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    all orders over £40
  • Same day despatch with
    DPD if ordered by 3pm
  • Spend & Save with our
    Loyalty Scheme
  • Independently Lab Tested
    for purity

How Does CBD Work?

Find out how CBD actually works

Cannabinoids have been found to balance the body and mind, promoting a general sense of wellness, wellbeing and calm. CBD is the most high-profile and effective of these cannabinoids and as such has become increasingly popular in recent years. But how exactly does it work?

It all comes down to the Endocannabinoid System. Quite simply, the Endocannabinoid System is a communications system between the brain and the rest of our body and has an impact on many important functions. It effects how we move, how we feel, and how we react to certain external influences such as stress. The Endocannabinoid System responds to the presence of cannabinoid compounds such as CBD or THC.

Our body’s Endocannabinoid System works much like the nervous system - but in reverse. In the nervous system, a signal (which occurs as a type of chemical called a neurotransmitter) is released from the neurons in our brain and attaches to specific receptors on a nearby neuron. This second neuron then kicks into action and passes the message along. These neurotransmitter chemicals are responsible for many of our physical and mental activities.

However, in the Endocannabinoid System, this process works in the opposite way. Instead of originating in the brain and travelling down through the body, cannabinoids go in the other direction. They move up to the neurons to attach to cannabinoid receptors and, once attached, can control what happens the next time the neurons activate. They effectively limit the number of different neurotransmitters that a neuron can send, causing a number of changes in the body and mind.

Cannabinoid receptors were once thought to be located just within the brain. However, recent studies such as Cannabinoid Receptors and the Endocannabinoid System: Signalling and Function in the Central Nervous System published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information suggest that they actually exist throughout our bodies.

Research shows these receptors to be more numerous than any other receptor system and two main cannabinoid receptors have been identified so far: CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are found mostly in the nervous system, connective tissues, gonads, glands and organs. CB2 receptors are located in the immune system and its associated structures.

Green Stem CBD
Promoting Wellness and a healthy lifestyle

At Green Stem CBD we truly believe in the therapeutic effects of CBD. It led us to seek out only the purest CBD ingredients, from the CBD distillate used in our CBD Oil, to the 98%+ pure CBD isolate used in our vaping liquids.

It is our mission to educate and engage with our customers and the CBD community of the natural healing properties of this amazing active ingredient.

Our collection encompasses a wide range of products, with many more currently in development. We offer high quality CBD vape e-liquids, luxurious CBD infused lip balms, sumptuous CBD bath bombs, and great tasting CBD Oils (oral drops). Our experience in flavour creation and liquid formulation is what differentiates our products from other brands.

Our products are proudly created right here in the UK and every batch is tested for quality and potency. You can read more about our ingredients on our Quality page.

At our launch at the UK’s first Hemp and CBD Expo in March 2019, we were honoured to win 5 out of 7 awards entered, including: 1st Place for “Best CBD Oil” 1st Place for “Best Inhalable” (CBD E-Liquid), 1st Place for “Best Cosmetic” together with 1st Place for Best Packaging and Best (Exhibition) Stand.