Everything you need to know about 2020 hottest product – CBD!
CBD has officially gone mainstream, with beauty and wellbeing industries embracing the ingredient for its many potential benefits. But what is CBD Oil and how are you supposed to use it?
What is CBD Oil?
CBD oil, short for cannabidiol, is an oil derived from the cannabis plant. It is different to THC (tetrohydrocannabinol), which is the part of the plant that creates the ‘high’ associated with smoking weed.
THC is the compound in cannabis that gets you high, but CBD alone won’t get you high at all.
It is important to check that your CBD products contain minimal THC and any products with more than 0.2% THC are considered illegal in the UK.
What are the benefits of CBD?
Let’s start with how CBD works. We all have internal Endocannabinoid System (ECS for short), which affects things like our mood, appetite and memory. CBD can support the ECS by helping keep it in tip top condition.
The popularity of CBD says something about the challenging times we are all living through right now and how we are all feeling. None of us have lived through anything like the Covid-19 pandemic and hopefully none of us will again.
There is so much discussion on various social media channels about CBD and how its helping so many people. Many of us rely on these groups for advice and support and CBD is often a hot topic. Celebrities are now speaking openly about taking CBD which again puts it the press and garners more attention.
Studies conducted in recent years have suggested CBD oil can help with a range of health issues and once you understand how the Endocannabinoid system works it all makes sense!
How to take CBD
There are a number of ways to try out the CBD trend, from sipping a smoothie to smothering it onto your skin.
Transdermal patches may be relatively new in the world of CBD, but the concept has been around for years. They work in a similar way to nicotine or hormonal patches and effectively deliver CBD into your bloodstream.
The hapi CBD patch is made from organic hemp extract, taking goodness from this wonderful plant, bringing the full benefits in a THC free transdermal format.
One of the benefits of using CBD patches 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 applying the patch to your skin.
Fast, effective and simple to use, we think CBD patches are going to see a huge spike in 2021.
Drinks and edibles
Several trendy health food cafes now serve smoothies or coffees with CBD extract in the ingredients list.
CBD Superfood mix
As CBD is now seen as a popular health supplement, its often mixed with other effective healthy ingredients such as Turmeric. A great blend can be found in a CBD superfood mix which is full of adaptogens plus other super herbs.
The hapi hemp Superfood mix is full of plant based superfoods including – Cacao, turmeric, chicory, reishi mushroom, ashwagandha, 100% natural and no fillers. A real super-boost of goodness! It’s also a great kick start to start your day with or in the mid afternoon slump.
Herbal teas have had a huge comeback in the past few years, many of us are so much more aware of how caffeine can affect us and also how beneficial herbal teas are to our health. Chamomile teas are a huge hit for people struggling with sleep and hapi hemp’s Tranquil tea has really hit the nail on the head with their calming blend. Full of goodness from CBD, valerian, chamomile, rosehip and hawthorn berries, its perfect to take in the evening.
Perhaps the most popular way to incorporate CBD into your life, CBD oral oil drops are administered with a pipette and placed under your tongue. If you are a new starter then we recommend you start with a 5% CBD oil. Always ensure that whoever you buy from they have full independent lab reports online. If the hempy taste isn’t your thing then opt for a mint flavoured oil.
Once you have got used to taking CBD and can work out what’s best for you, you can try a stronger oil next time – like a 15% CBD oil.
CBD Body Health & Skin Care
Skincare is another realm of the beauty and wellness industry that is embracing CBD oil. CBD Oil has great moisturizing properties, which is great for dehydrated complexions. It’s also good for acne-prone skin.
One of the areas that is most exciting is CBD oil blended with essential oils. We all know how beneficial essential oils can be, so imagine the power of putting them together with CBD!
CBD and essential oils are a natural complement to one another and the perfect way to help promote health and wellness.
Lavender is probably one of the most popular oils for sleep and the soothing massage oil from hapi hemp includes lavender as well as many other therapeutic essential oils. This CBD+ massage oil has also comes out top trumps and is ideal for using on areas like legs, back and arms.
A new innovative product is the hapi hemp CBD+ roll on. A small compact roll on which includes CBD, arnica& boswellia as well as other essential oils. The roll-on action makes it very simple to apply with no mess and is compact enough to fit in a pocket or handbag. It can be applied to forehead, temples, hands and feet – ideal if heels are an issue!