I have been curious about the CBD hype and thought it was time to look into things further and find out what it is all about. It’s a minefield with so many claims and information out there but I spoke to Natural Strains who helped me learn the basics.
What is it?
Otherwise known as Cannabidiol, CBD is a powerful and beneficial naturally occurring chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, CBD has no psychoactive effects and therefore delivers incredible benefits without getting the user ‘high’.
One of these compounds is Cannabidiol (CBD), which was used by ancient civilizations. Our brains contain receptors (know as CB1 and CB2) that receive these cannabinoids. They assimilate the cannabinoids into our system.
It can be hard to know what the different terms like cannabis, hemp and marijuana mean in relation to CBD. Marijuana and hemp both contain CBD, but there’s a much higher content in Hemp, which also has a much lower THC level compared to marijuana.
Is it safe?
Natural strains full spectrum Organic CBD oil is certified organic and comes in a 10ml recyclable glass bottle.
The CBD oil is made from hemp plants grown in certified organic soil and distilled in a high tech production facility using supercritical CO2 extraction methods. Natural stains use MCT oil as the carrier oil, so you can be safe in the knowledge you are not consuming any chemicals or other nasty products.
This CBD type is totally legal in the UK as long as the THC content is below 0.2%, which is true for all of Natural Strain’s products.
What does it do?
CBD has had positive impact on providing relief for anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. It is also been shown to promote sleep- both falling asleep and staying asleep.
The NHS will only prescribe in exceptional circumstances such as epilepsy, vomiting caused by chemotherapy and MS.
What strength do I need?
Low dose 5% is an entry-level strength and is great for:
- Trying CBD oil for the first time with a low dose
- Recreational use without psychological effects
- Strength ranges from 5%, 10%, 20% and extra high 40%.
- You should always start at the lowest dose possible
What products come in CBD form?
CBD OIL- You place drops under the tongue and hold for 60 seconds and then swallow. You can also place drops on the skin (applied topically) They can also be added to food and drink.
CBD SOFT GELS- These are often called CBD oil capsules and they are swallowed orally and absorbed through the stomach lining.
CBD E-LIQUID- Inhaled by using an e-cigarette.
HEMP TEA FLOWERS- These can be known as legal hemphash, weed or bud which are the flowers from the hemp plant that have been dried. No processing is involved, which means all of the rich terpenes, vitamins and therapeutic compounds remain.
Posted by: Sarah Dixon | Posted on: December 6, 2020 | Posted in: HEALTH & WELLBEING