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‘What is CBG?’ A Beginner’s Guide to Cannabigerol

 

If you’ve been Googling ‘What is CBG’ in the hopes of understanding more about the so-called ‘mother of all cannabinoids’ then look no further. We’ve created this beginner’s guide to help you get started in the world of cannabigerol.

This guide will cover some of the most common questions around cannabigerol including:

  • What is CBG?
  • What is CBG oil?
  • What does CBG do?
  • What are the benefits of CBG?
  • The difference between CBG and CBD
  • Does CBG get you high?
  • What’s the best way to take CBG?

 

What is CBG (cannabigerol)?

CBG (Cannabigerol) is a chemical compound known as a cannabinoid. It’s classed as a phytocannabinoid (a cannabinoid found in plants) as opposed to an endocannabinoid (a cannabinoid produced naturally by the body.)

 

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And CBG extract comes from plants within the cannabis species such as hemp and marijuana. We most commonly consume hemp CBG here in the UK. This is because CBG products derived from hemp (as opposed to marijuana) need less work to comply with UK laws.

Hemp is part of the cannabis plant family. However, this means that it is commonly confused with marijuana – which is very different. (Marijuana is also a plant within the cannabis family, however it contains THC, which causes a psychoactive effect. THC and marijuana are also illegal in the UK. Hemp products contain only minute levels of THC which are removed in production to comply with UK laws.) Learn more about the difference between hemp, cannabis and marijuana.

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What is CBG oil?

CBG oil is, quite simply, CBG extract combined with an oil-base. CBG oil is designed to be consumed exactly the same way as CBD oil. Simply place 2-3 CBG oil drops under your tongue, hold for 60 seconds for your body to absorb it, and then swallow.

 

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What does CBG do to the body?

CBG is a phytocannabinoid compound. Which means that it interacts with your body’s Endocannabinoid System, effectively acting like a super-boost to your ECS and your overall health. But how does this work?

Your ECS is a complex cell-signalling system found within your body. It contributes to maintaining homeostasis – the fine balance that keeps your body functioning healthily. And therefore it helps to regulate a number of processes including sleep, memory, mood, immune response, inflammation and much more.

When you take an endocannabinoid extract (such as CBG or CBD) these compounds bind to receptors of your ECS, found in your central and peripherous nervous system. And endocannabinoids act like a key to the locked receptors. Once opened, these receptors allow the ECS to do its job regulating bodily functions and keeping you healthy.

But what does that actually mean in real terms? What are the benefits of CBG?

 

What are the benefits of CBG?

As CBG helps your Endocannabinoid System to function properly, the benefits of CBG are similar to those of CBD. These include:

  • Long-term relief of stress and anxiety
  • Improved immune function
  • Reduction of inflammation and support for inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, IBS and psoriasis
  • Improved and accelerated muscle recovery and healing
  • Reduced nausea

And whilst there is much more research needed into the benefits of CBG extract, studies have also recently found cannabigerol to be beneficial for treating glaucoma in animals.

Learn more about why the Endocannabinoid System provides so many benefits to the body:

 

What’s the difference between CBG and CBD?

So, what’s the difference between CBG and CBD? Well, CBG differs from CBD in chemical structure and concentration within cannabis plants. It is usually only found in concentrations lower than 1% in most hemp plants! Whereas CBD concentration is usually much higher.

And whilst more study into the benefits of CBG is needed, it has been concluded that CBG extract has greater benefits for treating certain conditions over CBD. For example, CBG products have been linked to greater benefits for reduced nausea. CBG has also been found to help the body produce more of the calming GABA chemical than either THC or CBD. So, buying CBG products (or full-spectrum CBD products which contain cannabigerol) could provide greater results for anxiety and stress-related conditions.

 

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Does CBG get you high?

CBG is classed as a ‘non-psychotropic substance.’ It does not contain any properties which cause a high, intoxication or feeling of euphoria. So, if you’re wondering, ‘Does CBG get you high?’ the answer is a resounding no!

 

What’s the best way to take Cannabigerol?

As we’ve already mentioned, you can find CBG in a variety of full-spectrum CBD products. And this is arguably the most effective way to consume CBG. Because in addition to receiving the benefits of cannabigerol we’ve listed above, you’ll also benefit from the wide array of positive health effects that come with CBD.

And there are a variety of different CBG products available. From oils, vapes and capsules, to edibles and drinks, there’s a CBG solution for everyone. Why not check out our range of ULU full-spectrum CBD oils, rich in both cannabidiol and CBG?

Of course, you’ll need to check each product and retailer carefully to confirm that the full-spectrum CBD product you’re buying actually contains CBG. And remember that isolate or broad spectrum CBD products likely won’t contain any cannabigerol.

 

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CBG – the mother of all cannabinoids

If you’ve skipped to the conclusion in the hopes of finding all the answers, here’s a summary of everything covered in the article!

What is CBG? A phytocannabinoid found within the cannabis plant (including hemp.)

What does CBG do? It acts as a boost to your endocannabinoid system, helping your body to maintain homeostasis.

Does CBG get you high? Nope! As long as the CBG product contains no THC, it won’t get you high.

What are the benefits of CBG? Similar to CBD, the main benefits of CBG are improved mood, sleep, immune function, and reduced nausea.

What’s the difference between CBG and CBD? CBG is first formed by the cannabis plant, and this becomes broken down into CBD at a later stage. Both compounds have different structures and benefits, but work together to support your ECS and your health.

What’s the best way to take cannabigerol? In a full-spectrum oil or product that contains both CBG and CBD as well as other beneficial cannabinoids (apart from THC.)

 

And now you understand more about CBG products, uses and benefits, why not shop our range of high-strength, full-spectrum CBD oils? Containing both cannabidiol, cannabigerol, as well as other beneficial terpenes, oils and cannabinoids? Guaranteed 0% THC, ultimate purity!

Introducing ULU CBD Amino Acid Supplements

 

Here at ULU, we’re proud to be different. We’re passionate about innovating the CBD industry, and that’s why we’ve created a range of cutting-edge CBD products including CBD amino acid supplements.

In this article we’ll frirst talk a bit about amino acids, what they are and why they’re so important for maintaining a healthy body and lifestyle. Then, we’ll introduce our ULU CBD amino acid supplements range!

This article covers all of the topics below. Click on each bullet point to skip to the relevant section.

 

What are amino acids?

Amino acids are organic compounds that form proteins in the body. And even a GCSE biology lesson will tell you: ‘Amino acids are the building blocks of life.’

Amino Acids build muscles, tissues and cells and also play a significant role in almost every physiological process. They also help the body to produce essential forms of protein – creating essential nutrients for humans to stay alive and remain healthy.

Apart from functioning as a building block, amino acids also help keep organs functioning properly as well as keeping tendons, muscles, bones, skin, and hair healthy. The acids also help to remove the waste by-products of metabolism.

Amino acids fall into three distinct groups:

  • Essential amino acids
  • Nonessential amino acids
  • Conditional amino acids

There are 9 essential aminos, 6 non-essential, and 5 conditional.

 

Amino acids benefits

Amino acids come with a wide variety of benefits to keep your body functioning properly. And whilst each amino acid has different benefits for the body, here are some of the main benefits:

Sports and fitness – As amino acids help your body to make protein, they are beneficial for building muscle, decreasing muscle recovery time, increasing exercise endurance, and decreasing muscle soreness and fatigue.

Hair – Up to 90% of your hair is made up of keratin – a protein formed by 18 out of 20 amino acids. Keeping particularly your cysteine and glycine amino acids at a healthy level can promote hair growth as well as improving overall hair health and appearance.

Skin – Amino acids help your skin to stay hydrated and healthy, helping the body to move moisture to the skin. Most crucially, arginine plays a role in repairing skin damage, histidine is an antioxidant with soothing properties, and lysine helps visibly smooth the skin’s surface.

Brain and mental health – Amino acids, particularly tryptophan, valine help promote mental alertness, as well as boosting mood and combatting anxiety, mood and stress disorders. Phenylalanine also helps your brain to complete vital functions.

Immune system function – Histidine and Isoleucine are among the amino acids that help your immune system to function properly. And they are both amino acids which particularly older people are likely to become deficient in.

 

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The amino acid pool

Your amino acid pool refers to the total amount of free amino acids available in your body. Essentially, the amino acid pool in the human body influences a process called biosynthesis. This means that it breaks down amino acid from food and restructures it into new forms of protein.

You’ll want to keep your amino acid pool sufficiently topped up so that your body stays fit and healthy! However, if the amino acid pool in your body drops too low, you’ll become deficient.

 

Amino acid deficiency

Your body can become deficient in all of the 20 different types of amino acids. And this can happen as a result of poor diet, bad lifestyle habits such as drinking too much alcohol, or even environmental factors such as pollution and smoke-inhalation.

When this happens, your health can suffer. In fact, amino acid deficiency is harmful to the nervous, immune, digestive, and reproductive systems of the human body.

If your body’s supply of any of the amino acids gets too low, then your production of protein decreases. And this negatively impacts your metabolism. This can also lead to serious health issues, like hair loss, weight increase, sleep disruption, arthritis, diabetes, cardiovascular imbalance, among others.

 

Amino acid supplements

Many of conditional and non-essential aminos, you can gain from a healthy diet in amino-rich foods or by taking supplements. However, the 9 essential amino acids cannot be made by the body. So, in this case, you’ll need to take amino acid supplements to boost your body’s intake of essential aminos.

Amino acid supplements come in different forms – including powder, oil or capsule. And when it comes to the best amino acid supplements, this really comes down to your own preference. So, it’s important to find an amino supplement that works for you, and that blends into your daily routine.

 

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CBD and amino acids

CBD stands for cannabidiol. It’s a naturally occurring chemical compound found in the hemp plant. And when taken as full-spectrum CBD, cannabidiol itself contains many amino acids. In fact, the hemp plant contains all 20 amino acids.

CBD is also able to have a wide variety of benefits because of how it boosts your body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS is a complex cell-signalling system found naturally within your body. It’s responsible for regulating a variety of functions including:

  • Memory
  • Mood
  • Appetite
  • Sleep
  • Immune function
  • Repair and restoration

And as you may have noticed, all of these benefits of CBD are also benefits of amino acids. Therefore, taking CBD and amino acids together effectively helps to give your body a super-boost. Cannabidiol and amino acids complement each other to support increased health and wellbeing.

 

ULU CBD amino acid supplements range

Now that you understand a bit more about amino acids, their role within the body, and amino acid supplements, we’d love to introduce our range of CBD amino supplements.

We’ve created a premium range of oils combining our organic, full-spectrum CBD with different amino acids and compounds.

 

ULU “Happy” 10% CBD Amino Oil With L-Tryptophan

 

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Tryptohpan helps your body to produce serotonin – your natural ‘happy’ chemical. Therefore, it’s great for boosting your mood, and helping with mood, stress or panic disorders. Studies also show that Tryptophan plays a role in mental alertness, appetite regulation and sleep quality. A Tryptophan deficiency can lead to dementia, as well as skin and digestive issues.

 

ULU “Sleep” 10% CBD Amino Oil With GABA

 

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Whilst GABA it isn’t one of the 20 amino acids, GABA is an important amino acid neurotransmitter. When GABA attaches to a protein in your brain known as a GABA receptor, it produces a calming effect. This can help with feelings of anxiety, stress, and fear. Research has also shown that it may help to prevent seizures. This makes GABA great for improving sleep, anxiety, low mood and stress.

 

ULU “Chill” 10% CBD Amino Oil With Glutamine

 

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As one of the most common amino acids found in muscle tissues, glutamine can help your brain and body to recover from stress, as well as promoting feelings of calmness and restfulness. However, glutamine doesn’t just help with relaxation. It’s also crucial to keep your immune system working optimally. It’s a crucial food source for immune cells and white blood cells. And studies have shown that glutamine can increase immunity to bacterias and viruses, as well as helping with recovery.

 

Premium CBD and amino acid supplement range

We’re passionate about health and wellbeing here at ULU. We want to help U love U. And that’s why we high-quality is paramount in every product we create. We never compromise on premium ingredients, so you can be confident you’re giving your body the ultimate care it deserves.

But we’re also passionate about innovation. There are hundreds of CBD retailers in the UK, and that’s why we’re proud to bring you something different by combining beneficial aminos with our organic full-spectrum CBD!

 

Why not shop our range of CBD aminos, or get in touch with us for any questions! We’re always happy to help

CBD Infographic: What is CBD & its Different Product Types

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Understanding CBD

CBD is the acronym for cannabidiol, which is one of the many naturally occurring compounds– called cannabinoids—found within the cannabis plant, usually the Hemp plant. Each of the cannabinoids is characterized by its unique properties. And the cannabinoids can interact with humans in a number of ways.

The discovery of CBD can be traced to 1940, when Dr Roger Adams, an American scientist, and his team succeeded in isolating the compound during their research at the Illinois University. However, CBD was believed to have no effect on the human body subsequent to the discovery. It was only several years later, its effects on the human body were firmly established.

What are the benefits of CBD?

CBD entails many health and mental benefits. According to studies, it helps you to get relief from stress, anxiety, and pain apart from enabling you to relax. Unlike THC, you will not get high on consumption.

For using CBD, it has to be dissolved in oil or alcohol as it is not soluble in water. On consumption, CBD enters into the bloodstream and reaches the cannabinoid receptors on most organs, muscles and nervous systems in the human body.

CBD helps the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), composed of cannabinoid receptors, in pain relief, strengthening memory, reducing inflammation, etc.

What are the different product types and how CBD can be consumed?

CBD can be processed in a variety of forms, and also there are many ways of consuming it. After extracting from the Hemp plant, CBD can be processed into the following forms: 

Full Spectrum Oil

After extracting from the cannabis plant along with other cannabinoids, CBD is immersed into a carrier oil. And that normally contains 3 to 30% CBD and less than 0.2% THC. The best quality CBD products will have untraceable or zero % THC. The advantage of full-spectrum is that it contains a wide range of the cannabidiol extracts leading to the “entourage” effect of benefits.

Crystal Isolate

CBD, after extracting from the cannabis plant, is isolated from the other cannabinoids. Crystal isolate takes the form of a white crystal. It is normally mixed with a carrier oil for ease of use. It has limited range of cannabidiol extracts but is tasteless, so is used for flavoured CBD products.

CBD Vape Oil

Composed of isolated CBD or full-spectrum CBD, the vape oil is vaporized with the help of a vape pen for you to inhale. The inhaling process is known as vaping.

CBD Edibles

CBD can also be consumed by mixing it with different foods. But the foods should contain fatty substances such as butter or oils so that CBD dissolves in them.

CBD Topicals

CBD based creams and lotions for skin-care are called CBD Topicals. It is due to the presence of cannabinoid receptors on the skin surface, applying CBD infused creams helps you to get relief from pain and inflammation. To purchase the best CBD beauty products in UK online, you can try out ULU.

Capsules and Pills

CBD capsules and pills are the most convenient methods of CBD consumption as these are directly swallowed into the digestive system. CBD Oil and CBD Powder are the contents of CBD capsules.

You can pick up one of the numerous ways of consuming CBD. The consumption method you select for you should be based on your needs. You can consume CBD by—putting it under your tongue in the oil form, swallowing in the capsule or pill forms, and through vaping.

CBD Dosage Limit

United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has recommended the dosage for CBD consumption. According to the recommendation, healthy adults should think carefully before taking CBD, and the daily dosage should not go beyond 70 milligrams. The WHO has said that there are no indications yet of CBD dependency potential.

The FSA has restricted pregnant and nursing women from CBD consumption. Besides, the THC content in CBD should be within 0.2% to maintain legality in the UK.

CBD Patches in the UK – Everything You Need to Know

 

There are all sorts of ways to take CBD, as we’ve seen before, ranging from drops to capsules to vapes to gummy sweets. But one way that’s been gaining a lot of interest recently is CBD patches. So what’s this all about? Let’s learn more about the different types of CBD patches in the UK, including their history, uses and benefits.

 

What is a CBD Patch?

A CBD patch looks almost like a plaster, and it’s applied to the skin in the same way. However, it’s infused with cannabidiol (CBD) – a natural compound found in parts of the hemp plant. CBD patches are applied to the skin, allowing the CBD to be absorbed transdermally into the bloodstream.

 

How to use CBD patches

CBD patches should be applied to a part of the body with lots of veins – like the arms, wrists, or your ankles. This allows the CBD within the patch to be absorbed by the body more easily, as it has a more streamlined access to the bloodstream.

The amount you’ll need to change your CBD patch and how long the patch lasts depends on the dose and the manufacturer. However, it’s best to slightly vary the position of the patch each time you change it to avoid any skin irritation.

 

What about hemp patches?

We see a lot of confusion surrounding CBD and hemp products. Lots of UK consumers think that they contain the same ingredients and provide the same benefits. And many retailers aren’t always upfront about the fact that CBD and hemp products (including patches) are very different.

Hemp patches look largely the same as CBD patches, and work in the same way. However, hemp patches do not normally contain any CBD. This is because hemp patches are infused with hemp seed oil. Hemp seed oil, as the name suggests, comes from the seeds of the hemp plant – which do not contain any cannabidiol. CBD patches are infused with CBD oil – which comes from the flowers, leaves and stalks of the hemp plant. (These are the only parts of the plant which contain CBD.)

So, always make sure to check the ingredients! If you don’t see the words ‘CBD’ or ‘cannabidiol’ in the product you’re buying, then you’re not buying a CBD product.

 

The history of patches

Patches have been around for quite a while now. However, they started in the late 1970s when they were originally used to treat travel sickness (infused with a drug called Scopolamine). They work transdermally: in other words, through the skin. And as the name suggests, you just stick them on like a plaster. The closer they are attached to the skin, the more effective they are. Almost like an intravenous drip without the needles. However, there’s no soreness or irritation of the skin where the patch is stuck on.

These days, patches are most closely associated with nicotine, as a way to help people give up smoking. (This works by progressively using patches with decreased nicotine content, to diminish dependency over time).

Nicotine patches first appeared in 1991 and they have been a regular part of life since. The idea is that nicotine is pulled from the patch into your skin, producing the desired effect. In the case of CBD patches – which have only been introduced very recently – the theory is exactly the same. The CBD is absorbed via the skin cells, making its way to the blood vessels, and from there to the endocannabinoid system (ECS.) Here, it binds with the body’s receptors: known to regulate a number of the body’s functions, including sleep, memory, mood and the immune system. Essentially, CBD’s effect on the ECS is at the very heart of how CBD works. It’s also the reason why CBD is able to have so many widespread benefits for our physical and mental health.

 

2 Types of CBD Patches

However, there are two different types of CBD patch: the matrix patch and the reservoir patch.

The difference lies in the way in which they dispense the substance into the skin. The matrix patch was the original concept. This type of patch releases the amount of substance that’s contained in the patch, over time. The dose is controlled simply by the size and concentration of the patch (which is why traditional nicotine patches get progressively weaker if you want to give up).

The reservoir patch is a bit more sophisticated. This is because, as the name suggests, there’s a ‘reservoir’ within the patch, with a release membrane. This allows a controlled amount of the substance to be released progressively, helping to regulate the dosage.

Thanks to its greater sophistication, the reservoir patch has become the most widely used model, particularly when it comes to CBD.

As always, exactly how you take CBD depends a lot on the problem you are trying to address as well as your particular needs and lifestyle. However, a number of people have reported benefits from trying CBD patches.

So, what are the benefits of using a CBD patch?

 

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Direct absorption

The key advantage with a patch is that the CBD is absorbed directly into the bloodstream. If you’re consuming drops or capsules, the CBD has to pass through the stomach and the liver. The functions of both those organs is to break down whatever is ingested, so the end result can be diluted. People using patches often say that they feel a direct effect more quickly, with up to 50% of the CBD applied entering the bloodstream. In other words, patches have high bio-availability. This is a term that describes how much of the CBD in a particular product actually enters the system.

Because of this, patches have reportedly been particularly beneficial for people suffering from chronic pain, such as arthritis or back pain, as well as pain resulting from an existing medical condition.

 

Targeting pain

And that leads us on neatly to the second key advantage, which is that patches can be used to target pain in a particular area. It’s the most localised way to take CBD. If your hip hurts, for example, you can stick it on there and start feeling the effects more immediately.

 

Staying discreet

The third advantage is a purely practical one: using a CBD patch is nice and discreet. Instead of getting out a bottle and administering yourself drops, or vaping with an e-cigarette, the patch is just there, all day, invisible under your shirt. (We recommend putting the patch on your arms or wrists, as there’s a high concentration of veins there). But as we said earlier, you can stick it anywhere. It won’t irritate your skin, and you’ll probably even forget it’s there.

 

A regulated dose

Finally, particularly if using a reservoir CBD patch with a release membrane, the dose can be more accurately regulated to help you through the day, rather than taking one ‘hit’ of CBD and then running lower as the day goes on. Of course, CBD taken through a transdermal patch will still contain only negligible traces of THC (the psychoactive element of the cannabis plant.) So, it won’t get you high or have any instantly discernible effect. As always, the true benefits of CBD are only noticeable over time. The patches tend to work over four days, but you can keep them on throughout that time as most are waterproof, allowing you to shower.

 

Finding out what works

As is the case with CBD oil, there are different types of CBD within the patches available. Some contain terpenes and essential oils to create a full-spectrum CBD effect. This enhances the effectiveness of CBD by helping it work together with other natural supplements.

Of course, a lot of the benefits of CBD patches can be found with topical CBD creams as well, which can be applied directly to aching joints. For example (many athletes have found relief through the use of creams after exercising). However, they work in a slightly different way.

As is the case for all forms of CBD, it’s just a question of finding what suits you and helps you most effectively. Patches won’t be for everyone. But for some, they will be a quick and efficient solution to problems that have troubled them for years.

 

Final Thoughts

It’s so important to find a CBD product that works for you. When choosing a CBD product, make sure to consider the reason you’re taking them, as well as your lifestyle.

For example, if you’re taking CBD to help with a skincare issue, you should consider a CBD skincare product. Alternatively, if you suffer from chronic pain, you might be better suited to a patch, or ingestible oil.

You should also consider your lifestyle. As we’ve already mentioned, patches work really well for people who need a low-maintenance, discreet form of CBD. However, if you already vape, then you might choose a CBD vape e-liquid to blend seamlessly into your daily routine.

It’s all about finding a product that suits you! (And of course, we’re always on-hand to offer advice about this if you need some extra support.)

 

Happy CBD shopping from the ULU team.

A Guide to CBD Products in the UK: Types, Uses and Benefits

There are many different types of CBD products on the UK market, and each one comes with its own benefits and uses. Each usually caters to a different set of needs so it can be confusing as to which is best for you. Here’s our 2020 guide to the different types of CBD products in the UK, as well as their uses and benefits.

 

CBD oils

The most common way to consume CBD in the UK is through CBD oil. Users can apply these CBD oils directly to the skin or under the tongue. The oils provide fast and effective delivery as they are quickly absorbed into the bloodstream. You’re also able to control the dosage through the flexibility of the dropper.

What can CBD oils be used for?

CBD oils can be used for a variety of reasons and have a wide array of benefits. Many people use CBD oils for mental health and wellness benefits. Research has shown that these types of CBD products are beneficial to those with anxiety, depression and who suffer from stress. However, the benefits of CBD oils go beyond the realms of mental health. They can also be used to support those with chronic pain, inflammatory conditions, as well as those going through cigarette or drug withdrawal.

Our very own Paul Hembery uses CBD oil for arthritis in his knee!

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CBD capsules

Like any capsule, a CBD capsule is discreet and can be taken easily on the go. It is also a more controlled dosage than oils, because it’s predetermined: allowing users to monitor the amount that they use accurately. There is also no taste to CBD capsules – unlike CBD oil products. Every ULU capsule contains 10mg CBD.

Studies between CBD capsules and oils have shown, however, that the bioavailability rate of CBD capsules is lower than that of the oils. This means that your body is not absorbing as much of the CBD when you take capsules because of the way your body breaks down the substance.

What can CBD capsules be used for?

CBD capsules have largely the same benefits to CBD oils. They can be used to help improve physical and mental wellbeing. They are also great for increasing your appetite and reducing nausea, as are CBD oils.

 

CBD topical creams

CBD Topical creams are aimed at those with problem skin, dry skin, or those who follow a regular skincare routine. You’ll see lots of beauty bloggers advocating CBD in skincare. They’re also a good way of gently introducing CBD to your body.

What can CBD topical creams be used for?

CBD skincare is a great way to reduce signs of ageing due to the antioxidants in CBD skincare products. They can also reduce the oil and skin inflammation associated with acne.

But while topical creams might help with skincare ailments, they don’t provide many of the benefits that are specifically sought out by those using CBD: for example, relaxation, de-stressing and joint inflammation.

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CBD haircare

CBD Haircare is one of the newer forms of CBD available on the UK market. These types of products come in various forms, such as shampoos, conditioners, and intensive leave-in hair treatments or serums.

What can CBD haircare be used for?

Whilst CBD products do not cause a high, you will feel high when you see the effect they have on your hair! For many, CBD haircare products are the secret to longer, stronger hair. CBD haircare products contain essential amino acids and antioxidants to cultivate beautiful, healthy hair.

 

CBD e-liquid for vaping:

Vaping CBD e-liquid provides is the quickest way to benefit from CBD. When vaped, the effects of CBD are almost instant and this way is great for those who are already regular vapers. However, if you’ve never vaped before, this might seem a little intimidating – so it could be best to start with oils.

What can CBD vapes be used for?

Much like CBD oils and capsules, CBD vapes have a variety of physical and mental health benefits, such as reduced anxiety and stress, improved mood, improved appetite, and improved sleep.

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CBD in food

There are several ways of introducing CBD into your diet, through cooking your normal daily meal using CBD oil right through to baking with it. In fact, there are plenty of great CBD recipes you can use! – Why not check out our recipe for gooey CBD brownies?

What can CBD in food be used for?

CBD in food has all the benefits of consuming CBD in oil, capsule or vape form. However, the effects of consuming CBD in this way are not as quick as taking oil. This is because your body will take longer to process the CBD present in the food. As a result many see this as a top-up way of taking CBD, rather than a primary source.

 

There’s truly a CBD product for everyone!

In short, there are as many different ways of taking CBD as different types of CBD products on the UK market. It’s just a question of finding the right type of CBD product for you!

If you’re looking to learn more about CBD, read our blog about common CBD questions, or learn more about how CBD affects the Endocannabinoid System.