CBD has exploded in popularity over recent years, and you can find it in everything from lotions and oils to gummies and chocolates. Despite the buzz surrounding it, there’s still a lot of misinformation out there, leaving many confused with knowing where to start. Luckily, we’re here to bust some myths by answering 5 of the most common CBD questions we receive.
What is CBD, and how does it work?
CBD, also known as Cannabidiol, is one of 113 naturally occurring cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. It works by balancing the receptors in your endocannabinoid system, which regulates the body’s everyday functions, including sleep, mood, appetite and digestion. The result? You can help to support your wellbeing with just a drop of daily goodness.
Will it get me high/show up in a drugs test?
Unlike THC, CBD doesn’t produce the psychoactive effects often associated with other varieties of the cannabis plant. This means it’s perfectly safe, legal, and won’t give you the unwelcomed ‘high’ – even at high doses. So you can fully enjoy CBD while being in complete control.
Drug tests for cannabis are designed to detect the metabolites of THC. Depending on the quality of the tests being conducted, the threshold for a positive test result can vary. A full spectrum CBD product contains far too little THC to be detected, however, some low-quality tests can potentially show up false positives – even if the person being tested has only ever used CBD isolate (which contains no other compounds whatsoever outside of CBD). We believe it is important to be transparent about the very low risk of a false positive on a test, however, testing agencies are known to be working on having more accurate tests. Our products are broad spectrum, which means they contain no THC.
What’s the difference between THC and CBD?
Both CBD and THC interact with the body’s natural cannabinoid receptors, so it’s easy to see why many confuse the two. However, the effects are very different - THC is the main compound in cannabis that produces the ‘high’ sensation and is illegal in the UK. CBD is reassuringly non-psychoactive, meaning it won’t give you the psychological side-effects, and is fully legal in the UK. It’s always important that you do your research and go for a safe, premium quality THC-free brand - like Love Hemp.
Is there a limit as to how much I can take?
Everybody’s CBD journey is different, so finding the perfect dose can take a little trial and error. But as a general rule of thumb, most experts recommend introducing CBD into your life gradually, starting with 10mg twice per day. From here, you can slowly increase your dosage up to a maximum daily dose of 70mg.
What’s the best way to take CBD?
While the most popular method of taking CBD is through oil drops, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. The golden rule is simple; “CBD is CBD”, it’s just down to personal preference on how you take it. Each method delivers CBD differently to your body, so it’s a case of identifying where the CBD needs to reach. For example, if you’re looking for a targeted formula to help soothe dry, chapped or irritated skin, a CBD-enriched body salve will be better suited to your needs.
If you are looking for an easy way to accurately dose, then the capsules or the jelly domes would be a great option, as each one delivers a set dose of CBD. Our pot of 600mg jelly domes are a tasty and convenient way to take your CBD, with each jelly dome containing 20mg CBD. So you could start with one or two a day and know the exact and precise amount of CBD you are getting.
Now that you’ve got the basics of CBD covered, are you ready to experience the goodness and nudge your body back to wellness? Visit www.love-hemp.com to start your CBD journey today.