What is CBD oil & is it safe?

What is CBD oil & is it safe?

With CBD becoming increasingly popular among consumers who are looking to find calm in their busy and stressful lives, there is now a considerable amount of choice in the CBD market, with a wide variety of CBD products to choose from.

The fact that there are different ways CBD can be taken has made it easy for CBD beginners to find a product that they feel comfortable trying. Many first time users may prefer to start off with lower doses of CBD, of 15mg or less, over a CBD vape, for example. 



CBD, short for cannabidiol, is the non-psychoactive compound found in hemp plants. Unlike THC, it will not get you high. Its effects are related to the body’s endocannabinoid system, a network of cells and receptors that regulates various cardiovascular, nervous and immune functions and helps control how the body achieves balance.

It’s becoming a top trend in the healthy, beauty and wellness industries. Contrary to popular belief, CBD oil is legal in the UK provided it meets the THC content restrictions.  

The best way to consume CBD oil is placing a few drops of CBD oil under your tongue and then waiting about thirty seconds for the oil to diffuse into your bloodstream. By taking a reasonably short route into your bloodstream, this administration allows for optimal absorption of CBD. 


Keen to try it yourself? Our favourites are Orange Blossom CBD Oil and Wild Mint CBD Oil which taste just as good as they make you feel. 


Proponents of medically prescribed CBD believe it may help with a number of clinical conditions including refractory epilepsy, chronic pain, depression, anxiety and even acne, although further robust evidence is required. At TRIP we believe that CBD oil can be useful simply for getting back to feeling like yourself by creating moments of calm, from when you wake up to when you go to sleep at night.


CBD oil is now a widely accepted wellness product and can be found almost anywhere from supermarkets and health food stores to hotels, gyms and cafes. Many people buy CBD online, but if you do you’ll want to make sure you check the credentials of the brand first. 

CBD is well tolerated by most people and is generally safe to use. However, it should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women or children. 

You can’t ‘overdose’ on CBD (although downing a bottle of CBD oil might be ill advised) but what we recommend to people trying it for the first time is start with a couple of drops and note how you feel. Dosing is personal: if you feel like you need more CBD, you can top up with CBD drinks or double down on some CBD oil.