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.

20 July 2022

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The benefits of CBD and about making health claims

Here at Green Stem CBD we take pride in our practises as a responsible manufacturer of CBD products, and unfortunately there are a range of CBD manufacturers and products on the market that do not necessarily adhere to the same quality and ethical standards as we do.

Therefore, we have decided to create this article in which we attempt to clarify a few common questions and misconceptions about CBD and the potential benefits of CBD, and will focus on what manufacturers and brands are allowed to say about CBD in the UK, and also what they shouldn’t say about their CBD products in order to help you decide which CBD brand you should trust.

The status of CBD in the UK

Most, if not all CBD products sold in the UK are currently classified as a food supplements. This means there cannot be any unsubstantiated health claims related to CBD, as there are none that are currently allowed and approved – in the UK at least.

While the status of CBD might (and should) eventually change in the near-future once properly conducted peer-reviewed studies on CBD and the benefits will come out and these are approved to be used for the basis of health claims and benefits, for the time being we would advise you to consult your doctor or another qualified health professional for advice on CBD.

We would also urge you to be wary about misleading advertising and marketing of CBD products that take an advantage of vulnerable groups of people, such as people who may be looking for a solution for severe pain, stress, anxiety or other serious disorders.

CBD for Anxiety

The most popular topics that people search for and are commonly associated with CBD is how to use CBD oil for anxiety, and how much CBD oil you should take for anxiety. But as previously mentioned, there are currently no approved studies about the benefits of CBD, and no responsible CBD manufacturer should be making claims about CBD and anxiety, nor even about the CBD dosage for anxiety.

If you are worried about anxiety, please consult your doctor or another qualified health professional for medical advice, or visit the official NHS website for more information on anxiety: https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/feelings-symptoms-behaviours/feelings-and-symptoms/anxiety-disorder-signs/

CBD for Pain

How to use CBD oil for pain is the second most popular topic that is being searched for online in relation to CBD and specific use cases. But once again; no CBD brand should make any claims about their CBD products being used for pain as this would be classified as a health claim.

While we always recommend getting in touch with your doctor or another qualified health professional for any advice on how to use CBD, with pain this is even more important so that the root cause of the pain can be identified so you would be hopefully able to treat the cause of the pain, and not just mask the symptoms.

Finally, we would advise you to take any health claims about any product and pain with a massive pinch of salt, as pain is a very complex topic, due to there being number of different reasons for the cause of pain, but also because there are many different types of pains and how we experience pain is very subjective. Please do get in touch with your GP or another qualified health professional to discuss your options if you are concerned about pain.

CBD for Sleep

Sleep and the quality of sleep is often overlooked in our modern & busy lifestyles, and people tend to turn to different remedies and sometimes CBD is referred to as a potential sleep aid. But as we’ve mentioned a few times already in this article, the CBD brands should not be making any claims about CBD supporting one’s sleep in the UK.

If you are worried about the amount or quality of your sleep, please consult your doctor or another qualified health professional for medical advice, or visit the official NHS website for more information on sleep: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sleep-and-tiredness/

We have also put together a small article with some helpful tips to increase the chances of you getting a good night’s sleep that you might be interested in. Click here to read our article on how to improve the quality of your sleep.

Summary

Hopefully we’ve explained sufficiently the current status of CBD in the UK, and what CBD brands and manufacturers are allowed to say about CBD and the benefits of CBD. If you have any further questions about our CBD products or would like to receive general guidance on how to use our products, just get in touch with us at [email protected] or read one of our many helpful articles about CBD on this website