What is CBD?

CBD is an abbreviation for cannabidiol and is the active ingredient found in a range of medicinal and therapeutic products for treating acne , anxiety, stress, insomnia and a wide range of other common conditions. Extracted from medicinal cannabis plants, UK brands such as littleCBDco® is available in a pure extracted isolate - powder / crystal form - along with a range of others such as balms, capsules, oral drops , gummies , pastes, e liquid / vape oil and even our own UK brand of terpene infused CBD vape oil - TasteBuds® - which comes in seven popular award winning hybrid Cannabis Cup flavours – such as the Wedding Cake and Gelato #41 strains, allowing UK patients to choose a product that best suits their lifestyle and taste buds!

NOTE: Cannabidiol is completely legal in the UK and does not get you high - it is not to be confused with similar psychoactive substances such as cannabinol, cannabinodiol or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

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Where Does CBD Come From?

Cannabidiol is a naturally occurring compound derived from cannabis plants. It is produced by the trichome glands that cover the surface of the plant and undergoes a process called decarboxylation - in which acids are removed and carbon dioxide (CO2) is released to convert cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) to CBD. This process happens naturally through ageing and exposure to light or heat, but can also be produced in vitro (performed in artificial conditions), however, this method yields smaller amounts of extract (ranging on average from 40% to 50% less).

The amount of cannabidiol in plants also depends largely on the cultivation methods used – i.e. was the cannabis plant grown in soil, or was it grown hydroponically? Was it grown outdoor under natural conditions – and all the pests that are found outdoors - or was it grown indoors under lights, in a much more controlled, hygienic, purpose built indoor hydroponic cannabis garden? The cannabis plant should have been selected from a medical strain and should have a much higher ratio of cannabidiol to cannabinol or cannabinodiol (the psychoactive ingredients in a cannabis plant / ingredient in cannabis that causes a high feeling).

This ensures the cannabidiol levels are greater than other psychoactive compounds in the plant and ensures that all CBD UK products for sale are completely legal to buy and use - because they all contain less than 0.2% THC - for the treatment of acne, anxiety, stress, insomnia and a host of other common everyday conditions.

How Does CBD Work?

Cannabidiol works by interacting with the endocannabinoid (ECS) system, which is responsible for controlling various important functions and processes throughout the body, including the regulation of pain, memory, mood, appetite, stress, sleep, metabolism, and perhaps most importantly cannabidiol plays a key role in the maintenance, boosting and strengthening of our immune systems. Since research was carried out into the benefits of CBD - especially for boosting the immune system - during the peak of the Novel Coronavirus / Covid 19 epidemic in 2020 by scientists at a Canadian university many people have started using the product (mainly capsules, gummies and oral drops) in order to hopefully protect themselves further from the deadly disease.

By binding to these endocannabinoid receptors in the brain, the central nervous system (CNS) and other parts of the body (organs, immune system, tissues), it supplements the internal cannabinoids naturally occurring in the body to help achieve an optimally balanced ratio for healthy living (when used in conjunction with a healthy diet and sufficient exercise).

According to studies published as far back as 2009, this process occurs indirectly, as cannabidiol shows low affinity to the cannabinoid (CB) receptors: CB1 (located in the central nervous system and tissues) and CB2 (located on cells with immune function and the gastrointestinal tract).

What are the Benefits of CBD?

The most common benefits associated with cannabidiol relates to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic (opioid painkiller like) properties. From the preclinical studies and research that have been conducted recently, benefits investigated have centred around:

The benefits of cannabidiol - in balm, capsule, oral drop, gummy, paste, vape oil or terpene infused vape oil format - as a treatment generally have extremely positive reviews and are used by many people in the UK to assist with common, everyday problems, such as:

Cannabidiol may have potential for additional benefits, which should be revealed in the near future as further clinical trials and investigations are conducted into the effectiveness of this complementary and alternative medicine option.

Is CBD Safe?

The safety of any product depends on a range of factors, including the quality of ingredients, manufacturing processes and following the prescribed use. Its main features are that it is non-intoxicative, non-addictive and also non-psychoactive, and is considered safe for everyday use.

It is also unlike other cannabis derivatives and those used for recreational purposes, which may contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in higher concentration, the compound responsible for producing the "high" effect.

Unlike prescription medications, which may have serious side effects, according to the World Health Organisation (2018), studies have also shown that Cannabidiol (1 of the 113 compounds that make up the cannabis plant) is safe to use as patients tolerate it well with minimal to no side effects reported.

Legal, safe and high-quality UK CDB products are for sale on our website. When you purchase from our online store you are guaranteed to receive an organic, pure product that is safe, effective and most importantly, has been approved for use in the United Kingdom.

Can I Buy CBD Online UK?

Many people in the UK see CBD as an alternative to prescription medication such as painkillers and anxiety meds and others use it in conjunction with the products that have been prescribed or recommended for their condition.

Through our UK based website, you can buy CBD vape oil and other products online while having access to 24/7 customer support to provide advice and respond to any questions you may have.

Buy UK CBD products such as balms, capsules, oral drops, gummies, pastes, e liquids and CBD vape oil UK from a long-established supplier in the health and wellness industry, with only quality products that are safe and approved for use in the UK for sale.

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