Oil drops, e-liquids, bath bombs, body butters: you can benefit from taking CBD in all sorts of weird and wonderful ways nowadays. Find out why CBD has become a well-established part of our health culture and answer your all-important questions below.
CBD (cannabidiol) is a compound found in the cannabis plant. It is a naturally occurring substance that is safely extracted and used in products such as oils, cosmetics and edibles to give a feeling of relaxation and calm.
CBD is completely legal in the Uk, provided it has been derived from an industrial hemp strain that is EU-approved and contains less than 0.2% THC.
CBD is a non-psychoactive ingredient and contains minimal THC, if the seller adheres to the law any CBD product sold in the UK must contain less than 0.2% THC. Taking these products will not get you high although some customers experience a feeling of relaxation and calm.
If you are new to using CBD, we would recommend starting with the CBD oil drops because it will give you the full CBD experience and allow you to gauge if you are benefitting from the product. To take it, simply apply the dropper under your tongue (2-3 drops), hold for at least one minute and then swallow.
CBD is not a one size fits all and will depend on how it is ingested however typically when taken orally (for example via CBD oil drops) it will start to take effect between 10-60 minutes.
It is best to start with a smaller dose (a few drops per day before bed) and then gradually increase until you feel that its effectively treating your symptoms.
Research has shown CBD to be potent in aiding overall wellbeing, this is achieved by CBD enhancing the Endocannabinoid system. The Endocannabinoid system, also known as the “ECS” is responsible for sustaining good health and is recognised as one of the most important modulatory systems in the brain, endocrine and immune tissues.
Our CBD is not synthetically made and is a 100% Organic naturally occurring compound found in the cannabis plant.
It is very rare to experience side effects whilst using CBD and there has been no reports on any serious side effects to date. This is one of the reasons CBD is becoming so popular with health care professionals and researchers alike.
Whilst rare, reported side effects include:
- Tiredness or fatigue
- Dry mouth
- Changes in appetite
No, if the CBD you are taking is pure and from a legitimate source it should be near impossible to fail a drugs test. All our CBD is derived from an industrial hemp strain that is EU-approved and contains less than 0.2% THC.