CBD UK is a natural compound found in the cannabis plant. It is non-psychoactive and can be used to treat a wide range of health concerns.
Unlike medicinal cannabis, which is only legally available under prescription from a healthcare professional, CBD is classed as a food supplement and can be sold freely on the UK market.
As the name suggests, broad spectrum CBD is a type of CBD that has had all of the THC removed during the extraction process. This leaves it with low levels of THC, which means you will not experience a ‘high’ when using the product. It is a popular choice for people who do not want to experience any psychoactive effects of THC, as well as those who may be concerned about the possibility of testing positive on a drug test.
CBD oil containing broad-spectrum cannabinoids is known to provide pain relief when consumed orally or used as a topical. This is because of the entourage effect that occurs when all of the different phytocannabinoids work together.
It is also a popular option for people with skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, or acne because of its ability to reduce inflammation. This can be particularly effective if you choose a cream that is applied directly to the affected area.
Unlike CBD isolate which has no THC at all, full spectrum products contain the plant’s natural chemical compounds including THC and other cannabinoids. This allows the product to harness what’s known as the entourage effect. This is where a whole cannabis extract (like a tincture) delivers more healing benefits than the individual components would on their own.
The THC in full spectrum products only has trace amounts and is not psychoactive. It may, however, show up on a drug test as the testing procedures used to detect THC are not always as accurate as they should be. To minimise this risk, make sure you only purchase from regulated manufacturers who produce lab tested products.
CBD full-spectrum oil and tinctures are absorbed by the lining of your mouth or digestive system and then into the bloodstream via the capillaries. They are often taken under the tongue and left for a few minutes to maximise absorption. They can also be added to food or drinks to take as a supplement.
The popularity of CBD isolate has surged as people seek more effective therapeutic solutions to their wellness needs. It appears to stimulate the endocannabinoid system by acting as a molecular liaison between other cannabinoids like 2-Arachidonoylglycerol and anandamide and specific endocannabinoid receptors .
This form of CBD does not contain any THC, which means it will not cause any psychoactive effects – unlike full-spectrum products. It has a mild, earthy flavor profile and is easy to use in oil tinctures and gummies.
When shopping for CBD products, look for third-party lab tested products to ensure they have the potency and contaminants listed on the label. It is also important to buy from companies that follow UK regulations regarding the cannabinoid content of their products. This includes submitting a Novel Food Application and complying with stringent cosmetics laws. Products that do not meet these standards should be withdrawn from sale. This includes many high street CBD products that have been found to contain less than the amount of CBD advertised on their labels.
CBD Oil UK
Once the preserve of hippies, CBD has captured the wallets of millions and now appears in everything from smoothies to lip balm. It’s thought to relieve symptoms of anxiety, pain, insomnia and sleep problems and may even help people quit smoking. But the claims are still largely unproven.
The UK market for over-the-counter CBD wellness products is booming but it’s not without its pitfalls. A number of CBD products sold on the high street contain little or no CBD, and can also be contaminated with higher than legal levels of THC or toxic chemicals.
Blessed CBD is one of the most reputable UK brands in the industry, offering a range of award-winning CBD products that are safe and effective. Their products are made from high-quality hemp sourced from Europe and the US using a supercritical CO2 extraction method. They are also third-party lab tested for purity and potency. Their CBD oil tinctures are available in both full-spectrum and THC-free broad-spectrum formulas, as well as a CBD isolate capsule and cream.