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CBD, short for cannabidiol
IT'S NOT MIND-ALTERING
While CBD is extracted from what is colloquially referred to as the weed plant, it is important to distinguish the difference between CBD and THC. THC is psychoactive, while CBD is not. This means that CBD does not get you high. Being that CBD is non-psychoactive and does not have any intoxicating effects, it’s becoming a major craze across the UK.
The UK has typically had very strict laws regarding the restriction of marijuana and cannabis products recreationally. This is an interesting new way to explore similar avenues, experience this incredibly growing in popularity category.
Finding the Right CBD Method For You
Vaping is arguably the most efficient way of enjoying CBD. It is very convenient to use and travel with, as there are a number of different types of vapes and pens available to you. It’s pretty effortless and if you choose to vape, you have a wide variety of e-liquid flavours and blends you can choose from.
- Vaping is a very effective way to take CBD
- Can be used as a replacement for smoking
- Variety of flavours
- Very affordable
CBD body acceptance
Even though CBD is typically handled well by most, even in large quantities, there are a few exceptions. For unknown reasons, some people react differently to CBD and report feeling altered. These are typically the same type of people who are sensitive to Tylenol or Advil. Since we never know how our bodies will react to a new substance, if you are trying CBD oil or edibles for the first time, it’s best to do so under safe conditions. Make sure to do your research about CBD and consult a health specialist before starting experimentation or if you have any concerns. While there is plenty of information about CBD we recommend you to use only reputable sources, such as WHO report about CBD or Food Standards Agency consumers advice on cannabidiol extracts and similar.
Things to know before you start using CBD
At the current time of publication, the UK laws regarding the sale and use of CBD are not quite as loose as in the US. The law for CBD sale and use in the UK allows for hemp-derived CBD oil to be purchased.
There is a higher concentration of CBD in hemp, but less THC typically levels around 0.01%. Only oils containing no more than 0.01% THC is allowed for sale in the UK.
If you’ve never explored the world of CBD, it might seem a bit intimidating with all the accessories, oil types, and other options available. Don’t worry, it’s much easier than it seems!
We have everything you’ll need to get started right here, and we’ll give you a breakdown of the essentials. Once you’ve picked your vendor (which of course, will be us, because we’ve got a great selection of products), you’ll pick out a brand and any flavours you’d like. If you’re not sure which brand is the best for you, we’re here to help! You should definitely use this time to do a little exploring and find what you like. Everyone’s a little different in terms of preference.
After you’ve picked out your oils comes the fun part- picking out some accessories. What you choose depends on how you’d like to take your CBD. Some people prefer to drip on the tongue, while others enjoy vaping. Whatever your personal preference, we’ve got everything you’ll need from coils and pens to complete kits and edible accessories. If you need help choosing, we suggest picking up a starter kit or asking one of our friendly staff to help you out by pointing to the right direction.
There are CBD oil sprays and drops that can be used to take CBD orally. You would simply spray or drop into your tongue and allow the oil to sit for about a minute so that the oil can be absorbed. Typically, about 20-30% of the oil content is absorbed by your body. One of the main differences between vaping or dropping/spraying has to do with dosages. Typically, e-liquids come in strengths around 500 mg per 10mL bottle. With the way that sprays and drops are created, it is possible for the same amount to contain up to 3000 mg.
We’re all about saving money and we want to make sure that you don’t overspend on your CBD products. Everyone’s dosage is going to vary a bit depending on your personal needs.
The concentration or strength of the oil refers to how much CBD (measured in milligrams) is in the given product. This is different from the dosage, which is the amount of CBD per serving. Consider the concentration of the products you are purchasing to ensure that you are getting the best value. The higher the concentration, the less of a dose you may use at one time, making the oil last longer. However, we still recommend starting low and working your way up until you find your comfort levels. There are some really affordable ways to try CBD, for example, 100mg vaping juice in a 10ml bottle for £3.99, you can find it here. If you want to buy a bottle containing a lot of CBD, we recommend Vitality CBD.
In a largely unregulated CBD market in the UK, there remain loopholes to have substandard quality CBD products in the market today. However, the Food Standards Authority (FSA) is looking forward to sealing all possible loopholes through solid regulation that is to be in place by the 31st of March 2021.
A regulated CBD market means that only safe and potent products get to consumers. This is the reason why the FSA is directing all CBD manufacturers to apply for validated novel food authorization by the 31st March 2021 deadline. This is a good move to push out unscrupulous CBD dealers.
In addition, the FSA advises all healthy people to take not more than 70mg of cannabidiol in a day unless prescribed otherwise. If you are on medication, a pregnant or breastfeeding mother, you are advised not to take CBD.
The Evolution of CBD
CBD has become such a major part of the American wellness culture, even though there is no solid science surrounding health benefits. Across the states, CBD oils and edibles are popping up in health shops, coffee and tea shops, eateries, and just about anywhere else you can imagine. With so much popularity, simply through word of mouth, of course, we across the pond began to get curious.
CBD has become such a big craze that even chefs are getting in on the action, crafting all kinds of CBD edibles and opening up entire CBD based cafes. This boom in interest leaves a lot of industry growth potential, especially with loosening laws surrounding the topics of cannabis, marijuana, etc.
CBD, as we mentioned, is intended to help make you feel calm and relaxed. We all live stressful lives, constantly on the go and always plugged in, so finding a moment to completely de-stress is rare. This makes relaxation is more valuable than ever, a highly sought after commodity. CBD offers a solution to our lack of calm. Some argue that CBD may aid in pain relief and help to reduce anxiety. However, studies remain inconclusive regarding these claims.
CBD has yet to be properly regulated, making it convenient to purchase and use. This does not appear to be just a phase, as the market is continuing to grow exponentially with estimates putting the potential market at an impressive 2.2 billion Euros per year.