What you need to know about CBD: What it does and how to use it

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What you need to know about CBD: What it does and how to use it
What you need to know about CBD: What it does and how to use it

There are a lot of questions and even some skepticism surrounding Cannabidiol, also known as CBD. What are its links to THC? What are CBD's health benefits? Does CBD produce a 'high' or have other psychoactive effects? Is it safe to use? And what does CBD even do ?

It can all be very confusing, so let's start by understanding what CBD is.

Cannabidiol is a naturally-occurring compound found in both the Hemp plant and related Cannabis plants. Hemp mostly produces CBD and little-to-no THC. Other species of Cannabis (commonly referred to as Marijuana) produce CBD in relatively lower amounts, but have larger quantities of the chemical THC. It is this compound, THC, that creates a psychoactive 'high'.

So, does CBD also create this high?

No. But it does interact with receptors in your brain. CBD's effects on the brain are still being studied, and its medicinal usages continue to be explored, but CBD is already used by some in an attempt to assist with the sleeping process (two-thirds of participants in a recent study reported as much) and to try to help manage various other conditions. That is, some users feel that CBD does promote a sense of relaxation (with about 80 percent of participants in one recent study reporting reduced anxiety) and some feel it may even ease discomfort. Because of this, CBD is quickly becoming a popular wellness trend in the UK with a rapid increase of internet searches around it.

Can CBD be taken without a medical condition?

Yes. CBD is understood to be safe in most cases, and it is even viewed as safe for dogs and cats to use in smaller doses. Yet, because of CBD's association with THC and cannabis, a stigma remains. Mainstream CBD usage has been growing throughout the UK in recent years, surpassing projects and reaching about £690 million in sales for 2021, but remnants of its underground days still linger. As a result, some brands continue to sell low-quality CBD products, or ones with no CBD at all. That is why it is important to buy from trusted brands with verified ingredients.

How can CBD be taken?

The UK currently allows CBD oils, capsules, and topical CBD. Each category may suit a different benefit, yet all are easy ways to enjoy CBD.

CBD oil, also called a tincture, is a discreet way to add some CBD into tea or simply use the dropper to squeeze directly onto your tongue. These tinctures can be found in both flavored and unflavored varieties.

CBD capsules are taken exactly like other capsules you might take, and provide precise daily doses. Capsules are available in a range of flavors.

Topical CBD is applied directly to the skin. A roll-on stick helps target the application even more.

What is Isolate vs. Broad Spectrum CBD?

CBD and THC are the two compounds known as the major cannabinoids, but there are several other minor cannabinoids. A CBD isolate contains no other cannabinoids—it is only CBD. Broad Spectrum CBD contains minor cannabinoids along with CBD.

How can I learn more about CBD?

We invite you to try our CBD Rapid Recovery Cooling Cream for free (just pay for shipping) by visiting https://medterracbd.com/pages/free-cbd. The site also contains more information about CBD and our line-up.

This product is not suitable for people under 18s. This products is considered to be THC-free (as all products containing less then 0,02% of THC)

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