Explaining CBD to a first timer
If you have never tried CBD before and are slightly nervous about it all, this blog is for you.
When it comes to taking CBD, there is nothing to be apprehensive about. We’ve got you covered…
What is CBD?
From the moment we are born, we naturally produce compounds which are called endocannabinoids. These compounds are similar to CBD so really, it’s already in our body.
CBD is legal, because hemp is legal in the UK. Hemp is a plant that is safe, natural, and non-toxic. It can be used for almost anything. There need not to be any grey areas when it comes to CBD.
When it comes to cannabis, drugs tests pick up THC (the compound that does make you high). Drugs test are carried out because THC is known for the feelings of euphoria it provides and this is the illegal part!
Most hemp oil or CBD products are sold with much lower levels of THC (less than 0.2%) so most consumers will never have a problem passing a drugs test.
What products should I start with?
There are many ways you can choose to take and enjoy CBD. It is a very versatile product! Below are two of our most popular products, however we do have an extensive range including vapes, balms and edibles too. Check out are full range by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.
- CBD Oil
CBD Hemp Oil is made from high CBD, low THC hemp. Hemp contains only trace amounts of THC, and so these hemp oil products do not get you stoned nor do they alter your mind.
The oil is simple, it comes in a spray bottle. All you need to do is lift your tongue, spray, hold for 60 seconds and then swallow.
The taste is acquired and with it being totally natural is known to taste ‘earthy’-if you find this unpleasant, have a glass of water after you have held it in the mouth for 60 seconds or something quick to chew.
Every person is different when it comes to dosage. Generally we say use 10-20mg everyday. In one spray of the oil there is 5mg so we say at the most use the oil 4 times a day.
2. CBD Capsules
Our capsules are a great way of getting CBD into your system without having to taste the hemp.
Most people should be having 1-2 capsules a day for the CBD to get into their systems. You are ok to take them on an empty stomach although we do say try with food to start off. No need to slow down your active lifestyle; simply add CBD capsules to your daily vitamin routine.
Each capsule contains 10mg of CBD which is a very good dose for most users. We recommend taking 1 capsule with food 1-3 times a day.
Generally, we see customers use an average of 10-20mg of CBD per day. Please do not go over the 200mg food supplement daily limit.
How do I know how much to take?
Each person’s endocannabinoid system works differently and reacts differently with each person body. There is no straight, solid scientific information that states how much CBD you should be taking at any one time, always start off with a small dose and work your way up.
Height and weight play a part as well as the quality of the CBD oil. If you are bigger or taller than the average person you may need more and visa versa. Also, if you have smoked cannabis in the past you may feel like you need more.
Either way the FSA Guidelines state no more than 70mg daily.
Does it have any side effects or is it addictive?
A report last year by the World Health Organization declared that CBD is non-addictive, writing, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential” and that “CBD is well-tolerated and safe for human consumption.”
Since CBD cannabinoids naturally occur in the body, CBD is perfectly safe for children as wellchildren can have CBD too.
When it comes to taking CBD with other medications, we only ever advise one thing- if you are unsure, check with a medical professional before using it as it can, on occasion, interact with other medicines. Always stick to the recommended dose too and if you are taking other meds keep a two hour window between taking CBD and whatever else you take.
If you have any questions that we perhaps haven’t covered check out our FAQ or do not hesitate to message us!
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