Over the past 18 months, there has been a huge rise in the popularity of CBD products. CBD has become a lot more common in the media and retail space with talks of benefits of CBD becoming common in the media. Athletes and celebrities also regularly talk about using CBD muscle rubs and rejuvenating face creams containing CBD respectively.
What Is CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is a naturally occurring compound in the cannabis plant. This compound is extracted through various methods and CBD oil is then created by mixing it with various carrier oils. THC is the compound responsible for psychoactive properties and it is popularly known to be associated with marijuana which is the sister plant of hemp. The hemp plant contains a number of different compounds and THC is the compound with second highest concentration in the plant.
After extraction from the plant, CBD compound is mixed with a variety of carrier oils such as coconut oil or hemp oil for creating CBD oil. CBD can be mixed in various concentrations allowing consumers to choose a concentration that best suits them.
As far as the legality of CBD in the UK is concerned, it is 100% legal not just in the UK but also in most parts of the world. However, it is important for manufacturers to follow strict guidelines in order to make consumers aware about the ingredients in their products. For instance, UK guidelines are clear that CBD products should not contain more than 0.2% of THC and it should be confirmed by manufacturers through publication of batch tests. Therefore, it is important for you to check out batch tests before purchasing a product.
Benefits of CBD
There is no medical proof when it comes to effectiveness of CBD, which means all the claims floating around are derived from someone’s own experience. However, the key benefits that have been experienced by users are relief from depression, pain, anxiety as well as PTSD. It also helps in aiding sleep.
Is CBD Dangerous?
Since CBD products are required to contain a minimal amount of THC, these products do not produce the psychoactive effect associated with cannabis which makes them safe for daily use with little or negligible side-effects.
How to Get Started with CBD
If you are a beginner, you should start taking CBD in small doses. Keep listening to your body in order to figure out the effect it is having on you. If everything is fine, you should increase the dosage slightly every week, if needed. After finding the optimal level of dosage, keep maintaining that level of dosage.
CBD products are sold with various labels such as raw and refined, broad-spectrum, full-spectrum and others. Here’s a quick guide on what each of these terms mean.
- If a product is full-spectrum, it means that it contains all the cannabinoids that occur naturally in the plant but the product still contains a maximum of 0.02% of THC.
- Broad-spectrum products means it is identical to full-spectrum and contains all the naturally occurring cannabinoids but there is absolutely zero THC. All the products we sell are full-spectrum CBD and we also offer other options for raw and refined CBD oils.
- Raw oils refer to products where the concentration of plant material is more, which gives them a stronger taste.
- Refined oil refers to products where some cannabinoids have been removed during the extraction process. The taste is more nut-like. Many people find refined oils to be more enjoyable as compared to raw oil as raw oil can be bitter and sharp.
All the CBD oil products we sell, including CBD hemp oil, are available in raw as well as refined options. We also sell full-spectrum rejuvenating cream that contains a raw CBD oil as well as various other natural ingredients that give a beautiful fragrance.
Other Things to Consider
It is important for you to be clear about the ingredients of a CBD product whenever you are planning to buy CBD oils. THC levels can vary in various products. Also, the oils might contain certain other ingredients which can reduce the concentration of CBD as well as other cannabinoids in it.