Category Archives: Learn CBD

cbd oil benefits

For us, after 8 years in the industry, we know the power of the hemp/cannabis plant & what the benefits of CBD oil are. If the hype is real, you could write onto the rear of a stamp the things it doesn’t help. But is it just hype or is it the future?Benefits of CBD Oil | Where to Begin?First, we need to say that certain benefits of CBD oil be mentioned due to UK law. Any company making medical claims about their products are breaking the law.”I find CBD oil helps me stay chilled day to day. I never feel high or sleepy, just wide awake and able to face the day.”Sean Mallen – Lifelong CanaXen customerIn the UK CBD oil can be sold perfectly legally as food supplements, similar to vitamins. For us to discuss the incredible things we have seen and heard from hundreds of customers over…

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what are flavonoids

There are hundreds of incredible components in hemp & cannabis and we are always banging on about them. For good reason too. Some of the most therapeutic compounds it produces are Flavonoids… What are Flavonoids? There seems to be no end to natures power and the incredible compounds she has created. Which leads us to Flavonoids, they are responsible for all the vibrant colours in the plant kingdom. They make the fruit and veg and plants we adore look irresistible. And there is a reason mother nature made them so attractive to our eyes. They are also incredibly good for us. “Flavonoids are characterised as a plant pigment that is found in many fruits and flowers. Widely recognised to affect a range of vital systems in the body” Dr Danielle Anderson ND,MAc,LAc, RDH What are Flavonoids called by brainy people? Phytonutrients! They are present in almost all fruits and vegetables. And…

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what is the endocannabinoid system

What is the endocannabinoid system? Prepare your eyes because you are about to read the answer about one of the most important questions you can ever ask. The endocannabinoid system – The Basics Of all the New Years resolutions you are considering. Make one of them feeding the endocannabinoid system or ‘ECS’. This relatively new biological system found in all mammals. Including me and you. A brand new area of science that is only just being realised. It is an exciting time to be alive for sure. It’s time to start seeing your CBD oil as a preventative rather than a fix. It is far better to never have the issues in the first place. Put very simply our bodies have a system like the limbic or digestive. It is governed by tiny molecules called endocannabinoids. These molecules made by our own body, resemble cannabinoids. Endo – inside, cannabinoid – CBD etc. Yes, our…

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what is the entourage effect?

It has become somewhat of a buzz phrase in many circles, but what is the entourage effect and what does it do? So, what is the Entourage Effect? Forget thirty heavily set, mean-looking bodyguards accompanying a famous rapper to an award ceremony. What is the entourage effect we are referring to? It encompasses CBD and hemp oil and the concept of using the entire plant in their preparation. So what is the entourage effect when used to describe the effects of CBD oil? The entourage effect is simply using all of the components of the adult cannabis and hemp plant. This is in comparison to using isolated cannabinoids separate from the rest of the plant. There are 80 different compounds that account for the many benefits of hemp and cannabis. From terpenes to CBG, essential oils and fatty acids, everything the plant can offer adds to its power. Who are the…

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what are terpenes main image

Of all the questions we are asked regularly there is one that is starting to grow in its frequency – what are Terpenes? What are Terpenes? Terpenes are found everywhere in nature. Named aromatic compounds by science, these molecules fill our nose and bind to smell receptors. This information travels to the brain and we decode it into what we call smell. In a sense (no pun intended), they are like the ‘farts’ of the plant kingdom. One nasal waft of certain odours and we immediately know who delt it. Cannabis and hemp, for example, are no exception. These plants contain large quantities of terpenes and give the plant its distinctive smell. From blueberry to pine tree’s, lemon to pepper we all know an odour when we detect it. And it all comes from terpenes So what are terpenes needed for aside from making a smell some love, some hate? What are Terpenes good for?…

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history of hemp

Think you know the history of hemp? Let CanaXen guide you through the turbulent past of mankind’s favourite plant. History of Hemp The human history of hemp can be traced as far back as 10,000 years ago. One of the oldest crops known to man hemp produces fibres, textiles, hempcrete, and paper to name just a few.   From humble beginnings, there is no doubt hemp has walked side by side with the developing world. Over the years the plant has received critical acclaim from some of the most influential people in the world. Just as frequently though, hemp has been the victim of vilification by those in power. The history of hemp has recently experienced an upsurge in public, political and scientific interest. With many countries around the world now acknowledging the plant’s incredible attributes. With uses found from every part of the plant. The history of hemp will chart…

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what is cbd oil

What is CBD Oil? Here at CanaXen, we are often asked this question. Pour yourself a brew and learn away! What is CBD oil – The early days What is CBD oil origins? Way back in the late 1800’s/ early 1900’s cannabis and hemp were a staple remedy in countries all over the world. Found in tinctures and ointments, these concoctions were highly valued and highly effective. In the 1930’s a man named William Randolf Hearst, paper mill and newspaper mogul, changed everything. WRH saw the hemp paper production factories as major competitors to his empire of wood-based paper. He set about a campaign of misinformation and scare tactic propaganda to shut down this fledgling industry. Since then the cannabis/hemp plant has been demonised with huge success for several decades. Thankfully we appear to be leaving this phase and entering a new age. This is a good time to be alive, the…

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