What is CBD?
If you’re new to the wonderful world of CBD, your first question might well be “what is CBD?”. We have put together this short intro for the CBD-curios.
CBD or Cannabidiol is an active compound found in the cannabis plant. Although the second most prevalent compound, CBD does not cause a “high” effect due to the absence of THC. To date there is no evidence of health related problems, abuse or dependency when using CBD. CBD is derived directly from the hemp plant and is then refined and manufactured under strict guidelines into different dosages and products. More popular products include oils, gummies, vapes and bath salts.
Is it legal?
There are laws in place that require products to meet certain criteria in order for them to be available for human consumption. Some CBD products that you may have seen on the high street wouldn’t have been properly authorised, it has been compulsory for products to be approved by the FSA to ensure that products available in the UK are safe and of a high quality. When you’re looking to buy CBD, it’s still always best to buy from trusted websites like CannaBloom, or trusted stores. That way you can be sure that the products are safe for consumption.
In order to be legally sold in the UK, CBD oil must not contain any more than 0.2% THC under UK regulations. It’s the THC within the cannabis plant that provides the “high” Marijuana is known for.
Is it safe?
With new regulations in place CBD is now considered very safe. However, it should be seen as a supplement rather than a medication and as such should not be taken to ‘cure’ any illness. It is also recommended to disclose to your GP should you begin to take any CBD supplements alongside prescription medication.
It is also recommended that those who are new to supplementing CBD should start on a lower dose before gradually increasing if necessary.
As previously mentioned, CBD should not be used as a cure for any condition. It can support the balance of your health in a stressful world.
The potential benefits of choosing CBD.
CBD is a naturally occurring substance which many would see a benefit over synthesized pharmaceuticals. It is far more highly regulated, so products are of a higher quality than ever before. With very few negative side effects, CBD is often taken with confidence consistently without the fear that side effects could occur at any moment. You’ll also find so many different types of CBD now, so if oil isn’t for you, you can choose fruit flavoured gummies, capsules or even CBD infused tea or coffee. Supplementing CBD can fall seamlessly into your daily routine without feeling like a chore or a medication.
If you are interested in exploring which CBD product might be right for you, browse our CannaBloom store today or speak to one of our experts for more information.