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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
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Types Of CBD Used In Your Products
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How CBD can transform your life?
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.
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.
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.
There is already ample proof that cannabidiol can reduce seizures in epilepsy, improving the lives of many patients who were in a desperate situation.
One of the main properties of CBD is to reduce inflammation, which is why it can be effectively used as an anti-acne remedy.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive substance derived from members of the cannabis family.
The raw, unadulterated form of CBD. It can be ingested or taken sublingually.
CBD dissolved in another liquid, like alcohol or coconut oil. These additives help make CBD oil easier to absorb.
Food or drink that contains CBD either naturally or added.
Also called E-Liquid, it is a liquid designed to be used in a vaporizer, sometimes called a vape pen or an e-cigarette.
Having an effect of intoxication on the mind, including hallucination, euphoria, and other effects commonly associated with illicit drug use.
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