Why is CBD so popular now?
Aug 12, 2020
CBD products have risen to a high level of popularity over the last few years. As more people look towards alternative and natural solutions in their lifestyles, exploring the properties of plants has become popular and CBD oil has become a staple in all kinds of health, herbal medicine and cosmetic products.
So why would you want to take CBD oil? CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is the main ingredient extracted from the cannabis plant. First discovered in 1940, thanks to a recent global health and wellbeing movement, CBD has grown in popularity and become recognised as being totally separate from the illegal marijuana.
If you want to understand how CBD oil works and may benefit you, we’ve outlined a few common questions below:
What is the difference between CBD oil and broad-spectrum CBD oil?
Broad-spectrum CBD oil means it has more of the positive cannabinoids and therefore has more potentially beneficial properties than single isolate pure CBD oil – this is oil that only contains one key property. By containing more of the cannabinoid properties of the plant, broad-spectrum CBD oil aims to support your body’s wellbeing in an enhanced way, as the increased levels of cannabinoids can work together more efficiently and produce better results.
Broad-spectrum CBD oil does contain THC, the compound which produces a high; the levels are low enough in CBD oil that it is negligible and not enough to cause any kind of high when taking it.
Is broad-spectrum CBD oil legal in the UK?
Thanks to refined processing properties, our broad-spectrum organic CBD oil products contain less than 0.2% of THC, making it legal in the UK. As this level is too low to cause any kind of high, and would be very difficult to extract in order to consume as a high, UK law allows for the sale of broad-spectrum CBD oil provided it contains THC levels of less than 0.2%.
Plants used for the production of therapeutic CBD oil are specially cultivated to have low levels of natural THC, making the refining process easier and an overall better product. Even better, Pure Health CBD products are sourced from a premium organic CBD oil farm in Spain and undergo rigorous third-party testing to ensure the product is one of the best on the market.
Can doctors prescribe CBD oil in the UK?
UK doctors are able to prescribe CBD oil, or medical cannabis, following a ruling in 2018. However, it can usually only be prescribed by a specialist doctor rather than a family GP. It can be prescribed for a number of conditions but is currently only prescribed when other treatment options have been explored first.
Does CBD oil work better than capsules?
When taking organic CBD oil as a tincture orally, it is able to be quickly absorbed by your bloodstream and therefore you get the benefits of the oil faster. However, if you struggle with the texture or find it easier to take capsules, you will still get the same effects, just a little more slowly as your body will break down the capsule first before it is absorbed.
Should you refrigerate CBD oil?
You shouldn’t need to refrigerate your CBD oil, but it is recommended that you keep it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. All Pure CBD Health oils are bottled in UV resistant packaging to help protect the product and extend shelf life.