In 2019, 11% of adults in the UK were using CBD-based products.
Since then, CBD has rapidly grown in popularity, with users claiming wide-ranging benefits for one's mental and physical wellbeing. Luckily, it's also becoming much more accessible, and there are now an array of high-quality CBD products in the UK.
You may be considering introducing a premium CBD product into your wellness routine; however, we understand it can be overwhelming figuring out where to start. There seem to be hundreds of options available online!
Below is our quick buyer's guide on types of CBD products. It may take a bit of experimentation to see what works best for you. Luckily, there's something for everyone!
Why Use CBD?
Before looking at the CBD products available, let's explore the potential benefits you might experience. Knowing the potential benefits will help steer you in the right direction.
In the 2019 YouGov poll, the primary reason cited for using CBD was to treat pain; this was reported by 71% of the UK adults surveyed!
Second, in the poll, was the aim of reducing the feelings of anxiety and depression. We are all too familiar with the constant stress of our jobs, families, money and now the Covid pandemic. CBD may help to take the edge off of these stressful situations.
If you have trouble sleeping at night, CBD might be the answer you're looking for! As CBD products may help with nervousness and anxiety, they could help mellow you out at night and, as a result, help you get a better night's sleep.
So, it is no surprise to hear that the treatment of sleep disorders, such as insomnia, was the third-highest reported reason for the use of CBD in the UK. (2019, YouGov poll).
To the surprise of many, CBD may help to reduce facial blemishes. If you have a skin condition, consider adding CBD into your daily skincare routine as cannabidiol (CBD) is listed by the European Commission as an anti-sebum and anti-oxidant.
The World Health Organization has also stated that CBD is non-addictive, non-toxic and non-intoxicating, so it is safe and will not get you high!
Most CBD products in the UK are legal, but there are some regulations regarding how it is marketed and sold.
What to Look For
There are a handful of things to look for as you select CBD products.
Look at how the application process of the product. Is it applied on the skin, or is it something you ingest?
Depending on what benefit you're looking for, you'll want to choose the application process that best suits your needs.
Always check that a recognised laboratory has independently tested the CBD product in the UK. These tests ensure you get a safe, legal product containing the required CBD & THC levels, for example, as well as being free from impurities.
Most reputable CBD brands will have their product's Certificate of Analysis (COA) available to view before making your purchase.
At Beliebis UK, all of our products meet these stringent UK standards, with each product COA viewable on the respective page in our CBD Shop.
Types of CBD Products
We will now explore the different types of CBD products. Once you find something that you're interested in, start slow.
Talk with your doctor to discuss if any of your current medications may be affected by an interaction with CBD.
If you are randomly drug tested at work or in competition then take a look at this blog post for more information about CBD and drug testing.
The most popular CBD product is CBD oil. This type of oil is a mixture of carrier oil, usually MCT coconut oil or hemp seed oil, and hemp extract rich with CBD and other minor cannabinoids.
Many oils come with a dropper that people use to deposit a couple of drops under their tongue. Many people also drop some CBD into their coffee, smoothie, or onto their food.
Full Spectrum CBD oil that contains the full range of hemp's cannabinoid profile is the most popular of the CBD oils in the UK.
You can also get CBD oil in the form of a spray. Thinner oils can be used in spray bottles, and these are often flavoured, such as Citrus or Berry flavour.
If you use drops under your tongue, it'll take about 15 minutes for the CBD to enter your system. It's a great addition to your morning wellness routine if you often feel nervous and jittery during the day.
For a guilty sweet treat, grab a jar of CBD gummies. Make sure to read the serving size on the back of the package because you'll want to keep snacking.
They are the most delicious way to take CBD. Sadly, if you're trying to cut down on sugar, this might not be the best option for you; however, our CBD gummies only contain a few grams of sugar per serving and taste amazing!
Using CBD-based topicals are excellent for massaging into tired muscles, especially in concentrated areas. Lotions and muscle balms can help ease soreness and provide relief while keeping your skin smooth and soft.
In addition, many CBD creams are infused with extra essential oils such as lavender. Lavender is excellent for aiding deep sleep. You should be able to find a mixture of oils that fulfil your needs.
CBD Softgels or capsules are simple to use because everything is already measured out for you. As a result, this means maintaining a consistent dose of CBD is super easy.
Many people sensitive to the taste of some CBD products' enjoy using our softgel capsules because they're entirely tasteless. It may take slightly longer for the CBD to enter your system using CBD capsules due to the digestion and metabolisation processes.
CBD Vape Liquid
For those who enjoy vaping, you'll love hearing there are CBD vape options available.
You'll quickly absorb the CBD due to it being inhaled directly into your lungs, however, these effects disappear faster than those felt from oil and capsules.
Do you enjoy a hot cup of tea in the morning or evening? You're in luck. There are plenty of lovely herbal teas on the market, many of which taste great with a few drops of CBD, such as lemon or ginger.
This CBD intake method is one of the most relaxing to use because it's a great excuse to make a warm drink when you're stressed. The CBD is mixed with other herbs and leaves to provide additional benefits.
Customise Your Experience
As you can see, there are a variety of CBD products to choose from. They each offer their own unique experience, so mix and match to find what works best for you.
For example, oil drops can be used in the morning before rushing out the door, whilst capsules are great on the go or before bed. Use a topical in the evening to relax and unwind after a long hard day.
Start Your CBD Journey Today
Are you ready to make the jump and grab some CBD products today? You're in the right place. Check out our excellent products in our online CBD shop, and read about why you should choose us to buy from.
If you have any questions at all, we are always happy to help! You can get in touch via our Live Chat in the bottom right of our website.