The very existence of Hempoid CBD stemmed from our personal battles. A friendship grown through university and sharing the use of CBD to help with chronic pain, stress, anxiety and sleep. One of Hempoid’s founders suffered from chronic ulcerative colitis from a very young age. A constant conflict with the disease, a damaged way of life and unwanted side effects from traditional medicines led us on a search for more natural remedies.
There’s been a lot of talk around the benefits that CBD products have to offer, however this has been tarnished by brands whose products are falsely advertised, contaminated and often contain little or no CBD. Through this venture we made a promise to deliver lab-tested, organic, high-quality products, without the accompanying financial burden.
At Hempoid, it is critical that the suppliers we work with match the quality standards we set for ourselves.
Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is one of 113 cannabinoids found in the hemp plant and accounts for approximately 40% of the plant’s extracts. A common misconception is that, because CBD stems from cannabis, it may give users a ‘high’. However, the advantage of CBD is that it contains trace to zero levels of THC (legally, this must less than 0.2% THC content in the UK) and therefore does not have any psychoactive effects.
‘Cannabis’ refers to a whole family of plants, typically split into two distinct categories: hemp (cannabis sativa) and marijuana (cannabis indica). CBD is derived from the hemp plant, which is produced for industrial use, while marijuana is typically grown for recreational use – this is where the common misconception of an association between cannabis and drugs arises. CBD derived from hemp contains such low levels of THC that it does not cause a ‘high’ – this is why it can be can be legally purchased as a food supplement in the UK.
CBD has been used as a natural treatment for centuries making it ideal for therapeutic use. As a naturally occurring compound that is extracted from the hemp plant, it is safe and effective to add to products such as oils and balms.
As its popularity continues to increase, research suggests that the benefits of CBD oil may: