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What Exactly Is CBD?
You’ve no doubt been hearing a lot about CBD recently and at MGC
Nutraceuticals we wholeheartedly believe in making informed choices and walking an
intentional path towards wellbeing - so, what exactly is CBD?
CBD is a natural compound derived from the hemp plant. The myriad active derivatives from hemp are together collectively called cannabinoids
and one of them, Cannabidiol, or CBD, is rather special. Working with the body’s natural systems and receptors, the effects of CBD have
been studied in a wide range of areas. Unlike other cannabinoids, though, CBD delivers no psychoactive effect (it’s entirely non-intoxicating) - this makes it
particularly suitable for physiological use.
The discovery of the Endocannabinoid System by Israeli researchers in the 1990s brought to light an entire system within the body which had, until then, remained undiscovered. The function of the Endocannabinoid System is to maintain normal physiological functions within the body. Receptors in the brain and nervous system respond to natural endocannabinoids in the body - these receptors respond equally well to CBD and a host of other other cannabinoids found in hemp. This
relationship between the body and the natural world is what makes CBD such an exciting area of exploration for both scientists and those of us who aim to live more mindfully.
Hemp has been used and treasured by societies across the globe for thousands of years. It’s useful in a huge number of ways; in fact
the entire plant is used in some way or another to benefit mankind. Its fibers make products as strong as rope and as delicate as paper and its
seeds are highly nutritious and produce hemp oil. Hemp seeds and oil are able to boast of being some of the richest sources of plant-based
proteins - meaning if you’re exploring veganism or just intending to cut back on animal produce you’ll want to make hemp-based
products a part of your regimen.
We all have goals in life; some major, some minor, some that are easy to achieve, some that are real moon-shots! Whether your aim is to eat
cleaner, to increase the quality of your sleep, to lose weight, to gain muscle, to gain new skills or lose your inhibitions the keys to
achieving your goals are honesty and consistency. We’re not all perfect - far from it! So the first step towards building a
successful path is to be honest about what’s important to you. If your time is your most valuable commodity then it’s perfectly fine
to use hacks, cheats and tools to make as little an impact on your schedule as possible particularly if doing so increases your feelings
of anxiety. If you’re the kind of person who’s motivated by positive feedback you’ll want an approach that can deliver something early on that will keep you motivated. The real trick is to ake what you’re doing, whatever your goal, sustainable and consistent. By being honest with yourself and taking advantage of the
right tools you make this a lot easier!
Whichever path you’re choosing to pursue, MGC Nutraceuticals will be there to make sure you’re informed, supported, equipped and confident. Our long-standing background in developing and producing the highest quality CBD and hemp products speaks for itself - meaning all you
need to do is focus on living your very best life.
Everyone’s different - that’s what makes the world the incredible and wonderful place it is - so not only should we not fall into the trap of comparing ourselves to other people we should also be open to the fact that what might work for one might not work for all… This is where realistic goals and an honest approach to achieving them come into play. While our products all offer the benefits of high-provenance ingredients, GMP-accredited production and the highest quality CBD it’s definitely worth considering how each would best fit into your life when choosing the right one for you.
MGCaps are ideal for on-the-go use where speed and discretion might be on your mind. They’re also a taste-free way to take on CBD which, again, might be perfect for some.
CBD Protein Powder will be a great choice for anyone who is incorporating CBD as a pre or post workout regime. Its entirely plant-based protein profile also
making it stand out for anyone looking to eliminate or reduce their consumption of animal-products.
Water-soluble CBD extract gives you the flexibility to mix CBD with any drink you choose - and the quicker onset and more complete absorption that water-solubility provides means you can take on a potentially lower dose of CBD.
CBD-In-Oil offers the benefit of allowing you to gradually build up your dosage for extra control alongside the full-spectrum profile of whole-plant hemp extract.
Whatever matters most to you, whatever the wellness goal you’re on the path towards, MGC Nutraceuticals has the right tool to help get you there.
With a slower release-rate and with longer lasting effects, taking CBD orally in capsule form is probably the ideal way to introduce CBD
into your lifestyle for the first time. It also allows for a high degree of control so that, when you’re on the go, CBD Capsules can be at your side whenever you need them, to deliver a controlled and consistent dose. Something else to consider is the fact that capsules tend to have a longer shelf-life than oils and other preparations.
For athletes and those of us looking to be more active, rest and recovery are almost as important as exercise itself! The physiological mechanism at play when you’re training is essentially your muscles being put through stress and the body responding by rebuilding stronger than before - this rebuilding is done during rest and recovery. CBD Protein Powder provides complete sources of all nine amino acids - the building blocks of proteins. Proteins contribute to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass as well as to the maintenance of normal bones - meaning; while you rest your body is hard at work making you even stronger than before.
When extracted from hemp, CBD is naturally an oil and this is the traditional form that CBD products take. Oil is absorbed slowly by the body and this means that CBD oils have a slower onset rate and a steadier and more long-lasting effect. But what if we wanted a quicker-acting form of CBD with a much higher level of
bioavailability? New technologies have recently been developed that allow just that. Water-soluble CBD means that so much more of what is
ingested is put to use with in the body - and much more quickly. This means a lower potential dose and therefore a much more cost-effective
and efficient product.
When making mindful choices about the right kind of CBD for you an important distinction to bear in mind is the difference between CBD
isolate and full-spectrum extract. Think of full-spectrum extract as ground coffee beans compared to isolate’s pure caffeine. Both offer
the same benefits and properties but isolate allows for a very measured and specific dose, along with a very precise cannabinoid
profile whereas full-spectrum extract, such as MGC Nutraceuticals’ CBD-In-Oil, offers a richer, more complex and rounded experience. The symphony to isolate’s solo performance.
MGC Nutraceuticals are a proud division of the MGC Pharmaceuticals family. MGC Pharmaceuticals is an EU-based bio-pharmaceutical company at the forefront of the exploration, development and supply of high-quality,high-provenance medical cannabis. Our founders are all eminent figures in the global medical cannabis market and we have close ties with academic institutions and research bodies across the globe. From our growing facilities in the Czech Republic, our extraction plant in Slovenia, our R&D centres in Israel and Australia to our corporate HQ in London we’re truly an international organization ideally placed to remain at the forefront of this rapidly expanding industry.
We believe in living well and the pursuit of holistic health and happiness through the natural benefits of CBD and hemp. We’re proud of our background in medicine and we strive always to improve the vitality of our customers and to bring the benefits of CBD to as wide an audience as possible.
MGCNutraceuticals’ background in medicine and pharmacology means that we’re supremely placed as market leaders in the development, extraction and
production of CBD and CBD products. Our facilities are based in the EU where standards and regulations are the highest in the world; notably the strict EU HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) standards controlling the production, procession, distribution and market placement of all foods intended for human consumption.
We also grow all of our own hemp - this is the raw origin material from which comes all of our CBD, whether it’s isolate or full-spectrum. Hemp is a
bioaccumulator - it absorbs any impurities and toxins from the soil in which it’s grown - having control of the entire growing process in our cultivation centre means the provenance of everything we produce is proveable from start to finish.
Inaddition, all our products are entirely and proudly cruelty free, dairy-free and 100% vegan.