Empower Yourself: What is CBD and How it Can benefit You

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CBD is a compound that’s extracted from the hemp plant. It has gained popularity in recent years for its therapeutic potential, but many people don’t know what it is or where to buy CBD oil in the UK. In this post, we’ll discuss what CBD is and how it can empower you. Then we’ll dive into some of the top questions about using full spectrum CBD oil as well as other forms like capsules, tinctures or edibles such as Charlotte’s Web CBD Gummies.

What is CBD?

CBD is one of over 100 identified compounds found in hemp that belong to a class of molecules called cannabinoids. CBD is a compound usually extracted from the flowers of the hemp plant. As the world’s best-selling CBD brand, Charlotte’s Web products go through a stringent production and quality process, which you can read more about here.

CBD is not the same as other commonly known cannabinoids such as THC, it’s a different substance altogether and you cannot get “high” from taking CBD products. In addition to being non-psychoactive and legal in the UK as a food supplement, studies have been undertaken to research the potential benefits of CBD supporting increased better internal body balance, as well as supporting general well-being physically and emotionally.

CBD has also shown the potential to help promote a calm, stable mood even in challenging situations; as well as supporting the body’s Endocannabinoid System, which naturally produces compounds very similar to cannabinoids.

How Does CBD Work?

It doesn’t get you high and can’t be used as a recreational drug like THC, but CBD does have some pretty amazing wellness benefits.

CBD is non-psychoactive: you won’t feel any sensation or peculiarities when taking it, even at high doses—which makes it an ideal option for those who just want to reap its benefits without feeling any of the negative side effects that come with using other supplements. Because CBD doesn’t cause intoxication or a high, people are able to take this supplement without worrying about getting behind the wheel afterwards or being impaired at work later on in the day, in fact, CBD has been shown to help improve focus, mindfulness and determination.

CBD works by supporting the endocannabinoid system (ECS) within the body, which is responsible for maintaining homeostasis (a stable internal environment) and regulating your overall health and well-being. The ECS is a vast network of receptors that are found throughout the body, including in your brain and immune system; when these receptors are activated by CBD, they send signals that help with everything from focus to general well-being and rest. The ECS was discovered by scientists in the late 1980s when they started to research how to be able to relieve symptoms of certain diseases without causing any side effects. CBD interacts with our ECS in a beneficial way—which is why scientists believe it can help with so many different health issues.

Should You Use CBD?

CBD is a widespread, popular natural food supplement in the UK, with over 1 million adults in the UK using CBD for a variety of reasons from general well-being, to self-care and mindfulness. CBD has been shown to potentially help with ailments that people suffer from, however further research needs to be undertaken before any claims about CBD’s effectiveness with certain health conditions.

However, CBD has been used for thousands of years as a food supplement and it has only recently in the past few years become more widely known in the UK for its potential benefits.

Why use full spectrum CBD vs. isolate CBD?

You might have heard about CBD isolate, which simply an isolated form of the CBD compound. Isolate contains just CBD by itself and it is produced in laboratories by refining and distilling hemp extracts to their simplest form. On the other hand, full spectrum CBD contains other beneficial cannabinoids, terpenes and plant compounds that provide additional natural benefits.

Full spectrum CBD oils are more useful as a wellness tool, providing a more well-rounded approach to health and wellbeing. The synergistic effects between different compounds is called the Entourage Effect, where multiple different cannabinoids within the a CBD product work together, similar to how a “multivitamin” can have a much broader approach to health, and be more useful for the body.

Isolate has its place, however, and is a great ingredient in cosmetics or topicals due to its nature as a single refined compound, it’s easier to measure its effectiveness.

How to get started with CBD.

To get started with CBD, it’s best to start with a small dose. We offer a range of CBD oils aimed perfectly at first-time users. This gives you the opportunity to find out what works best for you and the benefits you’re looking for, without feeling overwhelmed by too much at once.

You may want to try different products that contain varying amounts of CBD before finding the right amount for you. Some people prefer tinctures (which come in dropper bottles) while others like capsules or gummies.

CBD capsules or tablets are often convenient for those looking to take CBD “on the go” or do not like the taste of the natural CBD oil found in tinctures. Charlotte’s Web CBD capsules, are not just certified USDA Organic but are also vegan-friendly, being made from plant-based gel capsules.

How to use gummies, topicals and tinctures.

To obtain the maximum benefits from CBD, you should use try a variety of ways to see what works best for your lifestyle.

CBD tinctures and CBD oils are a great way to introduce yourself to the benefits of CBD. Charlotte’s Web CBD oils come in a variety of flavours and sizes, giving you ample options to choose the right product. Savage Cabbage CBD oils also come in different strengths, and sizes and as well as a delicious Madagascan Vanilla flavour option too.

To take CBD oils, it’s best to put a few drops of the oil under your tongue and hold it there for at least 30 seconds before swallowing. This allows the CBD to pass into the body, through the membrane under the tongue, helping to improve its effectiveness.

CBD edibles such as gummies are great for convenience and when you’re missing CBD, Charlotte’s Web CBD gummies contain other naturally beneficial ingredients that are great to take, such as Lemon Balm for relaxation and calmness. Just pop one to two CBD gummies per day, for that extra energy boost or relaxation, you’re looking for. And they taste fantastic!

Alternatively, you could try Charlotte’s Web CBD capsules, these CBD tablets are a great alternative to CBD tinctures, with all the benefits of Charlotte’s Web best-selling CBD extract, without the mess of a bottle. These are great to take travelling or keep in a bag.

Topicals are great for skin conditions like itchy or dry skin. They can also be beneficial for muscle soreness and help promote healthy joint function, and work locally on an area rather than giving a full body effect.

As long as you follow the proper dosage instructions on our product packaging, it’s safe to use edibles, topicals and tinctures together! Just remember to monitor how much CBD you are taking in order to find your sweet spot.

Empower yourself by learning more about the benefits of CBD.

You can empower yourself by learning more about the benefits of CBD at the dedicated Savage Cabbage CBD Blog.

CBD is a powerful supplement that can help you with a variety of health issues. However, it’s important to do your research and ask questions before trying CBD. It’s not a cure-all, but it can help with many issues. Reach out to us here.