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What is CBD and How does it work?


We’ve all heard of CBD and it’s amazing benefits but what actually is CBD? Welcome to the Honest Hemp blog where we aim to answer all of your questions from the basics to the technical. 

Cannabidiol and Cannabinoids

CBD is short for cannabidiol, this is one type of hundreds of different types of cannabinoids, which can be found in the plants that are part of the cannabis family. Cannabinoids refer to a type of chemical substance that exists in these plants and ALSO within the human body. Each cannabinoid has its own special and unique effects, which in many cases leads to health benefits. 

Although our CBD products contain multiple cannabinoids, cannabidiol is the most prominent one.

The Extraction Process

Organic and sustainable hemp is used within the manufacturing of our CBD products. Hemp is a member of the cannabis plant family that contains little to no THC content and is commonly used for its vast health benefits and natural fibre qualities. This is not to be confused with the marijuana plant which contains higher levels of THC and can, therefore, induce a psychoactive effect on the user. 

We use a detailed extraction technique that enables us to strip out any unwanted cannabinoids and isolate the relevant ones, leaving our products with only those containing the best health benefits. Our products are a mix of full-spectrum, broad-spectrum and isolate. Simply put, this dictates the amount of CBD and other cannabinoids within the product. We ensure that our products comply with the strict legal guidelines and are also 0% THC. 

CBD Uses

The benefits of CBD are constantly being discussed and the list is constantly growing with people discovering new advantages of using it. People have come forward to state CBD is helping them with various ailments including mental illness (particularly stress and anxiety), chronic pain, insomnia, and muscle recovery! Although CBD is not officially registered as a medicine for these, the number of positive responses speak for themselves!


Honest Hemp currently stocks tinctures, edibles and e-liquids products. It will be down to personal preference when it comes to deciding which works best for you. Tinctures are the CBD oil products that use a pipette to drop the oil either under your tongue or into shakes, drinks, and foods. Our edibles come in the form of gummies and our e-liquids are for vape devices. For any recommendations, our team is on hand to help you make the right decision for you!

We hope this article has been a helpful introduction to CBD and don’t forget to keep up to date with all future blogs by signing up to our newsletter and following us on social media.


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