CBD 101

Selection of CBD Products by Cannaray CBD

What is CBD?

CBD (AKA cannabidiol) is a safe and natural compound found in hemp plants. It is just one of over 100 cannabinoids found in the plant, but it's fast becoming the most popular feature of this powerful leafy green.

One of the main reasons CBD is making waves in the wellness world is because it’s associated with the positive therapeutic properties of hemp, without any of the intoxicating effects.

There's been much written about the benefits of CBD. And, while it’s believed to interact with the body in a range of ways, one of the most talked-about is its impact on the human endocannabinoid system. Put simply, your endocannabinoid system self-regulates to changes inside and outside of the body to achieve and maintain biological tranquillity. The main function of thisis to support homeostasis and balance the internal chemistry of the body.

Man with hemp plant

What is CBD Oil Made From?

In a CBD oil, you have the processed CBD extract (taken from hemp plants) and a carrier oil to make it quick and easy to ingest. In the CBD Oral Drops, we use coconut oil – and it is delicious. Plus, because coconut oil is rich in fatty acids, it allows for increased bioavailability. What is CBD bioavailability, you ask? This is the rate at which cannabidiol is absorbed. It plays a key role in delivering the strength and effects you want. The higher the bioavailability, the higher the potency, which is what makes that dose of coconut oil all the more important.

Cannaray CBD Capsules 600mg

Is CBD Legal?

Yes, CBD alone is completely legal. Without THC, it is not a drug, but rather a natural wellness product you can take in oil, capsule, gummy, cream or balm form. Our products are 100% THC-free, so our CBD will not show up in a recreational drugs test, and therefore is suitable for use in professional sports and other industries that may have this requirement. In fact, we are part of the European Specialist Sport Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) and Professional Golf Association (PGA), which means each product we blend is suitable for athletes. In fact, we are part of the European Specialist Sport Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) and Professional Golf Association (PGA), which means each product we blend is suitable for athletes.

What is THC?

THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol; a mind-altering ingredient found in the cannabis plant, which gives cannabis its intoxicating properties. We’re often asked, ‘does CBD get you ‘high’?’ and the answer is, ‘not if you use our products’. They’re all THC-free, meaning none of our oils, capsules or topicals will make you feel intoxicated.

How Much CBD Should I Take?

As a general rule, you should start low with CBD and gradually adjust your dosage, building up to find a level that works perfectly for you. That means applying just one full dropper of the CBD Oral Drops underneath your tongue, or taking one CBD Capsule until you feel ready to increase. That ‘perfect’ level is the dose that gives you the effects you’re looking for. We recommend taking no more than 70mg per day.

Which CBD Product is Best for Me?

With so many ways to use CBD, which one should you try first? Here’s what makes each product unique, from the drops to the capsules to the topicals.

Cannaray CBD Day time Oil

CBD Oil Drops

Onset: 5-20 minutes

Duration: 3-6 hours

With the highest bioavailability of all of our CBD products, the CBD Bright Days Oil Drops and Night Time Oil Drops are your go-to for quick, direct application. Squeeze a full dropper under your tongue and hold for 90 seconds to increase absorbency, or mix in with a latte or protein shake to experience a subtler effect.

Cannaray CBD Gummies 300mg

CBD Gummies

Onset: 15-60 minutes

Duration: 4-6 hours

The CBD Gummies are a juicy and fruity vegan chew — perfect for taking on the go. Each gummy contains 10mg CBD, so we recommend taking 3 gummies a day and adjusting to suit your schedule.

Cannaray CBD Capsules

CBD Capsules

Onset: 15-60 minutes

Duration: 4-6 hours

The CBD Capsules offer balanced, subtle effects and easy-to-measure dosage – ideal for first-time users. Take one per day at first, and you can gradually increase to enhance the benefits.

Cannaray CBD Muscle Balm

CBD Muscle Balm & CBD Skin Cream

Onset: Varies

Duration: Varies

While ingestibles work with cannabinoid receptors inside the body, CBD topicals are said to interact with localised receptors on the area they’re applied. Used to enhance a DIY massage or soften skin, the CBD Muscle Balm is infused with nourishing eucalyptus, arnica and aloe.

Looking for more advice? Read our guide on how to use CBD.