What is CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is one of the natural compounds found in hemp, also known as the cannabis sativa plant. CBD is just one of over a hundred different cannabinoids found in the plant.
How does CBD work?
CBD acts on receptors found in mammals. These receptors are part of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) which is made of two main receptors – CB1 and CB2, which are found all over your body. Your ECS keeps your systems in balance with one another as you encounter daily stresses. Essentially, cannabinoids help your body to communicate more effectively with itself. Trials are being conducted to look further into the effect of CBD on the body.
Is CBD legal?
CBD is legal to buy and use in the UK. Additionally, the World Health Organisation (WHO) classified CBD as a safe substance to use.
THC vs CBD
THC is another major cannabinoid found in hemp. Unlike CBD, THC is psychoactive and typically produces a ‘high’ in those who consume it. We only use CBD from hemp that has < 0.2% THC content in line with the law. We also third party test our CBD and patches to ensure they contain no THC.
How do I use CBD?
CBD isn’t an instant, one-time fix product. It is best used as a practice, which is why it’s important to find a product that fits into your daily routine. We recommend you keep track of your CBD consumption and how you feel so you can see the effects over time.
Why a Patch?
CBD can be taken in many forms – it’s found in everything from oils and gummies to tampons and coffee. There are pros and cons to different consumption methods but ultimately it depends what your desired effect is and what suits your lifestyle.
Some reasons that we love to take CBD in a patch:
- Better absorption as the CBD bypasses filtering organs
- Easy to use
- No mess
- Accurate and controlled dosing
- No need to remember to top up throughout the day