Millions of people in the UK have tried CBD in one of its forms and found that it can be a game-changer. As one of the most popular health and wellness natural ingredients of the last few years, there has been huge excitement over the way that CBD seems to have such a variety of positive effects.
CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is the non-psychoactive compound found in hemp plants. CBD regulates our body's Endocannabinoid system (ECS) and works by interacting with a network of cells and receptors, and may help control how the body achieves balance - aiding with stress, anxiety, sleep, inflammation, pain and supports our immune system. While dosage and effects are personal, many CBD users attest to the benefits of CBD; some people take CBD as a possible antidote to insomnia, some take CBD for anxiety and some for pain relief. Alongside helping people out with these challenges, CBD can help you re-centre and find your calm.
How do you take CBD oil, and how much?
Two of the most common ways to take CBD, is through CBD oils (or tinctures) that you place under your tongue, or by grabbing a CBD infused drink, like one of TRIP’s best-selling CBD drinks range.
CBD oils are easy to take, simply place a couple of drops under your tongue, leave for a minute then swallow. Dosage is very personal, and like caffeine or alcohol, this is different for everyone. When trying for the first time. start a new ritual with a regular dose (15-30 MG per serve), note how you feel from this, and you can then dose up if you wish. You can mix it up with a delicious CBD drink if you prefer - for reference TRIP drinks have a 15mg serve of CBD.
When do you take CBD?
CBD is popularly used as part of an overall wellness routine, making you less stressed and more you, giving you a moment of calm in the middle of your day. Whether you’re at work, post-workout, or out with friends, CBD may help to reduce stress, improve focus and help you unwind.
Is CBD legal in the UK?
Yes, CBD is completely legal. It is THC, a psychoactive compound also found in hemp, that is illegal. Look out for products that are THC-free and third party tested to confirm this, like TRIP! When a product states that it contains Broad Spectrum CBD or CBD Isolate this indicates that it doesn't contain THC, but make sure to check packaging and do your research.
What does CBD oil taste like?
While many CBD oils have a herbal, bitter taste that many find not to be pleasant, TRIP believes that CBD should taste as good as it makes you feel, and have created a range of oils with uniquely delicious flavours such as Wild Mint with Chamomile, and Orange Blossom with Chamomile.
If you want more information about CBD oil, and a look at TRIP and their innovative range of great-tasting CBD oils on Heka.