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What is CBD and what does it do?

Updated: Jun 15, 2022

You’ve probably heard of the wellness “revolution” that is CBD - but do you really know what it is and how it works? This multi-use compound is changing lives globally.

Here’s 6 things you may not have known about CBD.

1) CBD stands for Cannabinol.

CBD is one of the most powerful cannabinoids found in Cannabis Sativa plants - and no, it doesn’t get you high. Medical studies have shown this non-intoxicating natural compound can help manage a wide range of ailments.

2) CBD can help you manage everyday ailments.

As CBD becomes more mainstream, more people are finding this cannabinoid helps with their everyday ailments. This includes: reducing anxiety, aiding with insomnia, managing chronic pain, reduce inflammation and help with skin related issues like eczema.

3) Humans have an endocannaboid system - just like the cannabis plant. Yep! This is 100% correct! When we take CBD the phytocannabinoids replicate and complement our own systems which helps regulate and control our systems. This, in turn, leads to a balancing of neurotransmitters - which helps support the ailments listed above.

4) The endocannaboid system has receptors all over the body: (See image below)

5) Remember: EAT, SLEEP, RELAX, PROTECT, FORGET - these are the human conditions that the endocannabinoid system effects - the things that CBD can help and bring back to balance.

EAT- appetite, insulin regulation, metabolic function

SLEEP - regulates sleep patters

RELAX - regulates the chemicals that help calm the brain and keep it from hyperarousal and anxiety.

PROTECT - regulates our immune system from both external and internal factors FORGET - helps the body process traumatic events and fear memory to move the body past fight or flight mode.

When the endocannabinoids bind to the receptors all over the body they help regulate all these conditions that we experience on a daily basis.

6) There has been no negative side effects reported -

The WHO (World Health Organization) concluded that, "to date, there is no evidence of recreational use of CBD or any health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD". (see website for references)

As a personal trainer and serious recreational runner, CBD has been in my toolbox for a number of years. I am now trying to use my knowledge and lived experience to educated and encourage other people to try it and enjoy all the benefits it has to offer. I either eat one of our products or take our tincture twice a day and it helps with recovery from strenuous workouts, relieves anxiety, and also helps calm my brain so that I sleep better.

My partner and I started EQWL to bring an alternative to the market rather than just using a tincture or gummy as a way of getting CBD to the system. Our products are delicious, healthy and 100% NATURAL. We combine the highest quality ingredients (VEGAN and GLUTEN free) that create an energy giving and sustaining snack with 25mg of broad spectrum CBD distillate.

EQWL NUTRITION is here to help you start your CBD wellness journey - please visit our website EQWLNUTRITION.COM or email us at:


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