Who are we?

In short, at C21™ we are passionate about the potential health benefits of the Cannabis plant, particularly CBD and what this natural compound can offer. We provide pharmaceutical grade CBD extract in various forms. 

Why C21™?

Let us start by explaining the choice of name. The molecular formula for Cannabidiol (CBD) is C21H30O2. The 'C21' part refers to the amount of carbon atoms in the Cannabis plant (and we thought using the 'C' would be better than the 'H'; and O2 was taken!)

CBD explained

CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is found in the cannabis hemp plant. This natural chemical compound makes up part of the plant, alongside it’s well-known counterpart THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). CBD and THC are the two most prominent Cannabinoids found in the plant which contains more than 100 in total. THC is considered the psychoactive part of the plant, which can get people high; whereas CBD is non-psychoactive and is known for its potential health benefits. 

CBD interacts with the endo-cannabinoid system within our bodies. This is a network of receptors that create homeostasis in the body, which promotes optimal performance for basic human functions – such as sleep regulation, immune system, appetite, inflammatory response, regulation of pain, and brain functions such as mood and memory.

Historically, the cannabis plant has been used for its benefits for the last 5,000 years. In recent times, the plant has been modified to increase the THC levels for recreational use. However, in the production of CBD, the plants are 100% natural and organic and therefore the plant structure is considered complete.

Reported benefits of Cannabinoids and CBD

Reported benefits of Cannabinoids and CBD include anti-inflammatory activity; suppression of cancer cell growth; preventing tumour growth and development; anti-viral benefits; relief from muscle spasm in conditions such as MS; natural pain relief; and relief from addiction withdrawal symptoms.

According to the National Cancer Institute cannabinoids may also be useful in treating the side effects of cancer treatment. Further studies show that CBD in particular may also benefit a number of other conditions including; low mood & anxiety; IBS; neuropathic pain; degenerative diseases such as MS and Alzheimer’s.