Christmas shopping has officially begun and there is more choice than ever before when it comes to choosing a gift for someone. With a surge in natural health supplement use and the desire to eat more of a plant-based diet, using CBD products is a daily reality for many women and men today.
Depending on what product you choose to use, and how often you use them, Cannabidiol supplements can be an investment. That is what makes the gift of CBD oil such a great idea this Christmas.
Where to Get Your CBD for Xmas 2021
The CBD market in Ireland is growing daily in terms of quality Cannabidiol, and product availability. There are a number of places to get your ideal CBD products this Christmas across the island of Ireland, the UK and greater Europe.
Health food shops and pharmacies now stock CBD oils but by far the most popular place to get such supplements are dedicated CBD e-commerce stores. Ireland has a lot of options when it comes to e-retailers offering CBD products, one being Dr. Hemp Me.
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Orders can be placed online and are sent out the same day once placed before 2.30pm.
Christmas Gift Ideas for CBD Oil Users
A gift of CBD oil for Christmas could be the perfect present for a CBD user. Using food supplements daily is certainly a monetary investment especially if you are using it to replace or use alongside other medications.
Hemp supplement users would welcome the present of their favourite CBD product from a friend, family member or spouse. If you would like to surprise someone with a supplement type they have not tried before, perhaps CBD Gummies or Hemp Cream, then a Christmas gift box of various hemp-based products may be the way to go.
Cannabidiol for Pets – Gift a Dog or Cat
As you may already know, it is not just humans that can benefit from the power of the hemp plant. Animals can too! Our much loved pets, whether they are dogs, cats, rabbits or even horses, also have what is called an Endocannabinoid System. You can read more about this system further down in this article.
Dr. Hemp Me have a range of CBD oils specifically tailored to animals and their wellbeing. The strength of oil you choose for an animal depends on their weight, that is why three different potencies are available to try. Owners need only drop a daily dose into their pet’s bowl of food each day to use this hemp for pets supplement.
How much Should I Spend?
Whatever your budget there is a wide variety for customers to choose from when gifting CBD oil or other CBD products. CBD oils, as they increase in potency, become more expensive in price. Dr. Hemp Me offer oils from a price range of €29.95 – €159.95 and everything in between.
CBD Gummies, capsules and topical cream however are offered in one strength only so there is a set, reasonable price. Cannabidiol options for dogs, cats and other animals is very affordable and make a great present for someone who really cares about their furry friends.
Another great option for gifting CBD oil this Christmas is a CBD Starter Pack. What is it? Well, it consists of a bundle of CBD products which can be used interchangeably or in conjunction with one another.
It is a great choice for someone who really loves hemp supplements or someone wishing to try a few things and find the best option for them.
Here are some options from Dr. Hemp Me:
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The Benefits of CBD
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is recognised by scientists as a regulatory system for things like mood, metabolism and stress responses, among others. Cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, one being CBD, have the ability to mimic the role of Endocannabinoids which are naturally made in the body and work within the ECS.
CBD and others bind to cannabinoid receptors in the brain and send messages to areas of the body in need of regulation or rebalance. CBD products therefore work by providing cannabinoids for this system to use in support of the body.
Much anecdotal evidence points to the use of CBD food supplements for regulating the sleep cycle, mood, and calming stress in the body. Small-scale research studies take a look at the use of cannabis plant extracts for various health conditions and positive results are mounting but more needs to be done.
How to Take this Food Supplement
CBD supplements can be taken in a few different ways – drops, edibles and topical ointments. CBD drops of oil are placed under the tongue where they are absorbed into the gums and enter the bloodstream. Edibles like CBD Gummies or Capsules can be chewed or swallowed using water just like many other vitamins and minerals.
Creams, balms and ointments infused with hemp extracts are very permeable on the skin thanks to the cannabinoid content. This means it is easy to get your daily dose of CBD by applying hemp cream to your skin, where it quickly absorbs.
Hemp-based health supplements should be taken daily, or every other day depending on the person and their experience using such products. An every day dose of Cannabidiol allows for the cannabinoids to build up internally and interact effectively with the ECS.
Which type of Hemp Supplement Should I Get?
There are a few choices when it comes to hemp supplements, including full-spectrum, broad-spectrum and CBD isolate options. This can be confusing for first time users so let’s break down the differences.
Full – Spectrum
Full – spectrum refers to a hemp extract which contains the full range or spectrum of cannabinoids present in the hemp plant. This extract is then added to a carrier oil like hemp seed oil or MCT oil and a CBD oil product is made.
A CBD tincture which contains the full-spectrum of cannabis plant cannabinoids allows for the user to experience the ‘Entourage Effect’. The Entourage Effect refers to different cannabinoids working in synergy with one another in the body and benefiting the ECS more than if just one cannabinoid was present, acting alone.
Broad – Spectrum
Broad – Spectrum is similar to full-spectrum in that most cannabinoids are present in the hemp extract used in this supplement. The difference is that THC or tetrahydrocannabinol is eliminated in the process of extraction and not included in the final product.
Some argue the Entourage Effect can still occur thanks to the presence of various cannabinoids however others say the absence of THC makes the effect much less effective.
Isolate forms of hemp supplements are made using only CBD cannabinoids and no others. This means the extraction process involves isolating the CBD or Cannabidiol taken from the plant and eliminating all other cannabinoids present.
This in turn means the absence of the Entourage Effect as Cannabidiol is acting alone and not in synergy with others of its kind.