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 CBD (Cannabidiol) is a safe and natural remedy used by men, women, children and even pets (!!) around the world for a variety of physical and mental purposes; pain relief, skin problems, anxiety, depression and even life threatening conditions. CBD is actually an all-natural compound that can be found in the marijuana /cannabis plant.  Unlike the THC compound that has a psychoactive “high” effect and interferes with short memory, the CBD is the component in the plant the holds all the health benefits!  Once researchers found that CBD can be isolated and extracted from the plant and has concurred the world of supplements and natural remedies in a storm; Being able to enjoy the health benefits of the plant without suffering from its negative affect has made CBD increasingly popular around the world and since 2017 its legal status around the worlds has been changed and nowadays it is widely considered legal if the CBD extract has 0.3% THC or less. To learn more about CBD click here.

CanaBD does not manufacture CBD products. It is a Market place for only  high-quality, pure CBD, hemp based products that meet strict premium manufacturing requirements; This means that product offered to you in the market place are made of UK/USA-grown legal industrial hemp that its active CBD was extracted with low-temperature CO2 equipment and offers 100% organic, 100% natural, pesticide and herbicide fee with no additives CBD Oil with less than 0.2% THC and that has successfully passed a third-party laboratory testing.

The CanaBD market place offers only CBD products that are certified as 100% natural. This means they are the product of the hemp’s leaves and flowers, which are known to be safe for therapeutic uses and have minimal side effects. It is highly important CBD products are 100% natural and do not include synthetic CBD oil, which can be dangerous, as the effects of synthetic CBD have not been researched extensively.

The CanaBD market place offers only CBD products that are certified as 100% Organic.  Being Certified Organic means that the CBD products are sourced only from organically grown hemp plants. Moreover, it is indicative of the product’s quality as in order to be certified organic the product must meet strict regulation requirements ensuring the hemp is grown in a healthy environment and toxin free soil. Seeing that help is highly sensitive and absorbent plant it is crucial to ensure it grown free of contamination threats.

“Organic” or “Natural” does not mean free of pesticides (substances against unwanted pests), herbicide (substances against unwanted plants) or additives. These are all dangerous substances that can be found in some CBD products. These chemicals are used to kill any insects or organisms that will be harmful to a plant. According to the Toxics Action Center, “Pesticides have been linked to a wide range of human health hazards, ranging from short-term impacts such as headaches and nausea to chronic impacts like cancer, reproductive harm, and endocrine disruption.” It would be counter-productive to ingest a CBD product if it was contaminated with pesticides.

There are various ways to extract the chemical compounds produced by a plant. Conventional extraction processes, however, use solvents that often carry risks, toxins or simply alter or damage the extracted solutions. 

Therefore, when considering the preferred extraction method for the very sensitive and highly absorbent hemp plant it is highly crucial that the extraction is done using pressurized CO2 as it is the most “green” and sustainable way of extraction known today.

So, if you want to make sure you are buying a quality CBD oil that is clean and pure you need to make sure that it was produced using CO2 extraction methods, as with the CanaBD certified products.

In a recent study conducted in the UK, it was found that over than 60% of CBD products sold in the UK have been mislabelled or contaminated; Some of the products studied had no CBD (!!), some had too much and some had too much THC (sufficient to produce intoxication or impairment, especially among children). Other studies have shown that some products contained dangerous synthetic ingredients and some have caused severe illnesses. So how can you make sure that the labelling reflects the contents?

At CanaBD, a sample of each product it sent to a lab for testing looking for the presence of different cannabinoids, chemicals and potency and the test results are published online in full transparency here.

 The labs we select for doing our testing are 3rd party labs, which means they have no affiliation with us, our suppliers, manufacturer or distributors. This, in turn, means that you can be sure that the testing and subsequent results remain objective and unbiased.  Make sure that any distributor out there that offers CBD products also offers 3rd party lab testing to support their labelling.

Undoubtedly it does and it is a strong indicator for the quality of product you receive. The CBD industry in the UK is built entirely from raw ingredients that are produced elsewhere, rather than harvested domestically. This means that there is no supervision over how the crops are grown, the production processes or the assurance of the quality of CBD products created out of them. CanaBD promotes local produce and promotes only products that are produced under strict supervision and have passed quality assurance tests.

You can read about it or simply use the CanaBD CBD Matchmaker© , which is an interactive algorithm designed to help anyone who is interested in using CBD to find out which product and dose are best suitable for your needs. Whether you are a new to CBD and not sure how, what or how much to use or well informed and on the lookout for new ways and products the CanaBD CBD Matchmaker is a simple way to help out. Click here to try it out

The legal status of CBD varies according to your location and the local laws. Most countries consider CBD as legal as long as its THC concentrations are of 0.3% or less. In the UK specifically, CBD must contain less than 0.2% THC as well as have no pharmaceutical claims on the packaging or marketing of the products. To read more about the legal status of CBD around the world click here.

CBD is considered to be suitable for pets and many veterinarians note its benefits in treating pets especially when it comes to treating anxiety. A really small does is enough for treating not only anxiety but also epilepsy, chronic pain and even appetite.

When it comes to treating cancer, specifically for dogs, CBD has been found to have anti-tumour properties as it helps block cancerous cells from being able to produce energy and grow, thereby preventing the cancer from spreading.

CBD oil in one of the most popular CBD products on the market. It is extracted from hemp based marijuana plants in its purest form and diluted with a carrier oil such as hemp seed oil, MCT oil, or coconut oil. In spite of its dilution it is still very potent and as such, makes it possible to get strong effects from even the smallest does.

One of the reasons CBD oil is more popular than other CBD products is because it can be consumed in multiple ways and each have their own benefits:

  • Sublingually – by placing a drop under the tongue and then through tissues under the tongue it diffuses into the blood stream, which is considered the fastest digestive method with fast absorption rates. Moreover, as with other digestive methods the affect is prolonged.
  • Topically – When applied to the skin, CBD not only has a direct effect on the skin itself, but it also enters the blood stream via the epidermal capillaries.

Indirect Digestive – CBD oils are fat soluble, which is why they are often added to food as a cooking ingredient.  This means they can be added to any recipe that has oil or butter such as cakes, brownies and cookies.

CBD oil is not considered a medicine, because research has only just began on the benefits that CBD oil has on patients suffering from various diseases such as epilepsy, Schizophrenia, anxiety and depression, heart problems, pain, addiction and much more. For now, CBD is considered a supplement such as vitamins and minerals as it is produced from natural biological substances and supports, promotes and helps in sustaining your well-being and supplementing your day-to-day health.

When applied topically, CBD affect both the area it is applied to directly as well as the entire body as it is absorbed into bloodstream. This means that is effects the immediate place of application as well as affects the entire body with fast abruption. The healing effects of the atopic application of CBD are quite impressive; it’s decreased production of sebum helps with acne, its ability to decelerate skin cell division helps with psoriasis and its anti-inflammatory properties are extremely helpful in managing conditions such as eczema, acne, psoriasis, and rosacea.

CBD is also to be very beneficial when it comes to anti-aging and cosmetics. This is not only because CBD relieves stress and improves blood circulation but because it has antioxidants which fight free radicals- a reaction that prevents the breakdown of collagen. In fact, scientist consider CBD to be an antioxidant that is even more powerful than both vitamins C and E together, which is why CBD anti-aging creams are considered to be highly effective in keeping the skin youthful, firm, and strong.

Psoriasis, a chronic autoimmune disease, is a skin condition in which skin cells develop and split in an accelerated pace causing the skin to build up into bumpy red patches covered with silvery scales. This type of Red or pinkish Eczema, can appear anywhere on the body, which is neither aesthetic nor comfortable. The itchiness can cause a lot of “touch and scratch” which may cause severe inflammation of the skin. No cure has been found to treat psoriasis, but many are remedies exits that help with the symptoms.  

CBD’s unique ability to stop cells from producing energy and growing has a significant importance when it comes to psoriasis; CBD has proven extremely beneficial in decelerating skin cell division. So not only does CBD hold anti-inflammatory and soothing characteristics that help with easing the symptoms of psoriasis it actually helps in blocking the multiplication of skin cells. 

Atopic dermatitis is a chronic skin condition that is characterised by periodical flare of the skin causing it to be red and itchy. CBD, when applied topically, has the ability to bind itself directly onto the skin’s endocannabinoid system, thereby calming the skin and restoring its balance. CBD’s anti-inflammatory and soothing characteristics also help with easing the symptoms and soothes the itchiness and redness caused by atopic dermatitis. 

Acne is an inflammatory condition caused when dead skin cells and oil from the skin clog the skin’s hair follicles. The excessive production of oil (sebum) in the sebaceous glands is what cause the skin to be characterised as acne prone skin. CBD helps not only only in treating the symptoms of acne, but also as a preventative measure. CBD’s anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial characteristics mean they can help calm skin and its soothing properties can help diminish the breakouts and redness. CBD molecules, have also been found to decrease the production of and formation of sebum (oil), which is the main reason for it being added to acne-prone skin care as a preventative measure.

CBD is considered good for anti-aging not only because it relieves stress and improves blood circulation, but also because it helps prevent the breakdown of collagen.

Collagen is the protein in the skin that makes our complexion firm, plump, and youthful, but when “attacked” by free radicals the collagen begins to breakdown and subsequently the skin starts to show ageing signs. Antioxidants, however, fight against free radicals and therefore help to slow down the process of collagen loss and subsequent aging signs. This is why CBD is considered good for anti-aging; not only because it relieves stress and improves blood circulation, but also because it is an antioxidant and thereby helps prevent the breakdown of collagen. In fact, scientist consider CBD to be an antioxidant that is even more powerful than both vitamins C and E together, which is why CBD anti-aging creams are considered to be highly effective in keeping the skin youthful, firm, and strong.

Sensitive skin a skin type that is prone to produce various skin reactions as seen with conditions such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and more.  The itching and redness that are so often experienced by those with a sensitive skin are easily affected by CBD’s soothing, anti-inflammatory and self-regulating abilities.

CBD not only prevents the breakdown of collagen, but it also helps in increasing its production. As CBD is a powerful antioxidant is fights the free radicals that breakdown the skin’s collagen formations.  Scientists, however, have found that CBD can actually improve the production of collagen thereby increasing the firmness of the skin, muscles and connective tissue as well as strengthening the bones.

CBD is a powerful skin moisturizer. It is extracted from hemp based marijuana plants in its purest form and diluted with cosmetic carrier oils, crèmes and gel that are specifically made for this purpose. Moreover, the properties of CBD make it extra powerful in terms of skin moisturising because CBS is known to improve the production of natural skin oils, , which in turn make the skin flexible and prevents the appearance of fine lines. 

CBD lip balm is one of the highest trending CBD products at the moment in the marketplace.  Besides leaving your lips smooth and glossy like any other lip balm, the anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and moisturising qualities of CBD, simply turn the effect of this balm into magic;

CBD relieves stress and improves blood circulation, which perks up your lips with colour and vitality.  Its antioxidant properties create a reaction that prevents the breakdown of collagen, thereby keeping your lip’s firm, plump and youthful. There is one obvious feature that CBD lip balm has that no other lip balm has and that is its healing and pain relieving qualities. Studies have proven that CBD lip balm can work wonders on severely chapped lips and heal with just a few applications dry or chipped lips or even lips with superficial cuts.

CBD sunscreen in the hottest new product in the market. The reason being that CBD is a powerful antioxidant and as such it fights free radical. Free radical, which are chemically unstable molecules, can come from a number of commonly found sources such as air pollution, alcohol, Tabaco and last but not least- UV rays. CBD contains essential fatty acids which creates a natural SPF layer on the skin. It is believed that that this layer blocks your skin’s absorption of UV rays.

It seems almost like a crime to not to add CBD to your after sun skin care The skin’s redness and sunburn after its exposure to UV rays causes pain and inflammation, not to mention the layers of dry skin that are subsequently created. CBD’s anti-inflammatory qualities help regulated the skins response to the burn, its pain relieving qualities help with the associated pain and its effect on skin cells and collagen can help hydrate and nourish your skin to keep it healthy and moist. If CBD has such quick healing effect on severely chapped lips imaging what it can do for other area in your body that have sore skin.

Both hemp and marijuana are types of cannabis plants. The main difference between the two, however, has to do with how much THC (the psychoactive component the gets you that “high “feeling) and CBD they contain. Hemp, also known as industrial hemp, contains very low levels of THC and therefore considered legal in most countries around the world. In the UK, for instance, CBD is considered legal if it contains 0.2% or less of THC. Marijuana, on the other hand, contains low level of CBD and high levels of THC, which makes it more prone to being psychoactive.

Yes. CBD oil can defiantly relief pain and there are many testaments from all types of chronic pain patients that use CBD and vouch for that. In terms of scientific proof, however, CBD was found as a useful in treating inflammation, pain and sciatic nerve pain. It does so by stimulating the Endocanaboid System (ECS) that is responsible for regulating appetite, sleep pain and the response of the immune system in the human body. In fact CBD is considered to be so powerful in treating pain that it is even used to treat pain related to Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer and arthritis.

Yes. CBD hemp based oil if often used for treating anxiety and depression. Studies have found that CBD effects the brain receptors which produce antidepressant and anti-anxiety effects. Moreover, it has been found that anxiety and depression are connected to low serotonin levels and that CBD has a positive effect on the way the brain’s chemical receptors act in response to the serotonin that’s already in the system.

There is some evidence to show that CBD is useful in reducing epileptic seizures. In fact, according to UK’s epilepsy society it is recommended on giving it to children who have epilepsy – provided they do not respond to conventional medication, ketogenic diets and are not candidates for epilepsy surgery.

CBD Tinctures and oils look exactly the same on the outside and their uses and applications are somewhat the same. Still, there is a very distinct difference between the two and that is in the base ingredient that carries them; While Tinctures are alcohol based, CBD oils are oil based.  Additionally, CBD tinctures often contain additional ingredients, such as herbs, terpenes, flavours and essential oils.

When applied to the skin, CBD has a direct affect in the skin itself as well as by going through the skin and into the blood stream. The direct application on the skin means that there is an immediate anti-inflammatory and soothing effect on the skin, which could be extremely beneficial when dealing with acne, eczema, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and similar skin conditions. When it comes to Psoriasis, the direct application of CBD onto the skin has been proven to actually help in blocking the multiplication of skin cells. 

CBD tinctures are the 2nd most popular forms of CBD products after CBD oils.

Unlike Oils, Tinctures are made when CBD is extracted from the hemp or marijuana plant via a solution of water and alcohol and often have herbs and flavours added in order to enhance the health benefits or simply improved their taste. This makes tinctures less concentrated than CBD oils and simply tastier, which is why they are a preferred choice for beginners, children or pets.

Alcohol, tends to increase the size of blood vessels and thereby CBD that is carried in an alcohol base, as with tinctures, has an increased abortion rate vie a heightened steam of blood.  Alcohol not only has benefits in terms of absorption rates but also in terms of product longevity; alcohol acts as a preservative, and as such can prolong the life shelf of CBD by years.

Yes. Tinctures are edible and are often added to food and drinks in order to create CBD edibles. You can either add a drop to your drink or food or cook with it. When cooking, however, it is advised to use water soluble CBD because is designed for this purpose as well as allows for better absorption of the CBD.

CBD tinctures are more diluted than CBD oils not only because of the water and alcohol but also because of the flavours and supplements that are often added in order to enhance the flavours, tastes and benefits of the CBD tinctures. These additives might be herbs or Essential oils with medicinal benefits, Vitamins, sweeteners, favours and more.

CBD in both oils and tinctures offer the same benefits although the additives in the tinctures may provide additional benefits, while the higher concentration levels of oils may have a more profound affect. Moreover, since Tinctures are absorbed faster than oils they can be used for different purposes.

Unless you are allergic to alcohol, using tinctures should be fine. Since, however, Tinctures have added ingredients when applied topically than can cause irritation to the skin that does not stem from the CBD. Therefore, if you wish to apply it on the skin its best to advise with your doctor first.

The main difference between CBD oils and tinctures is that CBD oils contain CBD in an oil base, whereas CBD tinctures contain CBD in an alcohol base. Additionally, CBD tinctures often contain additional ingredients, such as herbs, flavoring agents, and essential oils. The uses and applications of both CBD oils and tinctures are mostly the same.

CBD Edibles are a mixture of the CBD compounds and food ingredients. Other than it being consumed like regular food with no aftertaste, the most notable thing about edibles are their slow and long affect. Going through the digestive system along with regular food means it will take the CBD longer to kick in than other CBD products – anywhere between 30 minutes to two hours. The result, however, are that when using edibles the effects last longer than other ways of consuming CBD. CBD edibles have become extremely popular over the last couple of years because apart from them being extremely tasty, they are a simple and discreet way to take your daily dose of CBD.

Edibles don’t have side effects as per say, but new users might “overdose” on them. This happens because it can take a long while for edibles to kick in, so many people think it did not affect them and make the mistake of taking more. Still, even with taking more than intended, no recorded of any harmful effects has taken place. In fact, when it comes to doses, edibles are probably as reliable as capsules because the amount of Cannabidiol in it is exact. Unlike capsules, however, edibles can be used for micro-dosing and therefor are the preferred selection for those who wish to start small.

Taking a CBD pill or capsule, is done in the same manner any other pill or capsule is taken; place it in your mouth and swallow it with a glass of water. If you are already taking vitamins or supplements, it’s will be easy to simply add the CBD capsule into your daily mix.

  • Dosage Control: The exact amount of the does has been measured in each capsule as with any other pill or capsule.
  • Easy for Travel: Capsules small and therefore, are very easy to carry around.
  • Discreet: Capsules are small, inconspicuous and look like any other capsule, pill, vitamin or supplement so it’s unlikely to draw attention in public. .
  • Taste Free: Capsules are tasteless edibles so they are a great way to the taste of CBD oil.

CBD oil and capsules are consumed orally, but differ in the manner of consumption. CBD oil is applied sublingually and through tissues under the tongue diffuses into the blood stream, which is considered the fastest digestive method with fast absorption rates. It also has a distinct taste. Capsules, however, are tasteless and swallowed with water, which means that like edibles they take longer to kick yet have a prolonged affect.

 Terpenes are organic compounds, produced by a variety of plants, flowers and insects, which have a strong odour and often a carry medicinal benefits.  When coupled with cannabinoids such as CBD, they often tend to either intensify or decrease its effects.

The cannabis plant has more than one hundred terpenes, so it would require an in depth article in order to list them all. Still, we have selected to introduce you to those that have the highest concentration rates in the plant:

  • Myrcene terpene

The Myrcene Terpene is in charge of producing the cannabis odour as well as its calming and anti-inflammatory characteristics.

·         Limonene terpene

The citrusy smelling Limonene Terpene has anti-fungal and antibacterial characteristics and can help decreased stress and enhance moods.

·         Pinene terpene

The Pinene Terpene has strong anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effects and is responsible for scents such as pine, rosemary, dill and parsley.

·         Linalool terpene

The lavender smelling Linalool Terpene has stress-relieving, anti-anxiety, and anti-depressant characteristics than can balance those of the THC when coupled.

  • Caryophyllene terpene

The Caryophyllene terpene, is good for treating anxiety, depression, and inflammation. It is has a spicy, woody, peppery scent.

·         Humulene terpene

The Humulene terpene, helps in decreasing appetite and has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

Terpenes are quite delicate and need to be treated with care in order to get the desired results from them. Carbonization, for example, can destroy many of the terpenes found in cannabis, this is why they are found mainly in tinctures which were extracted via water and alcohol. Heat is another effective element as different terpenes are released at different and individual temperatures levels. In order to reach the optimal result with terpenes you may adjust the temperature accordingly to the desired release point. This is why vaporizers, which have built-in temperature control, are perfect when using CBD that is induced with terpenes – such as tinctures; Not only do you enjoy the benefits of CBD, but they are enhanced by those of the terpenes.   

Vaping is the act of warming substance and turning it into gas form so it can be inhaled and exhaled. The devices that enable this are generally e-cigarettes which have grown in popularity as they enable users to enjoy the act of smoking while avoiding the hazards of smoke and nicotine- though it is possible to mix CBD with nicotine. 

After intravenous application, Vaporising is the fastest way to get CBD to come into effect with an onset rate of 1-3 minutes. The act of inhalation leads the molecules directly into the blood stream and into the brain and lungs which then distribute it to the entire body via the blood stream. With inhalation the affect lasts for 1-3 hours.

There is evidence that the combination of CBD and vaping can help people quite smoking. It was found that smokers that vaped CBD managed to smoke less cigarettes without having the additional nicotine cravings.  

There are various types of vaping devices out there but the most popular are e-cigarettes, vape pens and MODS (advanced personal vaporizers). E-cigarettes, which are the most popular and easy to use, enable users to enjoy the act of smoking while avoiding avoid the hazards of smoke. Vape pens, which, are generally less expensive and are simpler in design; they look like large fountain pens.

The CBD liquid is entered into a cartilage that is placed in the device’s body. There is a heating mechanical that is generally powered by batteries that heats the liquid into inhalable aerosol that is in-taken via the mouthpiece.

CBD oil is free of nicotine and does not product the “high” feeling or hazardous smoke. Moreover, is vaporizes at around 200℃, which makes it perfect for e-cigarettes. Adding to this the option for the additional benefits. Moreover, many of the e- liquids include terpenes that carry additional benefits and are released only at specific temperatures. In fact, the popularity of vaping CBD has grown massively after evidence was found that the combination of CBD and vaping can actually help people quit smoking.

Seeing that vaping has an immediate effect, it is most recommend to start with the smallest dosage. This way, you’ll be able to tell if you got the desired affect or need to top up – just make sure you are familiar with what the effects of the does are. CanaBD offers dose that is as low as 100mg per 10ml.

E-liquid, e-juice, and vape juice are different names for the same thing: a liquid that contains CBD and is used in heating devices for the purpose of vaping.  

CBD cartridge or CBD cart is the container that holds the CBD induced e-liquid and is placed into a vape for the purpose of heating.

In order to enable vaping the all CBD cartridges should include also a thinning agent. This is how the quality of the cartridge is measured; Lower quality cartridges use thinning agents such as vegetable glycerine, propylene glycol and MCT and coconut oil. High quality cartridges use organic CBD and hemp-derived terpenes as thinning agents.

No, because certified and legal CBD should have 0.3% THC in it or less. This is because the compound that causes the psychoactive “high” feeling is THC, while CBD is an anti-psychoactive compound and does not produce that “high” intoxicating feeling.

CBD oil spray is the same as CBD oil only that it is generally infused complimentary supplements and has a spray pump, which allows a different type of absorption.  CBD oil is the main active ingredient in the CBD spray, but when supplements are added its affects are intensified. For instance a CBD spray that has melatonin has melatonin added to it can increase its sleep regulating properties or a CBD spray that has turmeric added to it can increase its pain relieving properties.

Using CBD spray is easy: take the spray pump and place ut it in your mouth, aim at the inner cheeks and click the pump once or twice, then wait a little and swallow. Easy and quick to affect makes it a favourite CBD product for those looking for a quick fix.

  1. Fast Absorption à CBD Oil Spray is the fastest way to absorb CBD after inhalation. Seeing that CBD spray covers a larger area inside the mouth than just under the tongue as with CBD oil, there is a bigger surface of absorption. This, coupled with its “liquidy” consistency causes it to absorb as a quicker rate. Especially if it’s a tincture spray and then the alcohol will further increase absorption rates and circulation
2.Easy to apply CBD Oral Spray is easy to use. After removing the cap, you simply direct the nozzle beneath your tongue and spray, making it perfect to use in any given situation. 3.Discreet à Oil Sprays make your CBD use discreet if necessary. Not everyone likes to plume massive vape clouds in public, but with an Oral Spray you can take CBD frequently and easily without making a song and dance of it.

Pain relief and management

The CBD oil spray’s fast absorption rate makes the oil spray on high demand when wanting to relief pain immediately. This is true for both internal and atopic intakes.

Anxiety and depression

The CBD oil spray’s fast absorption rate coupled with its antianxiety properties makes the oil spray highly useful when it comes to treating anxiety attacks.

Skin health benefits

Various skin conditions cause pain and itchiness to the atopic application of remedies can be quite painful. This is why CBD oil spray can help with various skin conditions and help diminish redness, puffiness, and even help with severe conditions like acne or psoriasis.