Which CBD is best for me?
Which CBD is best for me? This is a question we are asked nearly every day. It is not as simple as you might think but after reading this guide, you will be ready to make the choice with confidence. The CBD market is packed full of choices ranging from oils to almost ridiculous novelties such as Yoga pants! We will focus on the main categories to determine which CBD is best for you however at the end of the day it may come down to personal preference.
For those of you who don’t know, CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound from the cannabis plant. It’s a naturally occurring substance that’s used in products like oils and edibles to impart a feeling of relaxation and calm – Unlike its cousin THC, it’s not psychoactive. CBD’s stimulation and support of the endocannabinoid system may help it continue to run efficiently.
We have built relationships with leading providers in quality. Companies that are going out of their way to prepare for regulation in a market of one man bands selling sub standard products. The don’t have to do this actually, but to build consumer trust, they are investing heavily to make their products the best they can be. With an almost over crowded market, it can be difficult to see the good from the bad.
Firstly lets go through one of the key differences between products.
Full Spectrum CBD vs Isolate CBD
The first thing you should consider is whether you want a full spectrum product, a isolate product or something in between commonly known as Broad Spectrum. Full spectrum refers to products that contain more cannabinoids than just cannabidiol. Cannabinoids are the active compounds found in the cannabis plant, CBD and THC being the most well-known simply because they are the most abundant, but there are lots of other important cannbinoids (terpenes) to consider.
According to some research cannabinoids may have a synergistic effect. When taken together they enhance one another’s effects. This has been termed the ‘entourage effect’. With this being the case, most people believe that full spectrum or at the very least broad spectrum products are considered to be of the highest quality. This is not to say that isolates are bad, it’s just that isolates refer to products containing nothing more than cannabidiol.
Don’t forget the importance of terpenes
If you choose a CBD isolate, chances are they will not come with terpenes. Isolate is pure CBD. You will have to choose either a broad or full spectrum CBD to ensure you also are absorbing terpenes. CBD terpenes are important. If you’re looking for the best selection of CBD products in the UK that haven’t been stripped of the powerhouse known as active Terpenes, you have definitely come to the right place. Terpenes have a key role to play in differentiating the effects of the various cannabis strains. Terpenoids and Terpenes are a large class of naturally occurring organic compounds which are known as isoprenes, as their structure is based on repeating isoprene (C5H8) units. Terpenes are major constituents of plant resin and essential oils extracted from plants and aromatic compounds that are found in thousands of plant species which are also responsible for the various flavour and fragrances of the cannabis. The abundance of Terpenes is usually a sign of high cannabinoid levels as Terpenes are the ‘building blocks’ of the cannabis plant.
Terpenes are what creates the wonderful bouquet, these terpenes are secreted from the exact same glands in the plant that CBD comes from and by stripping them away most people are missing out on the benefits that Terpenes are known for. Our Terpene rich CBD products are packed with antioxidants on top of the benefits offered in our high quality Cannabidiol, so adding Terpenes to your daily regiment is a no brainer!.
THC is a restricted substance in the UK, so all of the products Enjoy CBD sell online in the UK only contain trace levels of THC permitted under Government Guidelines in the UK. While CBD is totally non-addictive, at the end of the day, it’s a foreign substance that you are putting into your body and your health is of the utmost importance. Despite the fact that CBD is perfectly safe and you cannot take too much, it’s still important to make sure you taking the dose that is right for you.
Start taking a low dose and wait to see what effect it is having on you – increasing your dose as you feel comfortable or until you reach your sweet spot!
Bio availability and Onset Time
Bio availability simply means how much of the CBD contained in a product is likely to be absorbed by your body. By definition, when a food supplement is administered directly into the blood, it’s bio availability is 100%. If you consume a CBD food supplement orally and it passes through your digestive system, the bio-availability will be lower because there is less CBD food supplement available for your body to use.
The ‘onset time’ relates to how long it will take the cannabidiol to have the desired effect. Obviously both of these factors can vary substantially from product to product and how you take said product.
CBD Absorption and Delivery
If you are looking for value for money, you will most likely be looking for a product with maximum absorption and has a delivery method that allows for as much CBD to get into your bloodstream.
Typical CBD products deliver in the following ways: Sublingual (Under the tongue), Inhalation through the lungs (Vape), Skin (Topically) or Oral through the stomach (Edibles).
Considering Sublingual delivery under the tongue?
Usage: Oil drops, Tinctures, Paste
Delivery Path: Absorbed into the veins under the tongue
Effect time: Average (approx 15-25 minutes)
CBD Oils are the most popular products for a person trying CBD food supplement for the first time as it is very easy to manage the dosage. Again, make sure the quality of the CBD being used is high as you will be ingesting this product. The last thing you want is to consume a cheaply produced product, with traces of heavy metals!
To achieve better effectiveness in your dose, place the desired amount of CBD oil under the tongue and hold it without swallowing for one minute This action allows the oil to be absorbed by the mucous membranes and you should achieve a significantly more effective dose of CBD.
Considering Oral Delivery through the stomach?
Usage: Oils, Capsule, Edibles and Drinks
Path: Salivary glands, entire stomach digestive process (liver, pancreas, stomach acids etc)
Effect Time: Slow (approx 20-30 minutes)
A lot of people who take CBD (Cannabidiol) Oil for the first time choose a Oral delivery method because it’s quick and easy. The taste of pure cannabidiol is not the fruitiest and is usually earthy. If putting Oil or Paste under your tongue is not working for you, we would recommend to try another oral delivery method such as Capsuals or Edibles. If you choose a flavoured CBD Oil, please make sure it contains 100% natural flavourings as many cheaper brands taint oils with lots of nasties!
Considering Inhalation (Vaping) CBD?
Usage: Vaping, Inhalation
Delivery Path: Lungs to Bloodstream
Effect time: Fast (approx 10-20 minutes)
If you are looking to take cannabidiol for whole body and mind wellness you might like to try the Ignight ONE vape. The CBD is inhaled and absorbed into your bloodstream through the lungs. Again not all cannabidiol is created equal. Please make sure you are buying a high quality vape oil as some cheaper vapes may contain Propylene Glycerol, among others, that are potentially dangerous when heated for your lungs.
Considering CBD Skin Balms or CBD Creams?
Usage: Balms, Lotions, Salves, Patches & Creams
Delivery Path: Dermal Absorption through the skin
Effect time: Slow (approx 25-45 minutes)
This delivery method tends to be used by people who have a skin condition or aches and pains in muscles and joints. Skin balms have a slower delivery method compared to Vaping CBD for example, but can be just as effective. Make sure the quality of the CBD being used is high, we recommend Mana Artisan Botanics organic CBD Balm from Hawaii.
Considering Water Soluble CBD?
Usage: Add to any food or drink – Coffees, Teas, Juices and cocktails!
Delivery Path: Salivary glands, entire stomach digestive process (liver, pancreas, stomach acids etc)
Effect time: Medium (approx 20-30 minutes)
This delivery method is again oral through the mouth however because the particles are much smaller than traditional oil drops, your body absorbs much more. The bio availability of Water soluble CBD can be 9 or 10 times that of traditional oils. We recommend Soluble Plus Water Soluble CBD.
Water Soluble CBD UK. Our most exciting product yet is Soluble Plus, a truly water soluble Cannabidiol which can be added to all beverages whether hot or cold and foods. This is a very exciting development for the cannabis market in general, but also Enjoy CBD UK is the first company to bring this truly water soluble product to the UK market. We launched Soluble Plus at the Coffee Shop Innovation Expo held at the Excel London on the 19th and 20th November 2019 and were awarded ‘Finalist’ for Product of the Year.
While we can’t give you any advice for specific health conditions, we can help to explain the differences between our products and help you come to a conclusion about which CBD oil is best for you so feel free to contact us either by phone 0333 600 7070 or e-mail at [email protected]