reported.
Nonetheless, few side effects were reported such as nausea, dizziness, G.I. upset, etc. However, CBD can react with other drugs and interfere with lab results. So, it is important to consult with your doctor if you are suffering from any chronic disease or allergy before taking CBD. Also, it is not recommended to use CBD when pregnant.
Is CBD legal?
Cannabis and all related products were all made illegal in 1970 by the control substance act. It was not until 2014 when hemp was made legal for research purposes by the agricultural act. Finally, hemp and related products were made legal by another law in 2018.
As of now, CBD products may be legal or not depending on the amount of THC present in them. The maximum permitted level of THC in any CBD product is 0.2% or 0.3% in the U.K. and the U.S., respectively. Anything above that is considered illegal.
Does Woodies conduct lab tests of its products?
The products from Woodies are rigorously tested to ensure that they meet the standards of their customers. Also, they use the best extraction techniques to get the purest and best CBD oils. If you are not satisfied with their product, you can ask for a refund within 48 hours of purchasing it. Nowadays, most companies do not test their products because the FDA does not regulate them. It is often troublesome because the consumers do not know what they are getting and may get into trouble with the law if there is an illegal amount of THC. Also, these companies may not use proper extraction techniques and leave impurities in the CBD oil. This is why you need to get your CBD from a reputable source.