CBD Oil: A Guide for First-Time Users

CBD Oil is the latest health and wellbeing buzzword. But, what is it? It is a legal, naturally occurring cannabinoid found in cannabis. Although comparable to THC, CBD isn’t psychoactive in the same way as marijuana, so it isn’t subject to the same stigma or legal restrictions.

Cannabidiol UK (CBD) has exploded onto the UK market in recent years, following the

MHRA’s decision to license CBD as medicine which then shaped the legal grey-area that allows for CBD to be marketed and sold as a food supplement, bringing with it a great variation of products and means of consumption.

There are several ways you can use it, and it has been tested for its benefits on a variety of health conditions. But for first-time users, it can be a confusing topic. So, here’s a mini-guide to help you.

How do you take CBD oil?

There are a few different ways to consume CBD oil, so you’re sure to find a way that works for you. The main ways are as follows:

  • Ingestion through food or drink products
  • Oils and tinctures
  • Creams and lotions
  • Vaporisers and inhalers
  • Skin patches

The two most popular are vaporisers, as you can use CBD vape oil in the same way that you use a regular e-cigarette, and through simple oils where you put a few drops of the liquid under your tongue. Vaporisers are becoming more popular, though, as many people comment on the bad taste of the oil.

Which method are you most curious about? Leave us a comment!

What effects should you expect?

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the core psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis

and is the cause of the sensation of feeling “high” that’s often connected with marijuana. However, unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive. This feature makes CBD an attractive option for those who are looking for a reprieve from pain and other issues, without the mind-altering properties of marijuana or other pharmaceutical drugs.

What is it used to treat?

It’s thought that CBD may impact your health by assigning to receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system – a multifaceted biological system involved in maintaining particular aspects of your health.

Developing research indicates that endocannabinoids might play a role in regulating such functions as memory, sleep, and mood, as well as metabolic procedures like energy and balance. Additionally, CBD oil may aid in improving a variety of health conditions, although research is still being conducted.

Currently, scientists are studying the effects of CBD on the following:

  • Epilepsy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Glaucoma
  • Chronic pain
  • Muscle spasms

In speaking to our customers, we’ve found that some people really do notice a difference. After using CBD oil under her tongue for several weeks, Maddie Rosenthal of London found her anxiety was significantly reduced.

Have you experienced any positive effects of CBD? We want to hear from you! 

Is it legal?

An important point to end on is the topic of legality – you can buy cannabis oil UK.

Though it’s worth noting that for CBD oil to be legal in the UK, it may contain no more than 0.2% THC, and the THC must not be easily separated from it. By contrast, cannabis oil which has an advanced THC content is not typically allowed in the UK.

Of course, both in-store and online, everything we sell meets UK standards and is perfectly legal to sell, possess, and consumer.