What is CBD?
CBD, or by its full name Cannabidiol, is a member of the cannabis family. It is one of the most widely studied compounds of cannabinoids of which there are estimated to be over one hundred. The discovery of CBD was heralded as a scientific breakthrough. This is because of all of its benefits that are now being discovered.
Does CBD get you high?
One of the questions we get asked most often about CBD is whether it gets you high. The answer is no! The compound in cannabis that gets you high is called THC – full name ‘tetrahydrocannabinol’ if you want to sound like a real expert! Products with a concentration of THC above 0.2% is illegal in the UK and many European countries. Therefore, our Full Spectrum products contain 0.2% THC and our Broad Spectrum products contain no THC.
Is CBD legal?
Yes, CBD is legal in the UK! As long as it has less than 0.2% THC, it is legal in the UK. However, it is only legal to grow hemp in the UK which is a very different substance. In the EU, different countries have slightly different rules but in general, CBD is legal as long as it has the same low THC content. It is legal to grow CBD in some countries in Europe which is good news for us because our products are grown in Switzerland!
How does it interact with the body?
CBD interacts with the body through the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS was only discovered in 1992 and was a breakthrough in medical science. It helps the body maintain its proper functioning and keeps all the different processes in your body balanced.The ECS helps regulate things like sleep, mood, appetite, memory and fertility. Therefore, it’s really important to keep your ECS in the best condition possible. CBD helps your ECS function in the best possible way.
What does CBD do?
CBD has been reported to have lots of different effects on all different kinds of illnesses and conditions. Studies have shown that it may be able to help with pain, anxiety, sleep problems and side effects from cancer treatment amongst other things! You can read about each of these things in more detail by reading our blog posts. Above all, it can help improve day-to-day wellbeing.
Why should I take CBD oil?
CBD has lots of different benefits for your body. It has been shown in research to help with conditions like insomnia, anxiety and pain. It can also help the everyday functioning of your body. There is lots of research taking place at the moment as the scientific community continues to learn about all the different ways that CBD can help people. Also, research is taking place about how it could be used as an antibiotic and even how it can reduce the side effects of cancer!
Where should I start?
CBD terminology can be a little overwhelming at first so we recommend taking our quiz to find out which product is best for you! Therefore, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our team members. At Pure Organic CBD, we are here to support you at every step of the process.