There are so many assumptions and unanswered questions about CBD so let's get:
F A C T U A L
1. What does CBD stand for?
CBD is an abbreviation of Cannabidiol, one of the many compounds found in the Hemp Plant. The Hemp plant is only one variety of the Cannabis plant species.
2. Can CBD make you 'HIGH'?
In short NO. CBD cannot make you high. CBD is considered to be non psychoactive and contains low levels of THC, the chemical that makes Marijuana and other Cannabis plant varieties psychoactive.
3. CBD vs THC?
CBD is one of the many compounds found in hemp plants. It is most commonly used to produce CBD oils, edibles and skincare products. CBD does not carry any intoxicating effects and produces no feelings of euphoria or has any psychoactive properties. Like other well known superfoods, CBD is now being considered as one of them.
THC otherwise known as Tetrahydrocannabidiol is a compound that is found mostly in the Marijuana plant. It is responsible to the 'high' or euphoric feeling that most people get when they smoke or ingest marijuana. At Ritual London all of our products are THC free.
THC products are illegal to possess distribute or sell in the UK!
4. Is CBD legal?
Products containing CBD have been legal in the UK since 2016. Our Ritual product range adheres to all UK and EU legislation. All Ritual London products are third party tested and have certificates of analysis to prove their content and potency.
As CBD is not a licensed pharmaceutical medication, we are unable to provide you with any medical advice. Although CBD is used as a supplement towards self care and wellbeing, we recommend that you seek the advice of a GP or medical practitioner prior to taking CBD, particularly if you are on any other medication.
5. What are the benefits of CBD?
There are many reported health and wellness benefits associated with taking CBD. It has been known to significantly reduce inflammation in the body, making it an effective remedy for in combating acne, chronic pain, arthritis and other associated rheumatic disorders.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) suggested that CBD can be extremely useful to calm symptoms of anxiety, insomnia, promoting harmony and balance between the mind and body. CBD has been found to be neuroprotective, which means that it is effective in regulating brain health. To see the benefits for yourself Ritual London have you covered for all of your CBD health and wellness Rituals.
6. How to take CBD?
There are a variety of ways in which CBD can be taken. Tinctures edibles and, balms can be an effective way to allow CBD to reach into your system. CBD skin products have proven wonderfully in reducing acne and bringing the skin back to balance. If you decide to choose sublingual consumption, this will involve positioning CBD drops under the tongue. This method provides for quick absorption through the mucus membranes and directly into the bloodstream. Absorption usually takes around 60 seconds and it is recommended that you take the drops two to three times a day.
7. How does CBD work?
CBD works by interacting with the Endocannabinoid system in our body.
8. What is the Endocannabinoid System?
The Endocannabinoid system is a complex biological system in the human body.
The Endocannabinoid system has three components: receptors, enzymes, and Endocannabinoids. These parts function regardless of whether someone uses CBD or not.
Receptors exist throughout the body and are a substance to which Endocannabinoids bind;
Enzymes appear in many forms, but only two types of enzymes break down Endocannabinoids; and
Endocannabinoids complement the body by keeping internal functions running smoothly.
Understanding the effects of CBD involves examining the relationship between the receptors and Endocannabinoids.
There are two types of receptors: CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are primarily in the central nervous system and are responsible for governing coordination, movement, pain, appetite, memory, mood, and other functions. The CB2 receptors are in the peripheral nervous system, influencing pain, and inflammation.
After the enzymes break down the Cannabinoids, the Endocannabinoids look to bind with receptors. Researchers believe that CBD does not directly attach itself to the receptor but influences it in some way. Activating these receptors is what allows for many of the health benefits that people associate with the compound.
There is still much research by experts into understanding the ECS, however so far we know that it plays a significant role in regulating various functions of the body some of which include.
The above functions contribute to Homeostasis (stability and balance of your internal environment).
9. What is the difference between CBD Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum and CBD Isolate?
Full spectrum CBD provides you with all of the cannabinoid compounds and terpenes including CBD, THC, CBN and CBG that naturally occur in the cannabis hemp plant.
Broad Spectrum CBD is extracted with all of the other cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids, but not THC. This allows for the beneficial effects of the other cannabinoids without the worry that THC is in the product.
CBD Isolate contains only one Cannabinoid compound. It is a crystalline powder that contains pure CBD.
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HOW MUCH CBD TO TAKE?
Whether you're new to taking CBD or an experienced consumer, there is no 'one fits all'. We advise taking a small dose to begin with and gradually increase until you feel a difference and are aware of the benefits taking effect in your body.
We all have a unique body, size, weight and chemistry and the concentration that you choose is dependant upon the condition that your are trying to alleviate. The table below is a guide based on taking a 500mg -1000mg CBD tincture. This is an indicator for you to find your suitable dosage. However you may choose to the exceed the amount beyond this table should you need to.