What is CBD?


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What is CBD? 

Here at Cannabrew, we develop, sell and deliver innovative and delicious craft beers – with a twist. Our Lancashire-based craft beers are infused with broad-spectrum CBD oil, allowing Cannabrew customers to naturally unwind, whatever the occasion. With the CBD market growing quicker than ever before, more people are seeing and taking advantage of the benefits – including us! Did you know the CBD market is already bigger than the UK’s vitamin C and D markets combined? Plus, the market is expected to reach one billion by 2025. In other words, it’s time to hop on board. 

Despite CBD’s rapid growth and increase in popularity, the Cannabrew team is aware of the compound’s continuing misconceptions. This is something we have seen first hand – the confusion regarding what CBD is, where it comes from and what it does. We’re here to clear this up as much as possible so our customers can purchase our CBD-infused beverages with confidence and reassurance.

The science behind CBD

So, starting with a quick science lesson. CBD oil, otherwise known as Cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring chemical compound found in a Cannabis plant. These plants are actually made up of hundreds of these compounds, which is often the source of CBD-related confusion. You may have heard of one of the other popular compounds, THC. But what is the difference between THC and CBD? Well, for starters, CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning you will not get ‘high’ – sorry! At Cannabrew, our CBD is retained from a hemp plant, meaning our drinks are 0% THC and completely safe.


The effects of CBD

Another of Cannabrew’s frequently asked questions – how does it affect you? Well, CBD reacts with the human body through the endocannabinoid system, which is thought to control various aspects of the body and mind. There are two types of cannabinoid receptor – CB1, found predominantly in the brain, and CB2, found throughout the body. By reacting with such receptors, CBD has been found to reduce stress and anxiety in humans. It also binds to neuroreceptors that control inflammation and temperature, helping with recovery and pain relief in some instances. 


CBD research and findings

While CBD research is constantly ongoing, it has already been found to have an extremely safe profile in humans and has even been clinically evaluated for the treatment of anxiety and movement disorders. CBD-based medication has also been developed for certain conditions, which is evidence of its growing and proven benefits. While we do not recommend feeding our alcoholic drinks to your pets, CBD is even safe for animals! If you’re interested in reading more about the potential benefits of CBD including skin benefits, brain health and sleep, check out this blog


Brewing with purpose 

With this in mind, our CBD-infused craft beers are designed to help you naturally unwind, bringing you back to your base level. We aim to make you feel comfortable and relaxed, while of course enjoying our expertly brewed beers. Whether you’re chilling with friends or enjoying your favourite gig, CBD can enhance and improve your experience. By purchasing from Cannabrew, you can feel more present throughout the day to day life, no matter how stressful this becomes! 

Cannabrew goes the extra mile in everything we do, so while safety is guaranteed by our CBD suppliers, we also utilise rigorous batch testing. Our founder and director, Elliot, has trained at a world-renowned brewing school, allowing us to seamlessly infuse beer and CBD to create our innovative beverages. Don’t believe us? Order a crate to be delivered to your door throughout the UK. We love to hear from our Cannabrew customers, so don’t forget to leave a review on Untappd