More and more people are turning to CBD based products in an effort to improve their mental and physical well-being. But how safe is CBD and what actual evidence is there regarding its use?

If you are considering trying CBD then like any new compound or substance it is essential you do some research into whether it will suit you, your lifestyle and your body. (We always recommend you check with your medical practitioner before taking any new supplements.)

For the vast majority of people CBD is absolutely safe but it is important to understand when and where it is suitable, and when it is not.

Different types of people who may use CBD

New CBD products are constantly being innovated but here are a few of the most common examples of how CBD can be used:

Can I buy CBD safely?

CBD products are completely safe to purchase as long they contain no more than 0.2% THC. Many companies sell CBD products online or in store but you must be over 18 to purchase.

CBD is legal in the UK, Europe and USA but the law is always changing so we recommend you double-check, especially if you are travelling with CBD.

CBD Frequently Asked Questions

Is CBD legal?

CBD is extracted from the Hemp plant which is similar to the Cannabis plant but does not contain the psychoactive compound THC. Therefore products containing CBD are completely legal in the UK as they contain only trace amounts of THC if at all.

Is CBD safe for me?

CBD is safe for MOST people however it depends on your personal circumstances. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding it is recommended you DO NOT take CBD. Therefore we suggest you always check with your doctor or medical practitioner before you decide to take CBD.

Are there any side effects of CBD?

Some reported side-effects of CBD include dry mouth, low blood pressure, light headedness, and drowsiness. Signs of liver injury have also been reported in a very small number of patients.

New evidence and research is always coming to light about the effects of CBD on the body so you should always maintain a common sense approach when taking it.

Is CBD safe for animals?

THC is supposed to be toxic to cats and dogs, and as many CBD oils contain traces amounts of CBD you should be careful when giving it to pets or animals. However the market in CBD pet supplements is growing with many people believing CBD can provide the same benefits to their pets that they get themselves.

Looking to buy CBD? Try our amazing Valley Health CBD Hemp Oil Extracts.