What are the benefits of CBD Oil?
Cannabidiol (CBD) has fast become one of the most popular alternative food supplements on the planet. Before adding this popular supplement to your diet, it’s worth investigating the health benefits.
The most popular way people add CBD to their diet is CBD oil. CBD is extracted from varieties of cannabis & hemp plants which are naturally abundant in CBD and low in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This is then mixed with an edible oil, such as olive oil or coconut oil. CBD oil is dropped into the mouth under the tongue, by using the dripper built into the bottle. Benefit one; it’s really easy to take.
CBD oils in the UK have a maximum THC content of 0.2%. THC is the mind altering compound in cannabis plants which makes it illegal. Benefit two; you can enjoy the effects of CBD oil without breaking any laws.
THC is a psychoactive compound which encourages negative side effects. There is no more than 0.2% THC in CBD oil. Benefit three; CBD oil won’t get you high.
As a nutritional supplement, CBD interacts with your body’s natural endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system helps to regulate many important contributing factors to one's overall wellness, such as the immune system. Benefit four; CBD promotes balance and wellness.
There are also a number of studies around the world which suggest that CBD could provide other benefits. However for now, clinical trials have not provided conclusive evidence.
Is CBD Oil legal in the UK?
"Hey guys! I’m confused, is cbd legal in the UK?"
We get asked this question a lot, and the simple answer is yes. CBD is completely legal in the UK, and most parts of the world. Products containing cannabidiol CBD can be legally purchased over the counter, and some are even available on the high street.
It is the common association with smoking cannabis which causes most confusion.
The important thing to remember, is that Cannabidiol (CBD) is not the same as Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). While both are naturally found in cannabis plants, THC and CBD are different in many ways. None more so than their legal status with the home office. Cannabis is a controlled substance in the UK because it typically has high levels of THC. THC is a psychoactive compound, and is what makes people ‘high’ or ‘stoned’.
Alternatively, you may have seen recent news reports covering parents struggling to get cannabis oil in to the UK. This is again due to its THC content. The types of medical cannabis discussed in these reports have high levels of THC. They are treated as medicines and healthcare products by the government. As of July 2018, the home secretary, Sajid Javid, is considering whether this type of cannabis product could be made easier to prescribe for medical purposes.
There is another source of confusion, and sadly much of this is created intentionally by unscrupulous sellers. There are lots of products sold, supplied, or advertised as “Cannabis Oil” online. In reality, many of these products are created to deceive. Sometimes they even contain neither THC nor CBD.
If you’re looking to buy CBD Oil in the UK, be sure to purchase from reputable companies, such as ourselves. At CBD Oil Base, you will only find quality CBD products which have been tested and certified as safe and legal. You can even see the lab report for any of the products available on our website on the product pages.
How to take CBD Oil
Opinion is often divided on the “best” way to supplement your diet with cannabidiol CBD. Certainly the most popular method is CBD oil - we do love CBD oil in the UK! - however this rapid rise to fame has spawned a number of alternative CBD products, each with their own benefits, so how should you take it?
With CBD oil, you will simply drop a small amount under your tongue and hold it for a moment. This is called sublingual application. The reason that it is dropped under the tongue is because it is an area which is rich in blood vessels. This means that it is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream where it can interact with the body’s cannabinoid receptors.
The only faster way of getting CBD into your endocannabinoid system is by vaping. Vaping CBD e liquid allows the blood vessels in your lungs to absorb it into your bloodstream in seconds. It’s quicker because there are more blood vessels in your lungs than there are under your tongue.
CBD is also available in capsule form, which are simply swallowed. Capsules and softgels are becoming increasingly popular due to their convenience and simplicity. It’s also super easy to regulate and maintain your dosage. Your digestive system slowly releases CBD into the endocannabinoid system as the capsule is broken down.
The most important thing to remember, whatever your preferred method, is to always follow the manufacturer's instructions.
Disclaimer: This product is not for use by or sale to persons under the age of 18. This product should be used only as directed on the label. This website is not offering medical advice. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. This product should not be used if you are pregnant. Consult medical advice before using this or any supplemental dietary product.