If you’re looking to try CBD but aren’t sure where to start, we've put together this quick, handy post to answer your questions and help clear up some of the common misconceptions surrounding CBD and its uses.
What is CBD?
CBD (cannabidiol as its full name) is one of the many active ingredients found in the cannabis plant. CBD is non-psychoactive but has a number of the same medical benefits as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). This allows you to take advantage of the therapeutic benefits without breaking the law or making you have the “stoned” feeling associated with cannabis.
There isn’t a lot of medical research into CBD, but the tests that have been done are very promising and the speed at which CBD products have hit the market and been adopted show that people are finding a real benefit from taking it.
What can CBD help with?
I used CBD during my cancer treatment and throughout my recovery. I still use it to this day and will always use it. It helps me to maintain my mental health and also helps with acne, pain relief, depression, anxiety and sleep. It also offers great neuroprotection; the relative preservation of neuronal structure and function.
When I first started using CBD there just wasn’t the selection of brands available that there are today. I actually ended up sourcing my CBD through a friend of a friend on Facebook—something I would not recommend! This was the only way I could source a product that was high in CBD; the highest commercially available products were around 5% at the time. There were higher strength vape products available, but vaping is something that I never wanted to do and is something we would strongly recommend against.
What brand and products do we stock?
When we started planning Roots we looked into making our own range of CBD products. We then found a handful of brands who’s products we felt offered the quality and strength we were after.
Apothem Labs produce some amazing products. They are all extremely high quality and are thoroughly tested.
Here is Apothem Labs range of CBD oil, including prices per 10ml and the percentage of CBD with each product:
The Apothem Labs Day Drops are Apothem’s general, every day CBD oil. CBD is blended with organic MCT oil to create a a very clean-tasting product that is suitable for use throughout the day and night. If you’re someone who has tried CBD products but doesn’t like the taste of them, these are the ones for you; the drops barely taste of anything.
Apothem’s unique blend of pure CBD with renowned active botanicals echinacea, shiitake mushroom and ginger. The idea of these drops is to blend the benefits of CBD with botanicals that aid your body’s natural defence, helping you through those exhausting days and help alleviate that feeble feeling. Again, the drops are blended with an organic MCT oil.
Pure CBD is blended with botanicals known for their calming properties—chamomile, lemon balm and skullcap—helping you find balance at night to aid sleep.
ZenBears CBD gummies are the most delicious way to get the benefits of CBD. These chewable treats are perfect for popping on the go, delivering a guaranteed 20mg of CBD per bear. And because they’re made with all-natural ingredients, you can enjoy this CBD-supercharged spin on your favourite sweets without the health hangover.
All of the products we sell contain 0% THC.