New to CBD? Everything you need to know in 10 minutes!

Nowadays you can find CBD in your makeup, in bath salts, and even in tampons! In fact, over 1.6 million people in the UK use CBD on the daily and are loving the results. So where do you even begin with CBD? Don’t worry, BeYou has got your back. 

Introduction to CBD 

 Before your CBD schooling starts let’s get one thing straight: CBD is safe and legal in the UK. Not only has the World Health Organization classified CBD as a safe substance to use, they have further stated that “the evidence from well-controlled human experimental research indicates that CBD is not associated with abuse potential.” 


 Step 1: Discovering CBD 

So you have seen CBD virtually everywhere but you’re not quite sure exactly what it is. It’s actually quite simple; CBD is short for cannabidiol which is a compound found in the cannabis plant. Cannabidiol is just one of hundreds of different cannabinoids which were first found in the cannabis plant. Here’s a fun fact for you, the human body actually produces its own cannabinoids - more on this later!

We understand that the word cannabis can freak people out. This is likely because of its psychoactive properties which create a ‘high’ sensation. The reason why this happens is not because of CBD, it’s actually another cannabinoid called THC. This compound is what produces the stereotypical effects which come from smoking cannabis. However, we must say this loud and clear: CBD will not get you high. Research has shown that CBD does not produce the psychoactive effects that THC does and it is perfectly safe for human consumption. And we can assure you that our CBD range contains 0% THC.  


The ECS 

Did we just say the human body produces its own cannabinoids? Oh yeah, we did! What’s so great about CBD is that it’s incredibly similar to the compounds your body already makes. These are called endocannabinoids and they are part of a network called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). 

This system is made up of thousands of receptors which live in all different parts of the body including your major organs, nervous system and immune system. The ECS’ job is to maintain homeostasis which is just a fancy word for balance. It does this by managing different areas in your body such as temperature, metabolism and pressure. 

The ECS not only interacts with CBD but CBD is able to support this vital system which your body needs. That’s why we love CBD so much. 


Step 2: Taking CBD 

Now you know the science behind CBD, but how do you take it? We’re so glad you asked. There are a number of ways to take CBD that’s why we made sure our entire CBD range can be used by complete beginners or CBD experts no matter what their day-to-day looks like. In our CBD range, we have CBD Oral Drops, Oral Sprays, Muscle Balm and Gummy Bears. 


CBD Oral Drops & Sprays 

Our CBD oils are our most popular products amongst our customers who are just starting their CBD journey. Both of our CBD Oral Drops and Oral Spray work by applying the CBD oil underneath the tongue. This is because the CBD is able to enter the bloodstream quickly meaning your body can use it more effectively. If you swallow the CBD oil rather than apply it under the tongue, it has to travel through the digestive system before reaching your blood vessels meaning less CBD can be harnessed by the ECS. 


The CBD will start to kick in within thirty minutes and will roughly last for six hours. Our Oral CBD Drops and Sprays will help you get into the habit of taking CBD. We recommend taking half of your daily dosage in the morning and the other half in the evening so you can easily make CBD as part of your daily routine.

Many CBD newbies are concerned about its hempy taste. That’s why we have used MCT (coconut) oil in our Oral Spray since it masks the hemp with a natural sweetness. Love that natural feel? Thank god our Oral Drops use hemp seed oil! Even better, our CBD Oral Drops and Oral Sprays come in three tasty flavours for you to choose from. 

CBD Muscle Balm

The CBD Muscle Balm is a great option for those who don’t want to take CBD orally but want to incorporate it into their daily routine. Although the amount of CBD that reaches your bloodstream is lower if you use a topical product, you can apply CBD to a localised area which will directly work with the endocannabinoid receptors in your skin. 


Our CBD Muscle Balm contains a nourishing blend of oils including Argan Oil, Rosehip Oil, Geranium Oil, Eucalyptus and Lavender Essential Oils. Topical products release CBD slower then oral products as the effects are felt within an hour and will last for up to five hours. 

CBD Gummy Bears 

Our CBD Gummy Bears are not only insanely cute—they are a handy way of topping up your CBD dosage throughout the day. Each Gummy Bear contains 5mg of CBD making it super easy to track your dosage. The Gummy Bears are flavoured with all-natural raspberry and orange extracts to mask the hemp flavour. 


Our CBD Gummies are an easy add-on to your CBD routine alongside your Oral Spray or Drops. The handy tub means you can throw them in your bag before you leave the house and top up your CBD while you’re on-the-go. It takes around an hour for edible CBD products to kick in and they usually last for around six hours. 

You can find our CBD Gummies in-store and online at Superdrug. 

Step 3: CBD Dosage 

“But, how much CBD should I take?”. Don’t worry we’ve got that figured out too. We’ve found that our most satisfied customers take at least 70mg of CBD a day. We recommend starting with a higher strength CBD then gradually adjusting your daily dosage to suit you. 

Start by taking 70mg a day for one week and take it from there! Getting to know your body and what works for you will help you enjoy your CBD journey even more. In fact, you’re 76% more likely to be satisfied with CBD if you take your CBD consistently and adjust your dosage to suit you. 

Many of our customers enjoy using multiple CBD products throughout their day. Our most satisfied customers use the CBD Muscle Balm in combination with our CBD Oral Drops or Spray. In fact, you can even use the CBD Muscle Balm in combination with your Monthly Patches. 

Step 4: Buying CBD 

Congratulations! You’re now a CBD expert and you’re ready to start your CBD journey. All you have to do is to choose what CBD product is right for you. Because CBD is so popular these days you might be wondering why BeYou CBD is different. Our CBD range offers a premium CBD experience without making any compromises on the quality of our ingredients. 


We conduct extensive testing and quality control to ensure our CBD products contain absolutely no nasties and 0% THC. We regularly publish laboratory reports for each of our CBD batches which are conducted by a third-party independent laboratory to make sure you know exactly what goes into each of our CBD products. 

If you’re still curious about CBD and still have questions then please feel free to contact us via or on any of our social media. 

Start your CBD journey today and find the CBD product that is perfect for you.

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jess simms

Jess is our Content & Community executive who writes about, well ...everything! She loves talking about period positivity and body positivity and, let's face it, loves a good debate. When she isn't talking about all things BeYou, she has probably got her nose in a book, cuddling her Jack Russell Terrier, Buster 🧚‍♀🐶📖

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