What is CBD?

Rather than answer this question in our own words, what could be better than quoting the award-winning health and fitness journalist Danielle Kosecki? “CBD, or cannabidiol, is a chemical compound from the cannabinoid family that naturally occurs in the cannabis plant. Scientists have isolated 108 different types of cannabinoids in cannabis. CBD is quickly gaining ground due to its potential therapeutic benefits.

“CBD works by interacting with our body's endocannabinoid system, a regulatory system made up of naturally occurring cannabis-like molecules. These endocannabinoids, as they're called, work like neurotransmitters, shuttling messages through the body to help maintain homeostasis. Cannabinoids interact with the endocannabinoid system at two known receptors: CB1 and CB2 .

CB1 receptors are mainly present in the brain -- where they're involved with cognition, memory, motor skills and pain -- but also in the peripheral nervous system, liver, thyroid, uterus and more.

“Although the exact way CBD affects our bodies is still unknown, scientists think CBD encourages the body to produce more of its own endocannabinoids, which may help reduce anxiety, pain and inflammation”.

It’s our loss that we ignore nature’s natural remedies

With the recent legalisation of CBD in many parts of the western world, increasing numbers of people and taking it and reporting considerable health benefits. The majority of users take it in oral spray or dropper form, but we thought we could make the experience a lot nicer and more wholesome, which is why we have introduced Haughton Honey infused with CBD.