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What is CBD?

CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a chemical compound found naturally in plants of the cannabis family. Varieties of these plants include Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, and others.

CBD is being researched for a multitude of benefits both medicinal and otherwise. Currently, cannabidiol solutions and derivative medicines developed in North America are being used for treatment of forms of childhood epilepsy, pain related to multiple sclerosis and cancer-related pain.

While we cannot, for legal reasons, claim any benefit from the consumption of CBD, there is ongoing research globally into the benefits of CBD and its derivatives with promising results. We look forward to providing our customers with more information on these studies as they develop.

A Common Misconception

Due to being derived from plants of the cannabis family, for many years CBD carried the associated stigma that it will “get you high”. However, thanks to the extraction process CBD contains at most only trace amounts of THC (short for tetrahydrocannabinol) which is the chemical responsible for intoxication and therefore is not psychoactive.

As per law, CBD with THC content below 0.2% is 100% legal in the UK. We are proud to adhere to these guidelines and all of our suppliers are wholly compliant.

Before consuming any substance, including CBD, it is always a good idea to consult your doctor or pharmacist as some medications or health conditions may have adverse interactions.

How can I take CBD?

CBD can be ingested in a multitude of ways, and this list is by no means meant to be exhaustive:

Ingestion

CBD can enter your digestive tract in the form of capsules, beverages, foods, and other things that you eat. As with all substances taken orally, some of the doses are inevitably lost to stomach acid, meaning if you switch to an oral route, or switch away from one, you may notice changes in the effects that you feel.

Sublingual

Sub, coming from Latin meaning under, and lingual meaning tongue, Sublingual just means under the tongue. As the tongue has one of the highest blood supplies of the entire body, including a multitude of close to the surface blood vessels, it can rapidly absorb CBD. To use this method, take a CBD containing product in the form of an oil, tincture, or extract, and apply it directly under the tongue, holding it there for about a minute and a half before swallowing.

Topical

Balms, creams, salves, and lotions are meant to be applied directly to the skin and are absorbed by the skin, as well as the blood vessels near the skin. This allows the body to absorb the CBD.

Inhalation

Perhaps the most common way to take CBD is through inhalation, by vaporizer (a fancy term for a vape). Since it absorbs directly into the lungs, the inhalation route is faster than ingestion and is much faster than many other options.

Product Types

Oils

This is the raw form of CBD. It can be ingested or taken sublingually. It can be used to make massage oils and other products.

Tinctures

CBD dissolved in another liquid, like alcohol or coconut oil. These additives help make CBD oil easier to absorb.

Edibles

Food or drink that contains CBD either naturally or added for easy consumption.

Capsules

Capsules are an easy and effective option to take CBD, this is a preferred method by some as it is one of the simplest ways of ingesting the cannabinoid.

CBD is added to flavoured vape juice which you just use in an E-cigarette. An Additive is a CBD formula which you can add to your favourite vape juice.

Topicals

Topicals come in a wide variety of products like balms, creams, rollerballs, ointments and skincare. This is when CBD is applied directly to the skin. The CBD is then absorbed by the body through the blood vessels in the skin.

Water Soluble

Water Soluble CBD can be mixed into any drink for easy consumption. This also makes it easier for the body to absorb.

For Pets

CBD is added to pet treats or food to make it easier to feed to your pet.

Types Of CBD Used In Your Products

Full Spectrum

Full spectrum means it contains all the essential oils, terpenes and cannabinoids that are naturally derived from the Cannabis plant. Full spectrum products are typically high in CBD this can include (CBN, CBC and CBG cannabinoids to name a few) with virtually no THC (less than 0.02%) as to comply with UK and EU regulations.

Broad Spectrum

Broad spectrum is a bit of a mix between Full Spectrum CBD and CBD Isolate. As in Full Spectrum CBD, all other compounds that are derived in the cannabis plant are preserved in the extract; however, like CBD Isolate, THC is completely removed.

Isolate

CBD Isolate is when all other cannabinoids and plant impurities are removed leaving you with the purest form of CBD.

What do the different strengths mean?

As with any ingested substance, CBD products can affect everyone differently. Good general guidance is to start with a low dose and begin slowly raising it from there.

If this is your very first time ever trying CBD, it is recommended to start with a low dose, once a day. If you tolerate it well, and if you don’t see any reactions by the one week mark, you can increase this to twice daily or increase the strength. Keep in mind that you may not notice any particular change initially, and like any substance, CBD takes time to work. CBD products can be taken 3-4 times daily, but you should not exceed 200mg in a twenty-four hour period except under the explicit instructions of a qualified medical practitioner.

To help you get started, we have outlined a few examples of common doses for common products:

30ml (1 oz) bottle of oil

250mg CBD

Which is about 0.83% CBD. A single drop from this container contains about 0.41mg of CBD. If your dose is 10mg, then you would want to take about twenty-four drops, and if you take that dose twice daily, you will take about forty-eight-drops a day. As products vary from different brands, its recommended to follow the directions found on the packaging.

500mg CBD

Which is about 1.66% CBD. A single drop from this container contains about 0.81 mg of CBD. If your dose is 10mg, then you would want to take about twelve-drops, and if you take that dose twice daily, you will take about twenty-four drops a day. As products vary from different brands, its recommended to follow the directions found on the packaging.

1000mg CBD

Which is about 3.32% CBD. A single drop from this container contains about 1.62 mg of CBD. If your dose is 10mg, then you would want to take about six drops, and if you take that dose twice daily, you will take about twelve drops a day. As products vary from different brands, its recommended to follow the directions found on the packaging.

2500mg CBD

Which is about 8.3% CBD. A single drop from this container contains about 4mg of CBD. If your dose is 10mg, then you would want to take about two and a half drops, and if you take that dose twice daily, you will take about five drops a day. As products vary from different brands, its recommended to follow the directions found on the packaging.

CBD Vapes

30mg Disposable Vape Pen

A standard disposable 30mg pen contains about 4.04% THC. If your dose is 10mg, then you would want to use about a third of the pen’s capacity per day, and if you take that dose twice daily, you will take about two thirds per day. As products vary from different brands, its recommended to follow the directions found on the packaging.

30mL 500 MG CBD

Vape Juice which is about 1.66% CBD. A drop from this container contains about 0.81 mg of CBD. If your dose is 10mg, you would want to vape about twelve drops from the container, and if you take that dose twice daily, you would want to vape about 24 drops. As products vary from different brands, its recommended to follow the directions found on the packaging.

Other Consumables

60mL 20 MG CBD shot

Which is about 0.332% CBD. A single container is also a single serving. As products vary from different brands, its recommended to follow the directions found on the packaging.

10mg CBD Gummies (30 Pack)

Each gummy contains 10mg of CBD. As products vary from different brands, its recommended to follow the directions found on the packaging.

How CBD can transform your life?

Pain relief

Many people suffer from some form of pain, especially chronic back pain, which is quite common after you reach middle age. CBD oil impacts pain receptors in your brain, reducing sensitivity and allowing you to cope better with your ailments. Multiple studies have shown that CBD helps relieve symptoms caused by conditions such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis, muscle pain, and spinal cord injuries.

Anxiety relief

CBD has been successfully used to treat anxiety and stress-related problems. The human body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is composed of neurotransmitters that interact with Cannabinoid Receptors (CR) and is involved in regulating physiological and mental processes. CBD also binds to the CRs, boosting the effectiveness of your body’s endocannabinoids and activating serotonin receptors in your brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that regulates mood, among other things. CBD acts as an anti-depressant, but it is a natural alternative and does not create addiction.

Sleep problems

As it fights anxiety, CBD can also treat insomnia and combat daytime sleepiness. Research indicates people who take CBD sleep better.

Benefits of CBD?

Although there are already hundreds of studies on CBD out there, research into the effects of cannabinoids is still in its infancy. Here are some of the most powerful benefits of CBD:

Protects against neurodegenerative disorders

Researchers believe CBD can help people suffering from neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, and MS, by reducing free radical damage and inflammation and by protecting brain cells. A recent study has been looking into the ability of CBD to stimulate brain cell production, to replace those destroyed by Alzheimer’s disease.

Promotes heart health

CBD acts as a natural treatment for high blood pressure, which is the main cause of many cardiovascular diseases.

Anti-seizure treatment

There is already ample proof that cannabidiol can reduce seizures in epilepsy, improving the lives of many patients who were in a desperate situation.

Anti-acne remedy

One of the main properties of CBD is to reduce inflammation, which is why it can be effectively used as an anti-acne remedy.

Cancer Support

Research into CBD’s capacity to fight cancerous cells is still ongoing, but studies have shown that this compound can alleviate cancer symptoms and help patients deal with the side-effects of cancer treatment.

Consumer Guide

How To Choose CBD Oil

CBD Oil and CBD containing products are generally safe, as long as you are not allergic to any of the components, and as long as you follow all instructions on the packaging.

When you are choosing a CBD oil, there are several things to keep in mind. Before taking any supplement or product, you should research the company producing it, and CBD oil is no different. Ideally, CBD products are:

  • Organic and Non-GMO
  • High in CBD, and with very low THC (less than 0.2%)
  • Free of THC, while leaving the full spectrum of non-psychoactive cannabinoids, including Cannabigerol (CBG), Cannabinol (CBN), and others.
  • Independently Lab Verified, with confirmable analysis.
  • Clear on dosing, with specific recommendations.
  • Extracted using safe and reliable techniques such as CO2 Extraction.

All the products sold by CBD Connect Ltd are regulated and tested. We only work with trusted suppliers and hand select what brands we stock. Our aim is to provide only the safest and highest quality products so all our customers can enjoy  the benefits of CBD with peace of mind.

Companies That Produce CBD Oil

When looking for a company that produces CBD related products, you also want to be able to verify that:

  • The company is free from recent recalls
  • The company has a good reputation
  • The company has passed all applicable certifications and possesses the appropriate licenses for the jurisdiction in which they are operating.
  • The company has good consumer reviews, and that the people reviewing are real.
  • The company is well known

Quick Facts

How Quickly Is CBD Absorbed By My Body?

Depending on the means of ingestion, effects can be near immediate to a few hours, with most people feeling the effects within 10 minutes. The most rapid means of ingestions is inhalation (through vaping), and the slowest is via skin absorption in salves and creams.

Will CBD Show Up In A Drug Test?

Again, it depends on the amount of THC present in the CBD products you consume. Some CBD products are not regulated for purity and safety, and the amount of THC is a lot more than recommended (0.2%). All products sold by CBD Connect Ltd have a THC content of zero or below the Legal amount of 0.2%.

If you are concerned about failing a drug test it is recommended that you use products that are THC free. When looking for products that are THC free, if it is not labeled on the packaging or in the description, look for products that are made with Broad Spectrum or Isolate. This means all the THC has been removed. If you follow these steps you should not fail a drug test.

Here are some factors that must be taken into account:

  • You may fail the drug test if you are a frequent marijuana user. Again, marijuana is different from CBD. If you choose the right CBD product having less THC, it should not show up in the test.
  • You may fail the test if you consume CBD with other drugs that interact with CBD.

Allergies

If you suffer from any kind of serious allergies please fully read the label and check the ingredients before use. If you have any major concerns and not sure how to proceed please consult your GP or a medical professional.

Many people notice allergic reactions that may occur from any kind of product that our body sees as an allergen. Some of the common allergies occur from pet dander, pollen, insect stings, medications, and foods. As you already know the CBD is derived from the cannabis plant, you may feel some allergic reactions since the CBD has some properties such as histamine and pollen. Though it has been noticed rarely, some people may be susceptible to allergies. CBD has been proven to help with allergies that are caused due to anti-allergic and antihistamine properties.

Now, allergic reactions differ from person to person. Some may notice breathing problems, while others could just feel an itchy nose. If you notice any kind of allergic reaction, it is recommended to stop using the CBD products immediately to avoid any kind of negative side effects. Please read the product label carefully before using it. Also, it is important to know the difference between exhibiting side effects of CBD and being allergic to CBD. These are two separate things so make sure you are familiar with the different symptoms of both.

Doing some extra research will help you make the most out of your CBD product.

Glossary of Terms

When we talk about CBD, we use a lot of terms that can be hard to understand at first, or you may have never heard before. To help with this, we have included some definitions.

CBD

Cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive substance derived from members of the cannabis family.

CBD Oil

The raw, unadulterated form of CBD. It can be ingested or taken sublingually.

CBD Tincture

CBD dissolved in another liquid, like alcohol or coconut oil. These additives help make CBD oil easier to absorb.

CBD Edible

Food or drink that contains CBD either naturally or added.

Vape Juice

Also called E-Liquid, it is a liquid designed to be used in a vaporizer, sometimes called a vape pen or an e-cigarette.

Psychoactive

Having an effect of intoxication on the mind, including hallucination, euphoria, and other effects commonly associated with illicit drug use.

Measurements

Mg
1/1000th of a Gram
mL
1/1000th of a Liter