Here at HempWell, we understand how confusing CBD can be, especially if you are just starting your CBD journey. We think it’s really important to provide CBD support and we pride ourselves on our customer service. We are always happy to speak with our customers over the phone or in-store, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.
Here you’ll find a range of resources we’ve put together to help support new and existing CBD users. If you’re interested in the science, why not check out our CBD Knowledge Centre.
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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) or 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.
This is one of the most-Googled questions about CBD, so we are happy to be able to help put your mind at ease: No CBD is not addictive. It is currently sold as a food supplement, not a drug, here in the UK .
According to an independent 2017 report, the World Health Organization (WHO) states that “evidence from well-controlled human experimental research indicates that CBD is not associated with abuse potential.” In simple terms, there is currently no evidence to suggest that CBD is addictive. This is because CBD doesn’t get you ‘high’, so there is little to no abuse potential.
The short answer: compliant, carefully made products like HempWell CBD oils are perfectly legal in the UK.
The long answer: The CBD industry is rapidly evolving and the regulations surrounding CBD are constantly changing to keep up. CBD (Cannabidiol) is legal in the UK to take as a food supplement, not for medicinal use. Selling CBD products is legal in the UK, providing they contain no controlled substances such as THC and come from an EU approved hemp strain. THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) remains an illegal substance. Brands selling CBD products in the UK must have submitted a Novel Food Application by 31st March 2021 (which HempWell Ltd has completed).
CBD oil, capsules or gummies are great products to start with. If you are opposed to using food supplements and/or have localized pain (such as a sore joint or muscle) it could also be recommended to start with a CBD cooling cream or muscle balm. If you’d like to know more about starting your CBD journey, check out our New to CBD? guide to learn more.
This is a common question that unfortunately does not have a simple answer. Every is different and the right amount could diff from one person to the next, due to a range of factors.
To make this easier to understand, we created a CBD dosage guide that helps users to identify a good starting point. When starting your CBD journey it’s important to keep a record of your dosage and increase/reduce it until you find your perfect balance.
You can read up on 20 commonly asked questions about CBD to learn more about popular questions and answers – we always encourage potential users to do some research and learn more about this wonderful compound before they buy CBD.
If you have any specific questions you can reach out to our team using the chat box below, or by contacting us directly or visiting us in-store. We are always happy to help support and educate around CBD.