Beginners Guide to CBD
CBD is currently one of the biggest global sensations on the market. If you are new to the CBD industry, you may be feeling intimidated by the influx of products available on the market. The possibilities are endless when it comes to CBD and each person uses CBD products for different reasons.
At ItgelCBD, we offer a CBD range with no hidden jargon or ingredients. You can read more about it here. Our mission is to create a product that both first time users and CBD novices can enjoy. Our range is made from top quality ingredients and farmed by industry experts. Each batch is individually tested and we an approved member of the Cannabis Trade Association (CTA)
Is CBD legal?
The biggest question for a beginner to the industry is, “Is CBD legal?”. The simple answer is, yes.
The full answer is more complex.
CBD is classified as non-intoxicating because it lacks THC. And, because it is classified like this, it has become legal in countries worldwide, including the UK. However, there are strict guidelines connected to the legal status:
As per The Misuse of drugs Regulations 2001, the legal limit of CBD - which is classified as a controlled substance – per closed container is 1mg. The CBD must be derived from an industrial hemp strain that is EU-approved or come from outside of the EU.
This means it is important that you buy your CBD products from a trusted supplier that is open and honest about the source and manufacturing of their products.
How does CBD work?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, for short is a plant compound found in hemp and other plants like broccoli and kale. All cannabinoids, including CBD, produce effects in the Endocannabinoid System, which is responsible for helping maintain homeostasis and balance within the body.
In short, the body naturally produces cannabinoids, but these can be diminished over time. Using hemp-derived CBD helps replace lost cannabinoids and optimises the body.
To learn more about how CBD works with your body you can read our article here.
Which CBD product should I use?
CBD comes in many different forms, from topical to oral. At itgel, we stock a variety of ingestible CBD products and the correct product for your lifestyle depends entirely on you.
Our CBD Softgels are convenient for someone who prefers taking a capsule with a set dosage to incorporate into their daily routine.
Our CBD oils come with a dropper that you can use to either put the CBD oil under your tongue or add it to your food. Keep in mind that we keep our CBD oil natural and the taste of CBD is not for everyone.
Our CBD edibles are a fun and tasty way to add CBD to your routine and are also in set dosages.
How much CBD should I take?
To put it simply, the dosage you need is dependent on a variety of factors including how your body metabolises and absorbs the compound. CBD is best when taken over a period of time so that your body’s “stores” can be built up.
The rule of thumb is to start with small dosages and keeping in mind how you respond to the dosage.
To read more about dosages, read our article here.
How do I know if CBD is working for me?
Many factors affect how your body processes CBD. The best way to be sure CBD is working for you is to be mindful of your body once you start adding CBD to your lifestyle and ensuring you are using the best quality CBD products. When developing your new CBD routine, pay attention to your overall health and wellness. CBD is intended to help you find balance in your everyday life, which means it should help you do more of what you love!
The best way to start your CBD journey is to stay informed. The global market for CBD is growing fast and more and more products are hitting the shelves. If you are educated on the product, you feel empowered and confident in how you use it.