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What is CBD?
CBD is a chemical compound from hemp. It was allegedly discovered around 1940 and is currently one of 113 discovered cannabinoids from hemp. It is said to account for over a third of the extract from the plant. The substance occurs naturally in hemp and is used in all of our products such as CBD oil, CBD Eliquids, Gummies, Capsules and topicals that many people are using as an addition to general wellness and lifestyle. Most importantly - CBD is not mind altering!
CBD, is a major component of hemp. It is a 'cousin' of various other plant extracts. Hemp plants are generally categorised (in the US and EU) as having higher levels of CBD than other cannabinoids.
Provided you are using CBD that is extracted from hemp correctly - CBD can release a sense of being, of comfort and support a healthy and active lifestyle. All of our products at Dr Watson CBD are made using CBD isolate or CBD broad spectrum distillate from hemp, so when you buy CBD oil online with us, you can be confident that it will work for you. Giving you that freedom and edge you've been looking for!
Where is CBD found in the plant?
The plant extracts are mostly found in the flowers of matured hemp plants, and this is generally what is used to get the plant extracts. There is, however, low levels of CBD in the stalks and stems, but no more than a few percent. In certain jurisdictions CBD products can only be made using extracts from the stalk and stem of hemp.
CBD has been the focus of scientific research and been known about for decades. But it only became widely known this century. In the early 2000s when GW pharmaceuticals started investing heavily into research and development of (now FDA approved) pharmaceutical medicines containing CBD. Around 2016 CBD hit the US and European markets, and since then the market for CBD products and the hype around CBD has continued to grow. It has become widely known to support and help you own your lifestyle!
How to take CBD!
There are numerous methods of taking CBD, which method is best for an individual is entirely up to preference. The most common form of taking CBD is via oil drops, closely followed by inhaling. Many people also commonly take CBD gummies, chocolates & Capsules!
Much depends on your lifestyle and what suits you! are you looking for that great nights rest, something to support you through your day? is there a niggle that just won't go away? Dr Watson CBD has options for being on the go and when you're just sitting back after a long stressful day at work!
People have also taken to using CBD skin care such as body lotions & face creams, and muscle balms to help soothe. High strength CBD oil supplements are a great addition to your diet for general lifestyle and wellness! Bare in mind finding the one that works for you best is a matter of personal preference and trial and error.
Varieties of CBD Extracts!
This is when a product is made using CBD that is Isolated from all other compounds in hemp, this is the only extract that is in the product. Our strong CBD Eliquids are made using CBD Isolate combined with natural flavours and hemp terpenes. Typically these products do not have hemp flavour but are more fruity and sweeter.
Broad Spectrum CBD
This is when the product is made with more of a whole plant extract. There is a wider array of extracts used in the product, this gives a slightly more hempy flavour, it is said that products that are broad spectrum are generally more effective as more extracts work in conjunction together and create something called the "entourage effect". Dr Watson CBD Gummies, CBD Oils, and Big Hit 50% Device are made using broad spectrum distillate.
Full Spectrum CBD
This is when extract includes CBD, terpenes, flavanoids and other compounds in hemp. Our full spectrum products contain distilled, purified extract which has been tested for regulatory compliance in the markets in which we operate. The Big Hit Vaporizer Pen is made with full spectrum hemp extract to give you maximum effect.
The endocannabinoid system is a neuromodulator system that has a role in central nervous system development and in regulating a variety of physiological and cognitive processes. It comprises of two types of receptors; CB1 and CB2. These pathways are made up of cells and receptors where messages are processed. Endocannabinoids are considered to be instrumental to the signals being sent to the right place and the right action being taken. Whether this action is inhibited or stimulated depends on the body’s needs.Whilst we believe in our products 100%, and promise they are as the label states, we DO NOT make any recommendations or promises that they treat, cure or prevent anything.
Terpenes are organic hydrocarbons that are found in hundreds of plants around the world, and they are a source of a plant’s aroma and flavour. Terpenes are one way plants can defend themselves from predators. By excreting a pungent aroma, plants can repel certain bugs but can also attract the beneficial insects that they need for pollination.
Today, we have discovered about 100 different terpenes in hemp. Each particular strain has its unique types and combination of terpenes in various concentrations. Terpenes work synergistically with plant extracts and CBD, yet their effects can be quite different. Researchers are now discovering that terpenes have a direct link to the efficacy of cannabinoids.
While we believe in our products, they are not designed to treat or cure any form of illness, disease or ailment, we recommend you seek advice from your GP for any issues. We Categorically do not make any health claims with our products.
There are now so many CBD products to buy online and in stores it is confusing for people to know what's what. When buying CBD products it is important to look for the following:
Lab tests and certificates of analysis- These will show you whats in the products and will also show you that you are dealing with a genuine CBD company - Like us. Many companies have been caught mislabelling and misrepresenting what's in their products due to the lack of regulation in the industry - please check for lab certificates before purchasing from anyone. Pricing - CBD is expensive because the raw materials are expensive, so watch out for products that make claims of super high strengths (20%+) but at super low prices. There are some brands out there advertising hemp seed oil as CBD oil. FYI, hemp seed oil contains no CBD. Companies that have scientists behind their products and working in their company is always a good sign. We are lucky to work closely with Dr Richard Watson out of the US who sets the standard to our production methods and quality controls here at Dr Watson CBD. Companies that make health claims - These are strictly forbidden by the FDA, MHRA and many other food standard agencies around the world. If a company is claiming it will cure illness X & Y. It shows that they are ignorant of the laws and requirements surrounding the retail of CBD supplements.