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Which CBD should I choose?

4th January 2019
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Options around CBD continue to grow and most folk can now find a product to suit their needs. With a vast range of products available, we will take the confusion out of it for you so your journey to CBD enlightenment is as simple as ABC or “CBD”.

What is CBD?

CBD, also known as Cannabidiol and is a non-psychoactive plant compound found in all cannabis strains.

Being non-psychoactive means you won’t experience a ‘high’ or any hallucinatory effects. It is this that differs from the other main cannabinoid, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Our full-spectrum CBD is extracted from cannabis plants, we then remove the majority of THC leaving only traces under the required  EU levels.

Studies report evidence of CBD being effective for symptoms of a range of ailments including anxiety to arthritis and further studies continue to identify more benefits of this super plant.

So, which is right for you? Let’s have a look at some of the options……

TYPES OF CBD

CBD Oil

Possibly the most common product currently on the market. CBD in oil suspensions including hemp oil, olive oil, and coconut oil are to be administered sublingually (under the tongue) by a pipette. Hold under the tongue for a few minutes to allow the product to be absorbed the remainder can be swallowed. Effects from oil should be experienced 15 to 30 minutes after consumption.

We recommend 1 tear sized drop 1-3 times per day for 2-3 days. If this dose achieves your aims then stick with this. If you need to enhance the benefits then increase by an extra drop and repeat until you are happy with the effects. Check out our dosing guidelines.

CBD Water Soluble

Oil suspensions are thought to be somewhat limited by the bodies ability to absorb lipids through the cell membrane. CBD is hydrophobic and mixes well with oil, but not water. Rudimentary knowledge of chemistry reminds us that oil and water do not mix. This is because water and compounds that water dissolves in are hydrophilic (water-loving) while oil and compounds that mix with oil are hydrophobic (water-resistant). 

Cannabinoids do not dissolve in water which means they resist absorption into the bloodstream which reduces the bioavailability.

Enter Water Soluble CBD….these products have been produced to allow for enhanced absorption by the body due to their hydrophilic nature with reports showing increases in absorption of 70-80%

Best diluted in a small amount of water, stirred until dissolved then consumed immediately. Effects from soluble products should be experienced 15 to 30 minutes after consumption.

We recommend 1 tear sized drop 1-3 times per day for 2-3 days. If this dose achieves your aims then stick with this. If you need to enhance the benefits then increase by an extra drop and repeat until you are happy with the effects. Check out our dosing guidelines.

CBD Topicals

CBD balm and rubs should be applied topically to the skin. Often containing beeswax, coconut oil, and essential oil this provides an alternative to the oral products.

Topicals can be used on the body to treat localised issues on the body. As with all CBD products, more isn’t always necessary and balms from 1% upwards can offer benefits required by the customer.

Apply a thin layer to the area as required.

This covers the three main options of CBD oil, balms, drops currently available through our shop.  Check back here for further articles, including CBD Vaping, CBD Edibles and CBD Body Butters, CBD Dosing, and current studies in CBD.

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