The Benefits and Different Uses of CBD
There are common misconceptions about CBD and particularly the benefits of CBD and what kind of claims manufacturers are allowed to make in the UK. In this article we talk about the status of CBD in the UK, and the claims that can be made about the potential benefits of CBD.
The benefits and status of CBD
To provide clarity on frequently asked questions and misconceptions surrounding CBD, as well as to elucidate the potential benefits of CBD, it is important to note that as a CBD product manufacturer, it is our duty to adhere to the quality and ethical standards that is required of us. Unfortunately, there exists a range of CBD brands and products that do not follow these standards.
Currently, almost all CBD products available for purchase in the UK are classified as food supplements. This classification means that any health claims related to CBD must be substantiated and approved, and none have been approved as of yet in the UK.
However, it is possible that the status of CBD will change in the near future. Properly conducted peer-reviewed studies on CBD and its potential benefits could provide a basis for approved health claims. In the meantime, we suggest seeking advice from a doctor or qualified health professional before using CBD.
It is also important to remain vigilant against misleading advertising and marketing of CBD products, particularly those targeting vulnerable groups such as individuals seeking relief from severe pain, stress, anxiety or other serious disorders.
CBD for Anxiety
The most commonly searched topics related to CBD are the usage and dosage of CBD oil for anxiety. However, as stated earlier, there are currently no approved studies on the benefits of CBD, and any responsible CBD manufacturer should refrain from making any claims regarding CBD and anxiety, as well as CBD dosages for anxiety.
Individuals concerned about anxiety should consult a doctor or other qualified health professional for medical advice. Alternatively, information on anxiety can be accessed on the official NHS website.
CBD for Pain
The second most frequently searched topic regarding CBD and specific use cases is how to use CBD oil for pain. However, it is important to note that no CBD brand should make any claims regarding the use of their products for pain relief, as such claims would be classified as health claims.
We always recommend consulting a doctor or other qualified health professional for advice on how to use CBD. This is particularly important when it comes to pain relief, as identifying the root cause of the pain is crucial. It is better to address the underlying cause of the pain.
It is important to approach any health claims about products and pain with scepticism. Pain is a complex topic, with numerous possible causes and types. The experience of pain is also highly subjective. Therefore, it is advisable to seek advice from a GP or other qualified health professional if you have concerns about pain.
CBD for Sleep
The importance of sleep and its quality is often overlooked in our modern, busy lifestyles, and people often seek different remedies, including CBD, as a potential sleep aid. However, as mentioned several times in this article, CBD brands should refrain from making any claims about CBD aiding sleep in the UK.
If you are concerned about the quality or quantity of your sleep, it is advisable to consult a doctor or other qualified health professional for medical advice. Alternatively, the official NHS website provides information on sleep.
We have also put together a small article with some helpful tips on how to get a good night’s sleep that you may be interested in.
In conclusion, we encourage you to do your due diligence when it comes to CBD products, and to take caution with brands that may be advertising the benefits of CBD.
We will always encourage that you to seek advice from a qualified health professional before using CBD, and to remember that everyone’s experience with this marvellous compound is different, so it’s essential to find what works best for you.