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CBD Guide | Everything You Need to Know Before you Try

In this CBD guide we are going to answer some of the main questions we get asked. We want to be transparent as possible to let you know what you are buying, how to take it and why you might.

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Where does CBD come from?

CBD is a cannabinoid that is found in the cannabis plant, alongside over 100 other cannabinoids. THC is another one of these cannabinoids and one that you may have heard about. 

THC is the cannabinoid that can make you feel high, hungry and maybe even a bit sick. This is not what CBD is.

CBD does come from the cannabis plant, however, it doesn’t contain THC- this cannabinoid is filtered out completely with Our Remedy. 

CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant using various methods. One method makes it into a distilled oil, like Our Remedy, which is then safe to ingest.

History of CBD

You may only just be hearing about it now but this is nothing new. It has literally been around thousands of years. People have been using it as an alternative remedy for all sorts of conditions and swear by it, even to this day. 

Little CBD guide history lesson incoming.

William Osler was a 19th century advocate for the use of medical cannabis.He felt it was the perfect treatment for migraines

In 1928 cannabis was made illegal for recreational use. However, Drs were still able to prescribe cannabis for medical uses until 1971. 

In 1940 an American chemist managed to isolate CBD from cannabis and performed tests on it. He found that it showed promise for helping various conditions and didn’t produce a high like THC does.  

In 2019 CBD seemed to fly onto the shelves in our high street stores. The cannabinoid gained popularity with celebs, such as Jennifer Aniston said that they used it to help manage stress and anxiety. 

Read full history of CBD here in detail

Is CBD safe?

It doesn’t matter how much CBD you take because it will not get you high. Roger Adams, the American chemist, discovered this using animal studies. 

You also cannot overdose on CBD. If you take too much or a very high dose then you may feel tired, but there won’t be any awful side effects. But there is not enough research-based evidence to confirm this.

According to different studies performed on animals, its potentials adverse effects include 

  • Developmental toxicity 
  • Embryo-fetal mortality
  • Central nervous system inhibition and neurotoxicity
  • Hepatocellular injuries
  • Spermatogenesis reduction
  • Organ weight alterations 
  • Male reproductive system alterations
  • Hypotension

Although it happens on doses higher than recommended for human pharmacotherapies. So, it is better to use it with a check on its dosing.

CBD is regulated. Each CBD product will have a certificate of analysis to prove what it is and where it has come from. This means it has gone through rigorous testing before reaching you. The same cannot be said for illegal drugs!

Are there any side effects of taking CBD?

CBD is mostly well tolerated. However, there could be some mild side effects if you take too much, a very high dose or if it just doesn’t agree with you. 

These negative side effects could be:

  • Dry mouth
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Tiredness
  • Irritablity

How much CBD should I take?

As a CBD guide, we’d suggest that you start with half to a full pipette of Our Remedy CBD per day. Once you have worked out your tolerance you might start also adding it to your evening hot chocolate, or trying other ways to take it, such as your morning smoothie. 

Is CBD weed? 

CBD is not weed, exactly. The whole cannabis plant contains terpenes and cannabinoids. CBD is one of the 113 cannabinoids found in the plant, but it is not weed. 

Our Remedy CBD does contain terpenes as it is broad spectrum, but zero THC. Terpenes work in synergy with CBD and may give you some additional benefits to enjoy. 

We have a whole blog on this, which you can read here. 

Is CBD legal?

Yes. CBD contains legal levels or zero THC. It is THC which is illegal, not CBD. However, if you are not in the UK check your countries laws before you place an order of Our Remedy.

When should I take it?

We suggest that you take your CBD every day, just like you would your supplements. This allows it to build up in your system.

You could take it at any point in the day, first thing in the morning, ahead of a big meeting, just before bed. Find when it works best for you and your routine. 

If you want an in-depth look at CBD for women specifically, then check out our Women’s Wellness guide here.

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