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    Discover the benefits of CBD gummies in the UK 

    Incorporating CBD into your daily routine is made easy with CBD gummies. They offer a cost-effective and easily obtainable option, commonly found in health food shops across the UK, or can also be sourced online. Each package of CBD gummies provides dosage information, ensuring you are aware of the CBD content in each individual gummy and the total pack. It is important to note that not all gummy brands offer the same dosage, so exercise caution if you are sensitive to their effects. Take gummies as needed, finding the optimal dose for your needs, and observing the duration of their effects.

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    What are CBD gummies, and how can they benefit you?

    CBD gummies provide a new option for people looking to integrate the potential benefits of CBD into their medical or health and well-being routine. They are often affordable, easily accessible, and come in different mg doses to help people titrate their healthcare regimen. Patients can take one or more gummies at a time one or more times a day at a level they find most helpful.

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    9 min read

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    How long do CBD edibles take to kick in?

    The term 'CBD edibles' refers to any food item that has been infused with cannabidiol (CBD), a naturally occurring cannabinoid produced by the cannabis sativa L. genus. Edibles provide a simple and discreet, yet effective, way to introduce the benefits of CBD into your daily diet in a balanced and interesting way. 

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    What are CBD edibles?

    Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound produced inside the glandular trichomes of the cannabis plant. Next to Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it is the most abundant phytocannabinoid found in cannabis and hemp. CBD is a non-intoxicating, but still psychoactive, neurotransmitter that affects mood, anxiety, the immune system, inflammation, pain, and healing.

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    All the basics you need to know about CBD edibles 

    Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound produced inside the glandular trichomes of the cannabis plant. Next to Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it is the most abundant phytocannabinoid found in medical cannabis and hemp. CBD is a non-intoxicating but still psychoactive neurotransmitter that has shown potential in being able to modulate patients' mood, anxiety, immune system, inflammation, pain, and general healing. 

    Edibles

    10 min read

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    Does CBD cream interact with medications?

    For the vast majority of patients, CBD is perfectly safe to take whilst taking other pharmaceuticals. Whilst CBD is relatively safe, non-toxic and generally well tolerated, there are a few side effects that we all should be aware of. The number of people who have a negative experience with CBD where side effects occur is low, but possible.

    Topical

    6 min read

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    The ultimate cannabis oil guide

    Cannabis oil is an overarching term, and as such there is a certain degree of confusion surrounding it. Generally speaking, cannabis oil is an extract from the leaves and buds of the cannabis sativa L. plant and can contain certain cannabinoids like THC and CBD, as well as other chemical compounds like terpenes and flavonoids.

    Oil

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    What is THC oil? How does it differ from CBD oil?

    Current research is showing that the cannabis plant may have a massive scope of medicinal applications. This has been thought to be true for thousands of years, but thanks to the relaxation of law surrounding the access and administration of medical cannabis, research into the plant's potential is finally becoming a reality. 

    Oil

    7 min read

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    Exploring the potential health benefits of CBD oil

    The potential health benefits of cannabidiol aka CBD are numerous and fascinating. As well as research that suggests CBD can relieve mild aches and stress, other recent trends in research have indicated that CBD may have a role to play in neurological diseases.

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    What are the benefits of CBD oil for mental health?

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that mental health disorders have increased globally in the last five years. According to WHO, 1 in every 8 people (970 million people) globally suffers from a mental health disorder, with more women being affected than men. In the UK, about 1 in four people have a mental health disorder.

    Oil

    8 min read

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    How long does it take to feel the effects of THC oil?

    The time it takes for you to feel the effects of THC depends on the methods of administration as well as your own physiology. Fortunately, there are fast and slow-acting options, as well as ways to take low or high doses in order to facilitate control over the way your body reacts to your medicine.

    Oil

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    What does CBD oil taste like?

    Although CBD oil is lauded for its possible numerous medicinal benefits, the earthy taste can be hard for new patients to get used to. The easiest way to get around this is to mask the CBD flavour while ensuring that the natural compounds and potential therapeutic benefits of the CBD oil remain intact.

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    6 min read

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    How long does THC oil last?

    One question we hear from new patients quite regularly is "How long does THC oil last?"... Let's find out the truth about THC oil shelf life.

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    The benefits of THC topicals for pain relief

    Tetrahydrocannabinol, more commonly referred to as THC, is a phytocannabinoid found in the plant species Cannabis Sativa. It is the most abundant cannabinoid produced by the plant and has psychoactive properties that have led it to become a popular recreational substance. 

    Topical

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    A guide to the psychoactive properties of THC oil

    Acute administration of Delta 9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) stimulates neurons to release heightened amounts of dopamine above baseline levels. When this happens in a very short space of time such, as it does through inhalation, it can create a sudden change in how you feel, perceive the world around you, and induce euphoria. The change of sensory perception creates an altered state of consciousness, which affects the way a person perceives and feels about their day-to-day life.

    Oil

    5 min read

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    Understanding the benefits and risks of THC oil

    Delta 9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most abundant cannabinoid in the cannabis plant. It is the main ingredient that patients are looking to benefit from when accessing medical cannabis products through private prescriptions available in the UK.

    Oil

    8 min read

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    A comprehensive guide on how to take THC oil

    Taking THC oil for the first time can be a daunting process, especially for patients without any prior experience. Even if you have been prescribed THC oil for a long period, and feel comfortable administering it, you may find it useful to have up your knowledge base. 

    Oil

    12 min read

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    A step by step guide on how to take CBD oil

    This comprehensive blog aims to demystify CBD oil and offer valuable insights on how to effectively take CBD oil to enhance health and wellness. This article addresses the practical aspect of incorporating CBD oil into your daily routine. It gives straightforward advice on finding the appropriate dosage, delivery method, and the right product to meet your needs. 

    Oil

    10 min read

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    How to store CBD oil: best practices

    One factor that many new patients will consider, when beginning their medicinal cannabis journey, is just how long their CBD oil will last, and also how to best store it. Let's dive straight in, and see what we can learn about best practices for storing CBD oil.

    Oil

    5 min read

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    What does CBD cream do to your body

    CBD cream has emerged as a beacon of hope for those seeking relief from various ailments. A derivative of the cannabis and hemp plants, Cannabidiol (CBD) stands out for its potential therapeutic benefits without the psychoactive effects associated with THC.

    Topical

    11 min read

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    What does THC oil taste like?

    Taking cannabis oil for a medical condition can be daunting for those who have not tried it before. This is mainly because there are a number of factors that make it different from most medications you are prescribed, and the general stigma that has been associated with cannabis for close to a century. 

    Oil

    4 min read

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    Do cannabis topicals really work?

    Contrary to popular belief, cannabis isn’t just something that you inhale or ingest. Whilst these may be the most traditional and popular ways of receiving the benefits and effects of medical cannabis, there are so many more options. One of the groups of products exploding in popularity in the medical cannabis scene is topicals.

    Topical

    7 min read

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    Common side effects of CBD cream & how to manage them

    Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid produced in the Cannabis Sativa plant species. It is non-addictive, non-intoxicating, and has an array of potential medical and therapeutic applications to treat various conditions affecting all bodily systems in humans. CBD acts by interacting with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and a number of other receptors. 

    Topical

    5 min read

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    Cannabis oil versus CBD oil: key differences to note

    As the medicinal cannabis market continues to grow, new terms evolve, which may cause much confusion to patients. Terpenes, minor cannabinoids, endocannabinoids, delta 8, and flavonoids are but a few of the terms that have become used daily in the medicinal cannabis scene. 

    Oil

    8 min read

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    Can you get high from CBD oil? Risks and mitigations

    Getting high from CBD oil is a major concern that would-be patients sometimes express, and it's a valid one. Cannabis gets people high, right? So why would one not get high if they consumed cannabis in the form of CBD oil?

    Oil

    7 min read

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    CBD facial cream: the benefits for your skin

    Your face is usually the first thing other people notice about you, which is why so many people like to keep their facial skin in great condition. Some people, unfortunately, suffer from skin conditions and frequent acne breakouts that can cause irritation, pain, and lasting skin damage if they are not treated in a timely manner. Whilst there are many treatments already available, some people’s symptoms are persistent, and can even be somewhat resistant to conventional therapeutic options.

    Topical

    6 min read

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    A beginner’s guide to topical cannabinoids and CBD cream

    In the past decade or so, we have seen a rise in the popularity of cannabidiol (CBD) topical creams, and for a good reason. Cannabis topicals contain robust properties that have shown potential in not only revitalizing skin, but also reducing inflammation, pain, and the symptomatic distress that comes with a huge range of skin health issues.

    Topical

    12 min read

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    What is CBD oil?

    Cannabidiol oil, also known as CBD oil, refers to a type of bioactive oil that’s made by mixing CBD (which is extracted from the hemp or cannabis plant) with a carrier oil such as coconut or hemp seed oil. This oil can be ingested orally, applied topically, or vaporised.

    Oil

    14 min read

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    Cannabis oil fully explained

    With the truly monumental global shift that we are currently living through regarding both medicinal cannabis, and consumer CBD products, it should come as little wonder that people are becoming increasingly curious about the different cannabis extracts on offer. Cannabis oil is an often employed term that encompasses a huge range of both over-the-counter and prescribable products, all made from the same source: cannabis plants.

    Oil

    11 min read

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    A guide to the colour of THC oil

    The colour of cannabis oil can potentially provide insights into its quality and properties. In the UK, cannabis-based medicinal products have been legally prescribable since November 2018. Understanding the significance of the colour can assist in assessing the suitability and potential benefits of these products.

    Oil

    12 min read

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    The science behind CBD topicals

    CBD topicals work in a number of different ways that we know about so far, but more research is needed to fully appreciate and understand the complex nature of our skin's interactions with cannabinoids.

    Topical

    7 min read

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