What is CBD?
Are there side effects from using CBD?
What is the endocannabinoid system?
How does CBD target the human CB1 & CB2 receptors?
What does the endocannabinoid system keep tabs on?
How can CBD nourish and supplement us?
What conditions are showing benefits from CBD supplementing?
How much CBD should I use?
Is KLORIS CBD legal for me to use in the UK?
Why do KLORIS batch test and certificate each product?
Why is it so important to use organic CBD?
Where can I read more about CBD research?

What is CBD?

CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is one of more than 80 chemical cannabinoids found in Hemp/Cannabis. Cannabis oil, or CBD oil as it is more commonly known, is an oil that is developed using this particular compound.

While derived from cannabis, CBD is not medical marijuana, it is not psychotropic (unlike THC, the most commonly known cannabinoid) and so will not get you high.  

Although CBD oil is just now becoming fairly mainstream, largely because of the debates surrounding medical cannabis, cannabis actually has a long history of providing relief in many different countries around the world for thousands of years.

A big part of our mission at KLORIS is to help educate and demystify the myths and confusion around CBD use. On this site and our instagram feed we'll be regularly referencing research papers published by medical and unbiased sources.

Are there side effects from using CBD?

Reports of side effects from CBD use in humans are extremely rare. In fact, CBD is considered a very safe compound - a 2017 review of clinical research states "In general, the often described favorable safety profile of CBD in humans was confirmed and extended by the reviewed research."

The World Health Organisation has stated that there are no public health risks or abuse potential for CBD.

As with any supplement, consult with your doctor before taking CBD with any other medication.

What is the endocannabinoid system?

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is one of the body’s largest neurotransmitter networks but only discovered in the early 1990’s.

The ECS is always working to achieve balance, or homeostasis, which means maintaining a stable internal environment despite changes in the external environment.

Our brain naturally produces endocannabinoid molecules (like anandamide and 2-arachidonoylglycerol, or 2-AG), which are home-grown messengers found in your brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells.

Anandamide from the Sanskrit word for “bliss”, is the body’s natural “blissful” molecule.

The ECS is as a balancing system (or homeostatic regulator): it sends neurotransmitters (messenger + communication molecules) to all your bodily parts to check that everything is working smoothly and rebalance functions if necessary.

For more information see https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0002934307005475

How does CBD target the human CB1 & CB2 receptors?

Cannabinoids especially CBD activate the cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) and tell your body to feel a certain way and do certain things. They also affect and regulate other bodily systems, like your immune, nervous, and gastrointestinal systems.

For more information see https://bpspubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1038/sj.bjp.0707442

What does the endocannabinoid system keep tabs on?

The endocannabinoid system plays a role in many vital systems in the human body, including:

  • fertility, pregnancy, and reproductive systems
  • appetite, hunger, and digestive systems
  • sleep
  • motor control
  • pain and pleasure
  • immune function
  • effects of other cannabinoids
  • temperature
  • mood
  • memory

How can CBD nourish and supplement us?

The human body produces certain cannabinoids on its own. All cannabinoids, including CBD, produce effects in the body by interacting with certain receptors, called the CB1 and CB2 receptors.

CBD does not directly bind with these receptors, instead it activates and directs the body to use more of its own cannabinoids. This prevents the immune system attacking itself and serves as a neuro-protectant.

CB1 receptors are present throughout the body, but many are in the brain. The receptors in the brain affect coordination and movement, pain, emotions, mood, thinking, appetite, and memory, and other functions.

CB2 receptors are more common in the immune system and affect inflammation and pain.

CBD allows the body to bring balance and order by supplementing the endocannabinoid system to regulate the CB1 and CB2 receptors.

For more information see https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jonathan_Treasure2/publication/303566384_Herbal_Medicine_Cancer_Care/links/5748cd1008ae5f7899b9db71.pdf

What conditions are showing benefits from CBD supplementing?

Being deficient in endogenous cannabinoids (a condition referred to as Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency or CECD) is believed by scientists to play a role in many common medical conditions including:

  • Anxiety 
  • Insomnia
  • Migraines
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis 
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Crohn's disease
  • Acne
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Neuropathy
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Autism

Supplementing with CBD oil may help address the cannabinoid deficiency.

How much CBD should I use?

Please refer to our CBD serving guide for more information.

Is KLORIS CBD legal for me to use in the UK?

CBD is completely legal for use in the UK, as unlike THC (one of the other compounds present in the plant) CBD is not psychoactive and so doesn't get you high.

KLORIS products are all tested to ensure THC levels are well below the legal threshold, while CBD levels are at those specified for each product. We publish the independent lab reports for every batch of our products.

For more information see https://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/business/is-cbd-oil-legal-in-the-uk/

Why do KLORIS batch test and certificate each product?

KLORIS third party lab tests all products and provide certificates for all our CBD products - utilising our Cambridge Scientist's 26 years experience in Plant Sciences. This is to guarantee that what you get is exactly what we promise (many CBD companies do not so you can never be sure what is in the product!)

Why is it so important to use organic CBD?

Cannabis is a bio-accumulator plant which cleans the soil it is planted in, therefore any toxins or chemicals in the soil (including pesticides) are absorbed by the plant and may be present in the extract. 

Only truly organic farmed cannabis can avoid these harmful accumulations of unwanted chemicals and toxins.

Lots of brands say that they are organic or have organic ingredients, but in actuality will say nothing about organic on the label. If a product is truly organic, it should be listed on the label, you shouldn’t have to “take someone’s word for it” when it comes to quality or certifications.

KLORIS only use organically derived ingredients.

Where can I read more about CBD research?

Here's some of the latest research into the benefits of CBD:

"Transdermal cannabidiol reduces inflammation and pain-related behaviours"
says The US National Library of Medicine

"The 17 most compelling CBD studies in 2017"
Haleighshop.com

"Cannabinoids can be used as a general preventative medicine, protecting the body against the damages of stress and ageing."
11 research backed health benefits of CBD by Conscious Lifestylemag.com 

"Many people are searching for a more natural pain relief option. This is where CBD oil comes into play..."
Rheumatoidarthritis.org