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Wellness

Wellness is somewhat of a vague concept that’s hard to define, you can’t put a number on it. It’s not like sleep, measured in hours and cycles, or stress, characterized by cortisol levels.

But its somewhat abstract and holistic nature doesn’t make wellness any less important or real. On the contrary, wellness encompasses quality sleep, stress management, and physical and emotional wellbeing under its umbrella, they are the pillars wellness is balanced on. Remove even a single one, and the whole thing collapses.

And you can’t talk about CBD without talking about balance and holistic wellness. CBD, by default, helps the mind and body return naturally and seamlessly to their inherent state of balance and harmony on every level.

How CBD Interacts With Us

CBD is thought to interact with our CB1 and CB2 receptors, the signal towers of our endocannabinoid system, which is a communication network that permeates our bodies and regulates some of the most important physiological and psychological processes occurring in them, including mood, sleep, inflammation, and more. In short, the endocannabinoid system maintains our inner environment stable and balanced, even when external factors disrupt its harmony.

CBD is thought to mimic the action of our body’s neurotransmitters, called endocannabinoids, which are dispatched by CB1 and CB2 receptors to help with sleep, soothe the mind and alleviate stress, ease inflammation, and more.

When external factors that disrupt the inner balance are too force majeure – like an injury, for example – for the endocannabinoid system to handle on its own, and/or when you suffer from a condition, known as endocannabinoid deficiency, taking CBD is thought to help you get back to normal.

CBD for Wellness

CBD is not a panacea, a magic cure, or a cheat code, but it is thought to be a trusted ally on the road to holistic wellness, every step along the way. Here are the main steps.

CBD for Sleep

CBD has been gaining traction as a sleep aid because of its relaxing properties that don’t interfere with the sleep-wake cycles or cause the grogginess, brain fog, and tolerance that prescription medications are known for.

Moreover, it is thought that CBD can prolong the stage of deep sleep, where the deepest rest and recovery occur. CBD has also shown promise with insomniacs, bringing their symptoms down significantly.

CBD for Pain

The anecdotal evidence and research on CBD’s analgesic properties are growing. CBD is thought to be a strong remedy for inflammation, migraines, chronic pain, arthritis and other inflammation-based ailments, nerve pain, muscle soreness, and more.

CBD for Stress

CBD has also been thought to aid with relaxation, including for people for whom relaxation is an ever-elusive concept.

Again, both anecdotal evidence points to CBD’s anxiolytic activity, which carries through across the full gamut of stress and anxiety disorders, including PTSD, OCD, social anxiety, and generalized anxiety disorder.

CBD for Beauty

Many people might find the presence of CBD and beauty in the same sentence strange, but some of the cannabinoid’s signature traits translate into tangible visual benefits, namely its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Inflammation is one of your skin’s arch-nemeses. It’s the root cause of redness, irritation, acne, and even conditions like psoriasis and eczema. This makes CBD a strong ally in the fight for healthy and beautiful skin.

Oxidative stress, on the other hand, is basically aging. Both time in itself, as well as everything that comes along with it, like exposure to air pollutions, cigarettes, alcohol, etc, subject our skin to oxidative stress.

Antioxidants like CBD are a direct counterforce to these processes, helping our skin remain youthful for longer.

Best CBD Product Types for Wellness

CBD product types are characterized by their way of CBD delivery and the nature of the extract itself. Let’s start with the latter.

Full-Spectrum CBD

These products’ contents span the full chemical spectrum of the hemp plant, including trace amounts of THC. The full spectrum works like an orchestra – like band members, the plethora of cannabinoids work in concert to produce a richer, synergetic impact, known in the cannabis field as the entourage effect, considered the X factor of cannabinoid magic.

Considering that wellness is a complex, multifaceted concept, full-spectrum CBD might arguably be the most suitable and well-rounded option.

Broad-Spectrum CBD

The difference between full-spectrum and broad-spectrum is the complete lack of THC in the latter.

CBD Isolate

CBD isolate is pretty much what it sounds like – pure CBD concentrate, the purest money can buy (99%). For some, a solo performance by their favourite artist can be more powerful than a whole band.

CBD Delivery Methods

The next product categories are characterized by their way of delivering CBD to the body. This is not a mere technicality – on the contrary, the delivery method affects CBD’s bioavailability – its absorption rate into the body – and time of onset, both major factors in its efficacy in fulfilling specific needs.

CBD Oils and Tinctures for Wellness

These are either oils or distilled alcohol, serving as CBD carriers. They’re usually applied either with a spray or a dropper, under the tongue, where they’re held for a minute before swallowed.

The area under the tongue is rich in capillaries, which soak up the oil and insert it directly into the bloodstream. This way, CBD bypasses the liver and its third-pass metabolism, which not only delays the onset, but also takes a serious cut, something like an entry fee, leaving much less CBD for you. In other words, oils and tinctures are one of the most cost- and time-effective ways to consume CBD.

CBD Capsules and Edibles for Wellness

These have lower bioavailability and a slower onset than oils because they go through the gut and liver and respectively the third-pass metabolism. However, they have the benefit of user-friendliness and convenience, as you can easily carry them around and pop them discretely in your mouth while keeping track of the exact dosage you’ve consumed. Moreover, gummies come in all sorts of nice flavours.

These two attributes make CBD edibles a more digestible and seamless option for people who need a quick fix on the go and/or have a hard time tolerating weird, bitter tastes that are characteristic of oils and tinctures.

CBD Vapes for Wellness

Vaping produces the fastest onset – practically instant – but its bioavailability isn’t the greatest. CBD vapes are optimal for situations and needs that require instant effects, such as waking up in the middle of the night, sharp pain, or a break from work.

CBD Creams for Wellness

CBD creams fall into two major categories, depending on what they treat – skin conditions or pain.

CBD creams for pain are a great way to target a specific area of the body as opposed to treating holistic ailments.

CBD creams for skin conditions like inflammation, acne, psoriasis, and more, are the best way to harness the cannabinoid’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties as they relate to skin health.

Things to remember when choosing your CBD wellness product

  • Only choose brands that provide lab reports from third-party tests. Otherwise, their CBD products could be full of all kinds of contaminants, while ironically lacking in CBD.
  • Because the right dosage is an extremely individual concept that depends on your endocannabinoid receptors and overall physiology, the rule of thumb is to start low – between 5-10 milligrams per day – and go slow.
  • CBD isn’t an instant panacea, but it can be a driving force toward holistic wellness. Your expectations can be high, but not unrealistic.
  • N.B. Consult your doctor if you have any medical conditions that could be a variable in the equation.

    CBD for Wellness Essentials

  • Wellness is a multifaceted, holistic state of balance and harmony, held together by quality sleep, a lack of stress or the ability to manage stress well, and physical and emotional wellbeing. Both research and anecdotal evidence reveal that CBD can be beneficial on every level of wellness.
  • CBD is not a panacea or an instant, magic pill, but it can be a driving force behind a healthier, happier, and more complete lifestyle.
  • While highly individual, the optimal CBD product type to tackle such a vast and multidimensional state like wellness is arguably full-spectrum CBD, as it captures the power of the entire cannabis plant, with all its synergistic benefits.
  • The right dosage and product type depend on personal needs, lifestyle, and physiology
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    Wellness Products

    Full Spectrum CBD Magnesium Zen Bath Salts

    By: Healing Alternatives
    £20.75

    10mg CBD Gummies

    By: Good Remedy
    £25.00

    10% Broad Spectrum Peppermint CBD Oil

    By: PLATINUM
    £39.95 - £89.95

    200mg Full Spectrum CBD Sleep Roll-On - 10ml

    By: Healing Alternatives
    £35.00

    10% Full Spectrum CBD Oil - 10ml

    By: Swiss Original Cannabis
    £50.50

    300mg Full Spectrum CBD Skin Cream - 50ml

    By: Healing Alternatives
    £54.00

    500mg Isolate CBD Oil Blood Orange Flavour - 30ml

    By: Voyager CBD
    £19.99
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    5% CBD Oil Drops - 10ml

    By: Botanic Lab
    £30.00

    25mg CBD Drinks (mixed 3 taster pack)

    By: Gibson's Goodology
    £14.99

    10% Broad Spectrum CBD Oil

    By: PLATINUM
    £39.95 - £89.95

    10mg Cbd Hemp Shampoo

    By: CBVIT
    £18.99

    5% Full Spectrum CBD Oil - 10ml

    By: Swiss Original Cannabis
    £35.00

    10% Full Spectrum Premium CBD Oil

    By: Jersey Hemp
    £69.99 - £119.99

    200mg Full Spectrum CBD Arnica Roll-on - 10ml

    By: Healing Alternatives
    £35.00

    Choosing the right CBD product

    We understand it can be quite daunting when choosing your first CBD product so have a read of our handy guide to help you choose the product that’s right for your needs.

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    Wellness FAQ

    What is CBD?
    One of the two central molecules in cannabis and hemp.
    Is CBD intoxicating?
    No. While CBD does have psychoactive effects in the sense that it can calm the mind and curb anxiety, unlike THC, it’s completely non-intoxicating.
    What’s the difference between hemp and marijuana?
    The THC and CBD contents, mainly. Hemp can’t legally contain more than 0.2% THC, otherwise, it qualifies as marijuana. Hemp is also usually bred to have higher CBD levels.
    What’s THC?
    The intoxicating molecule in cannabis?
    Do mellow’s CBD products contain THC?
    Only if they are full-spectrum, but they never contain more than 0.2%.
    What is CBD isolate?
    A 99% pure CBD extract.
    Is Full-Spectrum, Broad-Spectrum or CBD Isolate better for wellness products?
    It really depends on personal needs and physiology, however, for something as complex and multifaceted as wellness, full-spectrum CBD products that tap into the synergistic benefits of the entire cannabis plants can arguably be the most effective. While full- and broad-spectrum tap into the entourage effect – the synergy between different cannabinoids of the cannabis and hemp plants, which is a case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts – for some people, it’s pure CBD that does the trick, with no need for anything else. It’s a little like comparing cocktails and your favourite straight liquor. Between full-spectrum (up to 0.2% THC) and broad-spectrum (no THC), it comes down to whether you want to stay away from THC altogether or don’t mind a little.
    What are the most common delivery methods for CBD wellness products?
    Oils/tinctures, vapes, and edibles. CBD creams are great for targeting specific painful areas of the body or treating skin conditions. Oils/tinctures is the most well-rounded option in terms of bioavailability and time of onset. Vapes provide the quickest time of onset, but a lower bioavailability. Edibles achieve the lowest bioavailability and slowest time of onset, but they’re discrete, precise, convenient, and often tasty.
    Are all CBD wellness products on mellow third-party tested?
    Yes. No exceptions. This is one of the primary and non-bending rules for a brand to be featured on mellow. The third-party lab reports are available for viewing and download on our product pages.
    What are CBD’s side effects?
    They’re very innocent and practically non-existent. Serious overconsumption can make you drowsy, cause diarrhoea and appetite fluctuations.
    How quickly will you receive your CBD stress product on mellow?
    We’ll dispatch your CBD product(s) within 1 business day. This means you should receive your parcel within 4-6 business days.