What is CBD?
CBD, which is short for Cannabidiol, is one of over 113 chemical compounds found in the hemp plant; however, unlike THC, it will not get you 'high.' It is what's known as a phytocannabinoid, meaning a plant-based cannabinoid.
Our bodies naturally produce endocannabinoids, which interact with our endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is responsible for regulating sleep, mood, and pain perception, among other things.
What Does CBD Do?
CBD helps your body produce more of the naturally occurring chemicals called endocannabinoids. These help your body maintain a balanced internal environment (homeostasis) and can help you improve your mood, improve your sleep quality and reduce the amount of pain you may be experiencing.
Is CBD safe?
According to a report from the World Health Organization, "In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD."
Is CBD Oil Legal In The UK?
CBD Oil is entirely legal in the UK. The FSA approved the sale of CBD Oil years ago. Because CBD is non-intoxicating, it means you can consume CBD Oil and experience its benefits to your ECS, such as reduced pain, lowered inflammation, better sleep, and reduced stress and anxiety levels, to name a few.
The only guidelines you need to be aware of are these:
1. CBD is legal in the UK as long as it does not contain more than 0.2% THC, which is a controlled substance under the Misuse Of Drugs Act 1971.
2. CBD is Legal in the UK provided that it is derived from an industrialised Hemp strain that is approved by the EU or comes from outside the EU.
To learn more about the legal status of CBD, read our article that covers everything you need to know about the legality of CBD in the UK.
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What kind of CBD Should I Get?
The most commonly used form of CBD is CBD oil; however, it can also be taken in capsule form, topical creams, and there are a few more 'out there' methods of consuming CBD like CBD toothpicks, CBD infused pillowcases and more.
What is CBD Oil?
CBD Oils are generally considered as being the most effective way to consume CBD because they have a higher bioavailability (the amount absorbed into the bloodstream) than other types of CBD products. By taking CBD, sublingually (dropping it under the tongue), we consume more of it, meaning we should see more of a noticeable impact.
CBD capsules are also a great way to take CBD if you want a taste-free solution. They release CBD into the bloodstream more gradually throughout the day, which should provide long-lasting effects.
Which CBD Oil is Best?
There are currently three different types of CBD Oil available to buy in the UK. The three kinds of CBD Oil are:
Full Spectrum CBD Oil - This type of CBD Oil contains all of the other cannabinoids found in the hemp plant while staying below the legal THC limit (0.2%) by having the other cannabinoids it creates a synergistic effect known as the entourage effect that helps make the Oil more effective.
Broad Spectrum CBD Oil - Contains all the other cannabinoids but even less or No THC.
Isolate CBD Oil - This will only contain the CBD cannabinoid and may not be as effective.
The most commonly purchased Oils are Full-spectrum Oils and Broad Spectrum Oils, which is likely due to the fact they have more of an effect on the ECS than an Isolate Oil.
How to Take CBD?
An excellent place to start is either with a 5% CBD oil, and you can experiment with your dosage to find out what works for you, or you can buy a CBD starter pack that allows you to try three different strengths and see what works for you.
Where Can I Buy CBD in the UK?
With CBD being all over the press, a new breed of the cheap retailer is trying to make an easy buck. This is resulting in a lot of inferior products coming to market that purport to be 100% pure CBD oil when, in fact, they aren't. You should make sure you double-check any claims made by retailers by asking to see their lab test certificates.
Make sure you are getting the best quality full-spectrum CBD Oils to ensure you are getting the maximum effects possible from your Oil. Buy an Enhance CBD oil as our oils have been carefully sourced and are extracted in the UK to give you the freshest Oils. Using supercritical CO2 extraction meaning, you receive all the natural and beneficial parts of the hemp plant without any nasty chemicals.
Want to get even more out of your CBD experience? Buy our flavored CBD OIls today and enjoy the delicious natural flavours on top of the wonderful benefits CBD oil can bring to your wellbeing. Experience CBD the way nature intended to Enhance CBD.
At Enhance, our legal CBD Oils are all independently tested and produced in the UK. You can find links to our test certificates on all of our product pages.
We also have a free CBD oil starter pack available for you to try three different strength oils to find what works best for you. Order for free online now!