The human endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a network of receptors spread throughout our entire body that control some of our most vital life functions, including our immune system, memory, appetite, sleep pattern, mood, and pain sensation.
Cannabinoids, such as CBD, work by interacting with these receptors throughout the body. Further research has shown that the ECS is a vital component in maintaining the body’s homeostasis, which is the ideal balance between interdependent elements in the body.
Nootropics are supplements or other substances that may improve cognitive functions such as memory, creativity, or motivation. We have specially selected and formulated nooro bars with a selection of natural, plant based nootropics which are known to boost the well being and performance of our minds.
Maca is a plant with a long history of culinary and medical use in Peru. Known to increase energy and stamina, maca root is also highly nutritious and contains compounds which may improve learning, memory and mood.
L-theanine is found naturally in green and black tea leaves and is an essential amino-acid. It has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety and may also boost attention and mental focus.
Tyrosine is an amino acid produced by our bodies from phenylalanine, another amino acid found in protein rich foods. Studies show that tyrosine may support memory and cognitive function, especially in stressful situations.
Ginkgo biloba extract is collected from the dried green leaves of the plant. Ginkgo contains high levels of flavonoids and terpenoids-- antioxidants that provide protection against harmful free radicals. It may also improve cognitive function and alleviate symptoms of anxiety.
CBD or cannabidiol is a cannabinoid compound found in the cannabis plant. It is non-psychoactive and legal in the UK, unlike THC, the psychoactive cannabinoid prominent in some cannabis strains. Emerging research has found CBD may possess several health benefits including reducing anxiety and depression as well as chronic pain. In addition, it may decrease inflammation and help prevent the neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Hemp vs. Cannabis
There is often a lot of confusion about the difference between hemp and cannabis-- they are actually the same plant.
Cannabis has been in use as a remedy since 2900 B.C. Recently, scientists have discovered that a human body has an endocannabinoid system that helps regulate sleep, appetite, pain and immune system response.
Hemp, or more correctly, industrial hemp is a variety of cannabis sativa that has been grown and developed mainly as a source of commercial industrial products with very low THC content (usually less than between 0.5-0.2%; the UK legal limit).