What is CBD?
If you are reading this the chances are that it hasn’t passed you by that the CBD product sector is among the fastest growing well-being product industries in the UK. If it continues to grow in line with the past few years, it is estimated that by 2025 the market could be as big as the herbal supplement market.
So, if you are completely new to the CBD world, you will probably be keen to find out why over 6 million adults in the UK are now turning to CBD to help with a variety of personal health & well-being issues.
What is CBD
CBD (or Canabidiol) is a chemical substance found in the plant ‘cannabis sativa’ that has multiple medical benefits. It will not get you high, because it is not psycho-active & does not contain THC.
What Is CBD Used For
The benefits of CBD are far reaching and research continues to grow.
For example, studies have shown CBD to help our bodies fight inflammation, provide pain relief, protect against stress, lower anxiety, improve sleep quality and aid our immune system function as well as assist some neurological disorders. As well as this, CBD has been used in creams to assist with skin conditions and has been shown it has benefits for heart health & enhancing libido.
How do you take CBD?
CBD is beneficial in all forms so deciding how to consume it is often down to personal choice. For example, if you don’t like the taste then try the capsules which are convenient to carry around during the day and have a fixed dosage.
One of the most popular and widely recognised methods of using CBD are CBD oils, which are applied underneath the tongue using a small dropper. The reason for applying the CBD oil beneath the tongue (known as using it sublingually) is it’s bioavailability. Rather than swallowing the oil and sending it through the digestive system (such as with the capsules) the CBD accesses the body’s circulation much faster.
CBD vaping has one of the highest bio-availabilities. By turning the CBD e-liquid into vapour it is more easily absorbed. Since you’re inhaling it into your lungs, the CBD vape juice has a simple, fast route to your circulatory system. It is one of the most efficient methods for absorbing CBD.
Our CBD vape juice tastes great on it’s own or can be added to your favourite e-juice!
CBD Capsules are perfect for a quick and easy method of consumption. Also for those who are maybe more sensitive to taste & smells, the capsules offer an alternative method of taking CBD without the earthy taste of the CBD oil.
Feedback has shown that the oil & capsules can be taken together for fantastic round-the-clock effectiveness. By supplementing your sublingual delivery with an oral product, you can ensure CBD is stored in your fat cells and can be utilised by your body for over 48 hours.
The application of creams to the surface of the skin is a great way of providing localised effects only in the area where you applied the product. This is great for those who are looking to find relief in very specific area where repair, restoration & calming is required.
CBD is now available in a form of edibles such as teas, chocolates & gummies. The obvious advantage here is the great taste and the fact that no special instructions are necessary. They often contain a lower strength of CBD so that the products can be enjoyed as a luxury, fun item. They also make great gifts for those who are aware of the multiple health & well-being benefits of CBD.