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What Is CBD? Everything You Need To Know

What is CBD?

CBD is a chemical compound also known as cannabidiol, that acts throughout our bodies and certain parts of the brain. It is one of the many components found naturally in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, another compound found naturally in the cannabis plant, CBD does not have psychoactive properties, meaning it cannot get you high, no matter how much you take. CBD will not interfere with your ability to perform essential tasks or daily functions because CBD does not present any side effects whatsoever for most individuals and is safe for daily use.

CBD is not addictive or toxic and when used properly, with the right quality product, it can enhance your health and wellness, especially when it comes to managing the stresses of daily life.

How does it work in our bodies?

Our bodies make chemical compounds naturally called endocannabinoids and when you take CBD, it interacts with your endocannabinoid system. CBD helps support this regulation system.

How is CBD extracted from the plant?

There are various ways to extract CBD from cannabis and Supercritical C02 extraction is considered one of the cleanest and most popular ways to do this. C02 extraction involves using pressurised Carbon Dioxide to extract CBD compounds from cannabis. It leaves no chemical residue in the extract and as it uses a relatively low temperature, the delicate compounds can be extracted without losing most of their nutrients. This method also allows manufacturers to separate THC or other compounds found in the plant, to then produce a CBD isolate if required.

Another way to extract CBD is by cold pressing. This is an ancient technique and produces the most natural product without losing nutrients due to heating the compound. The cold press applies a high amount of pressure to extract the oil from the plant.

Once this process is complete, the CBD extract is mixed with a carrier oil and diluted to the required amount which is how the dosage strengths are made. Carrier oils vary but the most popular is hemp oil or MCT oil.

How much should I take?

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) recommend a daily maximum dose of 70mg although most customers who are new to CBD start at around 20mg per day. CBD can take anywhere up to 4 weeks to build in your system so don’t give up too soon!

How do I take it?

CBD is available to take in various ways and at hapihemp we have a range of products from oral drops to edibles, drinks and topicals. There is a product to suit every need and to complement each other.

Oral CBD oil drops are taken by dropping the oil underneath your tongue and leaving it there for 90 seconds to allow your sublingual gland to absorb the CBD into your bloodstream.

Edibles taste great and can be a better option for those who do not like the taste of CBD or cannot take CBD oil for any particular reason. In order to get the most from the CBD in edibles, it’s usually best to take them with or just after food or drink containing fats. This is because CBD is fat soluble and fat-soluble compounds need to be taken along with some fat in order to be properly absorbed in the digestive system.

Topical products are a great way to get straight to the heart of the matter. Applying CBD+ body oil to your back, or our CBD+ roller to your knees can really impact the area of application. Not only that but they are loaded with essential oils that work together with CBD to pack a powerful, all-natural punch! Our CBD patches are so easy to use, you may just forget that you have them on. They keep releasing CBD for 24 hours making sure you’re covered day and night.

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