Buy CBD in the UK: Things You Should Know
Wherever you are located in the United Kingdom, Cannabidiol (or CBD) is pretty much everywhere. Particularly on Instagram! This chemical compound, derived from the Cannabis plant has become a major revelation in the health & wellness industry. But where do you buy CBD in the UK?
CBD can be found in many forms; from oils, to balms & even gummies. The vast array of options & brands has left consumers unsure of what it is they actually want, or need. Many people are still unsure about the compounds, so hopefully we can answer some of those burning questions to help you buy CBD in the UK.
Fortunately, with popularity comes improved research, studies and factual evidence. There are some amazing CBD brands that are doing their utmost to spread the good word.
Through gathering some customer feedback, we felt it’s important to answer the most popular questions that our customers may have. You can also find more of these answers in our FAQ’s.
Why do people use CBD?
One of the major reasons for the growing popularity of CBD use is it’s versatility. People generally use CBD for a number of different reasons. Some of these reasons include maintaining a healthy sleep cycle, management of inflammation, management if joint & muscle pain, and in some cases management of stress & anxiety.
People have also been known to use CBD for support of childhood behavioural issues, menstrual relief, ADHD, & arthritis in pets. Whilst the above is all based on customer & CBD user reports, it’s important to acknowledge that CBD research is still in early development. Therefore, any medical claims remain premature.
As CBD & other cannabis related compounds such as THC, CBN & CBG emerge, focused studies have been performed to research effects on PTSD, Insomnia, Chronic Pain & Epilepsy. As results continue to look promising, more and more funding is going into research of this intriguing plant.
Is CBD legal?
Cannabis is classified as a Class B substance due to its’ common inclusion of high doses of THC. Nonetheless, CBD is 100% legal in the UK as long as its’ produced with real Hemp plants from certified, organic hemp farms.
THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is illegal (under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971) and any CBD product that is being sold in the UK must derive from hemp plants with no more than 0.2% trace amounts of THC content or less and under 1mg of THC per dose. It’s highly important that all CBD products are laboratory tested by accredited 3rd party testing laboratories to verify Cannabinoid levels do not exceed their legal threshold.
Will CBD get me ‘high’?
Firstly, CBD does not get you high!
CBD is short for Cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is 1 of approximately 113 different chemical compounds known as Phytocannabinoids found in the infamous Cannabis plant. The two most widely recognised compounds of the Cannabis plant are CBD & THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol).
The key difference between these two compounds are simple. THC contains the psychoactive properties that are generally associated with the Cannabis plant, giving the sensation of feeling “high”. CBD on the other hand has no psychoactive properties.
What is the appropriate dose of CBD?
What’s the best way to take CBD?
There are many ways to use your CBD. The most common methods are usually through an oil carrier or a capsule. Consumers often use different products based on the demands of their lifestyle & targeted benefits.
We developed our water soluble CBD so that consumers could seamlessly integrate CBD into their life by simply infusing it into their favourite drink. Even better, without compromising taste or quality!
Take a look at our Zenergy or Syrenity tinctures here.
How do I know if a CBD product the real deal?
There are a number of things that all consumers should take a look at before using CBD. You should always double check the ingredients list to be conscious of additives, preservatives or CBD concentration levels.
Secondly, always ensure use of products that are 3rd party lab tested. Our products are always laboratory tested with accredited 3rd party laboratories to ensure compliance with UK regulations, meaning no more than 1mg of THC per dose. This amount of THC is so small that it cannot make you feel the psychoactive sensation commonly associated with marijuana plant.