What is CBD?
People often ask us; What is CBD? CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a chemical compound naturally occurring in the hemp plant, Cannabis Sativa. It can be taken orally (as a tablet, capsule or gummy), sublingually (under the tongue as a tincture), this is the most popular form of CBD, commonly known as CBD Oil CBD can also be applied topically (applied to the skin as a cream) to deliver a wide range of benefits.
It does not currently need a prescription and people are using it to self-treat a wide range of issues. A 2017 report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) found that CBD could provide relief for a variety of conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, and Multiple Sclerosis, as well as general pain, anxiety and depression.
Is CBD legal?
CBD is legal here in the UK, provided it comes from an industrial hemp strain that is EU approved and contains no THC, but you need to make sure you are getting it from a trusted source. Hemp Well organic CBD comes from EU certified hemp grown at our own farm, processed and lab tested to make sure it is pure and contains accurate dosages. We control the process from seed to shelf so that you can be confident you are getting a high quality, fully traceable product. For more information on CBD regulations in the UK read our Is CBD legal? post in the Education Centre.
Does it get you high?
There are over a hundred chemical compounds which are naturally occurring in hemp plants. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most well-known thanks to its psychoactive properties but CBD is non-psychoactive and won’t get you “high”. It allows you to get many of the same benefits, such as feeling relaxed, without any of the negative effects that come from THC. All HempWell Pure CBD Oils and Broad Spectrum CBD Oils, as well as our extensive range of products, are all THC free. They are grown from EU certified plants low in THC and have also had any remaining THC removed in the extraction process. As we grow the hemp ourselves, we can be confident we are selling a high quality product.