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Common questions about CBD
Is CBD legal? Is one of the most common questions asked by consumers
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Co-founders of Hapi Hemp, Lorraine Clark and Sam Day get asked lots of questions about CBD. Here they have answered the five most frequently asked questions from consumers.


Is CBD legal in the UK?

In one word, yes! This is probably one of the most frequently asked questions about CBD oil. The law requires that CBD products should only contain 0.2 percent THC or less. 

Always purchase CBD from a reputable CBD company that has their lab reports transparent online. Hapi Hemp have visible full lab reports for each of their CBD products, so you can rest assured that all of our products meet this requirement.

What is the difference between THC-free and full-spectrum CBD?

While both have an array of potential benefits, THC-free and full-spectrum CBD oil have a slightly different composition. As a result, you may prefer one over the other. Neither will get you high.

Both are powerful hemp extracts, but here is the key difference:

Full-spectrum CBD oil allows you to experience the full entourage effect and contains trace amounts of THC (less than 0.2 percent) giving you the full benefit of the plant.

THC-free CBD oil allows you to experience the full entourage effect but contains zero THC. This is ideal for those who may have experienced THC sensitivity or who have to participate in work-related drug tests. Many Hapi Hemp customers choose the THC free oil as they work in the forces, police or teaching.

What’s best – CBD oil or capsules?

One of advantages of using CBD oil oral drops is its quick absorption into the body. Taking drops under the tongue (sublingually) ensures faster delivery of cannabinoids. 

On the downside, many people do not like the taste of CBD oil, however you now have the option of using one that has flavouring – Hapi Hemp’s CBD oil comes in a mint flavour which is completely natural as well as their natural flavour.

Some people also suffer with gag reflex which can make taking an oil under the tongue really difficult. 

This is where capsules are popular as they are so easy to take and have no taste.

You can also buy CBD capsules that are blended with other beneficial oils. Hapi Hemp’s CBD+ Capsules also contain – ginger, turmeric and black pepper, which all have splendid benefits. The capsules are in a totally natural shell and are vegan friendly.

Capsules also travel easily, once you start your journey with CBD you won’t want to be without it.

Another alternative are CBD patches which are really growing in popularity due to the easiness of them.

Do CBD topicals work?

In one word yes…well, we think so!

The largest organ of our body is our skin. It’s a living organism; it breathes and does an excellent job of protecting us against foreign bodies and infections. However, just as eating the right food satisfies our digestive system, the right creams, oils or lotions can work wonders.

CBD topicals can be absorbed through the skin for localised relief.

It’s about finding the right product for you that suits you and your lifestyle.

Essential oils can also be blended with CBD, as we all know essential oils have been really effective for health and wellness for hundreds of years, so imagine the power when mixed with CBD.

At Hapi Hemp, we are particularly proud of our topical CBD range and have spent over a year working on blending different essential oils with CBD to create some wonderful holistic products.

Our hero product is the CBD+ roller, it’s the most potent topical product in the range and also has turmeric, arnica, rose and boswellia. It’s so versatile and is perfect for using on temples, forehead, neck, hands, knees and feet.

It’s also a firm handbag favourite for us on a night out (remember those?) as it’s great before you slip on your heels & throughout the evening, also for the next day when you made need a little TLC on delicate areas.

Can CBD be mixed with food?

It can but it’s not just the case of dropping a few oral drops into your coffee.

There are some limitations when it comes to cooking with CBD, as CBD does not react well to extreme temperatures.

Some recent research has shown that mixing some CBD supplements with high-fat foods can increase the rate of absorption by up to four times. 

Hapi Hemp’s innovative CBD Superfood mix is a game changer and a great way to introduce CBD into your daily health routine.

It’s a blend of some powerful superfoods including cinnamon, turmeric, chicory, reishi mushroom & ashwagandha, perfect to mix with a plant-based milk and drank warm or cold, this is a sure one to give you a super boost midday.

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Sarah Sinclair is a respected cannabis journalist writing on subjects related to science, medicine, research, health and wellness. She is managing editor of Cannabis Health, the UK’s leading title covering medical cannabis and CBD, and sister titles, Cannabis Wealth and Psychedelic Health.Sarah has an NCTJ journalism qualification and an MA in Journalism from the University of Sunderland. Sarah has over six years experience working on newspapers, magazines and digital-first titles, the last two of which have been in the cannabis sector. She has also completed training through the Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society securing a certificate in Medical Cannabis Explained.She is a member of PLEA’s (Patient-Led Engagement for Access) advisory board, has hosted several webinars on cannabis and women's health and has moderated at industry events such as Cannabis Europa.Sarah Sinclair is the editor of Cannabis Health. Got a story? Email / Follow us on Twitter: @CannabisHNews / Instagram: @cannabishealthmag