CBD has taken the world by storm and has gained enormous amounts of attention over recent years, especially due to stories suggesting amazing benefits and mainstream celebrities advocating its use. With 6 million CBD users in the UK alone, you may have heard about it and want to know more.
CBD Oil has developed a high-profile status, but there is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding the legalities of it within the UK. But what exactly is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 100 natural compounds, known as cannabinoids, found within the cannabis plant. Most CBD is legally extracted from the Hemp plant. Every human has a cannabinoid system within the body which is a key function of our health and wellbeing. Using CBD stimulates our cannabinoid system, keeping our immune system in check, protecting our brain and helping us to keep our body in balance. Due to its non-psychoactive nature, it does not cause a high within the user and indicates no effects of abuse or addiction. There have also been no reports of health problems or overdoses associated with the pure use of CBD.
Are Hemp Oil and CBD Oil the same thing?
CBD oil is made from the leaves, flowers and stalks of the hemp plant—the only parts of the plant where cannabidiol is found. Hemp oil, or hemp seed oil, is made from hemp seeds, meaning there is little to no CBD content. Each type of oil offers its own potent health benefits.
So you’ve decided to embark on your CBD journey and you want to make the best out of your experience. The fact is that each of our bodies responds differently to CBD, meaning there is no one-size-fits-all recommendation.
That’s why we’ve put together these tips to help you design a plan that fits your individual health goals or to optimise your current routine.
What time should you take your CBD?
Whether you’re taking it right in the morning, right before bed or at intervals throughout the day, you should try to always take it at the same time every day.
Being consistent with your CBD doses maximises the natural balancing properties of the cannabinoid and the effectiveness of the body’s endocannabinoid system.
How much should you take?
Dosing is a highly individual process, varying from person to person and is dependent on many factors and intended use.
It’s always recommended to start with a low dose at first, such as a few drops, one capsule or a small puff from a vaporiser, and then to gradually increase the dose until you reach the desired result.
Can you take CBD with medication?
We would recommend to always check with your prescribing doctor for any medical advice. CBD is generally considered safe.
CBD can also interfere with your body’s ability to process certain pharmaceutical drugs. Take extra precautions if you are on a medication that comes with a warning not to consume with grapefruit. Generally, it’s said to leave a minimum of a two-hour gap between medications and taking your CBD.
Should you take CBD with or without food?
Food affects your ability to absorb CBD, and more cannabinoids are absorbed on a full stomach. CBD is fat-soluble, and consuming it with a healthy dose of fats can increase the amount of CBD that reaches your bloodstream 3 times more than without. This is why Prima CBD oil tinctures contain MCT coconut oil as a carrier for the CBD.