What Is CBD?

This versatile plant compound has been in the news a lot recently, and for a good reason. People all over the UK are touting CBD’s benefits, and research shows it may be helpful for treating many conditions and ailments. We find the research fascinating and have been fans of plant medicine for years, especially after watching a family member have great success using medical cannabis. Could CBD be the next big thing to improve health and wellbeing?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of more than 100 different cannabinoids naturally occurring chemical compounds in cannabis plants. These cannabinoids are what make cannabis a special plant with varied properties that can be used from a wellness perspective. CBD, along with THC, are cannabinoids that are being studied by scientists to see what potential these plants can have for us.

Where Does CBD Come From?

CBD comes from the Cannabis Sativa plant, which has two popular varieties — marijuana and hemp. These two varieties are different not only anatomically and biologically but also in their uses. One of the most critical differences between hemp and marijuana is that each contains varying amounts of the cannabinoids THC and CBD.

CBD and THC are present in both varieties of the cannabis plant, but the CBD sold in our store is produced and extracted from hemp. The hemp plant has a long and bumpy history dating back to 8000 BC when it was first discovered in Asia. It has many industrial uses and can be used to make paper, building materials and rope, be converted into fuel and more.

Hemp is cultivated to be high in CBD but low in its sister cannabinoid THC — this is what makes you high when smoking or consuming marijuana. One of the most crucial qualities of CBD from the wellness and legal perspective is the absence of psychoactivity. In layperson’s terms, cannabidiol is non-intoxicating and not addictive, and products made from hemp-derived CBD that are low in THC are legal across the US, Canada, the UK, and most of the EU.

The process of extracting CBD from hemp is a fascinating and complicated process. It takes many steps, and this is reflected in the price of the products. Rest assured that our CBD comes from USDA-certified organic hemp, which produces a higher-quality product than you can find on other websites and in high street shops.

So, CBD Is Legal Then?

We know it can be a little confusing with all the information that is available online, but, yes, CBD oil made from hemp is legal and safe to use in the UK because it contains less than 0.2% THC. CBD is not a controlled substance, and there are no harmful side effects of using CBD products. There is some evidence that it may react with prescription drugs, so if you want to start using CBD oil as part of a treatment plan, please seek guidance from your doctor beforehand on the right course of action.

Scientific research on CBD is ongoing, and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) does not regulate it, so we can’t make specific recommendations. Everyone will have a different reaction to the different types of CBD products available, so we encourage you to start with a small dosage and track how you feel in a journal.

We also recommend doing your research, as not all CBD products are the same. The CBD we use in our products is manufactured from organic hemp, and it’s very important for us to provide the highest quality products available. Safety and quality control is a top priority for us, and we are completely transparent on how our CBD is cultivated and manufactured. If you decide to try CBD, you’ll want to buy the best organic CBD oil for sale in the UK.

If you’ve never given CBD a try, what are you waiting for? Join thousands of people who are enjoying a boost to their health and wellbeing.

Looking to start your CBD journey? At CBD Hemporium, you’ll find the highest quality, organic and lab-tested CBD oil products, along with the best customer service. Browse our products today.