MCCS approved blog

A SEAL OF APPROVAL for hapihemp!

We are delighted to learn that we are one of only 20 UK CBD companies to be officially recommended for use by the MCCS (Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society)

This is obviously fantastic news for us, and we are extremely proud of this prestigious accolade.

We work really hard to ensure premium, safe and effective CBD products, so to receive this recognition makes us really hapi!

It is now common for doctors to be asked about CBD products which are often favoured as the first port of call for medicinal cannabis, as purchasing over the counter products can be simpler, cheaper, and easier than a medical consultation and a prescription for medicinal cannabis. There is a plethora of products on the market (214 producers have been reviewed for this guide) and a bewildering array of choices that can make it difficult to choose one CBD product.

So, the MCCS has produced a “Clinicians Guide to CBD” which outlines the basic principles of CBD usage. This “Recommendations for Good CBD Oil” is a companion volume to the “Clinicians Guide” –  www.ukmccs.org

This list was created by looking at the CBD Oil Content, Type, Dosage, Safety and Labelling of CBD retailers.

MCCS Co-Founder Professor Mike Barnes said –

The new CBD: Recommendations for Good Practice guide contains recommendations for what the Society considers a good CBD product. The Society has over 300 members most of which are the UK prescribing cannabis doctors. Often our doctors are asked to advise on which CBD products could be tried for various medical conditions before the patient tries a prescribed medication. We anticipate that our doctors will recommend a product from this list. Sometimes an over-the-counter CBD product is sufficient to help the condition and is much cheaper.

 I am pleased to say that hapihemp, has fulfilled all the criteria and is one of only 20 UK companies to have done so. “

All of our products are thoroughly tested, and we only work with the best manufacturers who have the same core values as us.

We only sell CBD products that we believe in… for example our CBD patches are 20mg of CBD per patch and last for at least 24 hours.

Our CBD starter kit and CBD sleep kit are priced so that our customers have the opportunity to try a variety of products.

Our CBD body oil contains some amazing essential oils including Camphor as well as CBD, as we believe that essential oils and CBD are a powerful match made in heaven!

 

Find out more about the MCCS and the new CBD Recommendations for Good Practice guide below…

The Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society www.ukmccs.org gives clinicians the opportunity to share practical knowledge, develop transparent and independent guidance and lead the conversation as doctors in the sector.

As more and more doctors begin to prescribe medical cannabis for their patients, the Society provides a confidential, independent network for clinicians to share experiences in patient consultation, prescribing, accessing products and treatments, research, and evidence.

Members of the Society have access to further information including prescribing guidelines, a secure online support network and discounts on training and events.

The Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society is a community interest company: Medcan Clinicians Society CIC (company #12000732).

 

What is the purpose of this UK CBD guide?

Over the counter (OTC) CBD is now very popular and a multimillion-pound market. Many people use CBD for medical purposes even though the producers cannot make medical claims. It is now common for doctors to be asked about CBD products and these are often favoured as the first port of call for medicinal cannabis as purchasing an OTC product is simpler, easier, and cheaper than a medical consultation and prescription cannabis medicine. There is a plethora of products on the market (214 producers have been reviewed for this guide) and a bewildering array of choices. Which to choose, which to advise? The Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society have produced a “Clinicians Guide to CBD” which outlines the basic principles of CBD usage but avoided specific product discussion. This “Recommendations for Good CBD Oil” is a companion volume to the “Clinicians Guide”

What does this UK CBD guide cover?

This guide only discusses CBD oil. Obviously, many companies produce other products, such as CBD balms, patches and topicals.

What do doctors and the public want from a CBD product?

  1. Certificate of Analysis

A readily accessible Certificate of Analysis (C of A) is essential. The C of A should tell the consumer what is in the product. It should state which cannabinoids are present, not just CBD but the amount of other “minor” cannabinoids, including the number of controlled cannabinoids, such as THC. The terpene profile is also important for the overall effect of the product.

  1. Carrier oil

The carrier oil is important as it can be the source of an allergic reaction. Thus, we believe that every product must state the carrier oil.

  1. Labelling

There must be clear labelling, so the consumer knows exactly what is in the bottle. The C of A should confirm that the labelling is correct. We prefer a label which states the mg/ml of the cannabinoids rather than a percentage concentration. We also think it is important that the consumer is aware of whether an oil is full spectrum (unlikely to be legal), broad spectrum or an isolate.

  1. Safety information

It is important that the consumer is appropriately warned about safety considerations. This should include a note that the product should not be used by children, not to be used during pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding and if the consumer is on any other medication, they should consult their doctor. This information ideally should be clear at the point of sale. However, whilst this is not compulsory from a statutory standpoint, we feel this is important information that should be given. We also feel that a doctor should be responsible for warning the patient about these issues.

  1. Vegan/gluten-free

We feel that products should state whether they are suitable for vegans and whether they are gluten-free.

Sleep Kit and words

CBD sleep kit for a good night’s sleep

Over the past couple of years, it seems that the world as we once knew it has completely changed and so many of us are finding it difficult to wind down for the evening.

We are all living through times and some people now call this ‘Coronasomnia’, highlighting the connection between the pandemic and sleeplessness.

We all need sleep to be able to function properly, some more than others, I personally need 8 hours and if not, I am very grumpy.

Many people buy CBD for their bedtime routine, and this is why we have put together our CBD Sleep Kit.

CBD for sleep can help but we believe you get the full benefits when you include some wonderful additional herbs and essential oils and start to create a calming bedtime routine.

Our CBD sleep kit is made up of four products:

  • Full spectrum CBD oil
  • CBD warming body oil
  • CBD calming tea
  • Eye mask

By using all 4 in conjunction with each other, you are setting yourself up for a really good CBD fuelled night’s sleep.

For anyone purchasing our CBD sleep kit, this is what we would recommend:

CBD oil drops

Depending on how many CBD drops you take a day we would suggest you take a couple of drops in the morning and a couple of drops in the evening. In the CBD sleep kit, you get a full spectrum of 5% CBD oil.

CBD calming tea

CBD tea is one of our hero CBD products, it is the most repeated order throughout our whole range. The CBD tea also includes some of the following tranquil herbs:

Chamomile

Rosehip

Valerian

Hawthorne berries

Hibiscus

Lemon balm

We all know how magical CBD can be, so imagine once blended with all of these soothing ingredients!

We would recommend that you make yourself a cup of this calming tea early evening. This CBD tea is a loose tea so you will a strainer, diffuser, or a teapot to make up. Then sit back and enjoy. If you want you can have a couple of cups of CBD tea, but we would just stick with one cup for the first few days.

Our CBD tea does taste lovely, but if you want to add something else you can, some people add honey or extra lemon.

CBD body oil

Our CBD body oil has been created so you can use it in the bath or apply it straight to your body.

For the full effect of this CBD body oil, we would start by adding some to a bath and have a relaxing soak and let the CBD oil and essential oils sink into your skin.

This CBD body oil also contains warming Clove, Black pepper, and Camphor.  Soothing Lavender and Arnica. Plus, Wheatgerm and Lemongrass.

All of these wonderful ingredients have so many benefits which is why the CBD body oil is such a treat and perfect for the CBD sleep kit.

When you get ready for bed, rub some of the CBD body oil into your palms and then rub all around the back of your neck, around your shoulder and chest.

Then apply some to your tummy and thighs, you won’t need a lot as a little of this CBD body oil goes a long way.

Then finally, rub some of the CBD body oil into the soles of your feet. This really does make a difference and is our favourite part to do! You will soon realise why this oil is in our CBD sleep kit.

By now you should start to feel relaxed and enjoy the calming scents of these soothing essential oils – they are divine.

Once you are in bed and ready to sleep, pop your sleep mask on and drift off and enjoy some sweet dreams!

We have covered everything that is in our CBD sleep kit and how to get the most out of it.

Below we have put together 5 additional tips for improving your night-time routine.

 

5 tips for a better night’s sleep

Write a to-do list for the next day

Do this as part of your evening routine and include things you’re trying to figure out and some ideas for how you’ll try to address them. This really does help if you go to bed and have a noisy mind and so many things going around in your head.

Use a relaxing body oil

Take some time to massage into your legs, shoulders, and arms. Part of CBD sleep kits is a wonderful relaxing and warming CBD body oil which has Lavender, Clove, and Black pepper in it

Learn to relax

With practice, you can learn to trigger your body’s relaxation response. Teaching yourself some simple relaxation techniques can help you wind down and de-stress. One of our favourites is an old technique that they apparently use in the army… or so we are told! Once in bed – focus on your breathing, long breaths in and out, then imagine you are going to relax every piece of your body! Starting with the top of your – imagine you are relaxing your skull. Then slowly work down – temples, eyes, mouth, jaw, be mindful and focus on all these areas relaxing, and let your mouth gently drop open. When you get to your shoulders – really push them down and move your hands gently to ensure there is no tension there. Simply follow this all the way down to your feet and hopefully by the time you give your toes a gentle wiggle you should be asleep!

Routine

Go to bed and wake up at the same time. Every evening, relax at least 1 hour before bed – for example, take a bath or read a book and have a cup of our CBD tea.

Your room

Make sure your bedroom is dark and quiet – use thick curtains, blinds, and an eye mask (from our CBD sleep kit). Also make sure your mattress, pillows and covers are comfortable.

Don’t forget if you are looking for a thoughtful gift, all of our CBD kits make a lovely present.

Food Standard Agency

CBD and novel foods

We have some important information that we wanted to share with you about the novel food regulation and the CBD industry.

CBD is regarded as a novel food, which means that CBD oil now has to pass through intense authorization processes for medical or food supplements before it is allowed to be sold on the market.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has given all CBD companies until the end of 2022 to have a validated Novel Foods Application. After this date, only CBD brands that have been accepted will be allowed to continue operating.

To build a credible novel foods dossier a CBD company must collate data to demonstrate to the FSA that their products are safe for human consumption and can be consistently made to a high quality. Once the FSA is satisfied that sufficient information is provided, it will be able to validate the dossier.

Unfortunately, this may have an impact on many CBD companies that could have to close due to these new regulations.

The positive news, however, is that hapihemp has been working with our partners to ensure an application has been submitted.

This has been an extremely comprehensive project which includes product manufacturing data, toxicology reports and stability assessments.

Recently, many of you may have noticed a difference in the taste and colour of our CDB oral oil drops. This is due to our upgraded CO2 extraction process, improved filtration system and the use of pure organic CBD MCT oil, so the colour and taste of our oils are much purer and cleaner. This not only takes away the bitter taste of hemp, but it also provides you with all the wonderful benefits of the full spectrum of cannabinoids, phytonutrients and terpenes!

Our upgraded extraction process now covers ALL STRENGTHS of our CBD oils including our brand new 2.5% THC free (250 mg) and super strength 40% THC free (4000 mg) CBD oil.

hapihemp 2.5% ( 250mg) THC free CBD oil

A great starting point for CBD oil novices and pet owners – this low dose gets the endocannabinoid system (ECS) working gently. This is also a cost-effective option to try CBD oil as a sample bottle before investing in stronger strengths. You can start with just a couple of drops a day and build slowly, or you can take up to 6 – eight drops a day for a couple of weeks before moving on.

This strength is also very popular with pet owners.

hapihemp 40% ( 4000mg) THC free CBD oil

40% THC Free CBD oil is only recommended for experienced CBD users – Once you’ve used CBD products for some time you will know how much you should take each day. If you find you are having to take several drops, it may be time to look at high-strength products. These provide more cannabidiol (CBD) for your money and have a greater impact on your wellbeing.

 

Thank you for reading, that’s all the updates for now and we will keep you updated on the progress.

High-Strength CBD Gummies

High strength CBD gummies in the UK

CBD gummies are one of the most popular CBD products in the UK. We are extremely proud of our CBD gummies as we worked really hard to bring you a CBD gummy that tasted nice and was also effective and natural. We may be biased but we think we have some of the best CBD gummies in the UK today.

So, we are super excited to bring you our HIGH STRENGTH CBD GUMMIES to the hapihemp family!

These potent CBD gummies are still as tasty as our original CBD gummies and still as natural… BUT with a huge 25mg of CBD per gummy! These are ideal for all fans of CBD gummies but who want something a little stronger.

Our high strength CBD gummies are still infused with premium CBD as we know that’s the best method for CBD gummies and of course, they come with full lab reports. Developed with all natural ingredients the fruity flavours are mouth-watering, you have pineapple, strawberry and apple all in one pack.

High strength CBD gummies are probably the most discreet way to take a high dose of CBD each day with a precise dose of 25mg of CBD in one CBD gummy.

Just like vitamin gummies, CBD gummies are a tastier way to enjoy your daily dose of CBD.

5 benefits of high strength CBD gummies

  1. Easy to take

Not everyone finds taking pills or tablets easy, the same goes for sublingual CBD oil. Having a high strength CBD gummy is like chewing a sweet, they are very tasty but with the added benefit of being good for you.

  1. Precise dosing

When you take a high strength CBD gummy you know you are getting 25mg of CBD per CBD gummy. There is no measuring or counting.

  1. Convenient

What better way to take CBD than in a tasty pastille?! You do not need any water, nor do you need to go any discreet to take your CBD! Our high-strength CBD gummies are perfect for taking on holiday, work, camping, or the gym.

  1. Tasty!

Things have changed since the early days of CBD when it really did taste unpleasant. These days, CBD oils are much more filtered and milder, but still, many people out there either dislike the taste or do not enjoy the texture of oil.

Each high strength CBD gummy is bursting with fruity flavours, so they actually feel like a treat.

The taste of CBD oil is a dealbreaker for some, it is rather strong after all. On the other hand, CBD gummies usually come with a tasty, fruity flavour, so it feels more like a treat than a burden.

  1. Natural and vegan friendly

As with all of our products – our high strength CBD gummies had to fit our hapihemp ethos – vegan friendly and no nasties! These CBD gummies contain no preservatives and are suitable for vegans.

The 3 most popular questions on high strength CBD gummies

  1. How many high strength CBD gummies can I take?

Depending on how long you have taken CBD for, we would suggest a max of 2 high strength CBD gummies. In the UK it is recommended that you do not exceed more than 75mg of CBD per day. So, with that in mind, you could take 3, but we think 2 should be plenty. Most people will take just 1 a day and that is plenty, and each high CBD gummy contains 25mg of CBD, which is classed as high strength CBD. Remember the golden rule of CBD… start low go slow.

  1. Can I get high with a high strength CBD gummy?

Short answer – NO! All of our CBD gummies are THC free which means you cannot get high.

  1. What is the best high strength CBD gummy in the UK?

Well as we said before… we may be biased but we believe ours are! When you buy from a CBD specialist you know what you are getting as long s everything is transparent on the website.

All CBD gummies should come with a full lab report, if you can’t see one then do not buy. We pride ourselves on being transparent as we think it is important and with our high strength CBD gummies it’s no different.

Our CBD gummies are made with premium CBD, and natural ingredients and all come with full certificates.

 

So, what are you waiting for? Treat yourself to some high strength CBD gummies and live the hapi way!

Manufacturing

Why We Work with Our Manufacturers

The manufacturers we choose are such an important factor in who we are.  We are always looking for good people within the UK CBD industry who have the same mindset for good value, highly ethical, quality products.  You can be assured that we always sample products before selling them and ensure they meet our standards.  It is important that we are able to see certification and evidence that they are producing products to the high standards we expect and that the manufacturers we choose, do things the right way.  In an unregulated industry, these things couldn’t be more important.

Lorraine and I work to a standard that says if it’s not good enough for us, it’s not good enough for our hapihemp customers.  We put our names to everything we see, and our products are all very personal to us.

So, what exactly do we look for? 

  • Good people make good products. Most of the manufacturers we choose have their own personal stories about their own walk with CBD and why they are so passionate about it.  If they love and care about it as we do, it’s a win win.
  • They must follow industry standards that have been put in place to ensure the production of a top-quality food supplement or skin care product, with no excuses.
  • They must have certification to evidence the quality and background of their products.
  • They are happy to let us sample their products before we agree to buy anything, so we know they believe in it themselves.
  • If required, they have submitted a Novel Food Application with the Food Standards Agency.
  • They can offer us their products at a good price so that we can pass that on and offer our customers our quality CBD products at a competitive price.

Why is this so important to us?

Well, we both needed a company like ours when we were new to CBD.  It would have made life so much easier!

Whenever you learn about something new, it can make such a difference when you find someone you trust who has been there before you and can help lead you along the way.  This wasn’t my experience when I first learned about CBD.  I didn’t know anyone else with experience with it and it seemed much of the information available online wasn’t particularly trustworthy. In fact, I was so unsure that I decided to walk away and continued to suffer.

My fear was that CBD was just another gimmick that companies were making false claims about, just like so many other “supplements” available to buy online these days.  How did I know who was genuine and who was trying to make a quick buck?  My health and wellness had become so important to me back then and I wasn’t prepared to take the risk of putting anything into my body that could be risky.

For another 8 years the quality of my life, as well as those around me,  was severely impacted.  I stopped living and really just existed. These were not good times for any of us, although when you’re fortunate enough to have good people in your life who love you, it makes it bearable.

Through sheer desperation, I decided to risk it and try a CBD oil that I had found in my research.  It seemed to be from a genuine company, so I took the risk of trying.  In a very short time, I was delighted that I did and was left wishing I had tried it so much sooner.  Why didn’t more people know about this wonderful product? Needless to say, after some time, the company that I bought the oil from became our very first supplier for CBD oils.

From here our company grew and with each new product, we would work together with each new supplier to ensure everything was top quality and as affordable as possible for our customers.  We now have a full range of products including CBD patches, CBD capsules, CBD gummies and CBD tea.  We are also very proud of our skin care range too.  Our wonderful CBD Oil roller is one of our most potent products and is so handy to keep with you wherever you go.  This little product had so much love put into it that we can’t help but be proud.  Our CBD Balm gets great reviews too and Lorraine and I never tire of hearing how our products have impacted our customers.  It still brings a little buzz of hapi-ness.

For me, hapihemp was born from my personal discovery of CBD and a desire to share it with other people who may find it has the same benefits I had.  No life experience, be it good or bad, has to be wasted.  My own struggles and fears led me to ask lots of questions about this wonderful little plant containing CBD, which in turn took me down a path of discovery. These days I am able to use all of that life experience to ensure hapihemp always produces a top-quality product for our customers.

…and that is why choosing the right manufacturer is so important.

Sam

Co-founder

 

If you would like to know more about the world of CBD and our products, we have a wealth of information in our blogs. You may like to try: A Beginners Guide to CBD or The Importance of Lab Reports

CBD Shopping List

Why CBD should be at top of your list

The rise of CBD in the UK has been phenomenal and is still growing at a fast pace with some studies claiming that over 6 million people in the UK have used some form of CBD. You just have to read all the positive feedback on social media to see how well it works for so many people and what a difference it makes.

CBD did change our lives, which is why we like singing the praises of this wonderful plant! It’s also why we set up hapihemp in the first place and we certainly love what we do!

There are still millions of people in the UK who haven’t tried CBD and if you’re one of them, you are missing out – it’s time to put CBD at the top of your list!

What to buy? 

If this is your first time with CBD, we would always recommend starting on a lower strength CBD oil. You will also need to decide how you would like to consume CBD. We have a variety of CBD products for you to choose from – CBD oral drops, CBD capsules, CBD patches, CBD edibles or topical CBD. We have made some suggestions below, however, it’s important for you to take into consideration your likes, dislikes and lifestyle. It’s not always a quick fix and you sometimes need to mix it up a bit to work out what works for you.

Starting CBD for the first time

The best place to start if you are buying CBD for the first time is a CBD starter kit.

Our CBD starter kit contains everything you will need for the first few weeks of your CBD journey. Inside you will find a CBD handbook, a 2.5% CBD oil, CBD balm and CBD patches. You can read more about our CBD starter kit here.

If it’s CBD oral drops you are thinking about then take a look at our 5%, or 2.5% THC Free CBD oils. You have the option of choosing a natural or peppermint flavour.

Our CBD capsules are also a great option, especially if you like to include turmeric in your daily

CBD patches

A relatively new concept and one that we and many of our customers love!

Our CBD patches are Swiss made and have a high-grade concentration, giving you peace of mind that you are getting a quality product.

One of the benefits of using a CBD patch is the fast delivery of CBD into the bloodstream. The CBD doesn’t have to go through other bodily processes, so you start feeling the effects in a matter of minutes after attaching the patch to your skin. You can also place the CBD patch on a particular area that needs it more, although the CBD does get absorbed throughout the body.

You also have the option to order a smaller pack of CBD patches if you want to as they come in 6, 18 and 30 packs.

Edible CBD and CBD drinks

An ideal option if you would like to start your CBD journey slowly, there are many CBD options out there, some tasty and some not!

Our CBD calming tea and CBD gummies are really popular. The CBD tea is perfect for the evening and really is very calming. Our CBD gummies are delightful and probably one of the nicest ways to take CBD.

Topical CBD

We believe in the power of plants, which is why all our topical CBD skincare range is blended with powerful essential oils.
Topical CBD is a wonderful introduction to CBD, it’s perfect to apply to an area that needs some TLC.

Our topical CBD skincare range includes:

CBD body oil

CBD balm

CBD facial oil

CBD roller

We think CBD is magnificent! We are not allowed to make medical claims about CBD as it is classed as a food supplement and not a medicine. Any reputable company will say the same.  If a CBD company offers you medical advice… steer away!

One thing we can assure you of is that all of our CBD products are premium quality and safe.  We have full lab reports available online, so you know exactly what you are getting.  If you want to try a selection of products, then take a look at our hapi CBD kits as they are such good value. The CBD starter kit is the perfect choice if you are buying CBD for the first time, and our CBD sleep kit is a game-changer for the evenings. We have a super variety of CBD kits, have a look here.

So, take the plunge – restore your health, supercharge your life and feel your best inside and out!

hapihemp CBD Oil Full-Spectrum and THC Free

How much CBD can I take

CBD dosages can be a little confusing, to say the least!

Which strength should you buy? How many drops should you take? How much is too much?
Sam, our hapihemp founder explains a little more about doses and quantities.

The important thing to remember is that the FSA (Food Standards Agency) recommend that an adult does not take more than 70mg of CBD a day unless a doctor agrees more.

CBD Oil

If you’re using CBD oil for the first time, we always recommend you start with nothing stronger than a 5% oil as some people need much less than others and if you buy a higher strength, just one drop may initially be too much. In our 10ml bottles, 5% strength just means it contains 500mg of CBD, and 15% strength means there is 1500mg of CBD. So, with some simple maths (and with me, it has to be simple!), we can see that if there are approximately 200 drops of oil in these bottles then it works out like this:

10ml of 5% CBD oil is 500mg of CBD.  Divide this by 200 drops and you get 2.5mg of CBD per drop.  To have 10mg of CBD per day you would need 4 drops daily.

10ml of 15% CBD oil is 1500mg of CBD.  Divide this by 200 drops and you get 7.5mg of CBD per drop. Just two drops would give you 15mg of CBD daily.

So, you can rest assured that you can have quite a few drops per day before you are anywhere near the FSA’s recommended limit.

Most people find just 10/15mg of CBD per day really is plenty, at least to start with, however, you also have the option to try lots of alternative ways to take your CBD and it is great to mix it up a little! A great way to try our different products at an affordable price would be to try our CBD Starter Kit which we put together for customers who wish to sample different ways to try CBD. It includes our lowest strength 2.5% CBD Oil which is a great choice as a starting oil if you are unsure what strength you will need and especially for those who find they are sensitive and don’t need much at all.

Also, it’s important to note that dosage is the same whether you are using a full-spectrum CBD oil or a THC free CBD oil. If you would like to read more on the difference between our full-spectrum and THC free CBD oils and why we offer both, you can do so here: The Difference Between Full Spectrum and THC Free Oil

Other CBD products

Using the same maths, you can work out the mg of CBD in all our products, here are some examples…

CBD Tranquil Tea = 10mg of CBD per teaspoon

CBD Gummies = 10mg of CBD per gummy, or 25mg per gummy if you opt for our High Strength CBD Gummies

CBD Capsules = 20mg of CBD per capsule

CBD Patches = 20mg of CBD per patch

The Overall Picture

So, if I have 4 drops of 5% CBD oil each day (10mg of CBD) + 2 *applications of our CBD Oil Roller on my forehead in the daytime (12mg of CBD) + a calming cup of CBD Tranquil Tea before bed (10mg of CBD), even with all those different CBD applications I’ve only totalled 32mg as my daily CBD intake.  Not even half of the FSA’s recommended maximum daily dose of 70mg.

*average application = 50 applications per bottle

When you’re new to CBD there can be quite a lot to learn and not all information available is easy to understand which is why I put this together.  I hope this has helped make sense of some of the information you have learned about CBD and how much to take but if you still have questions and want to know more about CBD, we have many helpful blogs on our website covering a variety of CBD topics.

 

5 tips to maximise CBD for wellness and health will give you some useful tips and why you should be using a CBD roller will give you more information about our CBD roller.

hapihemp CBD Oil

What strength of CBD do I need?

How to work out what strength CBD I need

If you haven’t been around CBD long, just something as simple as knowing what strength each CBD product is can be confusing as CBD companies often display this information differently.  When I first started out on my CBD journey, I was very confused – but fear not!  I eventually got the hang of it and here at hapihemp, we want to ensure that we keep things as easy to understand as possible to help you to avoid the toothache of working it all out for yourself.

One of the most popular questions from people looking at CBD is ‘What strength of CBD do I need?’

Before we even look at the strength of different products, the first thing you should know is that the Food Standards Agency (FSA) recommend that CBD is taken at a maximum daily dose of no more than 70mg per day.  So whenever choosing your dose, keep this in mind.  To do this effectively, you will need to know how many milligrams (mg) of CBD are in each product that you use. So, whether it’s CBD patches that you use or a CBD oil, we will cover them all.

As a baseline, most of our customers start out using around 10/15mg of CBD per day of CBD oils and then top up with CBD skincare product or perhaps our CBD Tranquil Tea.  Of course, CBD oil is not for everyone, and other customers prefer our CBD gummies, CBD capsules or CBD patches as their daily way to get their CBD.  Everyone is unique and our bodies are too.  What works for one person, doesn’t necessarily work for another.  So, the key to finding your success with CBD is trying different products to see what works best for you.  This is why we created our CBD Starter Kit, to give our customers the opportunity to try a selection of products at a really good price!

So, keep in mind that most customers start at around 10/15mg of CBD oil per day (topped up with our tea or skincare) and that the FSA recommend no more than 70mg of CBD daily.  Here are how our products work out……

10ml bottles of CBD Oil

2.5% means there is 250mg of CBD per 10ml bottle. With approximately 200 drops per bottle, this gives you 1.25mg of CBD per drop.

5% means there is 500mg of CBD per 10ml bottle. With approximately 200 drops per bottle, this gives you 2.5mg of CBD per drop

15% means there is 1500mg of CBD per 10ml bottle. With approximately 200 drops per bottle, this gives you 7.5mg of CBD per drop

40% means there is 4000mg of CBD per 10ml bottle. With approximately 200 drops per bottle, this gives you a whopping 20mg of CBD per drop

As a side note and a good point to remember when shopping for CBD oil, for bottles larger than 10ml, this information can be misleading, and some CBD companies have been known to do this purposely!  250mg of CBD in a 30ml bottle would not be as strong as 250mg of CBD in a 10ml bottle.  The strength would reduce for a larger size bottle so you may think you’re getting a bargain, when in fact you are getting a weaker oil.

This is when knowing the % comes into play.  2.5% strength in a 10ml bottle and 2.5% strength in a 10ml bottle will be the same strength as each other.

At hapihemp, we currently sell only 10ml bottles to keep it as simple as possible for you to understand and remember if you are unsure of the quality, you can always ask to see a lab report for your CBD oil, so you know exactly what is in it.

Edibles

CBD Capsules are much simpler and have 20mg of CBD per capsule along with some added natural and very beneficial ingredients.

CBD Tranquil Tea is 10mg of CBD per teaspoon and not only tastes great but is packed with so many wonderful complimentary beneficial herbs. One of our favourites!

CBD Gummies are a sweet and tasty treat yet all-natural and have 10mg of CBD per CBD gummy

High Strength CBD Gummies have a whopping 25mg of CBD per CBD gummy

CBD Patches

CBD Patches are simple, easy to use and gently release 20mg of CBD per patch over 24 hours.

CBD patches are now becoming one of the most popular CBD products out there and our CBD patches are one of our best sellers.

Topical CBD

CBD creams and CBD body oils can make such a difference and it’s great to see topical CBD products get the recognition they deserve.

All of our CBD skincare range is loaded with some powerful essential oils that really add to the benefits that topical CBD can bring. We believe that essential oils really empower the CBD to do the best job it can!

The dosage is a little more difficult to work out individually as it will vary depending on how much you use, but to give you a rough idea…

CBD Body Oil has 250mg of CBD per 100ml bottle.  That gives you 2.5mg of CBD per 1ml application.

CBD Balm has 250mg of CBD per 50ml jar.  That gives you 5mg of CBD per 1ml application.

CBD Facial Oil Treatment has 75mg of CBD per 30ml bottle and the dropper has a measure included which makes this much easier to work out.  1ml application will give you 2.5mg of CBD.

As a comparison, our CBD Oil Roller is our strongest topical product which has 300mg of CBD per 10ml bottle.  That gives you a mighty 30mg of CBD per 1ml application or 15mg of CBD per .5ml application.  Because of the design of the roller, each application to your temples, ankles, neck or wrists would actually be much less, so please bear in mind that this is just to give you an idea for comparison.  This wonderful little bottle of oil really packs a punch and is another favourite at hapihemp!

So, reviewing the strength of all these products, you can see that it’s entirely possible to use more than one CBD product to complement another at the same time.

An Example of How You Can Use CBD

An example could be that you start your day with 2 drops of 5% CBD oil and apply 2ml of CBD body oil as part of your morning routine.  This would give you 10mg of CBD.  Later in the day, in mid-afternoon, you may top up with another 2 drops of 5% CBD oil, giving you another 5mg of CBD.  Then you end your day with a soothing cup of CBD Tea to help wind down, giving you another 10mg of CBD. Overall, you have had 25mg throughout the day.  Not even close to the FSA’s maximum recommendation yet!

Another example may be that you start your day applying a CBD patch after your morning shower (slowly releasing 20mg of CBD), then apply our CBD Roller to your ankles, knees, hip or shoulder (15mg of CBD) and use our CBD  Facial Oil Treatment on your face and neck to help start your day with a glow (2.5mg of CBD).  Mid-afternoon you may fancy a pick me up and grab yourself a gummy after lunch (10mg).  Overall you have still only had 47.5mg of CBD.  You can take advantage and grab a cup of CBD tea to help settle in for the night!

At hapihemp, we designed all of our products to complement each other and to ensure you get the best overall benefit possible.  Some products work more quickly than others for when you want a quick fix and for some products, you just keep topping up and they work wonderfully throughout the day. Micro dosing is the best way to take CBD oils. This just means spread your dose throughout the day, morning, afternoon and evening – whichever works best for you and your body.  Everyone differs so just listen to your body and adjust if you feel the way you take your CBD doesn’t quite work to its best for you.

At hapihemp, we kept you in mind when designing all of our packaging to ensure you can easily read exactly what you are getting in each of our products.  We don’t like it when we don’t know what’s in a product and so wanted to ensure you do.  Minimum confusion was the aim!

For more information about CBD take a look at some of our other blogs: 5 tips for buying safe CBD online in the UK, and Your CBD questions answered.

 

 

a begginers guide to cbd

A Beginner’s Guide to CBD

There are millions of people in the UK taking CBD supplements and it’s increasing daily.  If you’re interested in trying CBD oil for the first time, you probably have a lot of questions about how to use CBD oil?  How to take CBD oil? How much CBD oil should I take?

While CBD is growing in popularity, there is still a lot of confusion, and it may be overwhelming to someone who has never tried it before.

In this blog we have put together this easy-to-follow CBD guide to help you understand the following:

What CBD is?

The benefits of CBD

How can CBD help me?

The different types of CBD

How does CBD work?

CBD and the benefits of CBD

What is CBD?

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound from the cannabis Sativa plant, which is also known as cannabis or hemp and has been known throughout history to have a wealth of health benefits. First discovered in 1940, it is one of over 100 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants and accounts for up to 40% of the plant’s extract.

The cannabis plant is made up of two main players: CBD and THC. CBD is the non-psychoactive portion of the plant, so what that means is you won’t have any effects like euphoria. CBD is not psychoactive and won’t make you ‘high’.

CBD is a naturally occurring substance that’s used in products like oils and edibles.

How Does CBD work?

Our body has an Endocannabinoid System (ECS) that translates signals from cannabinoids through thousands of receptors in our brain, central nervous system, and immune system etc. The ECS is responsible for regulating many of our body functions. The ECS produces cannabinoids of its own, which are called endocannabinoids.

When cannabinoids from plants (phytocannabinoids) enter the body, they interact with our ECS receptors in the same way our internal cannabinoids do. These phytocannabinoids activate responses and provide a host of benefits for our mind, body, and soul.

How Much CBD Oil Should I Take?

Finding the ideal dose is an individual process as each person is different, as well as the method of ingestion, so it may take a bit of trial and error to find the right dose of CBD for you.

Several factors influence each person’s effective dose of CBD including weight, diet, metabolism, sleep patterns, stress levels and genetics.  Also, some individuals are just more sensitive to CBD than others.

We always advise you to start with a low dose and see how you react.  You can slowly increase the dose to find the most effective dose for you and your goals.

Most people take somewhere between 10 and 70mg of CBD per day.

To help you to find which CBD products suit you best, we created our CBD starter kit.  In this kit, you will find a small selection of our different products to try at an affordable price.

Where Can I Buy CBD?

There are many places to buy CBD now, you will find an array of CBD products in all the major high street stores now.

When starting CBD for the first time, we always recommend that you do your research first – CBD is an investment for YOU. We do not recommend you buy solely on price from a random shop! You get what you pay for and with CBD you need to be able to see transparent lab reports and reviews.  You cannot go far wrong with purchasing from a CBD specialist online store and of course, it’s convenient as it’s posted directly to you!

What different types of CBD are there?

There are three main types of CBD oils extracted from the hemp plant.  These include Full Spectrum CBD, Broad Spectrum THC Free CBD, and CBD Isolate.

Full Spectrum CBD Oil

Refers to the whole plant hemp extract, including up to 0.2% of THC.

Broad Spectrum THC Free CBD Oil

Starts as full-spectrum CBD that then goes through an additional process to remove the trace amounts of THC, making it a THC Free Oil. It offers the “entourage effect” associated with full-spectrum CBD, just without any chances of THC being absorbed into the body.

CBD Isolate

Contains pure CBD only, and none of the other cannabinoids, terpenes or other natural compounds found in the hemp plant.

How to Take CBD

With so many people in the UK turning to CBD, there are many different formats for taking CBD – such as tinctures, capsules, topicals, vapes, and edibles. There is no best way to take CBD oil, however, there are some pros and cons to each and at the end of the day, it’s down to your personal preference, lifestyle, what works best for and your personal goals.

Here are the most common ways to take CBD and the pros and cons of each.

CBD Oral Drops/Tinctures

Pros:

  • Fast absorption and high bioavailability taking sublingual CBD as the capillaries under the tongue lead directly to the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system
  • Versatility (can be consumed sublingually or added to food and beverages)
  • Flexible dosing (use the dropper to take the desired dose and can also be split into multiple doses throughout the day)

Cons:

  • No everyone likes the ‘hempy’ taste.
  • Some people feel that the process of holding the oil under the tongue for 60-90 seconds is inconvenient and unpleasant.

CBD Patches

Pros:

  • Accurate dosage as each patch contains an exact amount of CBD
  • Long-lasting because our CBD patches are 24-hour slow-release, ensuring you’re topped upright throughout the day
  • Easy and convenient, just one small packet to take with you on the move.

Cons:

  • Although any sticky residue washes off easily with warm soapy water, not everyone likes the feel of the patch

CBD Capsules

Pros:

  • For some – the most convenient way to consume CBD
  • Tasteless and odourless
  • Exact dosage – no measuring
  • Taking a CBD capsule doesn’t feel different or intimidating if you’re used to taking vitamins, supplements or other medications
  • Additional ingredients can be included in a capsule. Our hapihemp capsules also include Turmeric, Ginger and Black pepper.

Cons:

  • Effects may take a little longer to work as the CBD needs to go through the digestive system first
  • Ingesting CBD may be less effective for some people.

Topical CBD

Pros:

  • Targeted relief for anywhere on your body.
  • Useful for aiding skin repair and skin conditions.
  • Simple to use – CBD topical products are popular for a reason! They can be used as often as you like and are found to be very effective.
  • Can be formulated and combined with other essential oils and beneficial ingredients which can then create a really powerful topical CBD product.

Cons:

  • Can be messy before fully absorbing into the skin.

Vaping / Smoking 

Pros:

  • Effects can be felt almost immediately
  • Easy to carry around and use on the go

Cons:

  • Effects will last a shorter time vs ingesting CBD orally
  • Additional vaping apparatus is required
  • Stigma around vaping/smoking.
  • Not enough long-term research on the health benefits connected to vaping.

CBD drinks and edibles

Pros:

  • Fun and convenient way to consume CBD.
  • Can be a tasty treat
  • Everyone likes to eat and drink.
  • A great intro to CBD.
  • A super way to compliment your current CBD supplements.
  • CBD drinks can be very soothing – our CBD tea has been created for this purpose!

Cons:

  • Typically contains low doses of CBD vs other methods
  • Some edibles include artificial ingredients and sweeteners
  • Not all edibles adhere to dietary restrictions such as coeliacs or vegans.

Our CBD gummies are completely natural and are vegan friendly.

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CBD Gummies

Why infused CBD gummies are better for you

CBD gummies are one of the most popular CBD products in the UK, in fact probably in the world!

CBD gummies are a delicious way to reap the benefits of CBD, no measuring, no holding under the tongue, just a sweet simple way to take your daily dose of CBD.

You can satisfy a sweet tooth by having a CBD gummy each day, they feel like a treat and are good for your mind, body, and soul!

With the sales of CBD gummies soaring in the UK, there is a huge choice and now you can find CBD products and CBD gummies in most high street retailers as well as online.

However, it’s important to always do your research and to check that you are actually buying what you think you are buying. CBD in the UK isn’t cheap, so you want to ensure you are making the right choice and getting good value for money.

One important aspect of CBD gummies is to check whether the gummy is infused with CBD or coated in CBD. There is a big difference!

Whilst shopping for CBD gummies you will notice that they do vary in price and for good reason! It’s like with anything – you can buy good quality, or you can buy cheap.

We genuinely believe that we have some of the best CBD gummies on the market. Our CBD gummies are all-natural, vegan friendly and most importantly they are INFUSED with premium quality CBD. We also offer two strengths for you to choose from – 10mg of CBD per gummy or a high-strength CBD gummy which is 25mg per gummy.

What’s the difference between infused CBD gummies and coated CBD gummies?

The short answer is infused – and here we will explain why…

CBD coated gummies

CBD coated gummies only have CBD on the outermost layer of the gummy, this is achieved either by rolling the gummies in a CBD or spraying the gummies with CBD. This method comes with a couple of important issues.

When CBD is only on the outer layer of the gummies, the active CBD is more easily exposed to things such as light, heat, moisture which can decrease the life of the CBD which means you no longer have an accurate dosage anymore and this defeats the main reason you are buying them in the first place.

Also, when a CBD gummy is coated with CBD, there is a good chance that much of the CBD will come off in the packaging or in your hand. If you can imagine it’s the same with anything that is lightly coated that hasn’t been sealed in. With CBD gummies there isn’t a way to seal the CBD coating in.

Most coated gummies are thrown into a mixture of sugar and CBD, and this really isn’t a beneficial way to make good quality, long-lasting CBD gummies.

CBD infused gummies

With a CBD gummy that has been infused with CBD – the active CBD has been incorporated into the ingredients rather than just sprayed on.

CBD infused gummies are made with much more care and the CBD is blended inside the CBD gummy during the process of making the gummy itself instead of just adding it on top afterwards.

Each CBD gummy has premium CBD added to the gummies after the other ingredients are heated to melting point and are waiting to be cooled and set. This is a much better way of producing CBD gummies because the CBD is throughout the entire gummy instead of the outer layer. This means you can’t rub the CBD off.

This gives the CBD much better protection from the heat, moisture, and light, which in turn preserves the life of the CBD.

So, you know exactly what dose of CBD you are getting with each CBD gummy. You are getting a CBD gummy that is not only good value for money but a CBD gummy that is highly effective too.

 

So to finish off –  if you are looking for a gummy that offers an accurate dosage, long shelf life and a consistent amount of CBD with each gummy, you need to look no further than the infused CBD gummies, and infused high-strength CBD gummies, from hapihemp!

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