What is CBD?

CBD is hitting the mainstream, and it’s all thanks to the extraordinary wealth of health benefits it’s said to bring. But what exactly is it, and why all the hype about it?


Though it’s a compound found in the cannabis plant, CBD (or cannabidiol, to give it its official name), doesn’t get you high as THC does. Nor is it addictive, which means it can safely work its purported magic without you getting hooked. The secret to its apparent success lies in its interaction with your body’s natural endocannabinoid system, which regulates numerous bodily functions and is said to range from appetite to reproduction, stress to temperature control and inflammation.

Why the hype?

CBD has taken the wellness world by storm, a fact that hasn’t gone unnoticed by publications like the New York Times. Over in the US, the approval of the medical product Epidiolex (a plant-based formulation of CBD used to treat epileptic seizures) and the legalisation of industrial hemp production has led to the release of all sorts of fantastic new CBD products to the wellness market. But does it live up to the hype? We certainly think so.

The use of cannabinoids is nothing new; while cannabis is thought to have been used by humans for thousands of years, CBD was first extracted from the plant in 1940. Since then, research into the compound has continued, and the scale of its many possible uses is just beginning to unfold. Many people swear by it for managing stress, sleeplessness and pain management. Increasingly around the world, the cannabis plant is recognised once again as a powerful way to bring real benefit to people, rather than seen soley as a dangerous intoxicant.

Wellness in a daily dose

What is CBD

Little surprise, then, that those of us who’ve discovered CBD firmly believe it’s something of a wonder. Here at The Chillery, we’ve personally vetted the best CBD products on the market to bring you a curated collection of wellness goodies that you can safely make a part of your daily self-care routine. Whether you choose to apply a few drops of CBD oil to your morning coffee or apply a soothing CBD lotion to your skin, you can do so with the peace of mind that the products you’re using are among the best the market has to offer.

There’s no doubt that CBD is here to stay, though there’s still lots more research to be done before we have a full understanding of just how many extraordinary benefits it can bring. As we learn even more about CBD, and get a handle on everything from dosages to what it can be used for, you can rely on us to share all the latest exciting CBD developments with you. We reckon this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship...


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