Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the hemp plant and is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis. Oils that contain concentrations of CBD are known as CBD oils, which have had extensive research into them to help show their health benefits for many conditions and illnesses.
Cannabidiol are just one of over 85 active ingredients in the cannabis plant, and is the second most common after tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD hemp oil is extracted from the hemp plant, and uses a specialised extraction process to extract the pure oil. The best cbd oil contains many other nutritious ingredients including vitamins, amino acids and omega-3 fatty acids.
Yes, CBD oil is legal in the UK along with the rest of the world. There is often confusion between CBD and THC, as the latter has side effects including a ‘high’, however CBD is perfectly safe, legal and has none of these side effects.
Swallow and Ingest the oil – The most common way to consume CBD oil is to swallow it pure as this enables it to be passed through the digestive system and metabolised by the liver, delivering its active compounds into the bloodstream.
Vape CBD oil – Many people prefer not to take the oil orally as the taste is not to everyone’s liking, therefore vape is a good alternative. This method allows the cannabinoids to be absorbed through the lungs before they are diffused into the bloodstream.
Mix with food and drink – If you find that the taste of the oil is not for you, it might be a good idea to mix it with some of your favourite food and drink. This could, in fact, improve how the oil is absorbed, as fatty acids found in foods can serve as carriers for cannabinoids like CBD.
Rub onto your skin – You can apply the oil directly to your skin, which is then absorbed and interacts with cells near the skins surface without entering the bloodstream. This enables the fatty acids, proteins, vitamins and other nutrients to improve the health of your skin.
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