If you’re reading this, you’re probably interested in the wellness product of the moment. Hailed as a natural remedy, CBD (Cannabidiol) is the must-have ingredient popping up everywhere, from your Instagram feed, to skincare products and confectionary.
But what exactly is it? And how do you take it? Here’s what you should know before trying CBD for the first time:
What is CBD?
CBD is short for Cannabidiol, one of hundreds of cannabinoids (a naturally occurring compound) found in the hemp plant, which is a variety of Cannabis. It’s completely legal and THC-free, meaning it is non-psychoactive and won’t get you ‘high’ - even in high doses. As such, many people choose CBD as a natural and safe product to incorporate in to their everyday lifestyle.
CBD comes in 3 different forms: CBD isolate, the purest form of CBD, full spectrum, an extract which also contains cannabis plant compounds and broad spectrum CBD - also containing cannabis compounds but no THC.
What's the between Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and CBD Isolate?
In a nutshell, these terms are used to define the type of CBD in a particular product and understanding the difference is essential for CBD beginners.
CBD Isolate is the purest form of CBD, meaning all the other plant compounds and cannabinoids have been removed. It’s THC-free and often tasteless and odourless.
CBD Isolate vs Full Spectrum CBD
Unlike CBD Isolate, Full Spectrum CBD contains all the naturally occurring compounds found in the cannabis plant, including small amounts of THC - which is illegal in the UK.
Full Spectrum vs Broad Spectrum CBD
Broad Spectrum CBD is similar to full spectrum CBD in the sense that it contains many of the other naturally occurring compounds found in the hemp plant. However, all traces of THC have been completely removed, meaning that it is completely legal and it can be safely ingested without any psychoactive effects.
How can I take CBD?
From oils and sprays to edibles and cosmetics, there are many different ways you can incorporate a daily source of CBD goodness into your life. Choosing the right delivery method for you is down to individual choice, so consider what you want to use CBD for and how often you wish to take it.
Luckily, whatever you decide, Love Hemp has the product to match. Whether you’re choosing your first CBD product or enhancing your current routine, our wide range promises something for you, from edibles and gummies to CBD oil and more. Plus, we offer a great selection of strengths and flavours to put you on the right track to grabbing life by the leaf every day.