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A Beginners guide to CBD

Gretta Philps Guides Health and wellbeing

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Mention to anyone who lives in the United Kingdom that you’re considering using CBD products and you’re likely to get a fairly typical response i.e. one that’s based on years of misinformation. This is because CBD is created from the Nigella Sativa plant (a.k.a. Cannabis or marijuana) and it’s fair to say that in Britain, there’s still a good deal of stigma attached to anything made from this particular brand of horticulture.


The sad fact is, there are so many people missing out on the health supporting qualities of CBD because of falsehoods about what it is, what it does and what it doesn’t do in circulation. By reading on you’ll find out all sorts of interesting things about CBD and by the end, we think you’ll see that it’s far from what some paint it to be.

So, let’s get started.


What is Cannabidiol?

CBD is the shortened version of the full term Cannabidiol, which is an extract from raw cannabis plant matter. There are a number of ways that CBD is drawn out, with some choosing to use solvents to get the job done. However, it’s the Supercritical CO2 extraction method that’s preferred by most reputable manufacturers of CBD products, due to the fact that it’s the most gentle way to extract it whilst retaining all of the natural goodness inside. This is the processed preferred and utilised here at Cannakinetic.

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The Facts About CBD

Contrary to what some people might think, CBD is 100% non-psychoactive and that’s largely down to the extraction method mentioned and the strains of plants used. Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is the compound in cannabis that produces the high that everyone talks about and it’s something that isn’t present other than in minute trace elements in CBD products. No matter how much you try, you’ll never get ‘stoned’ on CBD as it’s simply not possible.


CBD is legal to buy and sell in the USA, the UK and across Europe and it contains what are known as cannabinoids which stimulate receptors in the body’s own endocannabinoid system. This important system regulates things like mood, pain and cognitive function and these cannabinoids already occur naturally in the body but in much smaller amounts that you’ll find in CBD products. Taking CBD supplements simply provides a helping hand, allowing the functions controlled by the endocannabinoid system to work more efficiently.


Benefits of Taking a CBD supplement.

The fact that CBD supplements are gaining popularity across the UK hasn’t happened by accident, as there are a variety of health benefits from including CBD supplements in your daily life. Strict UK law prohibits any unsubstantiated claims being made about the efficacy of CBD in the treatment of medical conditions, but there is a ton of anecdotal evidence to draw from people already using it.


Whilst science hasn’t quite caught up with the natural wonder that is CBD, there is a growing body of scientific evidence to support what many know to be true. For example, according to the National Center for Biotechnology in the US, CBD is proven to halt the spread of certain cancer cells in a way that’s far less severe than traditional methods like chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

(ncbi August 2014)


CBD is also believed to be able to prevent the onset of diabetes, combatting the oxidative stress and inflammation that’s known to play a critical part in the onset of the disease.

(ncbi February 2012)


It is also believed to help:

  • Control epileptic seizures
  • Reduce Anxiety
  • Assist restful sleep
  • Helps promote healthy hair and skin
  • Combat chronic arthritis pain


The list of potential health benefits associated with the regular consumption of CBD products is too long to show here, as the endocannabinoid system affects so many different parts of the body. The more CBD is researched, it seems the more it can help the body work….well, better.

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Ways of Taking CBD

There are a variety of ways you can take CBD products, as they come in a range of delivery methods. The traditional way would be via CBD Oil, which comes in a tincture which involves putting a couple of drops under your tongue with the included pipette and holding it there for 60 seconds or so. This sublingual method is beneficial with the oils as it comes in contact with the mucous membrane beneath the tongue, and is absorbed this way. Because the connective tissue beneath the epithelium contains a profusion of capillaries, the oil then diffuses into them and enters the venous circulation. In contrast, substances absorbed in the intestines are subject to first-pass metabolism in the liver before entering the general circulation. Sublingual administration has certain advantages over oral administration. Being more direct, and the benefits are often felt faster.


A popular way for people leading busy lives to enjoy CBD is via soft gel capsules, which are easy to swallow and taken 3 times a day and can quickly become part of an already established morning vitamin routine.


Vaping is a very popular an effective way to take CBD due to the speed it enters the system. All Cannakinetic vapes are available it three fresh naturally inspired flavours and are great for everyone as they do not contain nicotine. Many smokers fine vaping CBD a great way to quit cigarettes.


For topical applications, you can massage CBD balms onto the affected area, helping to alleviate pain and discomfort. Just be sure not to rub onto broken skin. This is a great choice allowing CBD to be absorbed via the skin cells directly onto the problem area.

Depending on what sort of life you lead and how you want CBD to help you, there’s an ideal type of CBD product to suit.


Interested in Trying CBD Out For Yourself?

Cannakinnetic CBD products have been carefully selected to support a foundation of health and peak performance. Customers worldwide trust us to bring the best earth grown supplements to their doors.

Our products have been created using only responsible farming techniques that work with the environment rather than against it, we are committed to creating the best CBD products on the market.  All Cannakinetic products are independent laboratory tested, so that we know that they’re of a high enough standard to bear our name. Selling worldwide also means that our brand of products have to satisfy numerous government agencies before being able to enter the market place.


If you would like to try CBD out, head over to our full product page, where you’ll find everything you need to know. If you need any advice call our friendly team today on 0203 633 6617 or email us at


Thousands of people across the UK and across the globe are trying CBD for the first time, experience what Cannakinetic can do for you.


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 Chakravarti, B., Ravi, J. and Ganju, R. (2019). Cannabinoids as therapeutic agents in cancer: current status and future implications.


The Endocannabinoid System and Plant-Derived Cannabinoids in Diabetes and Diabetic Complications. (n.d.). Retrieved from

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