What is CBD? How can CBD help me? How does CBD work? – Unspun
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What is CBD?

CBD (Cannabidiol) is a natural compound from hemp and cannabis plants that comes without the psychoactive effects of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) – meaning you won't feel high.

What's so special about Broad Spectrum CBD?

Broad Spectrum CBD contains a range of beneficial compounds, such as cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, that can enhance the effects of CBD. These components work together to create the Entourage Effect, a term coined by scientist Raphael Mechoulam.

Our Broad Spectrum CBD extraction process carefully retains as much of the plant as possible while safely removing any THC.

How can CBD help me?

CBD can enhance your overall health and wellness with the following potential benefits:

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How does CBD work?

CBD works in harmony with your body, helping to restore balance by supporting your endocannabinoid system (ECS). Your ECS is a vital network of receptors that regulate various aspects of your health and wellness, including:

  • Sleep
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Immunity
  • Inflammation and pain

By working closely with your ECS, CBD has been shown to provide relief for a wide range of conditions.

Any research to back all this up?

You probably want to see some evidence. First, let's focus on safety. The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that CBD is generally well tolerated and has a good safety profile. CBD can interact with certain medications, so it is important to consult a health professional before using CBD if you are taking any medications, have underlying health conditions, or are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Next, let's dig into the health and wellness claims. Clinical trials and scientific studies are being published regularly in response to growing curiosity among the public and medical community.

Some examples are provided below.

Clinical Trials and Scientific Studies

  • CBD and chronic pain

    2022 review examining CBD and chronic pain found that "CBD oils provide relief for various conditions, including pain without intoxication", suggesting value in expanding clinical trials.

  • CBD and sleep

    2019 study documents 72 adult patients who received CBD treatment. Within the first month, just over 79% experienced a reduction in anxiety scores. In addition, sleep scores improved for just over 66% of the patients.

  • CBD and anxiety

    2015 review indicates that "CBD has considerable potential as a treatment for anxiety disorders", recommending further study of chronic and therapeutic effects in relevant clinical populations.

  • Find out more

    Sources of latest news include Project CBD, a California-based nonprofit focused on publicising research into the medical uses of CBD, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and, of course, our blog.

FAQ

Got more questions? We're here to help!

CBD affects individuals differently and it's important to note that the regulations mean we cannot currently make specific claims about its effects.

CBD is known for its potential to promote a sense of relaxation and overall wellbeing. If you are managing anxiety, you may notice a reduction in racing thoughts or feelings of unease. If you have had trouble sleeping, you may find that CBD helps you fall asleep more easily and stay asleep throughout the night. Some individuals find relief from chronic pain or inflammation after using CBD. It's also worth noting that the effects of CBD can be subtle and might be more about what you don't feel (e.g. a reduction in pain, anxiety, etc).

Consider consulting with a healthcare professional for personalised guidance on CBD usage and its potential effects.

No. CBD will not make you feel high. CBD does not produce the same mind-altering effects as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the main psychoactive compound in cannabis.

Made in the UK with the highest quality ingredients, our products are THC free.

Figuring out how much you should take is really personal - similar to how caffeine or alcohol can affect everyone differently. Generally, it's advisable to begin with a low and gradual approach to CBD, slowly adjusting your dosage to discover the perfect level that suits your needs.

Our guide outlines two easy strategies for figuring out your dose.

Absolutely! CBD products are legal to buy and sell in the UK as long as they meet strict regulations. They must be made from an approved strain of industrial hemp plant that contains 0.2% or less THC.

The industry is regulated in the UK by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Our products are compliant with the regulations and are 100% THC free.

CBD is generally well tolerated and has a good safety profile. A 2018 report by the WHO (World Health Organization) that discusses safety and CBD can be found here. There are many blogs and testimonials by CBD users that describe how CBD fits into their daily lives.

CBD can interact with certain medications, so it is important to consult a health professional before using CBD if you are taking any medications or have underlying health conditions.

It is also important to consult a health professional if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Broad Spectrum CBD provides the benefits of the whole hemp plant without the psychoactive effects associated with THC.

Broad Spectrum CBD products contain a broad range of other cannabinoids like CBG, CBN and CBC, in addition to CBD. They also contain terpenes which are known for their antioxidant properties and flavonoids which offer anti-inflammatory benefits. These compounds have been shown to work synergistically to enhance the bioavailability and effectiveness of CBD. This is known as the "entourage effect".

Many off-the-shelf CBD products are made with CBD Isolate, where the natural cannabinoids that accompany CBD are removed.