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Beginners Guide To CBD

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Are you considering taking CBD as a health supplement, but unsure whether it’s right for you? We’ve put together this beginners guide to help you better understand what CBD is and to help you determine if CBD is right for you.

What Is CBD?

CBD is a supplement which is growing in popularity throughout the UK. It often gets a bad rep due to the fact that it’s derived from the cannabis plant, however it takes various benefits from the plant and removes the parts (THC) which gives you the high. Because the THC is removed (to lower than 0.2% contents), CBD products are completely legal to buy and take in the UK.

Benefits of CBD

CBD has been said to have a wide range of therapeutic properties and people have found improvements with a variety of health and medical problems including:

  • Pain and inflammation 
  • Epilepsy
  • Reduce anxiety and depression
  • May reduce acne and inflammatory skin conditions 
  • Neuroprotection
  • Insomnia

If you are planning on taking CBD for a specific health problem it may be best to consult with your doctor beforehand.

How to take CBD

CBD is available in various forms. These are aimed at managing various conditions, meeting specific needs of users and also ease of use. We’ve put together this handy table to help you choose the right product for you:

 

Ease of use

Premeasured dosage

Tasty

Fast working

CBD Oil – They are consumed by placing them under the tongue using a dropper. They are recommended for adults who prefer not to use alternatives such as pills.

 

 

CBD Edibles – One of the most common edibles are the CBD gummies that are considered affordable, discrete and easily portable.

 

CBD Capsules – Another form of a CBD edible which many prefer compared to gummies. This can be useful if you don’t want CBD products that look like sweets (i.e. if you have children)

 

 

CBD Vape – We would only suggest CBD E Liquids for those that already vape, this can make it an easy way to get your daily dose with minimum habitual changes.

 

CBD Skin Care – This form of CBD is applied on the skin and used for other  cosmetic purposes. These are recommended for the treatment of joint and muscle pains, but can also be helpful in managing other skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis and eczema.

 

Possible side effects

Clinical research has shown that CBD oil can trigger side effects. Severity and type can vary from one person to the next depending on your personal build. For pregnant or breastfeeding women, it is generally deemed unsafe as bits could have dangerous contaminants which may mistreat a baby. Read more on the side effects of CBD here.

Dosage: How much should I take?

There are no precise dosage guidelines for most CBD products because every case is unique. It is always recommended that you consult your doctor and that you check the product label for the guidelines. As a beginner, you should start with a lower dose and keep increasing over time. The dosage can also be determined by the health condition, age and build of the body. 

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