So chances are you will have at least heard of CBD even if you’re not familiar with it?

Think of the most natural painkiller you can, thats CBD. There are numerous articles being featured on TV and in newspapers, documentaries and shops locally like ours stocking CBD oil. But what is it?

CBD is 1 of 104 chemical compounds, know as cannabinoids, that can be found in the Hemp Plant. It is a naturally occurring substance, which can be  extracted and mixed with a carrier oil, often hemp seed or coconut, to create CBD oil.

Now it is very important to make clear the difference between the hemp plant, and the marijuana plant. Unlike marijuana, hemp is grown industrially all over the world and can be used in a married of ways from clothing to cooking!

Listed below are some of the most popular benefits of ingesting CBD.

1: Pain Relief

CBD has proven very effective at tackling pain, especially in ongoing or chronic issues such as arthritis or fibromyalgia. Importantly, your body also won’t build up a tolerance to CBD making it safe for use on a regular basis. Research also shows the risk of side effects is almost zero!

2: Stress and Anxiety

Another of the more popular uses for CBD is its effectiveness at reducing stress and anxiety. It’s been proven to be beneficial in reducing stress in day to day situations as well as more serious cases of anxiety and even PTSD.

3: Anti-inflamatory

Alongside it’s effectiveness in relieving pain, CBD also acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory, helping ease issues with joints such as arthritis as well as with bumps and bruises.

4: Reduces risk of Diabetes and Obesity

Linked to CBDs anti-inflammatory properties, studies have shown that when inflammation is reduced, the immune system and cardiovascular system function better. Combined with a reduction in stress, which in turn can lead to over-eating, CBD has shown to reduce the risk of both diabetes and obesity in others.

How exactly does CBD have so many benefits then?

CBD does not work like traditional medication. It works on the receptors in the body so only takes effect when there is an imbalance; for example when you are either stressed or in pain.

Studies have shown that when taken in a comfortable, non stressful environment, CBD has no effect on the relaxation of the users. However when the same user was asked to give a presentation to a room full of people, their stress levels were significantly reduced. The same can be said in relation to pain.

One thing that may surprise people is that the human body already produces certain cannabinoids on its own which forms part of what is called endocannabinoid system. The body has two receptors of cannabinoids called CBD1 and CBD2


Here at Zero Waste Eastbourne we can personally highly recommend Only Life CBD oil. Jack and Drew really know their stuff and have such a passion for the product and their brand, and delivering high quality pure CBD oil.

You can email them on and find them on social media @onlylife_cbd