GUIDE TO CBD
What is CBD?
CBD is an abbreviation of cannabidiol.
CBD is a compound extracted from the hemp plant, which is a variety of the cannabis species, but, hemp contains very low amounts of THC. THC is the chemical that makes marijuana, another variety of the cannabis species, psychoactive. CBD products CANNOT MAKE YOU HIGH!
Is CBD Legal?
Yes 100% legal! The sale of CBD and products containing CBD has been legal in the UK since 2016. It is incorrect to associate CBD with marijuana and the CHOICE CBD product range adheres to all UK and EU legislation. Cannabis, hemp and marijuana are NOT the same thing!
When choosing a brand of CBD ensure you select a product from a manufacturer that can provide proof of its provenance and quality.
All CHOICE products have a Certificates of Analysis (CoA) from a third-party laboratory to prove their content and potency data. For more information relating to CHOICE products, visit the CoA page or use the Contact Us page on this website.
CBD is not a licensed pharmaceutical medication and we cannot give any medical advice. CBD is receiving a great deal of attention as a supplement to aid wellbeing, but we recommend you take the advice of a health professional or your GP if you have any medical based questions on CBD.
Benefits of CBD
There are many reported benefits associated with the use of CBD. It has been known to reduce inflammation in the body, making it an effective aid in combatting everything from acne to chronic muscular pain. Other studies such as the WHO Cannabidiol Report suggest that CBD can be used to calm the symptoms of anxiety and insomnia, promoting a harmonious balance between mind and body.
WHO’s Cannabidiol report also suggests that CBD has been found to be neuroprotective, which means that it can help maintain and regulate brain health. However, this is but scratching the surface of the potential benefits of CBD. Go to the True Stories section of the website for testimonials as to the benefits of our CHOICE CBD products.
What Are Terpenes?
Terpenes are naturally occurring aromatic chemical compounds produced by plants. Terpenes give oranges their citrus smell and lavender its relaxing properties, the unique smell produced walking through a pine forest comes from terpenes, as are the aromas from cinnamon, resin, ginger and essential oils.
The Entourage Effect occurs when cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes interact together to enhance the effect of CBD in the cannabinoid system.
In CHOICE CBD oils, we use terpenes associated with boosting energy in
CHOICE Energise Oil, with relaxation in CHOICE Relax Oil and with anti-inflammatory properties in CHOICE Repair Oil.
How to take CBD?
As awareness grows of the benefits of CBD, there are increasingly more products that offer differing ways of use. Sublingual Consumption or Sublingual Application, by positioning CBD drops under the tongue that are quickly absorbed through the mucus membranes and into the bloodstream, is the most popular method for consuming CBD. Absorption usually occurs within 60 seconds and the effect of the CBD is quicker than through the digestive system, although the effects of CBD do not last as long as if ingested, so we recommend using our CBD 3 times a day.
How much CBD to take?
Whether taking CBD as a new or experienced consumer, there is no universal dose for CBD products. For CHOICE CBD, we advise a small dose to begin with and gradually increasing this until you are aware of the benefits taking effect.
Your weight, unique body chemistry, the concentration of CHOICE CBD products and the condition you are trying to alleviate, will all affect the dose that works for you. Our guide below will be of assistance as a start, but these doses can be exceeded to find the dose suitable for you.
CBD vs THC
What is CBD?
CBD is a compound typically found in hemp plants, and it is most commonly used to produce CBD oil products. CBD is non-intoxicating and produces no euphoric or psychoactive properties. CBD is completely legal in the UK and is considered as a ‘novel’ or new food, like quinoa, chia seeds and the papaya fruit.
What is THC?
THC is a compound found most prominently in marijuana plants and is responsible for the euphoric effects that people experience when they ingest or smoke marijuana. THC products are illegal to possess, distribute or sell in the UK. All CHOICE’s products are THC free.
How does CBD work?
What is the Endocannabinoid System?
The endocannabinoid system is a complex biological system in the human body. Medical researchers discovered it in the 1990s and have since identified that it impacts several major processes, including appetite, sleep, mood, and memory, but there is much more yet to be discovered.
The endocannabinoid system has three components: receptors, enzymes, and endocannabinoids. These parts function regardless of whether someone uses CBD or not.
- Receptors exist throughout the body and are a substance to which endocannabinoids bind;
- Enzymes appear in many forms, but only two types of enzymes break down endocannabinoids; and
- Endocannabinoids complement the body by keeping internal functions running smoothly.
Understanding the effects of CBD involves examining the relationship between the receptors and endocannabinoids.
There are two types of receptors: CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are primarily in the central nervous system and are responsible for governing coordination, movement, pain, appetite, memory, mood, and other functions. The CB2 receptors are in the peripheral nervous system, influencing pain, and inflammation.
After the enzymes break down the cannabinoids, the endocannabinoids look to bind with receptors. Researchers believe that CBD does not directly attach itself to the receptor but influences it in some way. Activating these receptors is what allows for many of the health benefits that people associate with the compound.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 100 natural components found in cannabis. This cannabinoid is non-psychoactive to give users the benefits without the unwanted ‘high’
How to use
What is CBD?
CBD can be taken in a variety of ways; the most effective way being dropping oil sublingually (under the tongue)
What is CBD?
There is no “one size fits all” as there are a variety of factors that could determine the best dosage suited for you. Our CBD Guide will give you a good place to start