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What is CBD Oil and why should I try it?

In simple terms, CBD oil or cannibidoil is a chemical compound extracted from the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant which helps your body to restore its natural balance. It works with the endocannabinoid system to activate receptors in the brain which control things like mood and temperature.

Interested in CBD Oil? Check out our natural, lab tested and THC-free pure CBD oil drops.

We’ve been in the hemp game a long time. Over 20 years in fact, ever since our founders Henry and Glyn learned about the nutritional value of hemp seeds and started making oils and milk from it. So the word CBD isn’t new to us, but it might be for you. There’s been a lot of talk about it recently: in January that pretty reputable paper, otherwise known as the New York Times, said CBD was one of the 11 ways to be a better person in 2019, and every day there are more and more personal testimonials detailing their experiences using CBD for everything from anxiety and fatigue to eczema and inflammation. There are CBD drinks, CBD tampons and even CBD meatballs on the market (we think that’s going a bit overboard). 

What is CBD oil used for?

There are currently hundreds of scientific studies underway looking at CBD oil as a treatment for a number of diseases and ailments as varied as parkinsons and cancer to anxiety and eczema and acne. Some studies have shown that CBD could have anti-inflammatory properties, relieve chronic pain and help with muscle repair, while much of the research is focused on the impact CBD has on high quality sleep.

Here’s how @hijessiemay uses our citrus-flavoured CBD oil to ease anxious thoughts and have a better night’s rest.


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Why are the uses for CBD so varied?

It’s thought that CBD works within your endocannabinoid system to help your body achieve homeostasis (aka balance) which means it could work in a number of different ways in different individuals. We all have cannabinoid receptors and cannabinoids in our bodies already (cool, huh) but CBD is thought to signal these receptors when there is an imbalance, encouraging our cannabinoids to work to fix it.

How do you take CBD Oil?

Yes, we think CBD meatballs are a bit of a stretch too. But you really can take it in a lot of different ways. A few droplets of CBD oil under the tongue is one of the most effective ways to take CBD, holding it there for 30 seconds and allowing it to absorb. You can also take it in your morning coffee – it’s been said to give you an extra boost of energy but kill the unnatural buzz (sounds ideal right?) or in a soothing tea at night to aid sleep. We wrote a whole blog post about the different ways you can take CBD Oil.

Why do people keep talking about CBD alongside THC?

THC is another cannabinoid found in the marijuana plant and the psychoactive compound (aka the stuff that gets you high). That doesn’t mean it’s all bad – some people with epilepsy use small doses of THC with CBD. But most CBD in the UK will be THC free.

@nina_drenalina prefers our 1,000 mg CBD oil over THC-rich marihuana. Here, she explains why.

What is CBD oil made from?

CBD oil is extracted from the flowers, leaves and the stalk of the hemp plant. In one of our articles, we describe in detail how CBD oil is made.

Who uses CBD oil?

Some celebs you might know who have spoken about using CBD oil are Jennifer Aniston, Mandy Moore and Morgan Freeman. Model Alessandra Ambrosio says she uses CBD to fall asleep before a big day and UFC fighter Nate Diaz said he uses it for muscle recovery: “it helps with the healing process and inflammation, stuff like that. So you want to get these for before and after the fights, training. It’ll make your life a better place.”

What are the benefits of CBD oil?

CBD oil has various benefits. It may help fix specific problems like insomnia, anxiety, inflammation, over-stimulation but it also might just help your body prepare for the ups and downs of everyday life.

Interested? Good! We’ve actually dedicated a whole blog post for the benefits of CBD Oil on health and wellbeing– check it out to learn more!

What’s the difference between CBD Oil and Hemp Oil?

CBD oil is made from the leaves, flowers and stalks of the hemp plant while hemp oil is a culinary oil made from the hemp seed. We got a lot of questions about this. So we wrote a whole blog post dedicated to it.

If you’d like to learn more about hemp-related products that we have here at Good Hemp, take a look at our hemp milk, hemp protein and all other foods here.

If you’re looking for your first entry into CBD oil, then we’d obviously recommend our Pure CBD oil droplets, available via The Goods.