Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, is a chemical compound that comes from the cannabis plant. CBD is thought to have many natural benefits to improve and maintain health and wellbeing. It can be consumed as an oil via CBD oral drops or be used to infuse food and drink.
What is CBD used for?
The past few years have seen a huge rise in the number of CBD-infused products around, from confectionary to body lotions. And when you look at the list of health claims associated with CBD, it’s not hard to see why it's become so popular.
Many people suggest CBD can help with physical ailments, such as seizures, as well as supporting mental wellbeing. Though you can use CBD externally, eating it is the best way to make the most of its properties.
CBD Oral Drops are a quick and easy way to consume CBD — simply pop a couple of drops under your tongue. Our tinctures are suitable for everyday use to support general wellbeing and you can choose from peppermint or chocolate and hazelnut flavours to make taking CBD even more enjoyable.
CBD won’t give you a high in the same way as marijuana, but many people find it has a calming effect on their mood. Research is ongoing, however, studies have shown CBD’s potential to reduce stress and anxiety.
As well as taking CBD drops, you can experience the compound’s benefits through CBD-infused foods and drinks. CBD Chocolate is a delicious way to harness the compound’s benefits. CBD's naturally earthy and nutty flavour pairs beautifully with dark chocolate. The perfect restorative for your body, mind, and taste buds.
If you’re a coffee-lover but find too much caffeine gives you anxiety, CBD coffee could be the perfect blend for you. The combination of energy-boosting coffee and stress-busting CBD can give you a lift without the jitters.
How is cannabidiol different from marijuana?
The cannabis plant grows in two primary species: hemp and marijuana. The distinctions between them can be confusing, and the terms are often used interchangeably.
Both varieties contain two key compounds, cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). On the whole, hemp contains lower levels of THC than marijuana, so it’s the top choice for CBD extraction. All our CBD products contain high-quality hemp-derived cannabidiol.
Although CBD and THC both come from cannabis, CBD doesn’t have the same psychoactive effects. THC is the component that gives marijuana users a high or feeling of euphoria. Often, this high is achieved by smoking marijuana or by infusing edibles. CBD is a good way of harnessing the well-being properties of cannabis without the mind-altering effects.
In recent years, CBD has become more widely available and accepted as a separate entity from cannabis. THC is the element that makes cannabis illegal in the UK but CBD is legal here.
Is cannabidiol safe?
Whereas smoking marijuana can cause side effects, including paranoia, anxiety, and hallucinations, the potential side effects of CBD are milder and rarer.
As with any remedies or supplements, it’s important to make sure you get your CBD from a reputable source and check that it follows safety regulations. Seeing a company’s certificates of analysis can help you feel confident knowing exactly what’s in their CBD products and that they meet high standards. When processed correctly, and taken in the right doses, cannabidiol is a safe and versatile ingredient.
It’s also best to double-check with your doctor before taking any CBD if you have any concerns or are worried about interactions with medication.
At Cheerful Buddha, we use high-quality, traceable ingredients. Whether you go for CBD chocolate, CBD coffee, or CBD drops, you can be sure you're getting safe, delicious, and effective products.