What is CBD?

Can CBD get you high? Are there any actual benefits? And will it show up on a random drug test in work or from the police? Here is a little insight on everything you need to know about CBD products that are suddenly being sold everywhere.

CBD seems to be the next big trend within the wellness product industry. If you live in the UK where CBD products are currently legal, you might feel like CBD has gone from being a pretty taboo subject to all of a sudden being sold in shops and over the counter. There is already a handful of UK Coffee shops that have started offering hot drinks with CBD included, spas have started offering treatments that now include CBD, beauty companies are scrambling to release topicals and skincare products that include CBD or hemp oil.

Even though CBD products are steadily making their way into pretty much every corner of the wellbeing industry, many people are still a little confused at what exactly CBD is. Especially when it comes to considering the correct way to use it, how much to take and making sure the products you are buying are actually legit.

What is CBD (Cannabidiol) ?

CBD, which is short for cannabidiol, is simply one of the many chemical compounds found within the Cannabis plant.

It is a completely natural occurring substance that has been used in products such as CBD oils and edibles to give users a feeling and mindset of total relaxation and calm.

CBD, unlike other compounds that can be found within the Cannabis plant such as THC (also known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), does not get you high due to the non-psychoactive effects.

So CBD won't get me high at all?

Short & Long answer is No. There are a number of compounds found within the Cannabis plant with the two main compounds being CBD and THC. CBD is the main non-psychoactive compound of the plant, meaning you won't have any high-like effects.

This being said however, you never know how your body will react to any new supplements it is being given for the very first time, so if you are planning on taking CBD for the very first time, make sure to do research and possibly consult a medical professional beforehand.

To help make sure you are getting a legitimate substance, buying third-party-tested CBD products to make sure they are quality assured can be a good way to sift through the rubbish products out there.

Will CBD products cure disease?

It can be quite common to come across CBD products online that claim to cure particular ailments and diseases but in our humble opinion if you come across this then avoid like the plague. In our opinion you should really try to avoid any company that makes such bold claims as selling products that cure disease. If you find this on a companies website then it usually means they are either willing to break the law or they're not aware of the rules and regulations around the law.

Signing off on CBD.

In conclusion, CBD products are more than likely going to be completely safe for you to take, but you should try to make your own mind up whether it is going to be something that will benefit your life in a positive way if added to your daily routine.

As our motto says “Its not about how you feel, its about how you don’t feel” and that is possibly the most true statement about CBD. If you are expecting to feel something right away then these probably aren’t the products for you. BUT. If you suffer from anxiety, sleep issues, bad skin, depression or suffer from a stressful schedule, these products might potentially help your brain switch off when previously it couldn’t and that is the true beauty of CBD.

As previously stated though, CBD products aren’t meant to be sold to cure disease but they can be fantastic for your overall wellbeing and general health.

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