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What is CBD?

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a natural compound found in the female cannabis Sativa plant. Cannabidiol is a naturally derived substance used in products, such as oils and edibles, which have been thought to aid in relaxation.

Unlike THC (the major active ingredient in marijuana), CBD is a non-addictive substance found in hemp that won’t get you high.

How do I reap the benefits of CBD?

There are several ways of consuming CBD. With users often opting for the method that suits their everyday needs or lifestyle choices. So, let’s start by covering the most common methods…

How do I reap the benefits of CBD

Oils and tinctures

The most common practice is to drop the earthy, CBD infused oil under the tongue for a minute or so before swallowing. This is recommended when it comes to oils, as the CBD Oil absorbs into the body faster, thanks to a series of tiny, absorbent capillaries located under the tongue.

Creams and lotions

This option is best for those looking to target specific areas of the body with CBD Oil. You’ll find these creams in stores nationwide, offering a variation on strengths and applications.


Gummies have long been one of the most popular ways to consume CBD. With clear guidance on strengths and dosages, there’s no need to guess your intake.

How much should I take?

As a first-time user of CBD, we’d recommend starting with lower measures. Slowly increasing the dose until you reach your desired level. Keep in mind that each AddCBD product has a variation on strength, so measures and dosages may vary from product to product.

This extends into other third-party CBD consumables such as gummies and oils. Always read the label – paying close attention to dosage recommendations.

How long does CBD Oil stay in my system?

Everyone’s body is different; CBD affects individuals in different ways. BMI and metabolism also play a huge part in how long CBD stays in your system. With all factors in mind, and generally speaking – you can expect the effects of CBD to last from 2 to 6 hours.

Will it get me high?

CBD (Cannabidiol) is a type of natural compound found in cannabis and hemp. It’s one of the hundreds of compounds found in the female Sativa plant but remains one of the most popular – thanks to increased research over the past decade.

Unfortunately, the stigma also remains…

However, the ‘high’ associated with marijuana actually comes from concentrated levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). CBD is derived from hemp, not marijuana. Hemp as a plant has no psychoactive properties. Therefore, CBD is a non-addictive substance that won’t get you high.

What is the difference between hemp and marijuana

It’s worth noting that hemp and marijuana are both varieties of cannabis, but their morphology, chemical makeup, and usages are very different. Hemp has given us a wide variety of uses for thousands of years: making items such as paper, dietary fibre, vitamins, even building materials!

It wasn’t until the 1940s when cannabidiol was first discovered by Roger Adams, the first professor to extract CBD from the cannabis plant successfully. Fast forward to 2020 – where cannabinoids are now globally recognised and accepted in multiple industries, including; food & drink, wellness and cosmetics sectors.

Just take a look inside most health and wellbeing stores today, and you’ll find a sizeable selection of CBD Oil, e-liquids, cosmetics and supplements.

Further research has now been conducted into our body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), playing a huge part in understanding hemp and how it’s used today.

Want to learn more about the history of hemp? Click HERE.