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CBD Isolate vs. Full Spectrum CBD Oil 1000 600 The Farmula

CBD Isolate vs. Full Spectrum CBD Oil

If you are looking into trying CBD for the first time, you may be wondering what product is best for you. You may have heard of the terms CBD isolate and full spectrum CBD oil and are wondering what the difference is. This is a common question, so we are going to discuss both forms of CBD and the differences between them so you can make the choice that is right for you!

CBD Isolate vs. CBD Oil…How They Compare and Differ

Both CBD isolate and full spectrum CBD oil are extracted from the cannabis plant. They differ, however, because unlike CBD isolate, full spectrum CBD contains other cannabinoids from the cannabis plant, including terpenes, flavonoids, and THC. These other compounds have special benefits as well which make the CBD more effective.

When you combine cannabinoids together, it creates what is called the entourage effect which is believed to make the effects of each cannabinoid even stronger. So, many people prefer to use full spectrum CBD oil because they are getting additional benefits from the CBD as well as the THC and terpenes.

At this point, you may be asking yourself what are terpenes?

Terpenes are the compounds found in plants and herbs that give them their unique scent and flavor. For instance, the terpenes found in lemons are what give them the burst of citrus smell and flavor and the terpenes found in lavender are what give it that calming aroma and flavor. Terpenes have their own health benefits as well and are known for anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties.

So why would you not want the added cannabinoids?

Some people prefer CBD isolate, because it is only CBD. Just like the name suggests, the CBD goes through an additional process to isolate the CBD from all other cannabinoids, so it is in its purest form. It has no taste or smell because the terpenes are removed and it does not contain THC or other flavonoids.

The benefit of CBD isolate is you are ONLY getting the CBD. So, if you are concerned about having even the smallest amount of THC in your system (which many people are), you can rest assured you will only be getting CBD.

When you consume CBD isolate, you may not experience the benefits at their strongest, however. Keep in mind, it is believed that CBD is most effective when combined with other cannabinoids.

It is important to mention that full spectrum CBD does NOT get you high.

Even though it does contain small amounts of THC, you will not feel a head change if you consume full spectrum CBD oil. You will simply get the additional benefits of THC like the anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory and pain reducing properties of the cannabinoid.

So, which is right for you?

Well, it depends! If you are willing to try full spectrum CBD oil to get the most health benefits as possible, go for it! But, if you are still unsure of the THC part and want to try CBD isolate first, we say go that route! Whatever your comfort level is, start there. Remember, you can always try CBD isolate and then graduate to full spectrum CBD oil when you feel you’re ready.

No matter what CBD product you try, just make sure it is made from a company that tests its products at a third party lab to make sure they are safe and free from harmful additives.

At The Farmula, all our products are sourced from hemp that is grown organically. We do not add any additives or harmful chemicals during the manufacturing process, and we have all our products tested by a third-party lab. We are committed to providing the safest, highest-quality CBD products and are here to help you choose the product that is right for you! Contact us anytime for help!

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What is the Difference Between Hemp Oil and CBD Oil? 1080 565 The Farmula

What is the Difference Between Hemp Oil and CBD Oil?

CBD oil has become increasingly popular as more consumers gain interest in all its benefits. But, to ensure you are getting the right products, it is important to understand what each name actually means. “Hemp oil” is another way some people refer to CBD oil. But, hemp seed oil is a very different product, so we will discuss the difference between hemp seed oil and CBD oil here.

While both hemp seed oil and CBD oil come from the hemp plant, they are NOT the same.

CBD oil is made with the stalks, leaves and flowers of the hemp plant, all of which contain high levels of CBD. Hempseed oil, on the other hand, is made from the seeds of the cannabis plant, and does not contain any CBD.

Hempseed oil and CBD oil are both packed with nutrients and are associated with many health benefits, that is why they are both in high demand.

So, what is Hemp Seed Oil Used for?

Hemp seed oil contains high levels of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids as well as other antioxidants. It also contains vitamin D and B vitamins, so it is used in many products. Hempseed oil is never used for recreational purposes as it does not contain THC.

When you look at certain nutrition products such as snack bars, breads and yogurts that contain hemp seed oil, this is because it is considered an excellent source for nutrients such as fatty acids and amino acids. Health benefits that have been associated with hemp seed oil include:

  •         Cardiovascular health benefits
  •         Improving gastrointestinal conditions
  •         Helping to relieve constipation
  •         Strengthening the immune system

Hemp seed oil is also used widely by the beauty and cosmetic industries because it can improve skin conditions and has anti-aging effects. Hempseed oil is used in several skincare products because it keeps the skin looking supple and hydrated and is known for…

  •         Not clogging pores
  •         Helping with skin inflammation
  •         Providing super moisture

CBD Oil, On the Other Hand…

If you are new to the CBD game, you may see CBD oil in three different forms: full-spectrum CBD oil, which contains all the compounds of the cannabis plant; broad spectrum, which contains several compounds but no THC; and CBD isolate, which is CBD in its pure form.

Several health benefits have been associated with CBD oil, including:

  •         Reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression
  •         Reducing pain and inflammation
  •         Helping with conditions such as epilepsy

Just like its cousin hemp seed oil, CBD oil is also used widely in the beauty industry because it also is a powerful anti-inflammatory and is known to help with…

  •         Acne
  •         Eczema
  •         Rashes
  •         Psoriasis
  •         Sensitive skin

The hemp plant is packed with nutrients and has several health benefits. While hemp seed oil and CBD oil are two completely different products that are derived from different parts of the cannabis plant, they are both wonderful products that are rich with vitamins and nutrients.

For more information about CBD products and to make sure you are getting the right products for your specific needs, contact The Farmula today! We are your source for all-natural CBD products in the UK and would love to answer any questions you may have.

 

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Is CBD Legal in the UK? 910 683 The Farmula

Is CBD Legal in the UK?

As more people throughout the UK are learning about CBD and gaining interest in its health benefits, more questions around this cannabis-derived compound are surfacing. One of the most asked questions about CBD is whether it is legal in the UK.

In short, yes! CBD is legal in the UK. But there are things you should know about the laws governing CBD in the UK.

Most important to note is that CBD is only legal in the UK if it does not contain THC. THC, the cannabinoid responsible for producing a high, and CBN, another cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant, are both controlled substances in the UK, while CBD is not.

It is also important to note that while hemp products can contain 0.2 percent and 0.3 percent THC in the EU, this is not true of the UK. Both the EU and the US are more relaxed on the laws governing cannabis-derived compounds than the UK.

So, is it legal to grow CBD plants in the UK?

No, it is not legal to grow cannabis plants for the purpose of producing CBD in the UK. All growers must obtain a license from the UK home office to be legal. Obtaining a license is an intense process and is difficult so not many people have them.

Is it legal to have CBD flowers in the UK?

No, it is not legal to have CBD flowers in the UK. According to laws in the UK, there is no clear distinction between CBD flower or cannabis flower, so they are treated the same and both illegal.

The importance of third-party testing of CBD in the UK

If you are on the hunt for CBD oil produced in the UK, it is important to make sure the company you are purchasing it from has it lab tested by a third party to make sure you are purchasing what you think you are. Third party test results will show the amount of THC that is in the CBD product. So, if you are buying CBD oil with the assumption it is THC-free, make sure to check the lab results. Most reputable companies will disclose the third-party testing results on their websites.

Can’t go wrong with CBD Isolate or Broad-Spectrum CBD

CBD isolate is essentially CBD in its purest form. During the extraction process, the CBD is isolated from all other cannabinoids, including terpenes and THC. This leaves the CBD pure and alone. So, if you are concerned about even the smallest amounts of THC showing up in your CBD oil, CBD isolate may be the way to go!

Broad spectrum CBD also is free from THC. While it does contain terpenes to keep the smell and taste, it does not contain any THC.

Ready to purchase CBD oil in the UK?

If you are ready to purchase a high-quality CBD oil product in the UK, you have come to the right place! The Farmula is a reputable company that is dedicated to producing high quality CBD oil products that are free from THC. All our products are tested by a third party and are free from additives or harmful chemicals. For more information about the safety of our products contact us today.

 

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What is the Best Way to Take CBD? 700 408 The Farmula

What is the Best Way to Take CBD?

CBD has become more mainstream in recent years due to its several health and wellness benefits. Unlike its cousin, THC, CBD provides relaxing, calming and pain reducing benefits without getting you high. Because it does not alter the state of mind, many people prefer to use it over THC.

But, how do you take CBD and what is the best way to consume it? There are several ways you can take CBD. The best way will depend on what you want to use it for and what you are most comfortable with.

Let’s start with smoking CBD. Just like THC, you can vape or smoke CBD for the quickest results. Studies show that smoking CBD is the most efficient way to get the benefits. But there are other effects that may come with the act of smoking, such as bronchitis or other lung conditions.

If you are like many people and do not want to smoke CBD or anything else for that matter, there are several other very effective ways of using and consuming CBD.

  1.       Drop it directly under your tongue and let it absorb — this is one of the fastest ways to feel the effects of CBD. When you drop it directly under your tongue and let it absorb through your mucous membranes, it hits your bloodstream way faster than if you were to swallow it or ingest it in a gummy or other food product. The effects are almost immediate.
  2.       Consume it through edibles — edibles are a super easy and discreet way to take CBD. Many people that are new to the CBD game like to go this route. There are a lot of different types of edibles out there. From gummies and hard candies to chocolate bars and brownies, you can get your CBD in several forms. One thing to keep in mind is that when you consume your CBD via an edible, it must go through the digestive process for your body to absorb it. Because of this, it can take up to two hours to fully feel the effects.
  3.       Put it on your body topically — this is another super common way to take CBD. If you are using CBD for joint or muscle pain, to reduce inflammation, or to help you relax and/or sleep at night, topicals may be the way to go. Topicals are applied directly to the skin through CBD infused oils, lotions, balms, creams, salves, and patches. When you apply it directly to the skin, you can feel the relief almost immediately. But it is important to note that you should apply it generously because it doesn’t absorb as good through the skin as it does through the mucous membranes.
  4.       Cooking with CBD: yes you read that right! You can cook with CBD! This is a fun way to consume CBD. You can add it to deserts, sauces, or even fun cocktails. Keep in mind that when you cook with CBD, high heat can take away the effects, so it is important to add it to things like frosting on a cake, dressing in a salad or sauce on a cold pasta dish. You can add CBD to your morning coffee, smoothie or afternoon cocktail for a fun lift as well!

Before you purchase CBD, no matter how you plan to consume it, there are a couple things you want to look at. First, make sure the company you are purchasing the CBD from is reputable and sources its CBD from hemp farms that use organic farming practices. This will ensure your CBD is pure and free from additives or harmful pesticides.

Another way to ensure the CBD products you are purchasing are pure and safe is to check and make sure the company you are purchasing it from uses third party lab testing. The company should disclose this openly on its website.

More Information?

If you want to continue to learn about CBD and stay up to date on the latest in the CBD industry, follow our blog. The Farmula is committed to educating our community on safe CBD practices and is a proud source of information. All our products are sourced from organic hemp farms and are free from unsafe additives or chemicals. All our CBD products are tested at a third-party lab.

 

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What is CBG (Cannabigerol) Used For 1080 480 The Farmula

What is CBG (Cannabigerol) Used For

CBD has become widely used for several health and wellness benefits, and as more people are learning about its effects, more terms associated with cannabis and CBD are surfacing. While most of us are familiar with CBD and THC, there is so much more to know about the cannabis plant and the hundreds of compounds found inside it. One of these compounds that is worth learning about is called Cannabigerol (CBG).

What is Cannabigerol (CBG)?

CBG is considered a minor cannabinoid because only a small percentage is found in the cannabis plant. It is considered a precursor to the other cannabinoids because when the acidic form of CBG is heated, it breaks down and creates CBG, CBD, CBC, and THC.

CBG is known to have several health benefits because of its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. CBG interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system by interacting with CB1 and CB2 receptors which are used to regulate mood, pain response and appetite. While more research needs to be done, it appears that CBG interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid receptors differently than CBD or THC, so it produces different effects.

So, what is CBG used for?

Like CBD, CBG does not get you high. Also like CBD, it is believed to have anti-inflammatory effects. Although there has not been a significant amount of research done on CBG yet, it is believed to have several health benefits, including:

  •         Improving symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease. According to study results, CBG helps reduce inflammation associated with inflammatory bowel disease.
  •         Helping to treat glaucoma. It is believed that the CBG in cannabis can effectively treat glaucoma because it reduces intraocular pressure.
  •         Treats bacterial infections by killing dangerous bacteria in the body.
  •         Treats bladder dysfunctions.
  •         Effective treatment for cancer. According to research, CBG may help reduce the growth of cancer cells and other tumors, thus making an effective treatment for cancer.
  •         Helps increase appetite. It is believed that CBG can stimulate the appetite, which makes it beneficial for people with cancer and other medical conditions that cause appetite loss.

There has been a lot of research done on both THC and CBD, but research on CBG is still in its infancy. Because of this, we are still learning about its potential health benefits compared to other cannabinoids such as CBD. We have a feeling more research will start popping up as so many people are expressing interest in this newly discovered cannabis compound. Stay tuned as we follow along!

Want to stay informed?

If you want to stay informed of the latest information regarding CBD and CBG, follow our blog. The Farmula strives to deliver the most up to date information surrounding these topics and is available to answer any direct questions you may have. All our products are sourced from organically grown hemp.

For more information, contact The Farmula today!

 

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How Long Does It Take for CBD Oil to Work? 800 600 The Farmula

How Long Does It Take for CBD Oil to Work?

When we need relief of certain pains and ailments, we all want to know how quickly that relief can happen. If you have heard that CBD oil may be something that can help alleviate your symptoms, it only makes sense that you would want to know how long it takes for CBD oil to actually work. In short, the answer is…quick! Although, it depends.

CBD comes in a variety of forms, all of which are absorbed at different rates, so we need to evaluate the most popular types of CBD and how quickly each form works.

CBD Capsules

CBD capsules are taken orally and are a popular way to take CBD. But, because capsules are ingested and the contents have to be digested and absorbed, it can take longer to feel the effects when taken this way. When we swallow CBD oil capsules, the CBD is filtered through the liver before being entered into the bloodstream. This process can take longer for the effects to be felt, but it still doesn’t take that long to work. People generally feel the effects of CBD when taken via capsules anywhere from 20 minutes to one hour, depending on when they last ate and how well their metabolism works.

CBD capsules are a great way to start or finish your day and relieve ongoing symptoms. They are also known to have longer lasting effects. However, if you are looking to alleviate chronic pain fast, capsules may not be the best option for you.

CBD Topicals

When you apply CBD to the skin, you may feel immediate results targeting the pain point. However, if you are using CBD topically for insomnia or to help with stress or anxiety, it may take a bit longer for you to feel the effects.

CBD Tinctures

When you use a tincture and drop CBD oil under the tongue, the effects are felt almost immediately. The full effects can take anywhere from 15-60 minutes to set in, but when you put CBD under the tongue, the compounds are absorbed so quickly that the effects happen almost instantly.

Dosage Matters

The amount of CBD you use every day will determine how quickly you will feel it working. As with most things, the higher the dose and the more often you use CBD oil, the quicker you feel its effects.

So What is the Final Answer …How Long Does It Take for CBD to Work?

Well…in short, this depends on several factors as we listed a few above. The takeaway is that it depends on what you are trying to treat and how you want to treat it. As of now, there are different forms of taking CBD and each method is believed to work at a different speed depending on several factors.

If you are new to taking CBD and want to know what is right for you, we can help! If you contact The Farmula, we can help you determine what type of CBD product is right for you.

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Where to Get Pure CBD? 1080 696 The Farmula

Where to Get Pure CBD?

When you are purchasing CBD products, it is important to ensure you are getting high quality, pure CBD. But, how can you be sure? Before you purchase a CBD product, check the ingredient list to make sure it is THC-free. You should also make sure the company you are purchasing your products from provides lab results to ensure you are getting the purest form of CBD possible.

Organically Farmed Hemp Makes a Difference

When you are looking for quality CBD products, it is important to know where the CBD came from. Hemp absorbs everything from the soil it grows in, including vitamins and minerals as well as toxic chemicals. So, it is important to know where the hemp was grown and what types of chemicals were used in the soil.

At The Farmula, for instance, we source our CBD from organically farmed hemp to ensure its quality. We also collect lab test certificates from all our suppliers and conduct our own testing at an independent third-party laboratory to make sure the CBD we use in our products meets our high standards.

Check the Full Ingredient List

When you are purchasing CBD products, it is also important to look at the complete list of ingredients, not just the CBD. You want to make sure all the ingredients are natural and/or organic. Check to make sure there aren’t any unnecessary preservatives, additives or emulsifiers.

Mother nature provides everything we need to achieve the highest level of health and wellness, so stick with products that stay true to her and you will be in good hands!

When you are purchasing a CBD product, check for the following:

  •         Naturally flavoured
  •         Sourced from organically grown hemp
  •         Non-GMO
  •         Provides third party lab testing to ensure quality and potency
  •         No pesticides, herbicides, solvents or chemical fertilizers used to grow the hemp
  •         Non-psychoactive- THC free

What are the Benefits of Pure CBD?

There are several health and wellness benefits that have been associated with CBD, including:

  •         Reduce chronic pain
  •         Help ease anxiety
  •         Help with insomnia
  •         Reduce signs of eczema and acne
  •         Reduce inflammation
  •         Help treat arthritis

If you are looking into purchasing CBD products to help treat a condition, it is important to invest in high-quality, pure CBD products to maximize the benefits.

Are There Low-Quality CBD Products?

Yes. As with anything else, there are companies out there selling products that only have trace amounts of cannabinoids in them. It is definitely worthwhile to spend a little more money on higher quality CBD and to do your research before making your next purchase. If you come across CBD products where the price seems too good to be true, chances are it is!

If you are looking for high quality CBD products in the UK, The Farmula has you covered! We are committed to producing the highest quality CBD products for our clients.

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What is Pure CBD Isolate? 1043 621 The Farmula

What is Pure CBD Isolate?

CBD products are everywhere! We see CBD oil in beauty products, food products, lotions, and creams. And every day, more and more people are jumping on the CBD train because of the numerous health and wellness benefits it brings. But, some people may hesitate to try CBD products when they hear they may contain even the smallest trace of THC. While CBD oil does not have the same psychoactive effects as THC, many of the full-spectrum CBD oils contain small amounts of THC.

Pure CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD and provides people a way of receiving the benefits of cannabinoids without even the slightest bit of THC. It is CBD in its purest form and does not contain any of the other parts of the hemp plant.

So, what is CBD Isolate Exactly?

Pure CBD isolate is a crystalline solid or powder that contains pure CBD. To make it, the CBD goes through a refining process after it is extracted from the hemp plant to remove all other phytocannabinoids like THC. So, the only thing left is the CBD compound in its purest form. Unlike full or broad-spectrum CBD oil, pure CBD isolate does not have a smell or taste.

What are the Benefits of Pure CBD Isolate?

While CBD isolate may not seem as fancy as other CBD oil products that have tastes and smells or are in lotion form, don’t let its simplicity fool you. There are several benefits of CBD isolate that we can get excited about! One of the leading benefits of CBD isolate is that it does not contain any THC. So, anyone who is concerned about having even the smallest amount of THC enter their body, this is the route to go!

Are there Disadvantages to Using CBD Isolate Instead of Full-Spectrum CBD?

Research has proven that when cannabinoids are combined with other natural compounds found in the hemp plant, particularly terpenes, it creates what is called the entourage effect, which is a synergistic interaction that enhances the effects of each individual compound. So, when you strip away the other compounds and only have CBD isolate, you may not experience the full benefits of the effects.

How to Use CBD Isolate

When you get pure CBD isolate, it isn’t like other forms where you rub it on your pain point or ingest it as an edible. But, there are a few ways to consume it.

  1.       Put the isolate directly under your tongue and keep it there for about one minute. This is one of the fastest ways to feel the effects because the CBD is absorbed into the mucous membranes and reaches the bloodstream immediately. You will feel the effects quicker by doing it this way as opposed to putting in in your food and having to wait for it to be digested and absorbed.
  2.       You can mix the CBD isolate with your favourite lotion or serum and apply it directly to the skin where you need relief.
  3.       You can make your own CBD isolate capsules and ingest them or you can add it to your food or drinks. This takes the longest to feel the effects, however, because it has to go through the digestion process.
  4.       You can also vape or dab pure CBD isolate.

For more information about Pure CBD Isolates, contact us at The Farmula today! We would love to answer any questions you may have and help you get the products that are right for you.

 

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